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  • Visit A Very Special Cat Beach in Sardinia Visit A Very Special Cat Beach in S... Published on Monday, May 30, 2016 by
    On Sardinia’s west coast, a beach that is home to dozens of cats has become a popular tourist destination. Feral cats have lived on the beach in the small fishing village of Su Pallosu for more than a century, when they were brought to the beach by fishermen to control the mice populatio...
  • Prison Island in Tuscany Opens For Tours Prison Island in Tuscany Opens For ... Published on Thursday, May 26, 2016 by
    This spring, a previously off-limits and isolated island 23 miles off the coast of Tuscany is opening to the public for guided tours for the first time. The northernmost island in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, Gorgona is also the smallest and hardest to access — understandably so...
  • Lazio’s Park of Monsters Shocks Visitors Lazio’s Park of Monsters Shoc... Published on Sunday, May 22, 2016 by
    Like a carnival fun house set amid wild greenery, the Park of Monsters — also called the Gardens of Bomarzo and Sacro Bosco (sacred grove) — is meant to shock visitors with its bizarre, spooky statues and structures. Pier Francesco Orsini, also known as Vicino, was a condottiero, a lea...
  • Temple of Valadier: Le Marche’s Hidden Church Temple of Valadier: Le Marche’... Published on Monday, May 16, 2016 by
    Tucked away inside the Frasassi Caves like a pearl in an oyster, the Temple of Valadier may well be one of the hardest churches to get to in Italy, but also the one with the best view from its entrance. The Frasassi Caves are located in the town of Genga, in the Le Marche region, and are a...
  • Vaporettos in Venice: Locals to Board First Vaporettos in Venice: Locals to Boa... Published on Thursday, May 12, 2016 by
    If your Italian travel plans include Venice this summer, be aware that your wait for a classic vaporetto (water bus) ride may be longer than you expect. As reported in The Local, Venetian authorities have authorized residents to board first. Starting in June, at eight water bus stops (i...
  • Tito The Dinosaur at Milan’s Natural History Museum Tito The Dinosaur at Milan’s ... Published on Monday, May 9, 2016 by
    This month at Milan’s Natural History Museum, a new exhibit may herald “a new species:” the skeletal remains of a Titanosaurus dinosaur that was unearthed in the Prenestine Hills near Rome is now on display. This Titanosaurus would have been a long-necked herbivore, about 19 feet ...
  • Italian Government Gives One Billion Euros to Restore 33 Sites Italian Government Gives One Billio... Published on Thursday, May 5, 2016 by
    The Italian government recently announced it will allocate 1 billion euros to 33 sites around the country, with the largest sum of 70 million euros going toward restoration of a stone jail built in 1795 on the island of Santo Stefano in the Tyrrhenian Sea (pictured). Mussolini’s fascist ...
  • Food in Florence’s Historic Center Will Come With Guarantee Food in Florence’s Historic C... Published on Sunday, May 1, 2016 by
    A new law requires that all new restaurants and food shops in Florence’s history city center must guarantee within the next three years that at least 70 percent of their products are “made in Tuscany.” While existing restaurants would not be affected, even their owners are concern...
  • Top Historic Towns In Italy Top Historic Towns In Italy Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by
    In the most recent Trivago user survey, the top three of 20 historic towns in Italy are Otranto in Puglia, Sperlonga in Lazio and Cefalù in Sicily.  The users rated these towns not just on their beauty and surroundings, but also on how accommodations compare with other towns in their reg...
  • Alto Adige and The Dolomites: Italy’s Underrated Destinations Alto Adige and The Dolomites: Italy... Published on Friday, April 22, 2016 by
    Perhaps you’ve traveled to the same beloved spot in Italy one too many times and need a change; perhaps you’re looking for something completely new and different; perhaps your favorite  hotel is full. In any of these scenarios, we suggest you consider a trip to the Alto Adige region, ...
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