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Lessinia This is a hillside and mountain zone located immediately to the north of Verona. It has the shape of a plateau cut by deep valleys and gradually sloping down towards the plains. This territory, as can be seen by its abundant marine fossil finds, was formed from the sea floor tens of millions of years ago. Today the highest part of the region has a tourist vocation both during the summer and for winter sports. The Lessinia hills, on the other hands, have a rich vegetation composed of olives and grapevines that yield excellent olive oil and superb wines. This part of the Lessinia plateau also offers tourists interesting possibilities for dining and for typical local products as well as interesting natural and environmen...


Comacchio Comacchio is like a small Venice, just 30 km north of Ravenna. The town is located in the Valli, a series of lakes and marshes that make for wonderful walks and bicycle rides. There are a few canals, there is an old bell tower, and there are some stylish bridges, and a nice cathedral. Just 5 km from Comacchio you find the Lidi di Comacchio (Lido di Pomposa, Lido degli Scacchi, Lido Estense), a series of seaside resorts with good beaches, hotels and some nightlife, most of it for families....


Padua Padua, also known as the City of the Saint, is a strange but charming mixture of both a cultural and an industrial city. After heavy damage caused by bombing during World War II, the city has been extensively rebuilt and is today Veneto's most important economic centre. Although Padova is not one of the most alluring cities of northern Italy, it is one of the most ancient and filled with remains of its history. A former Roman settlement, the town's importance grew during the 13th and 16th centuries Padua was the second biggest university city in Europe (during the 17th century Galileo Galileo researched at the Padova university). Its medical faculty was one of the most ambitious in Europe. The heritage of that era...

Misano Adriatico

Misano Adriatico This resort has three kilometers of beach that marks the border line between the Regions of Romagna and Marche. It is the perfect place for those looking for an active holiday: efficient and modern facilities for all kinds of sports, the Motor-racing Circuit at Santa Monica for important national and international motorcycle events and the charming harbour at Portoverde, equipped to take over one thousand pleasure boats....


Valpolicella Valpolicella has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Neolithic sites were followed by castellieri and proto-historic villages and by rhetic-etruscan peoples until the Romans came and established the Pagus Arusnatium. Valpolicella offers excellent hospitality with all category of hotels, restaurants and trattoria offering local cuisine, agritourism facilities and osterie where can enjoy Valpolicella wine and local products ranging from cheeses to salami and Veronas characteristic dishes. Classic Valpolicella wine, like Recioto and Amarone, is produced in the zone comprising the towns of Negrar, Marano, Fumane, SantAmbrogio and San Pietro In Cariano. Valpolicella is formed of the Negrar, Marano, Fumane and other m...


Ravenna Located on the Adriatic midway between Venice and Florence, Ravenna (pop. 136 000) is best known for the wonderful mosaic decoration of its churches and tombs relics from its Byzantine past. The international heritage of Ravenna, city of mosaics, has been recognized by UNESCO. Eight monuments built over a period of 1500 years have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. What makes Ravenna's monuments a treasure for all humanity is described as follows: The grouping of early Christian and Byzantine religious buildings in Ravenna is of extraordinary significance due to the supreme artistic mastery of the art of mosaics. The buildings are furthermore testimony of the artistic and religious relationship and conta...


Riccione This small sparkling jewel on the Adriatic Coast, Riccione, is justly known as The Green Pearl of the Adriatico. Besides its beautiful beach, this resort boasts an elegant shopping centre with prestigious window displays and refined coffee shops. It is considered the Health Capital because of its many sports facilities and its famous Thermal Bath Establishment. Swimming pools, tennis courts and plenty of green spaces for jogging offer a recreational holiday for all ages. It is the perfect choice for those looking for entertainment and night life: water parks and discos liven up your nights, as well as your days, in an atmosphere of music and lights. Cultural events including theater, philatelic exhibitions...


Grado Grado has had a long and rich history. It begins in Roman times when Grado was a fortified Roman castrum and the foreport of the nearby prosperous town of Aquileia. Numerous mosaics, inscriptions and other artifacts found on the island attest to Grado's Roman history. However, it is in the fifth and sixth centuries that Grado's achieves her renown. Grado became the seat of a Christian Patriarch, the head of many bishops, when, after the invasion of the Germanic Lombards in the sixth century, the Patriarch of Aquileia, like so many of his fellow citizens, fled the mainland for the island of Grado. Grado's two ancient churches, like much of the architecture of the Old Town, date to this period. In the later Middle Ages,...


Udine The town is situated 113 m. above sea level at the foot of a hill dominated by the castle, on the wide alluvial plain of the Tagliamento river. Despite its probable Roman origin, it is thought to be founded in 983 (document of Emperor Otto). The Patriarchs of Aquileia had their seat here after 1238 on. Often at war with Cividale and Venice, it was conquered by the latter in 1420 and shared its fortunes till the Napoleonic era (1797). After the Congress of Vienna it became a Hapsburg dominion until 1866 when, following the 3rd War of Independence, it was united with Italy. Monuments: in the 16th-century Piazza della Liberta, at the foot of the castle, is Palazzo del Comune (15th century GothicVenetian style), Por...

Circeo National Park

Circeo National Park Circeo National Park on the coast south of Rome is well worth a visit. It encompasses a number of very different environments. A promontory, visible from far away, has given the name to the park. This promontory is characterized by forest dominated by oaks but on the side facing the sea these are replaced by junipers. The promontory is easily reached from San Felice Circeo and is partly accessible by car. There are also trails, including one leading to the Peak of Circeo at 541 m a.s.l. Along the coast northwest of the promontory is a 25 km long sandbar with dunes, partly with bare sand and partly covered by three species of junipers. In summer the sandy shores are full of tourists. Inside the dunes there are a ser...




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