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Tuscany Tuscany, Toscana in Italian, is the best known Italian province and the name alone evokes an image of sun, dolce vita and picturesque little towns. This image is quite correct, actually. Tuscany deserves its reputation and is worth a visit both for those who just want a holiday to relax, read a book and sit in the sun as well as those going for the high brow culture. Furthermore the Tuscan region has delicious food and great wines, a combination that makes life very enjoyable under the Tuscan sun. The Tuscan cities such as Florence, Pisa, Lucca, or Siena house many sights and all have an old historic town where you can wander around for hours. Siena has a very interesting historic town, but is most famous fo...


Spoleto This is an outstanding city, built on a hill with remains from Roman times [including a first century house and an amphitheatre] but with the general appearance of a mediaeval town, once you have gone from the station into the centre. There is a bus if you wish. The cathedral square is as good and atmospheric as any in Italy and at the top of the town there is a real treat. Just on the far side is an amazing bridge, the Ponte delle Torre, 755 feet long and 262 feet high [230 by 80 metres], built in the 14th century on the basis of a Roman aqueduct! Getting from the train station to the visitor's center in town was a cheap and easy bus ride. We stayed at a clean hotel with an incredibly large bathroom for a 3 st...


Pescara Pescara is a very non stop party beach city, with over 20 km of Beautiful Beach and lots of fun. However there is nothing historical because it is a fairly recent city, so If you are not looking to go to the beach and clubbing' at night this is not the place to be....


Pescasseroli For all practical purposes Pescasseroli is the best base for exploring the Abruzzo National Park. It's the most accessible town in the park with several buses and trains connecting it to Rome and Pescara. there are a few good option for accommodation as well as eating out. Nightlife is rather limited. The helpful tourist office is located on the via Piave across from the police station. The Ufficio di Zona, the park authority, is located just off piazza Sant'Antonio. They sell maps of the parks....


Ferrara Ferrara is a wonderful renaissance city in Emilia Romagna on the banks of the river Po. Its history can be seen in both the sumptuous palazzos and the narrow Medieval streets. The city centre is the best place to start your visit. It's pretty lively and has its own special atmosphere among the shops and cafs. Enthusiasts of figurative art should not miss the great exhibitions staged at the Palazzo dei Diamanti, where only recently the works of Dal, Mir, Monet, Chagall and many others have been hosted. Other sights include the facade of cathedral, the renaissance frescos of Palazzo Schiafanoia and the stately of the Este Castle....


Montechiarugolo The original structure of this castle situated in the valley of the river Enza dates back to the XIIth century. The noble family of the Sanvitale rules it incontestably to 1313, when the Guelph armies conquers and almost destroys it. After that, between the XV and the XVI century, it sees an interminable series of conflicts: the pope, the emperor and powerful families like the Visconti and the Este fight for its possession with histories of conspiracy and betrayals. Nevertheless the fortress grows again every time out of its ruins so that today we can enjoy today its extremely suggestive and terrible beauty charged with its human and historical vicissitudes....


Parma Parma is famous for its food: Parma ham, Parmesan cheese and much more. The city itself is well worth a visit too. The boulevards are pretty and stylish, there is a nice cathedral and there are many pallazi worth visiting. Around Parma you can visit many castles that belonged to the Duc of Parma and Piacenza. The castle at Montechiarugolo is nice for example. ...

Porretta Terme

Porretta Terme Nestled in the foothills of the Appenines and bisected by the Reno River, Porretta Terme is a bit off the beaten path, being west of the main highway that links Fierenze and Bologna; but if you have time and want a reasonably priced spa experience, this is the place. Accessible by car or train, Porretta Terme dates back to Roman times, when legend has it an ailing ox was cured by drinking from the local spring. Today it is a true blend of ancient and modern, and one of the most economical health related vacations you can find anywhere. There are a number of excellent hotels, and prices are quite reasonable. Since spa therapy is covered by Italian medical insurance, hotels have full professional medical staffs and t...

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Friuli Venezia Giulia Friuli-Venezia Giulia is often skipped by tourists. It does not receive half as many people as nearby Veneto. This means that Friuli offers you a chance to discover a truly interesting region without too many other tourists around. To get to know one of Italys most versatile regions, a small digest of the universe as the writer Ippolito Nievo defined Slovenia. This varied region is characterized by different landscapes which go from the smooth hills of Collio to the picturesque Trieste coastline, from the middle-European architecture of Trieste to the graceful Venetian architecture of Udine and by different cultures, heritage of various invasions which marked history. This variety can be savoured also by its rich cu...

Gaeta Ulysses Riviera

Gaeta Ulysses Riviera Gaeta is a small Italian town, located just south of Rome en route to Naples, facing one of the most beautiful gulfs of Italy. Gaeta lies on a picturesque peninsula over the Tyrranean sea and its strategic position and magic environment has made Gaeta a secure harbor since the time of the Roman Empire. Its coast was described by many ancient poets, like Homer and Virgil. This is the reason why the coast around Gaeta is called the Ulysses riviera. (Cliff towns like Sperlonga or the mythological wilderness of Circeo). The golden beaches and many coves, scattered all over the coast, make of Gaeta a marvelous place to relax.. The old town with its enchanting promenades and picturesque alleys, the Angioino Aragonese Castle...




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Italy @ A Full Day Biking in Tuscany
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Italy @ Siena and San Gimignano
The medieval fortified towns of tuscany Convents, castles, wineries which seem XVIII century theatres. All this you find driving to Siena, before visiting this..

Italy @ Lunching with Art
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Italy @ Private Cooking Lessons With Dinner in Tuscany
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Italy @ Pompei Tour
Pompei is one of the most important testimonies to Roman civilization. The ancient city resurfaced, after centuries, as it was in the past, before being covered..

Italy @ Paestum : Wine and Ruins
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Italy @ Postcards from Florence
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Italy @ Chianti Rufina Half Day on Wednesdays
Discover Rufina and its wine. Special little wineries along the Arno and Sieve river, a few kilometres far from Florence. A new generation trying to change the ..

Italy @ Some of the Best Supertuscans in the Chianti Classico area
A special choice from the best Tuscan wineries. Some of the best-known Super Tuscans you wanted always to taste. Our expert will guide you in the cellars where ..

Italy @ Oil Cheese and Wine in Impruneta and Chianti
This excursion begins in the heart of the Tuscan oil kingdom - the hills around Impruneta, were we’ll visit the Torrerossa oil farm. Here the olives are still..