A great starting point to see the “real” Rome and to breathe in its neighborhood life is Campo de' Fiori
Located at the southern border of the Po River Valley and at the entrance of the Grado lagoon, Aquileia is one of the most significant archeological sites in Italy. In 1998, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage site for its historic importance as a Roman city and for the fundamental role it played in the expansion of Christianity in central Europe.
When temperatures soar during the Roman summer, it’s always a relief to know that you’re never far from fountains. Rome is full of them. Marble gods, mythical creatures and animals clamber above the spouts of some of Rome’s most elaborate fountains, while locals stop for a drink at the humble nasoni that are dotted around the centre.
Located in the Po valley, in the north of Italy, these two cities provide two very different examples of Renaissance town planning. Mantua grew out of an existing 11th century Medieval city as part of a renewal project; while Sabbioneta is an interesting example of 16th century theories concerning construction of an ideal city, based on ideas of ancient Athens and Rome.
Where will you be when the clock strikes 12 on December 31st? While many would be quick to name New York as the most desired place to visit during the Count Down, you might want to consider some Italian hot spots for this or next’s Capodanno. On the last night of the year, there is no Dick Clark. No fake silver ball falls from the sky, and no one sings “Auld Lang Syne”. But oh, there’s a party. Italians call the night San Silvestro in honour of St. Sylvester, an early pope (280-335), whose feast day is December 31.
Trying to tackle the labyrinth that is Venice can be a daunting task, especially when you only plan to have a three day stint to experience all that the city has to offer. So, if you are planning a trip to la Serenissima, here are a few tips to help guide you through the city like the locals do.
Any Italian would agree that good food is like travel for your taste buds. Although Italy did not unite until 1861, its cuisine can claim traceable roots as far back as the 4th century BCE. Thus, it comes as no wonder that Italians take great pride in knowing that their cuisine is famous throughout the world for its fresh and delicious taste. But, would it come as a surprise to find out that Italian cuisine has managed to find its way across the Pacific Ocean into the heart of Hong Kong?
Situata nel golfo di Napoli, vicino a Capri, Procida e Vivara, Ischia è l’isola più grande dell’arcipelago Campano, circondata da meravigliose spiagge e dirupi scoscesi a volte raggiungibili solo via mare. Soprannominata, infatti, l’“isola verde” per la ricca vegetazione e per la presenza del tufo verde – prodotto dalle eruzioni del monte Epomeo – Ischia è un vero e proprio gioiello del Mediterraneo.