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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....
Wine Tasting in Chianti
Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by When it comes to exotic wines, nothing can even come close to the Tuscan wine! Wouldn’t it be exciting if you get a chance to visit Chianti in Tuscany and actually be a part of the wonderful wine making process itself? Your mouth will start watering even as you think about it. Stop dreaming and start planning a Tuscan wine tour just for the love of wine! Chianti ...
Top Seven Reasons that Make Italy the Best Travel Destination
Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by A fun-filled summer vacation is probably the best time one can spend with the family. The level of excitement goes high as you weigh every possible tourist destination, trying hard to settle on the one that everyone finds interesting. And, without surprise, most families agree on a trip to Italy. If you want to know why, then read on! • Italy is an art lovers’ ...
Lake Garda – A Paradise for Adventurists
Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by A holiday spent in Italy at Lake Garda will be so exciting and invigorating that you will never feel like returning home. Celebrated as the largest lake of Italy, Garda also prides itself as the loveliest of all Italian lakes. The panoramic view of the lake, sweet smell of vineyards, striking silhouette of valleys, picturesque views of castles, and the remarkable back...
Shopping in Rome – A Delight
Published on Monday, August 1, 2011 by Rome is a wonderful tourist destination for families! While the historic tourist attractions in Rome interest men; the adventurous catacombs and museums get the little ones keyed up. And for women, Rome is the seventh heaven! With a myriad of choices to shop for everything right from chocolates to fashion accessories, shopaholic women will find it hard to wind up thei...
Don’t Miss the Secret Itineraries Tour of the Doge’s Palace in Venice
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2011 by Once the seat of the government of the Venetian Republic, the palace of justice, and the residence of the Doge (the head of republic), the Palazzo Ducale or Doge's Palace is an incredible piece of history in Venice. The building is decorated with works by numerous Italian masters, including one wall entirely taken up by Jacopo Tintoretto's Paradiso. From the main bu...
Where To Stay in Rome: The Rose Garden Palace Hotel
Published on Saturday, July 30, 2011 by One of my favorite hotels in Rome is the  Rose Garden Palace Hotel.  Just off the famous Via Veneto, and a stone’s throw from the American Embassy, it enjoys one of the best locations in the city. The hotel is partly owned by Steve Perillo, the third generation owner of Perillo Tours, the world’s largest tour operator to Italy. Perillo and his Italian partn...