Private excursions of Italy: picturesque Sorano in Tuscany

Private excursions of Italy: picturesque Sorano in Tuscany
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As you approach the beautiful hilltop village of Sorano on private excursions of Italy  prepare your cameras for some dramatic shots. The village, located in Southern Tuscany, clings to a high volcanic tufa cliff and is often called “Matera of Tuscany” as it has numerous ancient dwellings carved out of rock. Sorano was known as “zolfanello d’Italia” […]

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Private Holidays in Italy: the best Italian National Parks to visit

Private Holidays in Italy: the best Italian National Parks to visit
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Although sometimes overlooked by foreign visitors, Italy’s nature is on the par with its artistic and cultural heritage. There are twenty-four national parks that cover about five per cent of the country’s territory, each of them with a unique landscape and character. Here we pick some of the best national parks that can be visited during your private holidays […]

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Custom Italy Tours: discovering Otranto in Puglia

Custom Italy Tours: discovering Otranto in Puglia
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The region of Puglia in southern Italy is growing in popularity as visitors discover its stunning architecture, rich history, white sandy beaches and delicious traditional cuisine. Otranto is one of the cities on the “heel of the boot” that is worth visiting on custom Italy tours. Snapshots of the picture-perfect city of Otranto with its […]

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Customized tours of Italy: how Parma ham is made?

Customized tours of Italy: how Parma ham is made?
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Parma ham (prosciutto di Parma) is one of Italy’s national treasures. Visiting Parma ham producers on customized tours of Italy is a fascinating experience that reveals secrets of this ancient quintessentially Italian product. It is believed that origins of prosciutto di Parma go back to Etruscan times. In 100 BC Cato the Elder, celebrated statesman […]

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Top places in Rome: the Caelian Hill – Lazio

Top places in Rome: the Caelian Hill – Lazio
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The Caelian Hill, one of the top places in Rome, might not draw the crowds that some other city’s hills do but it, certainly, has its charm. A short walk from the Colosseum or the Circo Massimo, the Celio as Italians call it offers refreshing shade and tranquillity. In times of Imperial Rome, the Caelian […]

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Custom Italy Vacation: visiting balsamic vinegar producers in Modena

Custom Italy Vacation: visiting balsamic vinegar producers in Modena
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Balsamic vinegar of Modena is one of edible treasures of Emilia-Romagna. Visiting local producers that has been making aceto balsamico di Modena for centuries on a custom Italy vacation is a fascinating experience for any Italophile and foodie alike. The origins of the ancient tradition can be traced back to the 11th century. Local nobles […]

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Luxury Tours of Italy : shopping in Turin

Luxury Tours of Italy : shopping in Turin
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Turin with its architectural gems, gastronomic traditions, excellent wines and upmarket boutiques is a perfect destination to include in your luxury tours of Italy. You will need to put aside plenty of time to explore and enjoy the city’s shopping scene. The area around the elegant via Roma is where you will find glitzy designer high […]

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Luxury Honeymoon in Italy: the most romantic castles

Luxury Honeymoon in Italy: the most romantic castles
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Italy’s turbulent past has left many impressive castles and fortresses, here is our list of the most romantic citadels to visit on your luxury honeymoon in Italy. These castles were  built by rich noble families in order to protect themselves from local uprisings, bellicose neighbors and foreign invaders. Today, some of the castles are reduced to […]

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Excursions from Rome: best beaches near Rome

Excursions from Rome: best beaches near Rome
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Not many tourists realize that excursions from Rome can include not only spectacular historical sight but also lazing on the beach. The Eternal City is close enough to the sea, so you can cool off and relax for a day from sightseeing. Only 18 miles from Rome, Ostia Lido is the closest beach to the […]

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Top museums in Italy: Capitoline Hill museums in Rome

Top museums in Italy: Capitoline Hill museums in Rome
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The Eternal City is home to some of the top museums in Italy and the Musei Capitolini are among them. Located on one of the city’s seven hills, Il Campidoglio, the Capitoline Museums are a great place to start exploring Rome’s history. Perfectly proportioned Piazza del Campidoglio with its elegant palaces, Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo, […]

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