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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Cursed islands and islands that emerged from the water only to mysteriously disappear again: Italian waters are brimming with small enigmatic islands with histories that have been forged by blending legend and reality. Find out what they are and why they are so special. [...]
Unlike most of the wannabe nations, the tiny Italian state of Seborga might have a genuine claim. Set up by local eccentric Giorgio Carbone in 1963 and with a population of only 374, the town could legally be one of Europe’s last surviving city-states. [...]
Giorgio Rosa was a man with a vision. In 1967, the Italian engineer decided to construct his own island state in international waters out of a self-professed love for “liberty.” Sinking nine pylons deep into the Adriatic Sea, Rosa and a handful of friends built a 400-square-meter (4,000 ft2) platform, declared their independence from Italy, and immediately began printing stamps for the new Republic of Rose Island. [...]
VENTO is the feasibility project of the longest cycle path in Italy, 632 km (422 mile) from Turin to Venice, from the Alps to the Adriatic sea along Po river. VENTO is also linked to Milan and the EXPO area (+ 47 km), through Leonard's canal (Naviglio Pavese). But VENTO is not only a project of a cycle path, it's also a green economy project, able to create development, economies. [...]
A week end in the coutryside in the house of the fox? Strolling on the beach through the remains of the old nuraghi towers? Alberghi diffusi is the answer
Since their creation in 2006, the Alberghi Diffusi have been popping up all over Italy.
But what makes this kind of hospitality experience different to a normal hotel?
Dressed in a beige trench coat and facing an entrance flanked by enormous hedges created from 25 different kinds of “reeds,” Franco Maria Ricci is the owner of this verdant extravaganza. He is 77, but talks and dreams the way a child might, and only turns cynical once: “Do you know why I chose bamboo? Because if I’d built it with boxwood I would have had to wait twenty years to see it finished, and I don’t have that kind of time left.” [...]
What should we expect of a book with such a simple and seductive title?
John Hooper's marvelously entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind - and often belie - the stereotypes, his revealing book sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life: football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism and the reason why Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger, yet none for a hangover.
As the capital of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna is a city so rich in history and charm you’ll instantaneously fall in love with. From a walk under its wonderful arcades and a handmade tortellini tasting, let Swide give you 20 good reasons why you should go to Bologna next weekend. [...]
Italian cooking is among the world’s richest and most varied, with dishes perfect for every occasion. Italian cuisine is regional with the variations being much more local, also the cuisine is seasonal making sure that you are able to eat the freshest and most delicious fruits and vegetables. Eating a leisurely Italian meal is one of the pleasures of travelling in Italy! Italians take food very seriously. Food in Italy, varies by region so be sure to explore the regional specialties where ever you go. [...]
A new cost of living index has found restaurants in Italy are among the most expensive in Europe, while buying groceries and renting property are relatively cheap. Eating out in Italy is more costly than in Finland, Sweden and over 100 other countries... A mid-range meal for two was said to cost €50 on average, cooking at home remains relatively affordable. Overall, Italy came in 25th place for the cost of groceries, making it cheaper than a number of other EU countries including France and Belgium. Rents in Italy also proved far more affordable than elsewhere in Europe [...]
Best Comment: Nathan N. Neel It really depends on where you eat out in Italy. There are plenty of great deals in Le Marche. Also, it really isn't fair to compare a country with major tourist destinations (which are costly everywhere and sometimes absurdly so) and a population of 60 million with a country with no tourist destinations and a population of 9 million.
As Parkinson’s disease worsened for Bernard Michaels, his family took him on a final trip to Europe. Early in the trip, a slip in Venice, Italy landed him in the hospital.
His daughter, Sonia, set out with a collapsible wheelchair to meet him, but 17 staired footbridges, slick with rain, stood between them. Fortunately, others took notice. [...]
Sarah Phillips breaks her Wi-Fi habit at the Eremito, an Italian eco-hotel that mixes an aesthetic design with an ascetic lifestyle
The hotel is aimed at solo travellers, which means that even if you visit as a couple, you have to sleep apart. The nine-square-metre rooms or celluzze, based on monastic cells, are simple but impeccably designed. A desk and chair are cut out of the local stone which has been used to cave-like effect to build this hermit’s paradise. [...]
Abruzzo has it all: rolling hills, azure waters and dramatic mountain tops. Here the cuisine is varied yet one ingredient is king: lamb. Lamb or actually mutton is the main ingredient for many dishes in the region. Though the coastal side of Abruzzo is beautiful, it seems that when it comes to food, the mountainous inland’s traditions hold court. Thus with no further ado, here’s what to eat in Abruzzo. [...]
Discover the best food to eat in Venice! Check out our article with the top specialities of the Venice cuisine and be ready to make your mouth water!
Baccalà Mantecato [Creamed dried cod]
Risi i Bisi [Rice and Fresh Peas]
Polenta e Schie
Fegato alla Veneziana [Venetian-style Liver]
Sarde in Saor [Marinated Sardines]
With no end in sight to Italy's recession, the country is hoping tech innovation will help kickstart the country's economy.
Find out in this article because despite all the problems that we know, entrepreneurs from all over the world want to apply for a visa for Italy
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A monumental display of history outside of Redipuglia, Italy, is more than just a climb up Monte Sei Busi; it’s a bitter reminder of the Great War. The Military Sacrarium Redipuglia is about an hour’s drive from Aviano Air Base. Its grand steps symbolize the hard-fought battles soldiers endured during World War I to maintain control of the mountain’s summit. Inscribed on plaques are the names of places considered to be the worst battles fought. [...]
Hi there! I’m Gigi from The Ramble—a blog about travel and inspiration. This year I interviewed 100 Italian locals for a guidebook called Italy: 100 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, and How to Fit In. The idea is that the best travel tips always come from the locals…so I asked 100 of them to tell us about their cities and regions. [...]
Controversial but I like the approach