Versilia, Tuscany: Exploring more hidden gems in an off-the-beaten-path destination in Italy, including the beach town of Viareggio.
Digital Curation Blog about Italy. Great Resources online discovered for you. Feed your corporate blog or your social media presence with our contents. Be sure to find daily updates and the best of the net related to everything is ITALY. Travel, food, fashion, news, culture and much more.
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
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. [...]
Everyone expects to eat well in Italy—after all, it’s where the Slow Food Movement started. Most restaurants and other food venues have been providing “fresh and local” for generations. However, there are a few tips to avoid those who cut corners and may disappoint.
Don’t settle for the restaurants that are close to a major tourist attraction. If you see a choice of menus in several different languages (English, German, etc), move on. Just a few blocks away you might discover where the locals go. Search for a chalkboard menu or something similar that lists the daily specials. If it’s all in Italian, don’t worry. Most waiters know enough English to explain their fabulous local dishes. [...]
L’Italia è talmente bella che si dovrebbe viaggiarle attraverso senza fretta, concedendosi anche il lusso di allontanarsi dai grandi poli turistici e godersi il romanticismo dei piccoli borghi, dei boschi silenziosi e delle grandi spiagge placide.
Nelle Marche è possibile gustarsi il territorio a bordo di un'auto d'epoca...
Italy is so beautiful that you should travel through it slowly, possibly getting away from the big tourist cities and enjoying the romance of the small villages, the quiet woods and the flat beaches.
In the Marche region, for example, you can enjoy the Adriatic coastline driving a classic car that
Allied bombs and rough seas have reduced the once mighty turn of the century giant into an armless ruin. Il Gigante continues to shoulder the weight of the terrace for the one time famous Villa Pastine. Arriving in Monterosso after hiking the trail from Vernazza on the Cinque Terre, we walked out to the beach. Il Gigante…
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).