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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Today I’ll bring you to discover the Valdaso, a beautiful valley in Le Marche Region with ancient villages and a charming rural landscape. We’ll discover this territory through two travel itineraries from the Sea to the Mountains and vice versa in two different blog posts:
Discovering the Aso Valley through two travel itineraries from the Sea to the Mountains and vice versa in two blog posts
Surviving more than 2,500 years of wind and erosion, this tightly knit community struggles to ward off the “Grim Reaper” as it sits strikingly atop a pinnacle of brittle volcanic tufa that overlooks the Tiber River Valley in the province of Viterbo in the Lazio Region of Central Italy. It’s no surprise that Civita is known as il paese che muore (the dying town). [...]
What is the village in Italy that you better visit before it disappears, who treated the wounds of a King coming from north and gave birth to a saint biographer of St. Francis?
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
On this leg of the Cinque Terre hike, we descend from ridge-top Corniglia to coastal Manarola.
Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. Richard "Rick" Steves (born May 10, 1955) is an American author and television personality focusing on European travel. He is the host of the American Public Television series Rick Steves' Europe, has a public radio travel show, Travel with Rick Steves, and has authored various location-specific travel guides. [wikipedia]
The Abbey of Saint Michael the Archangel is perched on the highest point of Procida, in the “Terra Murata” surrounded by fortified walls built in the 16th century to protect settlers from pirates. I first spotted the walled section of the island when I sat down to lunch in the port of Corricella. It looked like a dramatic and imposing fortress next to the pretty colours of the lower village [...]
Procida is one of the Flegrean Islands off the coast of Naples in southern Italy. The island is between Cape Miseno and the island of Ischia. With its tiny satellite island of Vivara, it is a comune of the Metropolitan City of Naples, in the region of Campania.
In case you haven't heard, it is really warm in Procida right now; this week, temperatures are hitting 95°F and the heat traditionally continues into September.
Visiting Procida during the hottest months? For beating the heat in Procida, go to church. Visit the Abbey of Saint Michael it is naturally air-conditioned. Find cooler temperatures and get away from the crowd by pointing toward the terrace of the abbey, with stunning views of the sea.
Pienza, which has an interesting history. It’s a small, quaint Tuscan town and one of my favorites because you get to experience everyday living in the style of a local resident. Pienza is a small hilltop town in the valley known as the Val d’Orcia in the province of Siena.[...]
Discover Pienza and its historic center recognized and added to the Unesco World Heritage List in 1996.
The Umbrian beginning of summer is full of appointments related to music; Festival dei Due Mondi, Umbria Jazz, Cambio Festival, and Trasimeno Blues are events of international level that any enthusiast shouldn’t be missed. [...]
If you’ve never heard of the Umbria Jazz Festival, prepare to have your world elegantly funked and smoothly grooved. For 10 days every July, Italy plays host to some of the most famed and celebrated Jazz talent around.
What better holiday destination for all the family than Italy? John Bensalhia lists some of the main selling points of an Italian holiday that will appeal to the young members of your group [...]
John Bensalhia (@JohnBensalhia) has been a journalist since 1999, fully qualified in Magazine Journalism.
He has worked for a whole range of newspapers, magazines and websites.
For him, in this article, Italy is one destination to take the kids, because: "it offers children a wealth of enjoyment with more than a dash of unique, distinctive flavour. Sights, history, food... Italy has it all for the youngsters in the holiday season"
This is what happens when you bike through Tuscany with your fitness freak boyfriend. [...]
"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle."
A post filled with photos of my trip to the ancient city Pompeii. An absolute must visit if you're ever in the South of Italy!
This is happen when a "vintage fashion blogger" visits Pompeii: A post filled with lots of photos about an absolute "must visit" destination in the South of Italy!
When it comes to history, soccer's classic derby matches are put in the shade by the Calcio Storico Fiorentino, a fixture that has been played in Florence since the 16th Century.
Every year on June 24th, the feast day of the city's patron saint, St John the Baptist, sees teams from two of the four historic neighbourhoods do battle in the final of a competition that wraps football and rugby skills into something that resembles a mass brawl conducted in historical costume. [...]
A mix, of rugby, soccer, american football, boxing, MMA and Greco Roman wrestling, Calcio Storico happens once a year in Florence, Italy. The 600-year-old sport is probably the most violent game you'll ever see. https://vimeo.com/25512336
The real secret to enjoying Florence is to explore some of its less popular sites -- and to savor rather than rush, even if that means ticking fewer items off your list. [...]
Hurry up to visit the most touristy Italy, do once for ever the endless queues to museums or for a simple ice cream in the town center. There is definitely an Italy less known to explore not lacking of attraction and charm. Especially in Florence. Read the article
This road, located in the island of Capri, was the idea of German steel industrialist A.F. Krupp, who to this end purchased the “Fondo Certosa” (Certosa Estate), where part of the Gradens of Augustus are located.The road, which was built in 1902 on a project by Emilio Mayer, starts here and characteristically zig-zags its way to Marina Piccola [...]
Never knew that the way to Paradise was downhill? It happens only in Italy and only in Capri
The Italians go crazy for them – and it's easy to see why. Here, The Local's Patrick Browne gives you the lowdown on one of Italy's most treasured rituals: the aperitivo. [...]
The use of 'apertif's' to affect one's consumption of food was a practice in the 5th century in Greece
Apéritifs were widespread in the 19th century in Italy, where they were being served in fashionable cafés in Rome, Genoa, Florence, Milan, Turin, and Venice. Read the article
A escape to Francis Ford Coppola's incredible Italian resort. You'll feel like you're in a movie. [...]
Kate Donnelly tells about the Palazzo Margherita, the Francis Ford Coppola luxury hotel in Bernalda, Italy.
Chinoiserie became a fanciful decorating style as of the later 17th century, appreciated by the great rules of Europe. Discover more about the Palazzina Chinese in Palermo, the highest example of Sicilian Chinoiserie and the inspiration of the Dolce&Gabbana SS16 menswear collection. [...]
Where do Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana find inspiration to create their collections? This article demonstrates how the cultural approach, as for ETRO for example, is really deep and interesting.
In the Puglia episode of Dream of Italy (new PBS travel series), we learn the traditional dance of the region - pizzica - and experience it both in a piazza and in an olive grove. For more information and to watch the full Puglia episode, visit www.dreamofitaly.com/tv-show/
For 12 years, Kathy McCabe has published a hyper-successful, subscription-based travel newsletter, “Dream of Italy.” And now, her passion for the country has been turned into a weekly travel show by the same name, which premieres on Rocky Mountain PBS on Sunday
If you like cycling, you will definitely want to do a cycling tour of Tuscany and Umbria. These fantastic provinces have a lot to offer: the hills, towns and valleys of southern Tuscany and Umbria are a cyclist's dream. [...]
If, next summer, you want to cycle Tuscany and Umbria, read this articleand then buy a guide
Bicycle Touring in Tuscany by David Cleveland (Author) is a backroads guide to cycling in Italy. It provides everything you need to plan a tour of Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches: What to bring, where to go, how to transport your bike, how to ride away from the airport. It describes eight multi-day tours with detailed maps of every route. This is your guide to some of the most spectacular riding in the world.
Tim Jepson offers a guide to the best dishes, destinations and food-themed holidays in Umbria, the "green heart of Italy". [...]
What to eat in Umbria?
Hams and salami as antipasti, Porchetta, Farro or spelt around Monteleone di Spoleto, the rare Fagiolina of the Lake Trasimeno, Bettona's peas, Lenticchie (lentils) di Castelluccio. The pastas: manfricoli, ciriole, picchiarelli, cavatelli, and stringozzi or strozzapreti. Truffles, trouts of the nera, eels of Lake Piediluco ... this is just to start... read the article
Italian pizza makers have brought the title for the world’s longest pizza back to its true home having produced one that’s over a kilometre long. [...]
Roman pizza, undoubtedly, is the pizza al metro (pizza by the meter). Long rectangular pizzas. As the name pizza al metro indicates, the length of a pie is usually around 1 meter (three feet). So, it is surprising to know that was the Calabrian town of Rende that produced the 1.229 kilometers pizza, to smash the record previously set by Spain.
Sansepolcro is the main town in the Valtiberina area and here are 10 things to see and do.
10 are the minimum things to do and to see in Sansepolcro as suggested by the official website of the tourism in Tuscany, but for me to take the same roads Piero della Francesca (Painter, mathematician and geometer) has walked in the Early Renaissance it's already a pleasure.
If you want fruit-forward, ripe, red wine for a good price, look no further than Puglia. Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region.
The Apulia has recently become one of most active a region of Italy, it might have been more correct to organize the Expo in Puglia than in Milan. Wine Folly dedicates an article to Puglia adding one of its wonderful infographics. This is yet another consecration of Puglia as wine region of Italy. Puglia which makes innovation, Puglia, great tourist and wedding destination.
I'm happy to share with you all Jiamee & Micah's wedding film! I had the pleasure of traveling to Italy to document this special occasion for these two amazing people. It's really hard to put into words about how amazing this weekend was.
Italy has one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. I really enjoyed sitting and "taking it all in". It was a dream come true to be able to travel out here and do what I absolutely love! I also want to thank Jiamee & Micah, as well as their friends and family for being so welcoming during this trip. You all are amazing people! [...]
Why wed in Italy? The question is not why you should go to Italy, but when in this country of art, ancient history, ethereal vistas, top-notch cuisine, and abundant wine is the ideal time for you.
The natural canyon of Gole Alcantara is made of angular gorges up to fifty meters tall, and wide two to five meters, likely the result of ancient earthquakes. With the river of the same name running through them, they are part of the Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, near Taormina. [...]
This is not Iceland! Incredibly, here, we are in Sicily. So, dear photographers take note about of this place: Gole Alcantara. Starting off the day with pancakes is never a bad idea especially if you have the best light.
Balsamic vinegar of Modena is one of edible treasures of Emilia-Romagna. Visiting local producers that has been making aceto balsamico di Modena for centuries on a custom Italy vacation is a fascinating experience for any Italophile and foodie alike. [...]
Balsamic vinegar is part of the most ancient, authentic traditions of Modena and traces its roots to the XI century. It was certainly used by the Estensi Dukes as a "royal gift".
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