Music: “Somatou” (by Kakurenbo)
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Under the Tuscan Sun captures the allure of this region, this is what we had to observe about this popular, romantic american comedy… Under the Tuscan Sun (2003, Florence, Cortona & Positano. Directed by Audrey Wells. Starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan) Under the Tuscan Sun is the film adaptation of Frances Mayer’s popular autobiographical novel set …
“Eating in Abruzzo today reminds me of the Italy I knew when I first came here, in the 1950s, ”Nancy Harmon Jenkins told me recently. “There is no informing flavor, no take-away taste—like wild fennel pollen in Tuscany, or pesto in Liguria, or volcanic tomatoes in Naples. But there is in Abruzzo the aura of agriculture about it all, local agriculture determining what the people eat. This gives the Abruzzese food a unique purity.” [...]
David Rosengarten makes you discover the incredible gastronomic culture of Abruzzo. Ever heard about Arrosticini? Pasta alla Chitarra? Better you pack on your luggage and flight over because it is so rare to find an Abruzzo's Restaurant just round the corner.
There are expected things like guillotines (thanks, French influence at the Vatican!), but there is also a crazy assortment of crime and torture paraphernalia that seems thrown together in the most ad hoc but entirely interesting way. [...]
Maybe the weirdest museum in Rome and also the unexpected one in the town of mercy 2016
Italian theaters are universally known for their unsurpassed excellence, especially since the “architectural revolution” that took place between the 18th and 19th century, giving rise to modern structures whose technical and stylistic features became a standard exported all over the world: a horseshoe seating layout (“inventing” the first auditoriums), box seats divided into tiers, sets made deeper by using perspective wings.
Italy, in short, is the homeland of great theaters – and some very small, great theaters as well. We have selected seven such tiny gems, old and new, scattered around the country, each one proud to claim it is “the smallest theater in the world”. [...]
It’s not just the crumbling palaces and the ridiculous churches (and, God knows, there are enough of those). It’s not just the punts laden with cement or cabbages, the ambulance boats, police boats and possibly even motorcycle-messenger boats. It’s not just the soggy steps, the arching bridges (more than 400 of them), the mysterious cracked doorways and the endless handbag shops. It’s the fact that all of this is crammed into such a small space. ...
An ironic but accurate presentation of Venice for those who have even heard about it too much
Spoleto to Norcia and the Monti Sibillini loop, Italy
This short but spectacular day's drive out of Spoleto is like a landscape opera in a prologue, three acts and an encore – the latter as you repeat the Spoleto-Norcia stretch on the return journey. The prologue is the gentle, summery, olive-clad plain surrounding the cultured Umbrian hilltown that is your starting point.
A three-mile-long tunnel gives the stagehands time to change the set for Act 1: the Valnerina, a cool, steep-sided green valley dotted with solid stone-built villages that have a vaguely Alpine feel. More bucolic, Act 2 begins with a sweeping vista across a fertile upland plain to the handsome walled town of Norcia, famous for its truffles, sausages and Benedictine monastery, with the Sibillini mountains looming behind.
It's these that provide the drama of Act 3: the road begins to climb steeply up to Passo di Gualdo, where the Piano Grande, an upland valley famous for its lentils, and the rainbow tapestry painted by its wildflowers, suddenly appears in all its glory.
Starts: Spoleto – take road numbers: SS3, SS685, SS320 from Spoleto to Norcia, then local roads to Preci, Visso, Castelluccio and back to Norcia, returning to Spoleto on the same route.
Length: 101 miles.
Time: Allow just over three hours' actual driving. Allowing for time for sightseeing and lunch, this makes for a perfect short day's outing.
Best driven in: Late May or early June when the crocuses, fritillaries and lentils are in flower, turning Piano Grande into a carpet of shifting colours.
Top tip: At 1,452m, the village of Castelluccio is higher than Ben Nevis – so come prepared for snow, even late in the season, though the roads are generally well gritted.
Città di Castello is a city located in north Umbria, in the province of Perugia. The town's location in the valley of the Tiber River, and surrounded by the Apennines, is picturesque to say the least. When visiting Città di Castello one can't help but imagine how the town of all-brick buildings would have looked at the time of the town's founding, which is thought to date back to the Iron Age and the Etruscans. [...]
Visitors can reach Terni directly from Rome and then take a train to Città di Castello... so why not to visit?
The city of Rome, with its scattered remains of ancient history, abounding sunshine, cobblestone streets and incandescent fountains, is the perfect setting for love. Whether you are in the mood for a sitting over a morning cappuccino, climbing to captivating city views, or lingering in a small secluded piazza, these places will most certainly elicit …
Many travellers see no more than the city’s airport, but Treviso – ‘The Painted City’ – has a lot to offer.
Why choose Sicily for your wellness break? Here there are many thermal baths and hot springs, amazing beaches and unspoilt landscapes.
The activity of the thermal springs in Sicily has been documented since Roman times and is related to Etna, one of the few active volcanoes in Europe.
amazing mountain huts in ItalyWe have selected seven ‘rifugi’, to be reached on foot, that will reward you with magical views...
Amazing mountain huts in Italy
The Malaspina Castle of Fosdinovo, in the province of Massa Carrara, is where Dante Alighieri took refuge in 1307, after being exiled from Florence for about six years. He would never make it back to his hometown. [...]Discover the magic town and castle where Dante took refuge in 1307
Discover the magic town and castle where Dante took refuge in 1307
Click hWhile it is hard to turn your back on Italy’s galleries and museums, a visit to some of the country’s great gardens will prove every bit as rich in historical and cultural interest, with the added delight of feeling the sun on your face, filling your lungs with the scent of wisteria (it never smells like that here – but then it never flowers so extravagantly in Britain) and drinking in view after stupendous view – for the Italians are the masters of siting their gardens to make the best of the panorama. ere to edit the content
A Mediterranean climate…fresh, simple, delicious cuisine…culture that surrounds you…wine, the very best of it… If this sounds like your paradise, then take a closer look at Italy.
A handbook for travelers from another universe. Who does not know that Italy is a Paradise?