Italy, a UNESCO heaven

27 March, 2019 / 160 views

Some UNESCO sites around Italy

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Vicenza, architecture heaven

23 March, 2019 / 41 views

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Lucca, the petite Florence

06 March, 2019 / 55 views

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Ferrara, Renaissance art city

05 March, 2019 / 43 views

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Bergamo, City of the Thousand

03 March, 2019 / 54 views

Recently awarded a UNESCO World Heritage site, Bergamo has a lot to offer, from impressive Venetian walls to beautiful churches and splendid landscapes.

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Parma for non-foodies

02 March, 2019 / 45 views

You probably know Parmesan cheese and Parma ham but what about the splendid Palazzo della Pilotta?

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Verona - Survival guide for non (necro) romantic travellers

14 February, 2019 / 65 views

Because the only love story you should have in Verona is with the city itself.

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Apulia, the heel of the “boot"

10 December, 2018 / 110 views

Apulia in Italian, Puglia in English, Pouilles in French, the heel of the Italian boot is becoming a trendy destination amongst foreigners

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Casamassima, the Italian blue gem

07 December, 2018 / 311 views

India has Jodhpur. Morocco has Chefchaouen. Italy has Casamassima.

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Matera, beautiful empty shell

05 December, 2018 / 86 views

One of the most ancient cities in the world, Matera and its sassi are now mostly empty.

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Lecce, a story of stone

03 December, 2018 / 152 views

Welcome to the capital city of Barocco leccese

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Barletta, City of Challenges.

28 November, 2018 / 76 views

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Termoli, Borgo Antico

27 November, 2018 / 138 views

Lovely little gem on the Adriatic Sea.

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Mantua, frescoes heaven

25 November, 2018 / 83 views

Mantova is to frescoes what Ravenna is to mosaics.

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Top things to do in Carpi, Italy

03 January, 2018 / 232 views

“Carpi? Really? Don’t you mean Capri?”

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Modena, home to Ferrari, vinegar and opera

15 December, 2017 / 111 views

Off the tourist tracks although it is a UNESCO Heritage Site, colourful Modena deserves a visit.

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Ravenna, a world of mosaics

05 December, 2017 / 141 views

Welcome to mosaic land.

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Burano, the Rainbow Island

30 November, 2017 / 105 views

Welcome to one of the 10 most colorful cities in the world!

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San Michele, the Island of the Dead

25 November, 2017 / 106 views

Did you know Stravinsky was buried here?

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Murano the glass island

22 November, 2017 / 154 views

Famed for its glass work, Murano is also a charming little archipelago with a splendid basilica.

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How to survive Venice Biennale

20 November, 2017 / 285 views

Every other year, Venice helds the biggest contemporary art fair in the world. Exhibitions are set in the main Biennale sites but not only. So how to make the most of it? If you have 2 or 3 available days, check the itinerary linked at the end of this post.

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Gulf of Poets

10 November, 2017 / 110 views

Follow the footpath of Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley, George Sand and many more in the wonderful Gulf of La Spezia.

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How to survive Venice when you are tight

08 November, 2017 / 155 views

Venezia la Serenissima has the reputation of being a very expensive city. It can be surprisingly cheap if you know when and where to go, as well as what to see. Whether you are on a tight budget or really stingy, it is possible to have a great stay in Venice without spending a fortune.

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Torcello the wild island

07 November, 2017 / 105 views

A bit off the usual tourist path, although more and more people go there, Torcello is worth seeing if you have time. It is the cradle of Venice and there are impressive mosaics in its cathedral, beautiful views from the bell tower and a famous hotel-restaurant.

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6 must-see churches in Florence

20 December, 2016 / 239 views

Where to find the most interesting artworks.

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Pisa, beyond the tower

21 November, 2016 / 204 views

Mostly known for its leaning tower, Pisa is also a beautiful medieval city with some magnificent Renaissance buildings.

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How to survive Florence when you do not like museums and/or churches

01 November, 2016 / 340 views

Florence is a beautiful Italian city full of history. But is it worth to visit it if you do not like spending time in churches and museums?

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Cinque Terre at a glance

01 November, 2016 / 96 views

String of centuries-old seaside villages seated on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) are a UNESCO World Heritage.

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Livorno, the "Venice" of Tuscany.

30 October, 2016 / 184 views

Easy day trip from Pisa, Livorno is nicknamed "Venice" of Tuscany because of its canals.

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