Made in Italy
‘I came, I saw, I conquered’ is the infamous quote from the most celebrated Roman statesman of all, Julius Caesar.
Visitors to the stunning city of Rome have a sightseeing challenge of epic proportions – to get around and ‘conquer’ all Rome has to offer is no mean feat considering there are 900 churches, 280 fountains and countless monuments, statues and ruins.
The Eternal City’ is captured from sunrise to sunset in this time lapse video showcasing a sample of the ancient gems and architectural treasures that make this place extraordinarily special – there are not too many locations on earth with so many fascinating riches of a bygone era in one compact place.
Sorrento is a coastal town sitting in the cliffs of a rocky peninsula overlooking the Bay of Naples in one of the most picture-postcard places anywhere in Italy. It oozes seaside charm and has an historical depth symbolised by a wealth of Romanesque churches and renaissance palatial architecture. It’s this combination of stunning Italian scenery mixed with a rich culture and history that draws in visitors from all over the world.
It wouldn’t be difficult to adapt Carlsberg’s long-time slogan for Italy: “Italy doesn’t do mega stores, but if they did…they’d probably be the best in the world…” Well they do do mega stores, and they’re probably the best in the world! They’re called Eataly.
There’s only 1 curse on Venice, and that’s its beauty surely! The water and canals that make the city so special have also plagued it with flooding, erosion and humidity. Fortunately that’s very unlikely to ruin your short break in Venice just yet, but the city’s darker side might leave you feeling a bit shaken. Here are 5 places that should be on any Venice horror hit list.
Think of fashion in Italy and Milan or perhaps Florence spring to mind. Yet Rome should be on that last too, not for the fame or size of its fashion industry, but thanks to a legendary brand that hails from the Rome and continues to put the Eternal City at the very heart of its ethos.
Have you ever been to Rome? Discover the Eternal City with our 48-hour itinerary here!
When you think of the fashion capitals of Italy your mind may not jump straight to Florence its known in particular for its leather goods, which are created by local artisans using traditional techniques for a high quality finish. Here are 3 areas in the centre of Florence where you can find good quality leather goods at reasonable prices.
Going to Genoa? Take Venere’s itinerary with you! Here are all the highlights you must cram into a 2-day visit.
The Italian once sleepy fishing village of Positano has been described as a “small paradise,” and rightly so because its location on the sunny Amalfi Coast offers beaches, picturesque scenery and spectacular views that make it a magnet for tourists. The writer John Steinbeck was so impressed with Positano that in an essay published in Harper’s Bizarre in May, 1953, he described it as “a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone”.
Whether you are a complete novice skier or a professional, there is no denying that après ski is one of the most important aspects of any ski holiday. Après ski can be described as the ‘happy hour’ of ski holidays, where everyone puts down their boards and skis, and heads out to the bars and clubs nearby for some serious relaxing, pampering, and partying. This article lets you in on the secrets of Italy’s best après ski cities: Selva di Val Gardena, Livingo , and Sauze d’Oulx.
The Venice Carnival is known around the World as one of the most decadent and glamorous events ever created, after being outlawed in 1797 the Carnival was brought back to life in 1979 and remains an important part of Venetian culture. Here is why you should not miss it next year!
Polenta is a simple, delicious and very appreciated dish, across all regions of Italy. When people hear about polenta, they are tempted to think that it is good only for the cold season, when the truth is that Italians use this dish throughout the year, primarily as a side dish for the main courses. That being said, here you will find out three great polenta recipes that will certainly warm up your winter days, in no time!
In Italy, Befana is known as an old woman who delivers candies and other treats on the Epiphany Eve, similarly to Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas.
There are a lot of good luck traditions involved in New Year’s celebrations, and lentils are definitely the superstar here, let’s discover why!
Add a little Italian charm to your own Christmas menu this year and give your friends and family something a little different from one of these famous Italian Christmas recipes!