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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...
pompeii

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...
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...
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...
sogno

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...
marche

Region of Marche

Lying between the Apennines and the Adriatic, Marche (sometimes anglicized as The Marches) is a varied region, and one you could spend weeks exploring. Large areas of it are unspoilt, particularly in the southwest between Macerata and the Sibillini mountains, where crumbling hill-villages make atmospheric bases for hikes into the...
map-of-italy

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.
portofino

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...
rome at night

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...
Val d'Orcia, Siena

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...
venice

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...
capri

Images of Capri

Capri is an Italian island off the Sorrentine Peninsula. On the south side of the Gulf of Naples, Capri has been a celebrated beauty spot and resort since the time of the Roman Republic. The island and specifically the town of Anacapri has been a very popular spot among...
Assisi-skyline

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...
amalfi coast

Images of Amalfi Coast

The towns lying on the Amalfi Coast are Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Ravello, Atrani, Amalfi, Praiano, Scala and Positano. The area is known for its rugged terrain, scenic beauty, and picturesque towns. The Amalfi Coast is listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site. The Amalfi coast...
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...
pompeii

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...

A Day in Florence

What is more, you can book your own seats on the trains from home, on the Internet, and, with Eurostar, move comfortably and swiftly between cities. In some ways this brilliant advance in transport may, however, be a drawback, making the world ever smaller. It's like the ipad or...
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...
milan

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...
venice

Italy Comes Out On Top At Condé Nast Awards

The Awards American magazine Condé Nast has released the results of its readers' poll on the most popular European cities to visit, with three Italian cities featuring in the top 10. Not only do Florence, Rome, and Venice all feature but they help make Italy the most represented European country...

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