Category Archives: Art & Culture

Best places to visit in Italy: La Venaria Reale in Piedmont

Best places to visit in Italy: La Venaria Reale in Piedmont
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La Venaria Reale in Piedmont has become one of the best places to visit in Italy since its opening in 2007. It had been abandoned and neglected for two centuries and took years of extensive restoration works to bring the complex back to its former glory. A short drive from Turin, La Venaria Reale includes the […]

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Places to visit in Tuscany: exploring Siena

Places to visit in Tuscany: exploring Siena
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Siena is one of the most popular and beautiful places to visit in Tuscany. Rich in art, history and local traditions this Tuscan town will steal your heart. Despite the town’s small size, there are plenty of things to see in Siena. Start from the 13th-century main square, the Piazza del Campo, where every summer […]

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Custom Vacations in Italy: exploring Piacenza

Custom Vacations in Italy: exploring Piacenza
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A short drive from Milan, in the centre of the fertile Padana Valley, lies the beautiful city of Piacenza. Surrounded by well-preserved 16th century city walls it boasts some great architectural gems and historic attractions and is well worth a visit on your custom vacations in Italy. Piacenza’s central square, Piazza Cavalli, is dominated by […]

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Private Italy Vacations: visiting Sulmona in Abruzzo

Private Italy Vacations: visiting Sulmona in Abruzzo
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Sulmona is a hidden gem of central Italy. Visiting it as part of private Italy vacations can be a real pleasure as it offers everything that sophisticated travelers look for in this beautiful country: history, culture, great food and wine plus the splendor of unspoilt nature. Walking along small cobbled streets of Sulmona is like stepping […]

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Custom Italy Tours: Casale Monferrato in Piemonte

Custom Italy Tours: Casale Monferrato in Piemonte
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We never get tired of talking about the beautiful region of Piemonte on this blog. Being off the mass tourism radar it appeals to the travellers who want to discover hidden gems in Bel Paese and opt for custom Italy tours to suite their tastes. Casale Monferrato is a little gem located about forty miles away from […]

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Private Italy tours: discover Scanno, Abruzzo

Private Italy tours: discover Scanno, Abruzzo
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The small mountain village of Scanno, Abruzzo is a hidden gem that can be explored on one of our private Italy tours. One of the most beautiful villages in Italy and among the most photographed in the country, Scanno has retained its traditional charm throughout centuries. The best way to discover this little gem is […]

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Customized Italy Vacation: exploring Parma

Customized Italy Vacation: exploring Parma
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Having visited all tourist hot spots you might want to get off-the-beaten track to see Italy beyond the obvious. Parma, an attractive historic town in the Emilia-Romagna region, is one of those hidden gems that can be discovered on a customized Italy vacation. The city is famous for art, beautiful architecture , delicious prosciutto di […]

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Custom tours of Rome: Viterbo

Custom tours of Rome: Viterbo
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Less than an hour drive north of the Italian capital lies a beautiful city of Viterbo that can be visited during custom tours of Rome. Remarkably preserved medieval walls enclose the old part of the town with its historic landmarks. Exploring the town’s magnificent churches scattered here and there make for a fascinating trip to […]

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Italy private tours: Infiorata festivals

Italy private tours: Infiorata festivals
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Every year, in May and June, Infiorata festivals take place in many Italian towns, which can be visited on Italy Private Tours. “Infiorata” is translated from Italian as “decorated with flowers”. During the festivals streets are covered with flower petals to create temporary masterpieces. The tradition as we know it today goes back to the […]

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Private tours of Italy: Battle of the oranges in Ivrea

Private tours of Italy: Battle of the oranges in Ivrea
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One of the biggest food battles in Europe takes place every year in a small town of Ivrea, Piedmont as part of the local Carnival, which can be visited on private tours of Italy. The Battle of oranges is part of the Historical Carnival of Ivrea, which origin goes back to medieval times, when the […]

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