Imagine being able to ski on snow-capped mountains in the morning, and then ditch the cold for a sunbathing session on a sandy beach in the afternoon. It’s possible in Friuli – a place that’s home to the Friuli Dolomites mountains peaking at more than 2,700 metres above sea level, and a coastline by the Adriatic Sea that runs longer than 110 kilometres. This northeastern area of Italy has it all – so much so that it has its own definition: “Il Friuli è un piccolo compendio dell'universo.” (Friuli is a small compendium of the universe.)
Italy dedicates February 17 to domestic felines, but in Rome it’s an everyday celebration.
Nel profondo ovest della Sicilia c’è un pezzo di isola capace di entrare immediatamente nel cuore di chi lo visita. Stiamo parlando della provincia di Trapani, crocevia di popoli e merci ma, soprattutto, scrigno di spiagge e panorami mozzafiato. Sole e bel tempo non sono certo una rarità a queste latitudini, tuttavia l’estate è il momento migliore per organizzare una vacanza. Se non altro per godere di un mare che ha pochi eguali in Italia.
We have selected seven must-see attractions showcasing Abruzzo’s impressive history, traditions and culture.
Monti is one of Rome’s most charming and characteristic neighbourhoods
You could spend an entire week exploring the Vatican Museums, which contain a staggering 1,400 rooms and 65,000 paintings. Seeing everything in one visit is impossible, but these masterpieces are truly unmissable.
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No trip to Venice would be complete without a vaporetto ride straight to Murano, the most famous of its islands. The small city, known as the mecca of glassworks, is only a nine-minute boat ride from the Fondamente Nuove and a 30-minute ride from San Marco. Here’s a short guide that will help you look beyond the glass to the treasures of Murano.
The palazzo was created by the Bourbon King Charles III in the mid-18th century to rival Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid.