Author Archives: Anna Lebedeva

Florence attractions: the best gardens in the city

Florence attractions: the best gardens in the city
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Visiting Florence can be overwhelming sometimes with hordes of tourists queuing to the museums and churches, looking at palaces, exploring shops, enjoying the fine dining that the city has to offer. However, don’t forget one of the Florence attractions: the city’s beautiful gardens where you can escape from the busy streets and chill out among […]

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Top places to visit in Italy: Ischia

Top places to visit in Italy: Ischia
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The beautiful volcanic island of Ischia is less known to foreign visitors that its famous neighbor Capri. However, Ischia is certainly one of the top places to visit in Italy as it has everything a perfect destination can offer: stunning vistas, white sand beaches, fantastic walking trails, delicious food, excellent boutiques and plenty of sightseeing […]

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Where to go in Sicily: the best beaches

Where to go in Sicily: the best beaches
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If you are trying to decide where to go in Sicily you will be spoiled for choice as the island has a lot to offer to visitors: delicious food, unique Baroque architecture, ancient Greek temples and, of course, amazing beaches. The recent TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards for 2014 named some Sicilian beaches as world’s best. The […]

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Best places to eat in Italy: Piedmont

Best places to eat in Italy: Piedmont
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The region of Piedmont has been a hidden gem for foodies in the know for a while. Slowly, food and wine tours in Piedmont are gaining popularity and the region is considered as one of the best places to eat in Italy. Piedmont boasts a large number of traditional foods that have earned prestige labels […]

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Best museums in Italy: the Wine museum in Torgiano

Best museums in Italy: the Wine museum in Torgiano
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Best museums in Italy are not always large and widely known. Some of them are hidden gems frequented mostly by connoisseurs of all things Italian. The Wine Museum (Museo del Vino) in Torgiano in central Italy is a good example. The museum opened in 1974 born from the passion of the Lungarotti family for history […]

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Valley of the temples: Agrigento

Valley of the temples: Agrigento
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If there were an award for picking the best location to build temples, the ancient Greeks would win it hands down. The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is a proof of that. It is one of those amazing places that you remember for a long time after visiting, so if you are trying to […]

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Best place to visit in Italy: Positano

Best place to visit in Italy: Positano
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Clinging precariously to the slopes of the Monti Lattari Positano has more tourists than locals for a reason: dramatic sea views, delicious seafood and beautiful architecture have turned this once backwater fishing village in one of the best place to visit in Italy. In medieval times Positano was a prosperous mercantile city. It went through […]

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What to do in Tuscany: local cheese degustation

What to do in Tuscany: local cheese degustation
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In Tuscany you can find particular types of cheeses that are unique to this region. Including a cheese degustation should be high on your “what to do in Tuscany”  list as it can offer a glance into the history and traditions of the region. There are many traditional cheese producers in Tuscany that offer tours and degustations. […]

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What to see in Sicily: Sicilian Baroque towns

What to see in Sicily: Sicilian Baroque towns
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What to see in Sicily ? You do not need to be an architecture buff to appreciate the beauty of Baroque towns in Sicily. The distinctive style of Sicilian Baroque can be seen throughout the island, however the towns in the southeast of Sicily, in the area called the Val di Noto, have the highest […]

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Where to go in Tuscany: Montalcino

Where to go in Tuscany: Montalcino
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You can never tire of small hilltop towns in Tuscany. Each of them has its own character and atmosphere. Montalcino, near the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, is one of them, with charming cobbled streets, medieval walls and a stunning ancient castle. It is the place to go when you are wondering where to go in Tuscany. […]

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