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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...
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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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Map of Italy

Interactive map of Italy and Europe This map of Italy allows you to view the country in several ways including satellite view, street view, and standard road map view.
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...
amalfi coast

Explore Italy with peace of mind

Millions of tourist want to explore Italy. Italy is decorated by sites and colours that bring new life to the millions of travellers who come here every year. While its many World Heritage sites may steal a majority of the international attention, there is more to this stunning destination...
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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The Numerous Benefits Of Retiring To Italy

Retiring abroad to exotic locations appeals to many retirees, and Italy is a top choice for many.
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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...
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...
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Italy Museums and Historic Sites

Few countries can claim as extensive a heritage of artistic expression. To experience Italy's art firsthand is to touch the soul of the country. From archeological sites to architecture, museums and galleries, you will discover the many ways Italy's craftsmen and artists have articulated their passion over thousands of...

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