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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...
Piazzale Michelangelo ~ Florence’s Renaissance Cityscape from Above

Piazzale Michelangelo ~ Florence’s Renaissance Cityscape from Above

“Tonight the sun has died like an Emperor…great scarlet arcs of silk…saffron…green…crimson…and the blaze of Venus to remind one of the absolute and...
Display at Florence’s Museum of Zoology and Natural History (La Specola)

The weird and wonderful collection of La Specola, Florence’s strangest museum

The influence of the powerful Medici dynasty can be seen everywhere in Florence. Palazzo Vecchio was once the home of the Medici; the Uffizi Gallery...
Christmas market in Bolzano with lights and decorations— Photo by AntonioGravante

Finding the Christmas spirit in markets around Italy

Christmas time. Children love it: as the days go by and the 25th approaches they can hardly wait to see what Santa is going to leave underneath the...

Bracciano: Where Modern Meets Medieval

Close your eyes. Imagine walking down winding, cobbled lanes that slope increasingly downward, wandering away from the cream and mustard colored...
Hadrian's Villa - Photo by alessandro0770

Walking in the emperor’s footsteps: Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli

Most Roman emperors liked to get out of Rome every now and then. Julius Caesar, Nero and Caligula favoured Baiae in Campania, enjoying its mild...
Kathy McCabe, the host of “Dream of Italy” on PBS

Kathy McCabe Dreaming of Italy

Blonde-haired, creator of the Dream of Italy newsletter and PBS travel series, doesn’t look Italian—nor does her name sound Italian. But the first...
The Greek Theatre is without question the most important feature for sight-seers in Taormina — Photo by samot

Where Greece and Rome once met: Taormina

If you’re an ancient history buff, or if you took Classics in college, you may remember that on one faithful day, sometimes between the 7th and the...

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