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Located on Sicily’s eastern coast is the town of Taormina, a hillside location that is one of the most popular destinations on the island. During the hottest months of July and August, the beach is crowded with locals and tourists alike. However, Taormina is also a popular favorite of the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender) community and has been rated as a gay-friendly town.

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The southeastern region of Italy is known as Apulia or Puglia in Italian. Because of the boot-like shape of Italy, Apulia is oftentimes referred to as Italy’s heel and is nicknamed “the heel of Italy.” Being bordered by the Adriatic Sea on its northeastern shoreline and the Mediterranean on the southeastern and southwestern sides of the heel, Apulia is a popular destination for a wide variety of water sports, especially snorkeling.

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When summer arrives, Rome begins to flex its cultural muscles. An enormous range of musical and theatrical events spring up around the city poised and ready to entertain. It’s a great time to visit this most ancient of cities and with such a wide range of outdoor venues and unsurpassed events, the city seems to be brimming with its own pride which is understandable and perhaps a little forgivable. The vast majority of these events are held outside under the sky and this is all to the good as it endows Rome and its events with a character unique to this part of the world.

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The western coastal region of Tuscany is known primarily for its delicious Italian cuisine, spectacular landscape, flourishing vineyards, and especially, the wines that originate in this region. There is much to do and explore in Tuscany including its beaches, monuments, museums, and parks. As a result, Tuscany is one of Italy’s favorite and most popular tourist destinations. Many regions in Italy today hold numerous cuisine and wine-oriented celebrations, events, and festivals throughout the year

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It’s a well known fact that there is an abundance of attractions and sightseeing venues to take advantage of when you visit the city of Rome. Many individuals neglect the fact that it is only a short trip from the crowds and noise of the city to the spectacular beaches outside the city. However, if you are looking for a more unique experience, taking the train to the village of Santa Marinella will award you with a day at the beach and some excellent seafood that you are likely to forget.
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Those who have never been in Verona , the enchanting setting of Romeo and Juliet, can be inspired by this guide to the beauties of the city, its jewels, its breathtaking glimpses and its hundred-year-old history.
Every year millions of tourists are attracted by this amazing place, which is also listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

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One of the geographical features of Italy that attracts visitors from around the world is the fact that the country shares 84% of its boundaries with the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas. There are 4,225 miles (6,800 km) of some of the most pristine beaches and resort facilities in Italy. In fact, the only problem you will encounter is which beach (or beaches) of the over 200 that you will find there is the one or ones to choose.

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Although jazz was only introduced in Rome in the late twentieth century, it has earned the epithet of “jazz capital of Italy”. And, there are several clubs dedicated to jazz music.

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Paestum archaeological site in Magna Grecia, Salerno (Campania) comprises a amphitheater, burial grounds, forum, National Archaeological Museum, Temple of Ceres, Temple of Hera, Temple of Neptune and remains of tombs. About ninety kilometers from Naples-Capodichino Airport, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is sandwiched between the Licosa promontory and the River Sele’s mouth.

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One of the loveliest and most interesting cities in the entire world is Venice, Italy. It was constructed on a lagoon some 600 years ago and has remained virtually unchanged since that point in time. The city has decayed somewhat since then but its fascinating character, heavy tourist traffic, and romantic charm remains the same as it has always been. However, what if you are vacationing with your children? If there is one thing you can say about the city of Venice, it is definitely not a place where they will get bored.

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Milan is a great city and any visit is sure to be a wonderful experience but, as with most places, there are pitfalls and troubles that can be easily avoided. Here are my top 5 tips for enjoying a hassle free visit to Milan.

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The common meaning of Easter and the reason for celebrating it was the death of Jesus Christ and his ensuing resurrection. Supposedly he arose from his tomb after he had been crucified to death on the cross and later took his place in heaven alongside God and the Holy Ghost. Despite the religious connotations, it is still cause for celebrations and festivals around the world. In Italy, the celebration of Easter is known as the Pasqua Festival and was named after Eostre, the spring goddess of the Anglo-Saxons.

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For your upcoming trip to Rome you may already be fantasizing about six-course meals that start at nine in the evening and continue well past midnight. For Italians these epic feasts are considered nothing more than a well-balanced dinner. But, before you try and keep up with this gastronomical procession it’s probably best you familiarize yourself with these simple guidelines.

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“Piazza” means “Square” in Italian and it has always played an important role in Florentine history. Since many centuries ago people liked to meet with each other or go for a coffee in the squares in the city center. Explore the most beautiful and important piazzas in Florence to experience the spirit of the renaissance city.

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Located by the Tyrrhenian Sea along the west coast of Italy is the famous region of Tuscany. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country while Italy is a favorite of international travelers as well. There are 20 regions in the country, but Tuscany ranks in the top echelon of those that travelers prefer to visit the most. The major draw is the many wineries that can be found here which is primarily why this area attracts so many connoisseurs from all over the world.

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