Category Archives: Art & Culture

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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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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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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Private Italy Vacation: Martina Franca in Apulia

Private Italy Vacation: Martina Franca in Apulia
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You have seen Rome, admired Florence, strolled along the canals in Venice. Where to next? Discovering beautiful Southern Italy is a logic step for lovers of Bel Paese. On a private Italy vacation, you can head to Apulia, on the heel of the country where spectacular architecture, excellent food and wine await. Martina Franca is […]

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Custom Italy Vacation: Fontanellato – Emilia Romagna

Custom Italy Vacation: Fontanellato – Emilia Romagna
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A short drive from Parma stands the imposing Rocca Sanvitale castle that can be visited on a custom Italy vacation. Built in the 14th century with some parts dating back as far as the 12th century the castle still dominates the ancient town of Fontanellato. The last descendant of the Sanvitale family sold the castle […]

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Customized tours of Italy: discover Penne – Abruzzo

Customized tours of Italy: discover Penne – Abruzzo
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The beauty of customized tours of Italy is that you get a chance to discover many hidden gems that haven’t been overrun by tourists hordes and preserve their authenticity. A pretty town of Penne in Abruzzo is one of them. It is sometimes called “the small Siena” as the old town is built in bricks. […]

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Italy sights: ancient Tarquinia – Hidden gem

Italy sights: ancient Tarquinia – Hidden gem
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After the hassle and bustle of Rome, a small town of Tarquinia, some 55 miles northwest of the capital, is an oasis of peace and tranquility. This small gem, one of lesser-known Italy sights, is a great destination for a day tour or a relaxing short break. Tarquinia was founded at the end of the […]

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Best museums in Italy: The Egyptian Museum in Turin

Best museums in Italy: The Egyptian Museum in Turin
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The Egyptian Museum in Turin (Museo Egizio di Torino) houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world and is undoubtedly one of the best museums in Italy. The museum was founded in 1824 when the Savoy king, Carlo Felice, acquired a large collection of Egyptian artefacts. Today there are 6,500 objects on display […]

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Tourist attractions in Milan: La Scala opera house

Tourist attractions in Milan: La Scala opera house
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Behind one unassuming facade is hidden one of the biggest tourist attractions in Milan – the Teatro alla Scala, or La Scala, as it is known to Milanese. One of the world’s leading opera houses was built at the end of the 18th century after a fire destroyed Milan’s Teatro Regio Ducale. Empress Maria Theresa, […]

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Top attractions in Italy: Sacra di San Michele in Piedmont

Top attractions in Italy: Sacra di San Michele in Piedmont
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The magnificent religious complex Sacra di San Michele is one of the top attractions in Italy located in Piedmont, half an hour from Turin. The legend has it that angels assisted with its construction and the exact date of its completion remains unclear, sometime in the 12th century. As you approach the abbey, it raises […]

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