Incredible hidden beaches, mountain trips and specifically Sardinian dishes all assembled by the local Italian inhabitants. 10 things to try in Sardinia.
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Dreamy beaches, clear waters, volcanoes on the horizon and breathtaking views. No, it’s not a tropical island in the middle of the ocean, but Campania and now Epicwander wants to suggest some ways to really experience the atmosphere of this place. Photo credit: Porfirio via Foter.com / CC BY A Leap In The Past When …
In order to give other nations a chance to catch up, the country has not submitted a candidate for the 29-country shortlist for the first time in 16 years. [...]
The country is home to an impressive 51 Unesco World Heritage sites, more than its nearest rivals China (48), Spain (44) and France (41).
Under the Tuscan Sun captures the allure of this region, this is what we had to observe about this popular, romantic american comedy… Under the Tuscan Sun (2003, Florence, Cortona & Positano. Directed by Audrey Wells. Starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan) Under the Tuscan Sun is the film adaptation of Frances Mayer’s popular autobiographical novel set …
Is there anything more romantic than travelling by train in Italy? Yes, travelling by VINTAGE train! The Italian state railway foundation runs a project “Timeless railways” with excellent itineraries in Lombardy, Tuscany, Abruzzo and Sicily for those who want to travel at a slow pace in old restored steam and diesel trains. [...]
Vintage Trains, refurbished and historic, offer the most unique way to experience train travel in Italy. Representing a variety of periods during the "Golden Age of Rail," (The first Italian railroad was the Naples-Portici, in the Kingdom of the Due Sicilie, which was inaugurated on October 3, 1839 by King Ferdinand II).
We hope with the privatization of the Italian railways, this special tourism will know a big boost forward. Italy is certainly the country that can offer a varied landscaping range even within the same stage.
Vintage Rail Cars are, for the most part, refurbished train carriages brought to modern standards for convenience expected by today's travelers.
Transumanza, the seasonal moving of cattle from one land to another, continues today with professional cowboys as well as horse aficionados. [...]
What the New York Times celebrates in this article about Tuscany it may be considered as the combination of a traditional activity, we can say also poor and frugal, with the glamping, reinvented in an itinerant form. It is a tourism experiment never performed at this level. Yes, we are still talking about a luxury way to travel. Because of the organization, the transfers, the services, we can imagine, it could not be sized to low budget travelers. Still is a remarkable and honorable way to support a tradition in danger to disappear in front of the less poetic transport with trucks.
My last adventure in island-hopping was back when I was young, and involved the Greek islands, so I was delighted when an opportunity came up to visit the Tuscan Archipelago. I love Italy. I think the food is great, the people are great and the scenery is great, but nothing had prepared me for the beauty of the islands off the coast of Tuscany. We based ourselves in Giglio, a small island, measuring 7km by 3.[...]
The Indipendent Ireland dedicates a positive article to the isle to Giglio, the small island off the coast of Tuscany without mention a single time the Costa Concordia shipwreck. This is a controversial subject and we must wait to know the tourist data to understand the phenomenon, although some of the residents of this picture-perfect paradise now kind of miss the massive wreck.
Our complete guide to driving in Italy with tips, advice and a full car checklist
Driving in Italy can certainly be an adventure.
Everyone knows the old stereotype of a typical Italian driver – fast, aggressive and breaking the rules left and right….
Well folks, it’s all true!
Italian drivers are aggressive and almost entirely disinterested in the driving regulations.
But they are also – don’t laugh – extremely competent drivers. [source]
2,000-year-old Etruscan town near Siena, known for its world famous Palio, will be "turned into a mini Hogwarts"
If you are among the millions of fans of the Harry Potter series of movies or of the legendary tales of JK Rowling, you don't have to miss the First Quidditch European Games in Tuscany, organized in an area, between Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana internationally recognized for the beauty.
Sarteano is a charming medieval hamlet located on a plateau between the Val d'Orcia and Valdichiana. An area rich in breathtaking views, the town of Sarteano has been inhabited since ancient times. Indeed, it boasts some of the area's most important Etruscan tombs in Tuscany. The town's 5th century castle is an important example of the towns medieval origins. [source]
Forget Lake Como, that body of water is SO over. It’s all about the coast of Italy, the Amalfi coast to be exact. And Celebs know the Italian port city of Positano is the perfect spot to vacation this summer. [...]
This articles reveals that vips such as RACHEL ZOE (American fashion stylist), GWYNETH PALTROW (American actress, singer, and food writer), CHRISTIE BRINKLEY (American model and actress), MARISKA HARGITAY (American actress), have chosen Italy for their summer holidays. The source of these information is, not surprisingly, Instagram. The article publishes 10 instagram photos picturing private moments but also stunning views of the localities. Overall we can easily calculate an amount of almost 200.000 likes, and 2.800 comments. Which are those destinations able to benefit of such great advertising? Amalfi and Positano.
Italians aghast at behaviour of tourists, from frolicking in centuries-old fountains as temperatures soar to having sex in public [...]
This article proposes a list of deprecable behaviours of tourists in the Italian cities of art. Bath in the fountains or sex in public, all the tourist are the same, it doesn't matter the origin. Surprised? But is not Italy the country of love?
No matter how many Italian landscapes you have seen, how many photos that have taken your breath away and how many sensational stories you have heard about Italy, no feeling can compare top the one you have when seeing in one of the cities of art of Italy. The magic of Italy will then conquer you.
Can a couple of drinks and an outside temperature reaching 40°C with high percent of humidity, release all the inhibitory brakes?
Maybe yes, but we have to add to the list, the action of the espresso, the beauty of the Italian women and a sense of joie de vivre that reigns in Italy despite the crisis.
I first laid eyes on Turin twenty years ago. It was grimy; all the buildings were blackened; cars parked haphazardly in all the large squares. It was truly an industrial city that nobody wanted to visit.
A bit more than ten years later, a miracle occurred. [...]
Exploring Turin means discover a royal city with historic cafés, one of the food capitals of Italy or at least the Italy’s capital of Chocolate. If Turin is not anymore one of the first world Capital of Cinema, there are records that no other town in the world or in Italy can steal. Turin is the birthplace of the aperitif, owns the world’s most important Egyptian museum outside Egypt and is the esoteric capital of Italy. It is definitely a must see city in Italy
Italy ranks 8th overall and 6th in Europe. Known for its picturesque towns, monuments and scenery as well as its numerous World Heritage sites (1st), the country’s strengths lie in its culture and history—it ranks high on digital demand for culture and entertainment (6th) and natural tourism (2nd). In addition, Italy offers visitors excellent tourism services facilities (3rd) and reliable health and hygiene (20th). Despite these strengths, and the fact that is the 5th most visited country worldwide, Italy has the potential to further develop the industry. The business environment (127th) hinders private investment for a number of reasons, including an inefficient legal framework, high taxation and regulations that disincentives FDI. Italy is also less price-competitive (133rd) than most other Mediterranean countries, including Spain (105th) and Greece (113th), and could further improve its infrastructure, branding and attention to the environment.
The drop in value of the euro is expected to bring more visitors to Italy this year, with the owner of a villa complex reporting his busiest ever start to the year for bookings. [...]
Culture is at the root of everything in Tuscany – from the etruscan era to the Renaissance times, Tuscany is probably the greatest repository of art in the world, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces.[...]
Tourism in Tuscany is back to the record levels of 2011. According to recent statistics, this year 43.4 million tourists visited the Italian region, which is the second highest result ever.
“Compared with 2013, this year there have been 209,000 more arrivals and 441,000 more overnight visitors,” explained Mr. Alberto Perruzzini, director of the touristic sector of Toscana Promozione. These numbers confirm that Tuscany is still very appealing. More and more foreigners decide to visit this region for holidays – today they represent 53% of the total number of tourists. In 2005 they accounted only for 47.1%. [...]
Taste the best of Italy’s Piedmont region on this route through Langhe and Roero, enjoying its outstanding barolo and barbaresco wines, staying at vineyard B&BS and eating at traditional osterie
Even in the midst of summer, the idyllic vineyard landscapes of Piedmont are rarely invaded by crowds of tourists, and the run-up to the grape harvests, beginning in September, can be an ideal time to visit winemakers, who have more time than usual to let visitors taste their vintages. [...]
The bicycle, environmentally friendly, economical and healthy, is, little by little, attracting even more travellers…
In Europe, thanks to the increased awareness of going green, governments are taking the iniciative to pave more bike paths for those that prefer two wheels to four. Even if you are not a great athlete, a bike holiday is perfect for all and can be adapted to different levels of expertise. The joy of the experience is the ability to combine physical activity, relaxation, and the discovery of both nature and culture through the people you cross paths with. If you are intrigued, here are some tips on some of the most interesting cycle-tourism itineraries in Europe.
Video realizzato a Castrovalva (Aq) - interpretato dagli abitanti di questo spettacolare borgo e da quelli che lo frequentano spesso.
Residents of every age of Castrovalva in L’Aquila, Abruzzo have made a video of themselves performing Donna Summer’s ‘Hot Stuff’ in an effort to promote their village to tourists.