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  • Pompeii and Herculaneum and the Wrath of Vesuvius Pompeii and Herculaneum and the Wra... 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 searin...
  • Vatican City – The Small Wonder Vatican City – The Small Wond... 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 p...
  • Discovering Volcanoes on Sicily 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 ...
  • An Italian History Lesson: Who Was Giuseppe Garibaldi? An Italian History Lesson: Who Was ... Published on Monday, August 29, 2011 by
    No matter which town you visit  in Italy, you're likely to encounter a a piazza, building or road named in honor of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Via Garibaldi is one of the most popular street names in the country. Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) won the majority of the military victories of the R...
  • Understanding the Nature of Italians Understanding the Nature of Italian... Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by
    Go through the European history and you will understand the significance of Italy. The Roman Empire, birth of Christianity, eminent personalities such as Galileo, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mussolini, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and the renaissance masters are all intricately woven into its ...
  • A Favorite Florence Restaurant: Cammillo Trattoria A Favorite Florence Restaurant: Cam... 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 bloc...
  • Santa Maria Capua Vetere: A Treasure in Campania Santa Maria Capua Vetere: A Treasur... 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 b...
  • Visit Italy With Kids 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 tick...
  • Challenging Map Travel Game Challenging Map Travel Game Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by
    Do you think you know the cities of the world?  How fast can you identify them? The Travel IQ Challenge game from TravelPod is a timed game where you identify cities or famous landmarks by clicking on points on a map.  Your score is based on how close you get to the correct location. ...
  • Wine Tasting in Chianti 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 dream...
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