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Various Images of Italy

Various images of Italy and Italian landscapes Italy offers unlimited sources of inspiration, whether taking photographs or painting. We have selected various images of Italy from the North to the South and included some pretty amazing shots. Additionally you can view many more images of Italy from our menu. We hope that these...
Villa Adriana Tivoli

The Call to My Adventure in Italy

Why travel? Why to Italy? A friend handed me a book one day. “Here,” she said. “A gift,” she said. “It’s magic.” I felt a tingle as I touched the cover, presaging what would indeed be my reaction as I began reading. For days, for weeks, I pored over the book, immersed...
Borgo Finocchieto

The Most Luxurious Villas in Tuscany

The Villas in Tuscany Nestled deep within the rolling hills of Italy lies the old land of Tuscany, home to some of the most historic homes in all of Europe. Built with European splendor and space, these magnificent villas offer a taste of the true heart of Italy, each a...
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...
Skiing in the Italian Alps

Skiing in Italy: Perfect Family Adventure Holidays

Italy is one of the best holiday places in the world You might think that having children means you have to limit the types of holidays you can enjoy. However, there's no need to leave the children at home or stop taking the energetic holidays you had in the past....
Firenze Boboli Neptune

Top 5 Picture-Worthy Hotspots in Florence

Places where to capture the best views of Florence, Italy Florence is widely known as one of the most spectacularly beautiful cities to visit. With its historic architecture and stunning views, photographers and scenery lovers flock to this city to absorb all its beauty and capture the scenes on camera....
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...
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...
Florence at night

Walking at night in Florence, Italy

Night in Florence? Being a solo female traveler there are two things I am always hearing. The first is that I’ll end up dead somewhere or kidnapped for a sex ring because being female and traveling is super dangerous, way more dangerous than a man traveling alone. If you don’t...
Forum in Pompeii

Visit Italy now!

Why visit Italy now? Italy is perfect for romantic Couples Fall for Italy's inspiring beauty, as seen in cities like Venice, Rome and Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet. All along the Amalfi coast places like Positano, Sorrento, Praiano and Ravello offer spectacular views of the coral-blue sea and the fabled...
Puglia

Region of Puglia – Apulia

Puglia was for centuries a strategic province, colonized, invaded and conquered (like its neighbors, Calabria and Sicily) by just about every major power of the day, from the Greeks through to the Spanish. As elsewhere in the South, each ruling dynasty left its own distinctive mark on the landscape and...
Campania

Region of Campania

The region immediately south of Lazio, Campania, marks the real beginning of the Italian south or mezzogiorno. It's the part of the south too, perhaps inevitably, that most people see, as it's easily accessible from Rome and home to some of the area's (indeed Italy's) most notable features -...
Abruzzo

Region of Abruzzo

The name Abruzzo appears to derive from the Latin form Aprutium. The name Aprutium, however, was not in use in Roman times when the region was known at various times as Picenum, Sabina et Samnium, Flaminia et Picenum and/or Campania et Samnium. This region was known as Aprutium in...
Lazio

Region of Lazio

Of all Italy's historic cities, it's perhaps Rome, in the region of Lazio, which exerts the most compelling fascination. There's more to see here than in any other city in the world, with the relics of over two thousand years of inhabitation packed into its sprawling urban area. You...
Emilia Romagna

Region of Emilia-Romagna

Set between Lombardy and Tuscany, and stretching from the Adriatic coast almost to the shores of the Mediterranean, Emilia-Romagna is the heartland of northern Italy. It is two provinces really: Emilia to the east and the Romagna to the west - the former Papal States, joined together after Unification. Before...
Tuscany

Region of Tuscany

Tuscany is like a picture that has long held an irresistible attraction for northern Europeans and Americans. The expat's perspective may be distorted, but Tuscany is indeed the essence of Italy in many ways. The national language evolved from Tuscan dialect, a supremacy ensured by Dante, who wrote the...
Liguria

Region of Liguria

There's an unexpected change as you cross the border from Nice and Monaco: the Italian Riviera (as Liguria's commercially developed strip of coast is known) has more variety of landscape and architecture than its French counterpart, and is generally less frenetic. The mountains which, in places, drop sheer to the...
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 -...
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...
Lombardy

Region of Lombardy

Lombardy, Italy's richest and most developed region, often seems to have more in common with its northern European neighbours than with the rest of Italy. Given its history, this is hardly surprising: it was ruled for almost two centuries by the French and Austrians and takes its name from...

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