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Spring in Ponza - Primavera a Ponza

Ponza (Italian: Isola Di Ponza) is the largest of the Italian Pontine Islands archipelago, located 33 km (21 mi) south of Cape Circeo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It also the name of the commune of the island, a part of the province of Latina in the Lazio region.


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Le Marche, Italy - Authentic Luxury Travel

Le Marche, Italy - Authentic Luxury Travel | Italia | Scoop.it

The first time I went to Italy, I wanted to see the popular cities, but I also wanted to settle in to one of the country’s lesser known places. One by one, I looked at various areas. The fact that I couldn’t find much information online about Le Marche, confirmed my sense that this was the place to go. The long, narrow region stretches down along the Adriatic Sea from not far south of Venice to a spot roughly parallel with Rome. Its western edge is the ridge of the Apennines, the mountain spine that runs the length of the Italian boot.
In the week my husband and I spent exploring Le Marche in our rental car from the north to the south, we never saw a tour bus. We never saw a t-shirt shop. What we did see were so many hill-top medieval and Renaissance fortified villages and castles that we felt deprived when we saw a hilltop that grew trees instead of stone walls and turrets. [...]


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Top 10 cycle rides in Europe - 3 in Italy

Top 10 cycle rides in Europe - 3 in Italy | Italia | Scoop.it
Piedmont, Italy: Acqui Terme to Relais & Chateaux San Maurizio - Just imagine cycling over the famous Langhe hills, an intimate landscape filled with vineyards, truffles, medieval towns like Montabone and Rocchetta Palafea, and stunning panoramas of an ancient landscape.Puglia, Italy: the coastal road to Leuca - This is one of the most stunning coastal roads in the world with breathtaking views of cliffs and bays. The ride meanders through the fishing village of Santa Cesarea Terme, famous for its Moorish architecture and thermal waters, and continues along the coast passing spectacular sea caves and the town of Castro, where Virgil claims the legendary Aeneas first made landfall in Italy.Hvar, Croatia: around Hvar Island to Paklinski OtociTuscany, Italy: through the Crete Senesi and the back roads into Siena - Have you ever been on a ride where you exclaim “this is the most beautiful view I have ever seen” and then your climb another hill, turn a corner and declare, “ok,no, actually this the most beautiful view I have ever seen”, and then you climb a little further, turn another corner and proclaim, “really, this is definitely the most beautiful view I’ve ever seen”. Well, that’s what this bicycle ride from Montalcino to Siena is like, especially the final 11k climb up these challenging hills into Siena. This route takes you along the bare ridges of the Crete Senesi through Asciano and Vescona to Arbia and then follows the timeless back roads up a series of challenging hills to enter Siena in truly evocative fashion. This is a definitely a ride worth taking!Switzerland: Lausanne – MontreuxMallorca, Spain: the ride to Cap FormentorKorcula, Croatia: Korcula IslandThe Alps, France: Tour de France stage climbsBurgundy, France: Haute Cotes du BeauneConnemara, Ireland: Clifden and the Boglands
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