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Travel Insurance Tips For Italy

Protect That Perfect Italian Holiday With Travel Insurance Italy offers endless choices for incredible holidays. Whether it's skiing in the Alps or a romantic weekend in Venice, checking out the latest fashions in Milan or exploring the history, culture and architecture of Rome, there's something for everybody. But in planning that...
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 Florence

Florence lies on the Arno River and has a population of around 400,000 people, plus a suburban population in excess of 200,000 persons. The greater area has some 956,000 people. A center of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance...
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Images of Tuscany

Tuscany was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and its artistic heritage includes architecture, painting and sculpture, collected in dozens of museums, the best-known of which is the Uffizi and the Bargello in Florence, but also in many other towns and cities in the region. Tuscany was the birthplace...
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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...
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Images of Assisi

Assisi is a town in Italy in Perugia province, Italy, in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Mt. Subasio. It is the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor...
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Images of Portofino

The town crowded round its small harbour is considered to be among the most beautiful Mediterranean ports. According to Pliny the Elder, Portofino was founded by the Romans and named Portus Delphini, or Port of the Dolphin, because of the large number of dolphins that inhabited the Tigullian Gulf. More...
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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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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...
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...
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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...
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How To Save On Airport Parking

Book your airport parking early to make savings of up to 60% Taking a trip abroad entails many challenges. Not only do we need to book our destination, having considered various options especially if the trip is for a holiday, we have to consider all of the other various parts...
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Images of Pompeii

Pompeii is a ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. It was destroyed, and completely buried, during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 AD. The volcano buried Pompeii under many...
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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...
Sicily

Region of Sicily

Sicily (Italian and Sicilian: Sicilia) is an autonomous region of Italy in Europe. Of all the regions of Italy, Sicily covers the largest surface area with 25,708 km², and currently has five million inhabitants. It is also the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, though several much smaller islands...
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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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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....
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Italian hotels throughout the country

This article is provided by booked.net Moreover, Italy will surprise you with the variety of sightseeing's, starting from ancient ruins in Rome and ending with the luxurious boutiques in Milan. And don't forget the divine Italian cuisine, when even an inveterate gourmet won't be able to resist the temptation, tasting...
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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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Milano by Night

Guide to some of the most trendy clubs and bars in Milan Besides its wonderful Navigli and Porta Ticinese night life, for those in search for fun, Milano by night proposes many clubbing venues; open from 11pm to 4am, although many already start with pre-party dinners. Many of the...

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