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Torino – An Italian City Displaying Stunning Architecture
Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 by Torino is one of the major business centers of Italy. But, what many of us aren’t aware of is the city’s stunning architecture reflecting its past glory. With ancient porticoes, arcades, parks, and palaces scattered across the city, you will discover the past visiting them! Save a couple of days exclusively for this northwestern Italian city when you’re heading...
Where to Eat in Umbria: Redibis in Bevagna
Published on Monday, September 5, 2011 by I'll be heading back to the central Italian region of Umbria in a few weeks and can't wait for my trip. Let me tell you about one of my favorite restaurants in Umbria...Dinner at Ristorante Redibis in the town of Bevagna is practically guaranteed to be one of the highlights of a visit to the region. The unique setting makes a lasting first impression. The dining area ...
Why Visit The Aosta Valley in Italy
Published on Monday, September 5, 2011 by When you want some adventure in your vacation, look no further than Italy. With valleys and mountains spanning the country, you’ll be totally keyed up right through your vacation in Italy. Talking about valleys, you can’t just leave out the Aosta Valley in Italy. Situated on the northwestern border of the country, the Valle d'Aosta encloses four of the greatest A...
Popular Italian Dishes to Add Spice to Your Italy Vacation
Published on Monday, September 5, 2011 by Mention Italy and a vision of mouthwatering dishes conjure in your mind. If you want to savor the authentic taste of pastas and pizzas, then you ought to plan a tour to Italy. Not just pastas and pizzas, Italy offers a wonderful palette of more such delectable recipes. Pasta: It is undoubtedly one of the most popular Italian dishes. Did you know that there is a hug...
Pompeii and Herculaneum and the Wrath of Vesuvius
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by Nowhere in the world does a volcanic eruption linger in people’s minds even after centuries - Yes, we’re talking about the historic eruptions in 79 AD that shattered two ancient Italian cities, Pompeii and Herculaneum. On the 24th of August, centuries back, Mount Vesuvius poured searing volcanic ash over these two cities, of which Pompeii was the bigger victim. ...
Vatican City – The Small Wonder
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by A surprisingly small city with an area of 110 acres occupied by just about 1,000 people,  Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. Although it is a part of Italy that is land-locked by Rome on all sides, the Vatican City is classed as a separate country on its own. If you’re planning a trip to Vatican, then here is your list of things to do: • The pa...
Discovering Volcanoes on Sicily
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by A trekking expedition is always fun, especially with your family or your close set of friends. Discovering some of the most unusual sights in the presence of the company you love can be absolutely exhilarating. Italy offers you such an experience! Sicily is home to two of the largest volcanoes of Europe – Mount Etna and Stromboli, offer an exciting and challeng...
A Favorite Florence Restaurant: Cammillo Trattoria
Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011 by I first ate at Cammillo Trattoria more than 15 years ago during my first visit to Florence; I have since returned again and again, mostly to taste their excellent pappa al pomodoro (bread and tomato soup) or tortellini and enjoy the homey, if bustling atmosphere. This trattoria, a few blocks from the Ponte Vecchio, on the Oltrano side of the river, has been around for...
Santa Maria Capua Vetere: A Treasure in Campania
Published on Thursday, August 11, 2011 by If you're planning a visit to the Campania region of Italy and want to take a journey far back in time, head to Santa Maria Capua Vetere, once the site of the ancient city of Capua, once the richest city in southern Italy. (Modern Capua was founded nearby in 857 by inhabitants forced out by the Saracens.) This is where Spartacus, a Thracian slave, launched a two-year ...
Visit Italy With Kids
Published on Thursday, August 4, 2011 by Italy is not just a couple’s delight; it’s a perfect holiday destination for kids too! Visit Italy with children and see for yourself how they’ll love exploring the huge medieval castles, playing on those vast beaches, and learning history alongside. In case you haven’t booked tickets for your children till now, do it now. No doubt, Italy is great for kids....