The German writer and poet Wolfgang von Goethe visited Sicily in 1787 and said: Italy, without Sicily, leaves no image in the soul: here is the key to everything”. So welcome to the land of sun, sea and fun.
Sicily is, after Tuscany, the Italian headquarters of many UNESCO world heritage. If you visit this beautiful island, do not miss the opportunity to see these sites: the Villa del Casale di Piazza Armerina, the archaeological park and landscape of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Aeolian Islands, the center of Syracuse and the necropolis of Pantalica.
The guides speak enough of the standard classical Sicily and we want to speak about other. No theaters, sculptures, monuments. Today we are featuring a bar, one of the world’s most famous coffee, the Bar Vitelli in Savoca, or, as is well known to most people, the bar of the Godfather. Read the rest of this entry »
There are lots of places, both in Italy and abroad, worthy of a visit, but if you want to stay in Italy, a place that definitely deserves to be visited is Ischia.
Ischia every year manages to attract millions of visitors for its natural beauty and is famous throughout the world for its thermal springs truly unique, perfect for those who want to find a little relax during their journey. The therapeutic powers of the thermal waters of Ischia, are well known, and that’s why hundreds of people come here to cure their ills.
In the early nineteenth century, many spas of Ischia, were rediscovered and modernized to offer all visitors a perfect place to rest. On the whole territory, there are many hot springs to visit and we want to try to suggest you the most popular. Read the rest of this entry »
Two days to visit a city like Florence, are certainly a few, and to appreciate the city it is important not to try to run as much as possible, but try to see the parts that characterize the city, to be able to see its nature, to appreciate the best.
Surely there are some must-see places, and therefore a day should be devoted to a tour to see those monuments:
- The Duomo of Florence and its dome
- Giotto’s bell tower
- Palazzo Vecchio
- Ponte Vecchio
- Palazzo Pitti
- Piazzale Michelangelo
- Piazza Santa Croce Read the rest of this entry »
The lake Garda is the largest among the Italian lakes. It covers three regions, Lombardy, Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto.
The area is particularly rich of tourists, especially Germans, who in Garda especially appreciate the climate, the beauty of the lake and the surrounding nature. In Roman times the lake was surrounded by beautiful towns and villas belonging to Roman patricians. An example of this architecture is still visible today in Sirmione, the birthplace of the poet Catullus. Here is one of the finest examples of a Roman villa: the “Grotte di Catullo“, a first century AD complex, so named because it is inaccessible and hidden by dense vegetation. Another extraordinary complex is located in Gardone is the “Vittoriale degli Italiani“, famous as the residence of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, who retired here to live from 1921 until his death in 1938. The complex consists of a villa called “Prioria“, a concert hall, a mausoleum and large gardens where there is even a ship. It still preserves all its original furnishings and personal items of work. Among other ways to visit the lake, there is the ancient sailing ships, to sail the lake in all its extension, experiencing an alternative way to admire the beauties of nature. To reach the lake Garda on the eastern shore flights at the airport of Verona are recommended, while Bergamo Orio al Serio is the suggested to reach the west coast.
During your holidays in Salento, perhaps after a long day at the beach or spent on the Adriatic or Ionian coast, take a trip to Lecce, the capital of the province.
Lecce, situated at the heart of the Salento peninsula, easily reachable from the airport of Brindisi (15 minutes by car) is called the
“Florence of the South” thanks to its elegant beauty conferred by the many mansions with rich capitals built in local stone, extracted from the caves of Cursi, about twenty-five kilometers from Lecce; this stone was once used to realize every kind of building, while today because of the cost of extraction is used only for luxury real estates. Read the rest of this entry »
Among the best known and most visited city in Tuscany and Versilia, stands Viareggio, especially popular for its Carnival. Viareggio is actually a wonderful city to visit at any time of year, with its magnificent coastline and a series of artistic and historical sites of great interest.
Being a very popular destination for wealthy tourists and VIPs, people might consider Viareggio as a prohibitive destination. Actually, with a little of forethought, anyone can enjoy a stay in this beautiful Tuscan town, staying in structures as a holiday home in Viareggio.
What is the best way to enjoy a dream holiday in Viareggio without breaking the bank?
The first rule to enjoy a dream holiday in Viareggio without breaking the bank, for those looking for a low-cost vacation, is to book well in advance, taking advantage of the many deals, especially in the network, allowing you to organize a dream holiday thanks to the formula of Advanced booking. This kind of “deals” allow you to choose from a wide range of options and services; the only thing required is to be patient looking for the best solution. Another way to save would be organizing a holiday with friends in order to rent an apartment, a solution that allows you to “save money” on food and beverage, sharing the costs. Another solution would be booking a hotel or B&b just outside the city, then choose to stay at one of the many neighboring cities, very characteristic and striking.
Planning holidays well in advance has now become a common practice used by all travelers who wish to enjoy a dream holiday by taking advantage of offers available only several months before departure. A good “rule” to be adopted not only when you plan to travel abroad, but also when you choose Italy as destination. The “Bel Paese” is, in fact, full of wonderful places, but finding affordable accommodation is quite complicated.
That’s why a good destination could be Sicily, a charming island with its magnificent sea, its natural beauty and its ancient culture. So if you have already booked your hotel or village in Sicily, a guide could be useful to enjoy one of the best itineraries on the island: the discovery of Ragusa and Modica. Read the rest of this entry »