Category Archives: Private Tours

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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Individual tours of Italy: Calcata in Lazio

Individual tours of Italy: Calcata in Lazio
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Thirty miles from the hustle and bustle of Rome, perched on a rocky cliff, lies a tiny quiet village of Calcata, an interesting stop on individual tours of Italy. Calcata was abandoned due to land erosion and left to decay. However, in the 1960s it was re-discovered by Italian and international artists who started moving […]

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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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Exclusive tours of Italy: visiting Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo

Exclusive tours of Italy: visiting Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo
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The Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National park is one of the oldest in the country. Less than a two-hour drive from Rome, the park is a great destination for exclusive tours of Italy. It has become a popular getaway for nature lovers and those looking for a tranquil rural escape with two million people visiting […]

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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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Most Popular Museums in Italy: Ferrari Museum and Factory

Most Popular Museums in Italy: Ferrari Museum and Factory
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Italy has countless museums to please anyone. Whatever your interest is, there is a museum to feed your curiosity: history, art, wine making, olive oil, – the list can go on. The Ferrari Museum is certainly among the most popular museums in Italy. Located in Maranello, near Modena in Northern Italy, the Ferrari Museum and […]

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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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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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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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