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Umbria is much more than just chocolate and churches

Discovering Five Hidden Gems in Southern Umbria

Bordered by Tuscany to the west, Le Marche to the east and Lazio to the south the central region of Umbria is the only one without a coastline or to...
Ancient Roman Baths of Neptune Mosaic Floors Ostia Antica Ruins Rome Italy Excavation of Ostia, ancient Roman port, next to airport. Was port for Rome until 5t— Photo by billperry

Ostia Antica: The “Pompeii of Rome”

Over two and a half million visitors flock annually to Pompeii to marvel at the ancient Roman city caught in time. But just half an hour outside Rome...
Early mosaic of Saint Ambrose (378 ca.) that might be an actual portrait

Milan of Ambrose: ‘Where a man’s heart is, there is also his treasure’

St. Ambrose died in 397 but the world of Ambrogio lives on today in Milan. He was mourned by thousands at his funeral on a snowy night. Women sang...
In Trentino Alto Adige on December 6th, a large number of animal-like people called Krampus runs in the streets, followed by Saint Nicholas, who protects onlookers from their violence

Beyond Presepi and Mercatini: curious Christmas traditions of Italy

That of presepe is, very likely, Italy’s best known Christmas tradition: it is popular from north to south and it is indissolubly tied to one of the...
Welcome to Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy!

Welcome to Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy!

Umbria is described as being located in the heart of Italy and with neither a coastline or a border with a foreign country, it is also the only...
Florence Cathedral from Giotto's bell tower — Photo by elleonzebon

On top of the world, on top of Florence’s Duomo!

Florence’s cathedral—Santa Maria del Fiori, or simply il Duomo , as it is known to the Florentines, is a fantastic piece of architecture. Every time...
Let’s go to le Marche: Frontone and the Castle!

Let’s go to Le Marche: Frontone and the Castle!

Studentessa Matta takes us for a visit in Le Marche region. A unique place to discover... Le Marche is a beautiful region of Italy that is bordered...
Valtellina offers a lot to the wine lover looking for an unusual wine region

Valtellina: the hidden gem of Lombardy, beautiful in all seasons

When one thinks about mountain holidays, depending on personal preferences, one envisions either white peaks and powdery snow or green fields dotted...
Valtellina: The SPA resort of Bormio

Valtellina: The SPA resort of Bormio

The SPA resort of Bormio, Bagni Vecchi, attests man's ability to create something of such beauty on top of a wondrous nature. This place was...
XIX century Dante Alighieri statue and Santa Croce cathedral in Florence, Italy — Photo by AlKan32

Stendhal’s Syndrome: The disease you can only catch in Florence

When I first heard about Stendhal’s Syndrome I thought it was a joke. It is not. This illness has been scientifically researched and documented; it...
calcio storico

Firenze, la festa di San Giovanni e il calcio storico

Nel mondo cattolico sono molte le feste tradizionali legate ai Santi. A Firenze il 24 Giugno si festeggia il Patrono della città, “San Giovanni...

Travelling to Italy with Victoria: Florence

Victoria's trip in Italy has officially started. Her return to Italia began in the “cradle of the Renaissance”, Florence! My Day on the “Other Side”…...
Famous Ponte Vecchio with river Arno - photo by pandionhiatus3

Ponte Vecchio : Florence Oldest Bridge

There’s been a bridge at the site of Florence’s legendary Ponte Vecchio since the days of the ancient Romans. Today it’s a focus for Florence’s...

Piccole storie curiose di Firenze

Passeggiando per il centro storico di Firenze, ho visto esposto nella vetrina di una piccola cartolibreria, un libretto dall’aspetto modesto, ma dal...
Portrait Of Lorenzo The Magnificent, Agnolo Bronzino, 1560, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

Inside the Medici Chapels, the “Masters of Florence”‘s Mausoleum

It has been just a few weeks since the Italian media coverage began to be monopolized by the success of the new TV series Medici: Masters of Florence...

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