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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....
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...
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...
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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,...
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How to use a Cell Phone in Italy

If you're in Italy and want to use a cell phone, here's how to do it Italians are known for talking and their zest for talking on their cell phone is no exception. In fact, Italy has one of the highest cell phone penetrations in the world. Most travelers to...
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Images of Venice

Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). The city is included, with Padua (Padova), in the Padua-Venice Metropolitan Area, population 1,600,000. It has the nicknames: "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", and "The...
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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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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...
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...
Piedmont

Region of Piedmont – Piemonte

Many of the dishes in Piedmont's (Piemonte) swankiest restaurants derive from the tables of the Piemontese aristocracy, in particular the Savoy dukes and kings who ruled the region from the eleventh century, making Turin their capital in 1574. Their presence is clearly visible today in the grandiose architecture of...
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Images of Rome

Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, where the river Aniene joins the Tiber. According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus on April 21, 753 BC. Archaeological evidence supports claims that the city was inhabited since the...
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Seagulls over Italy

What is surprising is the increasing presence of seagulls in Italian cities, a phenomenon which was practically unknown 100 years ago. Just imagine; in 1912 birdwatchers (yes, they do exist in Italy) joyfully reported the passage of just one Herring Gull over Rome! Today the presence of these birds...
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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...
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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...
umbria

Region of Umbria

Within its borders Umbria contains a dozen or so classic hill-towns, each resolutely individual and crammed with artistic and architectural treasures to rival bigger and more famous cities. To the east, pastoral countryside gives way to more rugged scenery, none better than the dramatic twists and turns of the...
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...
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...
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How to choose the best beaches of Sardinia

A colourful point of view! Do you know why Sardinia is one of the most voted destinations for beach vacation? Why are Sardinian Hotels so special? 3 points are enough to answer the question: 1. Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean sea and one of the most ancient lands in...
aosta valley

Region of Aosta Valley

Fringed by Europe's highest mountains, Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, veined with valleys and studded with castles, Valle d'Aosta is undeniably picturesque. The central Aosta valley cuts right across the region, following the River Dora to the foot of Mont Blanc on the French border. Along the river...
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Recover the Romance in vacation villas in Italy

Vacation Villas in Italy are the Perfect Cure for Bedroom Blues When the old bedroom blues have you feeling down, sometimes the best cure is a change of scenery, and nothing is more romantic than a trip for two to rediscover your attraction against the breathtaking backdrop of the Italian...

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