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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For those of you who have never heard of Burano, I can tell you that it is an island in the Venetian Lagoon famous for its colourful fishermen’s cottages. Just a 40 minute vaporetto (water bus) ride from Venice herself, it is often overlooked by those who visit La Serenissima on a tight timetable and…
OUR writer heads to Siena to embark on a road trip exploring beautiful rural Tuscany.
Less than five minutes into the treacherous climb and my initial enthusiasm was already beginning to fade. I paused in the dark, narrow stairwell, feeling hot and out of breath.
Tackling more than 500 steps to reach the top of Siena’s 88-metre high Torre del Mangia – the third tallest tower in Italy – was, on reflection, not the smartest idea in the height of summer. Neither was my choice of footwear: a pair of flimsy flip-flops. [...]
The hilly village of Consonno, set in the foothills of the Alps in Lombardy, northern Italy, was once known as Milan's "Land of Toys." It was built in 1968 by Count Mario Bagno, a real estate developer who wanted to create an Italian Las Vegas, after he had convinced the locals to let him demolish the ancient rura
he Romans were first to see the potential of the Italian lakes as a holiday destination. They built their sumptuous villas in some of the prime positions around Como and Garda, where the southern foothills of the Alps sweep down towards the Mediterranean and the fertile plains of northern Italy, forming some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe.
Modern tourism has transformed the towns, but the lakes, mountains and views are as beautiful as they were 2,000 years ago, and the villages, Baroque gardens and lakeside hotels are still wonderful places to enjoy a holiday, especially during the long, warm autumn. [...]
By Kalina Davis Gelato. Italy’s masterpiece. And my weakness. Traveling to Rome presents such wonderful opportunities, but one thing that you absolutely cannot miss out on is the gelato. When I studied abroad in Rome, eating gelato was easily one of my favorite parts, leaving me at least five pounds heavier on my arrival …
In 1997 though, UNESCO deemed fourteen former royal abodes in the region of Piedmont as worthy of inclusion in its World Heritage List. A series of restoration projects were also undertaken to bring back some of the neglected buildings to their former glory. Now all completely restored and open to the public, here is our guide to visiting seven former Savoy residences, in the city and its immediate surrounds. [...]
There are road trips and then there is THE road trip. You know, the one that sets the standard for subsequent others. This was one of them.
Flying into Rome from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport, our trip started upon renting a car and taking the 3hr drive down south to Sorrento. A big vibrant city especially in the summer, Sorrento was our base camp for visiting other cities along the coast.[...]
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 …
There is no such thing as Italy. Doesn’t exist. I don’t care what they say – it’s not a country. Most countries have little differences that seem big to them and small to outsiders, but saying you’re going to Italy is like saying you’re going to America. Which America? Alaska or Honolulu? I rarely plan to go, always assuming Italy will be there waiting for me in later years, but thankfully keep ending up back there through work or the generosity of friends. That has meant staying in little residential apartments in Alghero, voluptuous villas in the Tuscan hills, three-star superstars in Rome, hotels run by concierges in Florence, and everything from a caravan on the Amalfi cliffs to what might be the world’s greatest hotel by Lake Garda. In just over a year last year that meant too many aqueducts and tunnels to Bologna, Lombardy, Liguria, Florence, Venice, to Shakespeare’s Verona and Mantua, The Sopranos Naples and the leftover bits of di Lampedusa’s Sicily, and the more I saw, the less I bought it as a country. [...]
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…