I nostri paesi: Galluccio

Situated in Italy’s South-central region - between Rome and Naples - the town of Galluccio is on the edge of the Campanian plain and sits right at the foot of the breathtaking Subapennine mountain range. It’s a town that has it all for soemone looking to escape hectic city life and get a taste of authentic Italian culture - minus the hoards of tourists: Mom & Pop shops, laid-back, friendly people, great food, and it’s just a stone’s throw away from both the moutains and the deep, blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Francigena Street, the road of the Pilgrims

One of history's itineraries, a main road travelled in the past by thousands of pilgrims, on their way from England to Italy, from Canterbury to Rome, to pray on the Tomb of Saint Peter.

Tasting Trieste: A Transcultural Affair

Thinking of where to go next when heading to the boot? Italy beyond the obvious? Well, tucked away in the north-eastern tip of Italy, Trieste melds the traditions of Italy and Slovenia, at whose borders it lies, combining elements of German, Slavic, Balkan, and Italian culture. Capital of the autonomous region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the city was a great trading port during the 19th century. 

Other Localities in the Commune

Before we carry on with our tour, a curiosity for movie lovers: Valdorcia, with its castles, farmhouses, monasteries and noble palaces, has seduced cinematographers and spectators from around the world.

The Shrine of Italian Victories

Amongst the many wonders of the “Bel Paese” you can’t miss the Vittoriale degli italiani (The shrine of Italian victories), a complex of buildings, amphitheatre, majestic gardens, and war relics celebrating the heroic deeds of the Italians during the First World War and the genius of 19th century Italian poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist, military hero and political leader Gabriele D’Annunzio.

7 Must-See Sights Around Genova

The coastal city of Genova contains so much beauty and photo-worthy landmarks that the only challenge is figuring out what to visit. To help you out, here are seven must-see sights around Genova.

Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, South-Eastern Sicily

The eight towns in south-eastern Sicily - Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli - were all rebuilt thanks to the initiative of the Duke of Camastra Giuseppe Lanza after 1693 because of an earthquake which took place in that year.

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