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Angel in grief

Visiting the Dead in “the most beautiful cemetery in the world”

Until last year I spent my time in the city ducking in and out of cathedrals in which artists and popes were buried, marveling at the sculptures and paintings created by long-gone artists, and generally had an awareness that somewhere there must be actual a cemetery. In no place is...
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Car Rental in Italy: Autonoleggio

In Italy you can find many options for renting a car, however, fees might be higher after taxes and insurance rates
sardinia

Region of Sardinia

A little under 200km from the Italian mainland, slightly more than that from the North African coast at Tunisia, Sardinia is way off most tourist itineraries of Italy: D.H. Lawrence found it exotically different when he passed through here in 1921 - "lost", as he put it, "between Europe...
Naples

Naples without a jacket

Yes it has its glamour and glitz, but for the temporary visitor, there is no need to put on a show. Naples has all types, and takes all types, and all swirl together in a multicoloured melange. In the great hall of the "Maschio Angioino", as they call the...
pisa

Images of Pisa

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the Arno River on the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. While the Leaning Tower is the most famous image of the city, it is one of...
Moonlight Sonata

Glamour and Gelato along the Italian Coast

Italia Fashion and fast cars are other fine Italian traditions. Ferrari, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo are all born of the Latin spirit while nothing compares to the atmosphere of watching an Italian football match on home turf. However first and foremost are its gastronomic contributions to the world. It's impossible to...
Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

The geographical complexity of Friuli-Venezia Giulia - around eight thousand square kilometres of alps, limestone plateau, alluvial plain and shelving coastlands - is mirrored in its social diversity. The mountainous north is ethnically and linguistically Alpine; the old peasant culture of Friuli, though now waning, still gives a degree of...
Pilgrims on the way to Rome from Duomo in Fidenza

Via Francigena (Via Romea)

The Pilgrim's road from Canterbury to Rome It doesn't take long to pick them out: men and women of all ages, most carrying backpacks and using tall walking sticks, dressed in anything from ragged shirts and trousers to high-end hiking gear, and wearing - in general - decent hiking books,...
San Gimignano

Top Italian Destinations and Italian Cities

Even if you have never traveled to Italy, consider adding some smaller Italian destinations into your itinerary in addition to Rome, Florence and Venice.
calabria

Region of Calabria

In the 7th century this province, which had been part of the Byzantine Empire, was overrun by the Lombards, and the name "Calabria" was then applied to the "toe" of Italy, which the Byzantines still controlled. The "toe" had until then been known as "Bruttium". The landscape provides the main...
Venice

Three of Most Photogenic and Romantic sites in Venice

Venice is one of the most romantic spots on earth to take your significant other. Famous for its breathtaking views and iconic canals which run through the city, Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. As we continue to live in the thick of...
naples

Images of Naples

Naples (Italian: Napoli, Neapolitan: Nàpule, from Greek 'New City') Capital of the Campania region and the Province of Naples. The city has a population of about 1 million. By one count the metropolitan area of city is the second largest in Italy after that of Naples, with more than...
flavours italy

Join Flavours Holidays to experience Italy

Flavours Holidays offers cooking, painting, Pilates, and singles holidays in Italy Trying an extraordinary type of vacations that veers away from the usual course, like cooking, painting or Pilates in Italy can sometimes be a scary move. But Flavours Holidays has a bit of a pedigree. Founded in 1998 it...
Veneto

Region of Veneto

The first-time visitor to Venice, in the region of Veneto, arrives with a heavy freight of expectations, most of which turn out to be well founded. All the photographs you've seen of the Palazzo Ducale, of the Basilica di San Marco, of the palaces along the Canal Grande -...
Rialto Bridge Grand Canal

Venice: La Serenissima

Venice: The Most Serene I cannot remember when I first heard of, or learnt about, La Serenissima, but it would have been many years before my first visit. Of course this is the same with many places. We know the names Oklahoma, or Siberia, or Tokyo, without going there, but...
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Images, photos and posters of Italy

Italian Images, featuring beautiful landscapes of Italy from the Amalfi Coast to Venice Italy features some of the most breathtaking views in the world. From magnificent architecture found in Florence, Rome and Venice, to the beautiful landscape of Tuscany or the coastline along the Amalfi coast and the Italian Riviera,...
basilicata

Region of Basilicata

Culturally impoverished, underdeveloped and - owing to emigration - sparsely populated, Basilicata was long considered only good for taxation, and even then it was mismanaged. Although agriculture was systematized to an extent when these land formed a part of Magna Graecia, by the time the Normans arrived there was...
Monte Amiata

Monte Amiata: Southern Tuscany’s Highest Mountain

About Monte Amiata In these days of wild and violent volcanic eruptions - Etna, Stromboli, and (who knows when?) Vesuvius - it is reassuring to come across a tame, almost extinct, Volcano. Monte Amiata, the highest mountain in southern Tuscany (1791 metres), is just that. There is sufficient activity to...
navigli

Images of Milan

Milan (Italian: Milano) is the main city of northern Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. The city proper (Comune) has about 1,308,500 inhabitants (2004). The population of the urban area (Greater Milan), comprising the core of Lombardy, is estimated, as of 2006, to be about 4,280,820 people. Finally,...
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Budget Travel Guide to Backpacking in Italy

Venice The number one aim of anyone visiting Venice should be to get lost. The island is a rabbit warren with small streets haphazardly linking the beautiful architecture. Attempting to use a map will only add to new-city-confusion you so throw any form of agenda out the window. A good point...

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