Category Archives: Art & Culture

Custom Italy Vacations: Carnival in Viareggio

Custom Italy Vacations: Carnival in Viareggio
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Did you know that not only Venice has its spectacular Carnival? On a custom Italy vacations, you can also see the Carnival of Viareggio in Tuscany. First organised by a group of young rich bourgeois in 1873 the Carnival has been going from strength to strength attracting thousands of visitors to Viareggio. Today it is […]

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What to see in Venice: Carnival

What to see in Venice: Carnival
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What to see in Venice? That is the easiest question to answer, as there are so many things to see that one visit to this magic city is never enough. The Venice Carnival is worth a trip to Italy in itself. The Carnival always starts two weeks before Ash Wednesday. This is the time when […]

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Famous places in Rome: The Capitoline Hill

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The Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) is one of the famous places in Rome that is impossible to miss. Located beside the Forum it boasts spectacular views and eventful past. During the Roman times, the Temple to Jupiter and the Capitoline Triad was standing here, said to be the largest and the most beautiful of its kind. It […]

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Private tours of Sicily: visiting Catania

Private tours of Sicily: visiting Catania
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When planning private tours of Sicily for the clients Road to Italy always recommends to visit Catania, the island’s second-largest city after Palermo. It is a real treat for Italy lovers, who want to delve deeper into the country’s past and present. Catania has lived through the turmoil of invasions, earthquakes and volcano eruptions that […]

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Places to eat in Italy: delectable Sicily

Places to eat in Italy: delectable Sicily
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Sicily is a paradise for foodies and one of the best places to eat in Italy. The island’s eventful past has shaped its culture, architecture and, most of all, its traditional cuisine. Ancient Greeks brought olives and established wine making, Romans cleared patches of land for grain cultivation and introduced fava beans and lentils. During […]

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Things to do during your Tuscany Tour: Chianti Sculpture Park

Things to do during your Tuscany Tour: Chianti  Sculpture Park
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Among the things to do during your Tuscany tour, we suggest the Chianti Sculpture Park. Located near Castelnuovo Berardenga, between Florence and Siena and in the heart of Chianti, the Sculpture Park can be considered a permanent exhibition of sculptures and installations set in a beautiful and typical forest of oak and chestnut trees. This […]

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Things to do in Sicily: Village of Gangi

Things to do in Sicily: Village of Gangi
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If you are in Italy and you are wondering what things to do in Sicily, do not forget to visit Gangi, a medieval village ranked among the most beautiful villages in Italy. Since 2012 the small town in the Madonie Mountains boasts the recognition of the municipality as a Jewel of Italy; in this place, […]

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Rome to Naples: Gaeta Italy

Rome to Naples: Gaeta Italy
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If you have to go from Rome to Naples, or vice versa, do not forget to take a trip to the southwest coast of Lazio where you will find yourself fascinated by the beautiful coastline and its many beaches. The most important city on this coast is Gaeta, nicknamed the fair, the combative and the […]

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What to do in Tuscany: visiting castles

What to do in Tuscany: visiting castles
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Tuscany is an enchanting place. Visitors fall under the spell of its gentle hills and charming towns. Many ancient fortifications, medieval towers and beautiful castles are testimony to the region’s eventful past. If you are looking for ideas on what to do in Tuscany, visiting its many castles is a great way to learn about […]

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Lake Maggiore: one of the top places to visit in Italy

Lake Maggiore: one of the top places to visit in Italy
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The Lake Maggiore is one of the most beautiful top places to visit in Italy. The second largest lake in the country, it stretches over 65 kilometres in the regions of Lombardy and Piedmont as well as the Swiss canton of Ticino. The area around Lake Maggiore is steeped in history and tradition with picturesque […]

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