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Milan

City

Milan Art
hotels from $ 29.03 per night
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Top 3 Apulia Beaches

The summer is a perfect time to get a golden Italian tan and relax. There is no better place to do this than Apulia. Here’s a list of 3 beaches everyone should visit at least once…

  • Vieste Beach. This 30km-long stretch is famous for its pine groves which offer an ideal backdrop to the amber sand and crystal clear waters. Its enchanting marine grottoes are breathtaking.
  • Baia dei Turchi Beach. This bay is famous for its white, sugary sand and for the Mediterranean nature scents which linger in every sea breeze. Breathe in, breathe out…!
  • Punta Prosciutto Beach. The name says it all. This beach is as delicious as it sounds. The sapphire water and powdery sand make this protected natural reserve a hidden paradise.
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Vito has never stop looking for new beaches and cool spots which he has not visited. He pledged to himself that he must visit at least 1 new beach each year and collect some of its sand for his special collection.

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Sorrento

City

sorrento beach
hotels from $ 33.49 per night
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Food
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Prosciutto & Figs

Giulia is as cool as figs and prosciutto, her favorite Italian dish.

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Sirmione

City

Sirmione Nature
hotels from $ 55.82 per night
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What clothes should I pack for a trip to the north of Italy?

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What clothes should I pack for a trip to the north of Italy?

Depends completely on when you go and what you plan to do! In winter, you could be skiing or snowboarding by day and rubbing shoulders with the international jetset by a roaring fire in a fancy Alpine ski resort by night. So, pack your skis and your party best. Prefer something a slightly more low-key? Whether you are marveling at the sights of Venice or catching up on the latest winter fashions in Milan, you can’t go wrong with comfortable walking shoes, some warm clothes, and some fancier wear for the evening. In the summer, you could be soaking up the rays on beaches of the Italian Riviera, hiking in from town to town in Cinque Terra, paragliding over Lake Como, wine tasting in Piedmont, and, of course, showing off your evening finery everywhere. So the only advice is to always take some sun protection, your swim trunks, walking shoes, and your coolest sunglasses. The rest is really up to you!

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Lombardy

Region

lombardy
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Let's eat

Matteo is hungry so Louise asks him out… without speaking!

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Desenzano del Garda

City

desenzano del garda nature
hotels from $ 42.42 per night
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Ischia

Holiday Area

ischia
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3 Must See Cities in Sicily

  • Eat chocolate in Modica. This southern Sicilian city is a chocolate-lover’s paradise. With ancient Aztec recipes, Sicilians will please your chocolate cravings with flavors you’ve never even heard of! Want proof? Ever heard of minced meat chocolate?
  • Spend a night in Noto. This UNESCO Heritage Site becomes something absolutely magical by night. The limestone building materials shades the city with a fairytale-like color of soft honey which will leave you breathless.
  • Visit Palermo’s Ballarò street market. The atmosphere alone is movie-set like. But put your cameras down and take in all the smells and sights which make this one of the most famous street markets in Italy. If you want to get some local street cred, try the pani ca meusa (aka spleen sandwich). And don’t go home without trying a cannoli.
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Louise is a Brooklyn native who now lives in Rome. When she’s not traveling around Italy, she’s probably home sewing, gardening or cooking!

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Naples

City

naples art
hotels from $ 27.91 per night
artspa

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Food
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Mozzarella di Bufala

Stefano's love for mozzarella di bufala has no limits.

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Campania

Region

campania
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Cervia

City

cervia beach
hotels from $ 37.96 per night
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Apart from Rome and its wonders, what else is there in central Italy?

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Apart from Rome and its wonders, what else is there in central Italy?

Tuscany – in particular, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa, and the surrounding countryside – is a must! Perhaps the quintessential Italian region, Tuscany epitomizes everything that makes Italy famous. From great art to fabulous food and wine, from stunning landscapes to beautiful city centers, from high culture to local traditions, Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and breeding ground of geniuses like Michelangelo and Leonard da Vinci, has it all. If you have a little more time, then Umbria is also a must. In fact, many say that the Umbrian hills, with their beautiful medieval hill towns, are second to none, including their more renowned Tuscan cousins. Spoleto and Perugia are must visits, especially for their music and art festivals in the summer. Medieval Viterbo, in Lazio, is wonderful for those who fancy thermal baths, while Sardinia is a beach and seafood lover’s paradise! More? Well, don’t miss island life in Ponza and Ventotene!

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Lake Garda

Holiday Area

lake garda
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Fasano

City

Fasano Spa Photo
hotels from $ 55.82 per night
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Tuscany

Region

tuscany
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Discover Tuscany’s most famous wine area!

Escape crowded cities into Tuscany’s picture-postcard landscape by visiting the delightful towns and rolling green hills in the Chianti countryside between Siena and Florence. Here are my 3 favorite towns in the area where Chianti Classico wine comes from:

  • Gaiole in Chianti’s main attractions are the superb wineries you can visit all around. The Castello di Brolio is a “must”, being the place where Chianti Classico was “invented” by Baron Bettino Ricasoli back in the 19th Century. The garden offers some breathtaking views over Chianti and Siena too.
  • Greve in Chianti with its Wine Museum is the perfect place to soak up a little Italian life by enjoying a bite to eat at one of the little restaurants under the porticos in the main square after having checked out the artisan and food shops like the town’s ancient Tuscan butchery that has been going since the 18th Century. Saturday mornings is a good day to go since the weekly market is a lively affair!
  • Radda in Chianti is a real medieval gem, perching on a hill top overlooking the Arbia and Pesa valleys. After wandering around the town’s narrow lanes, main square and Romanesque churches, be sure to pay a visit to the Museum of Sacred Art of Chianti before heading off into the countryside to try wine tasting at a local vineyard.
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Adam is a history buff, art lover, and all-around aesthete who enjoys farming on the weekends in his olive grove in the countryside near Rome.

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Rimini

City

rimini beach
hotels from $ 21.21 per night
beachspa

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Slang
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Bella

Claudia teaches us how to properly use the Roman slang word "bella".

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Amalfi Coast

Holiday Area

amalfi coast
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Rome

City

rome art
hotels from $ 11.16 per night
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What’s unique about the south of Italy?

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What’s unique about the south of Italy?

Every Italian is a natural chef but some credit must go to the high quality, fresh ingredients that go into most of their everyday specialties! Your taste buds are sure to be amazed by some classics such as the Sicilian arancino rice ball, spaghetti with localbottarga tuna sauce, Neapolitan sfogliatella ricotta-filled pastry, creamy burrata cheese and of course Apulian velvety olive oil. Now that’s food worth traveling for!

Southern Italy beaches not only boast a warm climate but warm and welcoming people as well. The range of beach types only add to the appeal of the south where you’ll find white fine sand beaches to the darker volcanic black sand, as well as pebbled seaside inlets. Probably the most impressive aspect of southern Italian beaches is their pristine, unspoilt nature which attracts both tourists and locals alike. Bring your sunscreen because it gets hot!

Sacred art and architecture in southern Italy is must for historians and art lovers. Religious art plays an important role in the everyday lives of locals in southern Italy. Take a walk around any historic city center and you’ll be greeted by street shrines of medieval frescoes, ornate Baroque churches glowing with gold and precious altarpieces and Sicilian Arab Norman cathedrals. You’re sure to find art to meditate and reflect upon.

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Emilia-Romagna

Region

emilia romagna
artbeachspa

Lignano Sabbiadoro

City

lignano sabbiadoro beach
hotels from $ 39.07 per night
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Etna

Holiday Area

Etna
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Riva del Garda

City

riva del garda nature
hotels from $ 41.31 per night
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San Casciano dei Bagni

City

san casciano dei bagni nature
hotels from $ 66.98 per night
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Chianti

Holiday Area

Chianti
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Acireale

City

acireale art
hotels from $ 50.24 per night
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Liguria

Region

liguria
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Salsomaggiore Terme

City

Salsomaggiore Terme Spa Photo
hotels from $ 32.38 per night
spa

Pantelleria

Holiday Area

pantelleria wine
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Pitigliano

City

pitigliano art
hotels from $ 110.52 per night
art

Sicily

Region

sicily
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Taormina

City

taormina art
hotels from $ 49.12 per night
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Lake Maggiore

Holiday Area

lake maggiore
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Florence

City

florence art
hotels from $ 30.14 per night
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Lazio

Region

lazio
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Sorano

City

Sorano Spa Photo
hotels from $ 65.87 per night
spa

Maremma

Holiday Area

maremma
wineartbeach

Casciana Terme

City

Casciana Terme Spa Photo
hotels from $ 100.48 per night
spa

Sardinia

Region

sardinia
winebeachspa

Genoa

City

Genoa Art
hotels from $ 52.47 per night
art

Barolo Wine Area

Holiday Area

Barolo
wine

Palermo

City

palermo beach
hotels from $ 26.79 per night
beach

Piedmont

Region

piedmont
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Riccione

City

riccione beach
hotels from $ 23.78 per night
beachspa

Lake Como

Holiday Area

lake como
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Pisa

City

pisa art
hotels from $ 30.14 per night
artspa

Veneto

Region

veneto
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Ischia

City

ischia beach
hotels from $ 20.1 per night
beachspa

Elba

Holiday Area

elba beach
beachspa

Santa Margherita Ligure

City

santa margherita ligure beach
hotels from $ 94.89 per night
beach

Sella Ronda

Region

sella ronda ski
skispa

Padua

City

padova art
hotels from $ 49.12 per night
artspa

Venice

City

venice art
hotels from $ 41.31 per night
art

Apulia

Region

apulia
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Verona

City

verona art
hotels from $ 40.19 per night
art

Montecatini Terme

City

Montecatini Terme Spa Photo
hotels from $ 36.84 per night
spa

Trentino-Alto Adige

Region

trentino alto adige
skinaturespa

Chianciano Terme

City

chianciano terme nature
hotels from $ 41.31 per night
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Capri

Holiday Area

capri
beach

Salento

Holiday Area

salento
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Umbria

Region

umbria
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Langhe

Holiday Area

langhe wine
wine

Calabria

Region

calabria
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Trentino

Holiday Area

trentino ski
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Basilicata

Region

basilicata
winespa

Cinque Terre

Holiday Area

cinque terre la spezia
beach

Adriatic Riviera

Holiday Area

adriatic riviera
beachspa

Sud Tirol

Holiday Area

sud tirol ski
skispa

Lombardy

Region

lombardy
wineskinature

Riviera dei Fiori

Holiday Area

riviera dei fiori
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Campania

Region

campania
artbeachspa

Versilia

Holiday Area

versilia
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Tuscany

Region

tuscany
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Val d'Orcia

Holiday Area

val dorcia nature
winenatureart

Emilia-Romagna

Region

emilia romagna
artbeachspa

Castelli Romani

Holiday Area

castelli romani nature
winenatureart

Val di Chiana

Holiday Area

val di chiana nature
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Liguria

Region

liguria
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Cilento

Holiday Area

cilento nature
art

Sicily

Region

sicily
winenatureart

Val d'Elsa ed Empolese

Holiday Area

val d'elsa ed empolese nature
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Lazio

Region

lazio
winenatureart

Gargano

Holiday Area

gargano
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