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Norcia and L’Aquila Apply For UNESCO World Heritage Status
Published on Sunday, April 9, 2017 by After taking a year off from submitting UNESCO World Heritage bids, Italy has put forth two bids for the country’s central region for consideration next year. If approved, the sites would be added to Italy’s list of 51 total UNESCO World Heritage sites, the most of any country. The towns in question, Norcia and L’Aquila, were hard-hit by earthquakes in 2016 a...
The Italy Mix: Silent Places, Hidden Art in Florence
Published on Sunday, February 23, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Academy of Silence: A new organization in Tuscany seeks to gather a list of the quietest hotels, towns and other places in Italy.  One of them, Eremito Hotelito del Alma in Umbria is pict...
New Auditorium by Renzo Piano Opens in L’Aquila Abruzzo
Published on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The capital of the Italian region of Abruzzo - L'Aquila - was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2009. It will take years to rebuild the destruction but now some good news for the citizens of L'Aquila. This month the city inaugurated a new temporary auditorium whose design was donated by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano who also designed Rome's Parco della Musica A...
National Parks In Italy – Explore The Wilder Side!
Published on Saturday, October 15, 2011 by Can any nature lover resist the temptation of a vacation surrounded by the wilds? Even if you are not a hardcore nature enthusiast, you will not be able to resist the charm of the natural beauty of Italy. It is a naturally blessed country that knows how to keep its resources in pristine condition. A vacation in any of the below mentioned Italian national parks wi...
Where to Go in Abruzzo: Sulmona and Coculla
Published on Monday, July 25, 2011 by You practically can't get more different experiences than a small city famous for its almond candies and a town famous for its snakes. Where to find these experiences? In the region of Abruzzo... Ever wonder where those colorful sugar-covered almonds called confetti come from? Sulmona is their birthplace and you can’t walk the city’s main street, Corso Ovidio, ...