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The Top Regions For Retirement In Italy

The Top Regions For Retirement In Italy | Travel | Scoop.it
Italy has 20 regions and a wide range of climates from Alpine to hot and sunny. Each offers a wealth of amenities and activities, regional food and wine, even dialects. Speaking of which, if you decide to settle in Italy, you will need to learn at least some Italian to be comfortable.

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Why the Cilento Coast, Amalfi's less-known neighbour, is a Italian joy

Why the Cilento Coast, Amalfi's less-known neighbour, is a Italian joy | Travel | Scoop.it

Found further south than the fabled Amalfi Coast, the Cilento Coast may just be Italy at its finest, says Maura Henry. And the glorious ruins of Paestum can give Pompeii a run for its money.

This is one of the more secluded parts of Campania and all the better for it. Porcelain sandy beaches, clear waters (Positano boasts neither of these), meals for the price of an Amalfi sundowner, no American tourists - and our very own castle. [...]


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The insider's guide to Florence - Telegraph

The insider's guide to Florence - Telegraph | Travel | Scoop.it

An insider's guide to Florence, featuring the best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and things to do, including how to travel there and around. By Lee Marshall, Telegraph Travel's Florence expert. This guide suggests you the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop, including the best things to do and what to do on a short break.

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6 things that create happiness in Italy

6 things that create happiness in Italy | Travel | Scoop.it

How much of what we do honestly makes us happy?

48% of our ability to feel happy comes from our parents and grandparents. 40% of our happiness comes from life events. 12% of our ability to live a happy life is all about the choices we make.

On a trip to Italy recently and I found that the things that create happiness in Italy are the same ones every motivational speaker, author and dime store guru has been talking and writing about for years. The difference is that in Italy, they actually live by them, while in the USA, most of us merely talk about them.

 

Sorridere – SmileEssere con persone felici – Hang with happy people.Essere generosi e grati – Be Generous and GratefulRiposo e relax – Rest and RelaxEsercizio, dieta e sonno – Exercise, Diet and sleepFede – FaithClick on the photo to read more
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Italy's Coastal Gems: four jet-set hotels

Italy's Coastal Gems: four jet-set hotels | Travel | Scoop.it
Reviews of four jet-set hotels from Portofino south. Il Splendido, Portofino; Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole; Il San Pietro, Positano; and Santa Caterina, Amalfi, have their charms, but most show signs of slippage.

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Sicilian Tour: The perfect itinerary

Sicilian Tour: The perfect itinerary | Travel | Scoop.it

Sicily is full of history and culture and it’s hard to pick among a wide range of locations if you are planning a visit – or if you are just curious about the highlights of this Region. This week we take the tour of whole Sicily just as you should do if you are visiting it this summer.


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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, August 10, 2014 12:31 PM
  • Palermo
  • Mondello beach 
  • Aeolian Islands: Lipari, Alicudi, Filicudi, Vulcano, Salina, Panarea
  • Taormina
  • Etna park
  • Catania
  • Syracuse
  • Modica
  • Ragusa
  • Noto
  • Caltagirone
  • Selinunte, Segesta and Agrigento
  • Temples Agrigento
  • Trapani, Erice and Scopello
  • Aegadian islands
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7 Amazing Bridges to see in Italy

7 Amazing Bridges to see in Italy | Travel | Scoop.it

Italy with its passions for architecture, regional rivalry, and history has some of the world’s most historic and beautiful bridges. We take you through a list of just seven of them:

The Ponte Vecchio FlorenceThe Rialto Bridge VenicePonte Sant’ Angelo RomeThe Gaiola Bridge – NaplesThe Ponte di Tiberio – RiminiThe Ponte della Maddalena – Borgo a Mozzano, LuccaTibetan Bridge San Gervasio Gorge, Claviere
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37 Places You Need To Visit In Italy

37 Places You Need To Visit In Italy | Travel | Scoop.it

While the food in Italy is reason enough to visit, the country is filled with famous works of art, exceptionally beautiful cities, and gorgeous lakes and mountains.
We compiled a list of 37 sites in Italy you should see at least once in your lifetime.

Drive along the gorgeous cliffs of the Amalfi Coast.See Michelangelo's famous statue of David in Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia.Admire the colourful homes in Isola di Burano.Float through the Blue Grotto, a sea cave in Capri with stunning blue light reflected off of the water.Hike in scenic Cinque Terre and explore the charming cliffside villages.Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii,Eat tagliatelle al ragu, AKA bolognese sauce, in Bologna.View Leonardo Da Vinci's painting, The Last Supper, in Milan. Take a boat around Lago di Como, one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy.Watch artists blow glass by hand to create incredible works of art on Murano Island.Ski the Dolomites, a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, and explore the charming ski village of Cortina d'Ampezzo.[...]
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Rome's Best Cappuccino at The Historic Sciascia Caffe' 1919

Rome's Best Cappuccino at The Historic Sciascia Caffe' 1919 | Travel | Scoop.it

More than 2,000 satisfied Romans, the majority lawyers working at the nearby legal offices and courts, make a daily stop at the historic Sciascia Caffe 1919 in the Prati neighborhood.
It is a Roman institution, but it is rarely mentioned on lists of “musts” for visitors, and one could pass by without even noticing the entrance....Rome’s best cappuccino is served in delicate Richard Ginori porcelain cups...


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European Travel Skills: Numbers and Stumblers

In order to travel well, you need to be engaged. Learning the way Europeans use weights and measurements, and even how they write their numbers, will help you keep up.


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Finding gems along the Aurelian walls, Rome's ancient ramparts

Finding gems along the Aurelian walls, Rome's ancient ramparts | Travel | Scoop.it

Most visitors to Rome will come across the Aurelian walls framing the old city at some point during their sight-seeing. But not so many will consider these stunning ancient treasures a priority.  I would argue that these ramparts are a sight worth admiring and taking note of in themselves. A walk along the walls is also a lovely way to spend a morning in Rome, and there are several interesting churches and sights to discover on the way.[...]


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Monterosso in Le Cinque Terre, Italy

Monterosso in Le Cinque Terre, Italy | Travel | Scoop.it

Monterosso has a HUGE beach, which is the village's main identifier from the other four villages. The water is gorgeous and there are restaurants all up and down the beachfront. Lying on the beach was so relaxing and the big rock in the water at the edge of the beach is a great place to climb up and just take in the sights. [...]


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10 Ways to Spend Summer 2014 in Italy

10 Ways to Spend Summer 2014 in Italy | Travel | Scoop.it

If you are in Italy during summers then it is important for you to look out for the 10 ways to spend summer in Italy. 

1. Taking a stroll in the Sudtirol
2. Drive down the Amalfi Coast
3. Watching Venice at First Light
4. Have Sicilian Ice Cream
5. Relish some great food in Piedmont
6. Find the quiet side of the Italian Lakes
7. Go for an experience at Sardinian Beach
8. Learn the Culinary Rules of Bologna
9. Enjoy the Roman Passeggiata
10. Navigate the Puglian Coast

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Italy in 2015 | 5 Best Restaurants in Venice for Couples

Italy in 2015 | 5 Best Restaurants in Venice for Couples | Travel | Scoop.it
Best restaurants in Venice are dominated with various romantic spots for couples: Vini da Gigio, Osteria Enoteca Ai Artisti, La Zucca, Impronta Café, and Bottega ai Promessi Sposi.

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Je ne sais pas vous, mais personnellement j'aime avoir des conseils utiles.... Pour moi Venise c'est la ville "verte" parce que sans voiture. Une fois débarrassée des gros paquebots de croisière qui gâchent sans conteste le paysage devant la Place St-Marc...

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The places in Italy among the 1000 Places To See Before You Die

The places in Italy among the 1000 Places To See Before You Die | Travel | Scoop.it

Italy 6 of 62 + 1 (1 scratched)

AlberobelloCapriNational Archaeological MuseumSpaccanapoliPompeiiThe Amalfi CoastPositano’s HotelsRavelloPaestumThe Best of SorrentoThe QuadrilateroPiazza del DuomoRavennaLa Posta VecchiaRomeThe Hotel HasslerSistine ChapelCinqueterrePortofinoBellagioHotel Villa d’estePalazzo DucaleThe Milanese ExperienceIl DuomoThe Last SupperLa Scala Opera House (Teatro alla Scala)Rocca ScaligeraBorromean IslandsRossini Opera FestivalUrbinoLa Costa SmeraldaAeolian IslandsValley of TemplesMount EtnaTwo Gems of PalermoTaorminaChurch of San FrancescoFlorenceThe Uffizi GalleriesVilla San Michele and Villa La MassaLuccaMontalcinoPienzaIl PellicanoChianti and San GimignanoPiazza del Campo and the PalioBasilica of San FrancescoPalazzo TerranovaGubbioIl DuomoLa PasseggiataSpoleto FestivalCrossing the Mont Blanc MassifAsoloCortina d’AmpezzoScrovegni ChapelVeniceCarnevaleCipriani HotelVenice Simplon-Orient-ExpressVeronaTeatro Olimpico+1 Leaning Tower of Pisa[source]
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What are the most charming small towns in Italy? - Quora

What are the most charming small towns in Italy? - Quora | Travel | Scoop.it

In the vein of What are the most charming small towns in France? I have created this answer, focusing on smaller villages and also presenting, to give it a twist, the local dishes or food/wine you need to try when in that village. The emphasis is on maybe lesser known dishes, products or places.
The villages are in no particular order, classified per region and can be found on my accompanying Google Maps here: Most Charming Villages of Italy


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How To Begin Planning Your Italian Vacation

How To Begin Planning Your Italian Vacation | Travel | Scoop.it

It’s a daunting task, and you’ve been putting it off long enough, but now is the time. You're finally going to plan for that Italian vacation you've been talking and dreaming about for years. But now that you’ve decided to begin, there are so many things you want to see and places you need to book. Where do you start? 

What are the must-see destinations for my first and only trip to Italy?What sights do I need to book in advance?What benefits will a traveler see when booking through an agent?How far in advance should we book?Do I need trip insurance?Read more
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20 things you have to do in Venice

20 things you have to do in Venice | Travel | Scoop.it
The most romantic, the most picturesque, the most unique city in the world, Venice’s charms have been seducing visitors since the dawn of the Republic. On the eve of the Venice Film Festival., Swide gives you 20 reasons (if you needed any) to head to the lagoon.

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, August 27, 2014 12:06 PM

1. Step into the great Renaissance at the Gallerie dell’Accademia
2. Have an aperitivo at a Bacaro, and don’t forget the Spritz
3. Listen to Vivaldi at La Fenice Theatre
4. The city of Palaces
5. Take a tour on the Gondola
6. Sip a Bellini Harry’s Bar
7. Buy in glass in Murano
8. Buy lace in Burano
9. Visit the Guggenheim Collection
10. Freak out at Poveglia
11. Visit the Acqua Alta Bookshop
12. Take in the view from the San Marco bell tower
13. Sample the unique Venetian Cuisine
14. Go to the market on the Giudecca
15. Visit the Ghetto
16. Visit the Caffé Florian and the coffee museum in Saint Marc’s Square
17. Kiss under the Ponte dei Sospiri
18. Take home a Venetian Carnival Mask
19. Visit the Rialto fish market
20. Take a tour of the Grand Canal in a Riva motor boat

Joshua Ledwell's curator insight, August 28, 2014 3:29 PM

Nice simple list to start with

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Five Pearls of Cinque Terre

Five Pearls of Cinque Terre | Travel | Scoop.it

Cinque Terre is one of the most stunning destinations for a luxury travel vacation in Italy; a coastline steeped in history. Discover it here. [...]


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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, August 15, 2014 4:11 PM
  • Monterosso is the largest and most northerly village with numerous first class restaurants surrounded by stunning beaches.
  • Vernazza is next, with a small picturesque port still very popular with local fishermen.
  • Corniglia sits high above sea level on its own rocky spur, accessed either by the 377 winding steps, which lead to the town or a shuttle bus.
  • Manarola is, perhaps, the most sophisticated village boasting a beautiful piazza.
  • Riomaggiore, a mirage of color, cobbled streets and unadulterated Italian charm
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TV3 Ireland AM travel to Italy- Bologna and Pasta Making

Sinead visits the beautiful city of Bologna where she took in some of the sights and tried her hand at making her very own pasta!

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4 Awesome Lake Destinations for Summer Vacations in Italy

4 Awesome Lake Destinations for Summer Vacations in Italy | Travel | Scoop.it

We’ve rounded up a quick list of some of Italy’s best lake destinations for summer vacations in Italy! 

Lake Garda

Lake Maggiore

Lake Bolsena

Lake Como


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How to travel in Europe - Lonely Planet

How to travel in Europe - Lonely Planet | Travel | Scoop.it

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:
Car

Budget: medium-highIdeal time frame: 2-4 weeks.So? Expensive flexibility.

Plane

Budget: low-high, depending on your booking nous Ideal time frame: 1-2 weeks.So? Quick, but missing the point.

Train

Budget: medium-highIdeal time frame: 2-4 weeks.So? The scenic classic.

Bus

Budget: mediumIdeal time frame: 3-4 weeks.So? Slow and steady.

Bike

Budget: low.Ideal time frame: 1-3 months.So? The best immersion.

Foot

Budget: low.Ideal time frame: 3-12 months.So? Epic – if you have the time.

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Three Common Mistakes That Tourists In Italy Make

A short video about some of the common mistakes that tourists in Italy tend to make -- and how to avoid them! :D


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Joshua Ledwell's curator insight, June 20, 2014 3:33 PM

1. Buy tickets ahead of time, esp. online. 2. Have cash to pay for stuff 3. Order a "café latte" because a "latte" is a glass of milk!

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What to see in 24h in Rome

What to see in 24h in Rome | Travel | Scoop.it
There are crazy people who decide to visit a city just for one day, like if places were stickers in their album. T hen, there are crazier people who decide to do that mistake with a city like Rome!...

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, June 28, 2014 8:21 AM

What to see in 24h in Rome avoiding queues:

  1. Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè
  2. Pantheon
  3. Fontana di Trevi
  4. Via del Corso
  5. Piazza Venezia
  6. Fori Imperiali
  7. Forno da Milvio
  8. Colosseo
  9. Grezzo
  10. Monti
  11. Caffè Propaganda
  12. Ponte Garibaldi
  13. Antico Caffé del Moro
  14. Freni e Frizioni
  15. Mangiamò


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The Less Seen Tuscany: Marble Floors of Siena Cathedral

The Less Seen Tuscany: Marble Floors of Siena Cathedral | Travel | Scoop.it

When you go into the Cathedral of Siena, the natural inclination is to look up at the majestic vaulted ceilings.
However, for a few months of the year (end of August to end of October) there is the uncovering “scoperchiamento” of this work of art of inlaid marble and you are allowed to view the Cathedral’s masterpiece underfoot.
Each illustration was drawn as a sketch by some of the most talented artists of the Renaissance (Pinturicchio, Sassetta, Domenico di Bartolo) and then transformed into detailed marble inlay by the master craftsmen of the time. [...]


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