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Cycling through Italy's Chianti region

Cycling through Italy's Chianti region | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
I trudge onto the terrace looking like a sweaty beetroot in shorts. “Some bread and olive oil to help you recover,” smiles Gianni Mucciarelli. With his bronzed skin and dapper red loafers, the manager of the Dievole Winery has the look of a man who doesn’t fall off bicycles. “A pleasant ride?” he asks, as I slump in a chair and dab at my grazes. 
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Why a weekend break in Portofino right now

Why a weekend break in Portofino right now | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

As the final traces of summer’s honeysuckle scent cling to Portofino’s piazzetta, the film stars and fashionistas jump on their superyachts, seeking warmer climates. The town, flanked by pastel-coloured houses, comes alive in the autumnal sunshine and many locals venture out on strolls through the now quieter town. Bag the seats at the best restaurants that spill across the harbour, swim in the child-free, sun-warmed Paraggi bay and enjoy uninterrupted views over the Italian Riviera. It’s the perfect time to steal a slice of la dolce vita in peace. [...]

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Italy’s best-kept food secret: the sagra festival

Italy’s best-kept food secret: the sagra festival | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Italy’s food festivals are not just a chance to taste fantastic regional specialities, but also to delve into local culture – and autumn is the time to go
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Basilicata: a gourmet pilgrimage to southern Italy

Basilicata: a gourmet pilgrimage to southern Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Martine Greslon is the lone English soul living in the hilltop village of Tursi. It had been two decades since I last saw her at one of the London wine tastings she regularly attended for Thetford wine merchant T & W Wines, but after emailing me for some information on wine, she mentioned she was planning to open a cookery school in Basilicata. Soon after, our cars were rubbing noses in Tursi’s car park.
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Via Francigena, the Way to go in Tuscany

Via Francigena, the Way to go in Tuscany | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Despite continuous rain, I pull on hiking boots and click open a walking stick. I slip and slide along the rain-soaked 120km stage of the Via Francigena from Lucca to Siena. It should take me just under a week. [...]

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The story of the man who built the only buildings that survived the earthquake in Amatrice

The story of the man who built the only buildings that survived the earthquake in Amatrice | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Since the earthquake, Italy has been wondering how many lives could have been saved had only Amatrice been built following proper anti-seismic regulations. If, possibly, many of the town's older medieval buildings may have not been entirely rescued anyway, it is still true that reinforcing structures could have avoided many deaths: as the examples of highly seismic areas such as California and Japan have shown, even at-risk structures can be adapted to better resist earthquakes and, without a doubt, technological and architectural advances today allow for the relative straight forwards projectation and construction of earthquake-safe homes.  [...]

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[Digital nomads] No way to escape from Siracusa, Italy. – Medium

[Digital nomads] No way to escape from Siracusa, Italy. – Medium | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

I ended up spending a month there. It was a great experience, really, and feel in love with the city and its people. I think it’s a good place for digital nomads, looking for peace, sun and inspiration. Here are 3 reasons why you should also try it [...]

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Island of Burano: Well Worth the Effort

Island of Burano: Well Worth the Effort | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
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…
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A ghost town in Italy is about to come back to life for a hide-and-seek “world championship”

A ghost town in Italy is about to come back to life for a hide-and-seek “world championship” | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
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
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How to travel by train in Italy.

How to travel by train in Italy. | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
A guide to using the Italian rail system with confidence.
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10 Quotes about Rome that Perfectly Capture the Eternal City

10 Quotes about Rome that Perfectly Capture the Eternal City | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
“Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.”
-Anotole Broyard, American writer
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A Roman Gelato Obsession

A Roman Gelato Obsession | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
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 …
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Coasting Along the South of Italy

Coasting Along the South of Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

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.[...]

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Fall foliage trip in Italian paradises

Fall foliage trip in Italian paradises | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Discover the parks and the gardens of Italy where you can admire the shades of fall foliage, the amazing explosion of colors
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Cuisine of the Abruzzo, the neighbouring Le Marche Region, in the town of L'Aquila

Cuisine of the Abruzzo, the neighbouring Le Marche Region, in the town of L'Aquila | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
L'Aquila is the largest, most mountainous and least densely populated province of the Abruzzo region of Southern Italy. It comprises about half the landmass of Abruzzo and occupies the western part of the region. The Province of L'Aquila includes the highest mountains of the Apennines (Gran Sasso, Maiella and Velino-Sirente). The province is known for…
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The Blog jovinacooksitalian.com describes the fantastic cuisine of the Abruzzo, the neighbouring Le Marche Region, in the town of L'Aquila

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How to visit the Vatican

How to visit the Vatican | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Whether you are a follower of the Catholic Church, or whether you follow a different faith, or no faith at all, the Vatican City (the world…
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Grottaglie, La Citta della Ceramica

Grottaglie, La Citta della Ceramica | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The kids and I visited Grottaglie , a town about 20 minutes from Mesagne that specializes in local, handmade ceramics. We've been plent
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Italy's secrets to a long life - CBS.com

Italy's secrets to a long life - CBS.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Why are the people in the village of Acciaroli living well above Italy\'s national average? And why does it have one of the world\'s highest concentrations of people over 100 years old? Seth Doane reports on what scientists discovered.
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Lucca, Italy: Tuscan taste of history, fine food and Puccini

Lucca, Italy: Tuscan taste of history, fine food and Puccini | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

One of the most scenic places to dine is San Colombano, an indoor-outdoor restaurant that sits on the city wall, on a particularly wide, tree-lined section, and incorporates some of its features (one of the restaurant’s windows takes up the space once occupied by a cannon). With views over the rooftops and out towards the stately cathedral, you can opt for cake and coffee at the cafe on one side of the entrance, or a meal at the restaurant on the other. The expansive menu of pizzas, calzone, salads and pasta reveals top quality food for a lot less than you’d pay in Australia. [...]

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The most beautiful natural pools of Italy

The most beautiful natural pools of Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Ready for a dip? Discover the most beautiful natural pools of Italy, corners of paradise where you can spend unforgettable days
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Discover Siena: Medieval architecture, romantic olive groves and great wine

Discover Siena: Medieval architecture, romantic olive groves and great wine | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

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.  [...]

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Mini guide to the Italian Lakes

Mini guide to the Italian Lakes | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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The Hidden Gems of Sardinia You Don't Want To Miss

The Hidden Gems of Sardinia You Don't Want To Miss | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Sardinia has everything you could want when it comes to culture. It's the setting for a variety of festivals that celebrate heritage and tradition, as well as a superb range of music shows that cater to all kinds of musical tastes
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The Barga Cathedral and Pascoli’s bells

The Barga Cathedral and Pascoli’s bells | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Al bellissimo Duomo di Barga, intitolato a San Cristoforo, era molto legato uno dei più grandi poeti italiani, Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912).
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Seven Savoy Residences to Visit in Turin

Seven Savoy Residences to Visit in Turin | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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