Author Archives: Anna Lebedeva

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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What to do in Venice: island hopping

What to do in Venice: island hopping
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Visiting Venice is always an unforgettable experience. Sightseeing, shopping, eating and getting lost along the canals, – there are so many things to do in Venice when we are wondering what to do in Venice. Among many exciting activities that this magnificent city offers to visitors island hopping is quite unique. After all, how many […]

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Italy Attractions: Trattoria and Osteria

Italy Attractions: Trattoria and Osteria
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If one day somebody calculated how many tourists visit traditional Italian trattoria and osteria, I am sure the footfall would be on a par with the Colosseum, Uffizi Gallery and The Doge’s Palace. After all, food and wine are among top Italy attractions. A traditional trattoria is a simple, less formal than a restaurant, eatery […]

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Private Tours of Italy Ideas: Lecce, Puglia

Private Tours of Italy Ideas: Lecce, Puglia
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Dubbed the Florence of the South, Lecce, a beautiful city in the Puglia region of Italy, can easily steal your heart. Visiting the city can be organised as part of our private tours of Italy. However, don’t expect to see Renaissance gems here: it is famous for opulent Baroque style architecture, which is so distinctive […]

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Top places to visit in Italy: Volterra, Tuscany

Top places to visit in Italy: Volterra, Tuscany
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What are the top places to visit in Italy ? One of many stunning places to visit in Tuscany is Volterra, an ancient hill town that has one of the best preserved medieval centers in Italy. Volterra was one of the main Etruscan cities from the 4th – 6th centuries BC and you can still […]

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Churches in Venice: private tours of Italy ideas

Churches in Venice: private tours of Italy ideas
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There are over 250 churches in Venice, each one better than another. Even smaller ones were built by greatest architects and decorated by artists such as Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, Bellini, Lotto. The most famous of churches in Venice is Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, commonly known as Saint Mark’s Basilica, a gem of the […]

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