iDotto, an audio guide that is like a little travel buddy to accompany you through the city in your pocket and make your life or visit to Rome a lot easier. A useful app for tourists visiting Rome.
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In Rome, where you have the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain, just to name a few, a lot of other places, well worth a visit, sit in the shadows of these internationally celebrated attractions.
I think we have all been there where there’s a place you would like to visit in your town or city but you put it off because, well, it’s there and in your mind you know you can visit them at your convenience. Only to learn that convenience is a rare commodity. [...]
Abruzzo is one of the lesser known regions of Italy for tourists. It is situated in the central part of the country and lies to the east of Rome on the Adriatic Sea; its western border is only 50 miles from the Eternal City. Abruzzo borders the region of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Geographically, Abruzzo stretches from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea and includes a significant amount of mountainous and wild land. Despite it being geographically, culturally and economically more of a central Italy, it is generally considered to be part of Southern Italy, a vestige of Abruzzo's historic association with the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. [...]
Buongiorno a tutti, For our third and final camping destination we headed to Pugnochiuso, a little area in the Gargano National Park. Heading from Monopoli, there are some lovely sites on the way... (For Part 1 and Part 2, click on these links) Day 4: Go to Polignano a Mare. Polignano a Mare is only…
Rome seems designed for summer. Unlike business-oriented Milan, which melts in the heat, the Eternal City comes into its own between mid-June and early September when the piazzas and vicoli (cobbled lanes) of the centre become open-air living rooms once the cool of the evening has descended, while concerts and foodie events pop up all over. August is traditionally the month when Rome empties as locals flee to the beach – but the summer movida continues, making this a good time to visit if you can take the plus-30C daytime temperatures. [...]
In Italy, spring and summer are the seasons of palios and everything that revolves around the fun, folk events that put “comuni” and medieval villages, hamlets and every possible subdivision of a city – “rioni”, “contrade”, “terzieri”, “quartieri”, “sestieri” – in playful competition.
There are also rides and historical events with flag bearers and tambourines, trumpets ringing, and Barb horse parades. Above all, there are heated disputes between jockeys, horsemen challenging each other, ropes to align to, “mossieri” giving orders, maces, spears, shields…
One of the many advantages of renting an apartment when in Italy or any where for that matter, is I have the chance to shop in the local supermarket. While in Lucca our local supermarket, Conad, was less than a 5 minute walk from our apartment. Whenever I have the time when I am travelling,…
This is the city of Elena Ferrante, the mysterious signature whose novels are at the top of best-selling lists and has brought Italian literature to the international arena. But even before that Naples is the city of Totò, Enrico Caruso and pizza. It is the symbol of passion—good and bad—and Mount Vesuvius towering over it is the symbol of a volcanic power that is always about to be unleashed. If you’re visiting Italy, a trip to Naples is mandatory. Its name comes from the Greek Neapolis, new city. But before this “second foundation” of the fifth century BC, it was the site of the famous Parthenope. Dominated by the Romans, Byzantines, Normans and Swabians, exposed to Islamic influences, a capital city and the home of one of Europe’s most important universities, Naples gradually became enriched with palaces, villas, streets, and churches.[...]
I recently took a week long vacation in Italy together with my family here in Norway. I was able to spend a day in the beautiful city of Rome before we headed off to our main destination (I will tell you more about it on my next blog post).
The trip was quite a journey since we had to stop in Amsterdam for a few hours (including the flight delays). We finally arrived in Rome past 11pm and reached the apartment where we stayed around midnight. [...]
The avdentures of a travel blogger in Rome
A decade ago, Italian farmhouse cooking captured the American food porn imagination like, well, porn.
Campo Imperatore – in Abruzzo, province of L’Aquila – is a special place for stargazing. The plateau is almost 2,000 meters above sea level, far from any source of light pollution, and offers the kind of clear view of the sky that is required to enjoy observational astronomy to the fullest.
For this reason, Campo Imperatore is a meeting place for astrophiles from the world over. Indeed, an astronomical observatory was built in the mid-1900s – here at 2,150 meters of altitude – with a telescope of over one meter in diameter. [...]
Matera, famous for its “Sassi,” is a city in the region of Basilicata located essentially where the heel of the “boot” of Italy starts. “Sassi” means rocks, but in this case we’re not talking about big boulders like those of Stonehenge. Here, the Sassi—the first site in southern Italy to be taken under UNESCO’s protective wing, in 1993—are two ancient districts that constitute the town’s historic center. They were carved into the calcareous rock referred to locally as tufo. [...]