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Recharge and Reconnect in Italy

Recharge and Reconnect in Italy was last modified: May 5th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Top 5 Activities to Experience in Italy with your Family

Top 5 Activities to Experience in Italy with your Family was last modified: May 5th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Top 5 Activities to Enjoy with Friends during a Trip to Italy

Top 5 Activities to Enjoy with Friends during a Trip to Italy was last modified: May 5th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Uncovering the Treasures of Umbria

Uncovering the Treasures of Umbria was last modified: April 1st, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Piedmont’s Langhe and Roero: A Gastronomic Paradise

Piedmont’s Langhe and Roero: A Gastronomic Paradise was last modified: March 31st, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Unwinding in Sicily’s Aeolian Islands

Unwinding in Sicily’s Aeolian Islands was last modified: March 31st, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

How to Live a Bit of Italy from Afar

How to Live a Bit of Italy from Afar was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

More Than Cocktail Hour: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo

More Than Cocktail Hour: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Carbonara Recipe

Carbonara Recipe was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Our Top 10 Italy Destination Picks for 2021

Our Top 10 Italy Destination Picks for 2021 was last modified: January 14th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Winter Skiing and Beyond in the Italian Alps

Winter Skiing and Beyond in the Italian Alps was last modified: December 30th, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

5 Reasons to Visit Italy’s Art Cities in the Winter

5 Reasons to Visit Italy’s Art Cities in the Winter was last modified: December 30th, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

A Glimpse Back in Time: Neapolitan Nativity Scenes

A Glimpse Back in Time: Neapolitan Nativity Scenes was last modified: December 17th, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Meet Our Locals: Christmas Edition

Meet Our Locals: Christmas Edition was last modified: December 17th, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Struffoli Recipe

Struffoli Recipe was last modified: December 17th, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Merry and Bright: Italy’s Christmas Markets

Merry and Bright: Italy’s Christmas Markets was last modified: December 17th, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Cioccolata Calda Recipe: Authentic Italian Hot Chocolate

Cioccolata Calda Recipe: Authentic Italian Hot Chocolate was last modified: December 17th, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Emilia-Romagna, Land of Culinary & Automotive Innovation

Emilia-Romagna, Land of Culinary & Automotive Innovation was last modified: December 2nd, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Hugo

Hugo was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Americano

Americano was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Eight Foods that Say Welcome to Trentino-Alto Adige

Eight Foods that Say Welcome to Trentino-Alto Adige was last modified: December 2nd, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Trentino Alto Adige: A Region for All Seasons

Trentino Alto Adige: A Region for All Seasons was last modified: December 2nd, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

The Amalfi Coast: A Picture-Perfect Summer Vacation Destination

The Amalfi Coast: A Picture-Perfect Summer Vacation Destination was last modified: December 2nd, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Bellini

Bellini was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Pasta Fredda (Cold Pasta)

Pasta Fredda (Cold Pasta) was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Pasta con pesto alla genovese

Pasta con pesto alla genovese was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Aglio Olio e Peperoncino Recipe

Aglio Olio e Peperoncino Recipe was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Negroni

Negroni was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Tommaso De Poi

Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Aperol Spritz Cocktail was last modified: March 4th, 2021 by Trips 2 Italy

Traveling Italy While Needing Handicapped Accommodations

Traveling Italy While Needing Handicapped Accommodations was last modified: December 2nd, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

What’s Outside the Wall – Top 5 Churches in Italy Outside the Vatican

What’s Outside the Wall – Top 5 Churches in Italy Outside the Vatican was last modified: December 7th, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Adam was the First: Michelangelo’s Top 4 Most Famous Works of Art

Adam was the First: Michelangelo’s Top 4 Most Famous Works of Art was last modified: December 10th, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Ultimate Under the Tuscan Sun Travel Guide

One of the true jewels of Italy is the beautiful and picturesque region of Tuscany located off the west coast.  For many the southern area of the region is symbolic of the quintessential Italian countryside, with rolling green hills dotted with an assortment of trees, ancient hilltop villages full of history, and gentle slopes filled

Vacationing in Italy with Children 101

Often thought of as one of the primary crown jewels of Europe, for decades Italy has endeared itself to adults with its unparalleled rustic appeal and romantic charm.  However, in this modern era where international travel at a young age is becoming increasingly standard, children are finding just as many reasons to love Italy as

Ultimate Top 10 List of Must-Sees for Italy Vacations

A trip to Italy has been on your bucket list for years, and now you are finally making it a reality. Before making any concrete decisions or reservations regarding your trip of a lifetime, consider these top ten spots for a sightseeing itinerary in Italy that you won’t want to miss.     VENICE CANALS Just

Top 10 Kid Friendly Places to Visit In Italy

Italy is a vast and beautiful land full of treasures to behold, but with such a large area to cover, it can be difficult to know the most kid friendly places to visit when planning your Italy family vacation.  Once you know the basics on successfully vacationing with children in Italy, it is time to

Porchetta di maiale

Porchetta di maiale was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Minestrone – The Italian Vacation from a Cold Winters Day

Minestrone – The Italian Vacation from a Cold Winters Day was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Tommaso De Poi

Bollito Makes A Christmas Day Dinner

Bollito Makes A Christmas Day Dinner was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Tommaso De Poi

Roasted Veal and Potatoes

Roasted Veal and Potatoes was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Tommaso De Poi

Spaghetti alle Vongole

Spaghetti alle Vongole was last modified: December 16th, 2020 by Tommaso De Poi

Roasted baccalà with Tomatoes and Potatoes

Roasted baccalà with Tomatoes and Potatoes was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Tommaso De Poi

New Terms and Conditions

We have updated our Terms and Conditions, which will be effective September, 28, 2017. Our updated policies will apply to all inquiries and relative bookings received from this date forward. Thank you for your interest in Trips 2 Italy. Tommaso De Poi CEO – TRIPS 2 ITALY, LLC To learn more: Trips2Italy,LLC Terms & Conditions

For Beauty, Art, History, Culture, Passion, Love and the Great Joys of Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   For Beauty, Art, History, Culture, Passion, Love and the Great Joys of Life You Could Win a Free Trip to Italy at the Houston Italian Festival October 12-15 Houston – October 10, 2017 – Trips2Italy announces that it is donating a special trip to Italy that will be raffled for charity

Golden Focaccia Genovese

When travelling to Liguria, in addition to the beautiful sea and warm sunshine, visitors will surely take notice of a ubiquitous treat enjoyed by locals as breakfast, an appetizer, or a snack throughout the day: focaccia. Though many varieties exist in Italy, the most traditional and delicious iteration of focaccia has its home in Liguria.

A High-rise Forest in the Center of Milan

Busy cities are often referred to as “urban jungles”, but one of Milan’s modern high-rises gives a whole new meaning to this popular idiom thanks to some uncommon landscaping. In 2014, Italian architect Stefano Boeri unveiled his latest design in Milan’s rising Porta Nuova district; a skyscraper called Bosco Verticale. In English, Bosco Verticale means

New Website Design and Newsletter

Trips 2 Italy welcome back and is proud to annouce the launch of our new newsletter format. Now that we have completed our vastly improved website (come see us at www.trips2italy.com), it’s time to bring back our newsletter on the beauty and marvelous experiences of Italy. Please take a moment and glance at our insights

Tuscany Fall Wine Tours

Widely considered one of the world’s most cherished travel destinations, Tuscany offers a wealth of unique activities and experiences sure to please any first-time or repeat visitor. Located in central Italy, Tuscany’s claim to fame is its rich history, prided traditions, artistic influences, stunning landscape views, and of course its delectable cuisine and unparalleled winemaking.

The Gulf of Poets In Liguria Is The Perfect Italian Vacation Destination

Liguria is a region filled with charming seaside towns and while Cinque Terre may be at the top of everyone’s vacation list, there is much more to be discovered in the Italian Riviera. Take the Gulf of La Spezia for instance, located just south of the famous five villages. Nicknamed the Gulf of Poets, it’s

What Is The History Of The Anatomical Theater of Padova, Italy?

Padova’s anatomical theater was the world’s first permanent structure built to promote the study of anatomy through dissections. It is located in the center of Padova inside of Palazzo del Bo, which houses the headquarters of the University of Padova. Conceived by famed surgeon Girolamo Fabrizi d’Acquapendente in 1594, the purpose of this anatomical theater

Discover The Rich History Of The Valadier Temple In Marche, Italy

In Italy, the more you explore the more you realize that in every corner you can find a piece of art, a secret, or some joy for the eyes. In the Marche region, The Temple of Valadier is one of those places lost among the Apennines and sheltered inside a karst cave. This place mixes

The Tropea Onions Have Many Different Uses & Benefits

You’re right, onions make you cry and in many cases can leave you with bad breath, but they are one of the most important vegetables in the Mediterranean diet. In Italy, there are many different types of onions for example, from Suasa, in the Marche region, or Breme, in the Lombardy region. Besides them, the

Palio di Siena: The History Of The Contrade Flags & Colors

We already wrote an article about the Palio di Siena (check the link to have a brief overview of it) but this event is such a big cultural moment not only in Tuscany, but in the whole country of Italy. Intertwined with the horse race, which is the peak of the celebrations, there are so many

The Legend Of The Pazientina Cake, A Delicacy Of Padua, Veneto

Padua, in Veneto, is a very important city of Italy. It can be easily compared with all the big three (Rome, Venice, Florence) because its culture, its historical heritage and its city center are all extremely fascinating. Many illustrious personalities like Dante, Galileo and Petrarch have left their trails in this city. Padua is renowned

About The St. Bernard Dog Breed & Their Life In The Mountains

Most of us love pets. They give us emotions, a lot of happiness throughout the day, and they make our return home sweeter every time. Dogs are considered dependable, and reliable. With a peaceful attitude and enormous proportions, the St. Bernard breed is the best example of these qualities. These dogs are known for helping

The Origin of Trentino-Alto Adige and The Mix Of Cultures

Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy’s northernmost region, has a particular cultural background thanks to its proximity to Austria. In fact, the region has been at the crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Germanic cultures for centuries. With strong influences from both Italy and Austria, Trentino-Alto Adige has formed its own culture and traditions that completely set it

The Spectacular Boats of Venice’s Regatta

We previously published an article giving a brief overview of the historic regatta that occurs in Venice every first Sunday in September, but the colorful boats that participate in the regatta each year are certainly worthy of their own article. From the very beginning, boats are the true stars of this event thanks to the

When Are The Best Times To Travel To Italy?

Thanks to the differing climate zones in various areas of the country, each month of the year provides an ideal Italian destination. Therefore, deciding when to travel to Italy depends almost exclusively upon one’s interests. Below are some tips regarding the best months to travel based on selected interests and regions. One thing to keep

Sicily Adds Old World Romance to Honeymoon

If the main purpose of your ideal honeymoon is to enjoy some peaceful relaxation with your new spouse, Sicily may be your perfect destination. Sicilians are famous for living life at a slower pace compared to the rest of Italy and how can they not when their home is full of picturesque landscapes, stunning beaches,

Italy History: Santuario Santa Maria dell’Isola in Tropea, Calabria

In Italy some sealed books are best retained by locals. Italians, especially in the south part of Italy, are very proud and jealous of their areas. Some hidden spots are confidential and reserved only for those who have connections in site or who have decided to live inside the boot shaped country. For this reason,

Things To Do In Milan: Visit The New Restored Darsena

As many may be aware of, last year the city of Milan hosted the important exhibition EXPO 2015 from the beginning of May through the end of October. To prepare for the increased international attention the city would receive during the several months it hosted this world’s fair, many projects were completed throughout Milan. These

Get Lost in the Mystery of Bomarzo Monster Park in Lazio

The small town of Bomarzo, located in the province of Viterbo in the northern part of the Lazio region, hosts a unique site whose official names include “The Villa of Marvels” and “The Sacred Woods”, but it is more commonly referred to as “The Park of the Monsters”. This peculiar nickname stems from the large,

Italian Towns: Slow Down and Relax in Todi, Italy

In Umbria, nestled in between Orvieto and Perugia, Todi is a town where a slow paced life and wonderful landscapes will bring you back in time and allow you to reconnect with an authentic old fashioned life. Todi, for these reasons, has became one of the favourite locations for Americans to plan their getaways, in

“Frozen” in Time: Six Renovated Homes in Pompeii Open to Public

One of the most famous sites throughout Italy is Pompeii. Located in the Campania region under the majesty of Mount Vesuvius, it is one of those places that you must visit at least once in your lifetime to experience its magical atmosphere that will transport you backwards in time as you walk through its alleys

Italian Monuments: Nuraghe Santu Antine in Sardinia, Italy

The Sardinia region has a distinct culture that sets it apart from other regions in Italy, as evidenced by the island’s particular cuisine, language, and traditions. These differences are mostly a result of geography; since the island is physically separated from the rest of the  Italian peninsula, its history has unfolded in different ways. One

3 Italian Seaside Destinations for Your Honeymoon

If the beauty of Italy’s coasts has caught your attention, but you aren’t sure where to start, here are three stunning destinations to consider when planning your upcoming honeymoon: 3 Italian Seaside Destinations for Your Honeymoon was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Italian Food: The History Of The Famous Pasta alla Carbonara

Pasta is one of the most worshipped meals in Italy. Easy to prepare, healthy and one of the specialities of the “Nonna” or “Mamma”, Italy’s unofficial pasta masters. The more you travel through Italy, the more you realize how many different kinds and varieties of pastas are available in every different region. Carbonara is well

Honeymoon Inspiration: Piedmont Is The Perfect Destination Choice!

The untouched Piedmont region can be considered a wonderful off-the-beaten path destination since most of the region lies outside of the focus of Italy’s mass tourism. It is known for its breathtaking mountains, charming villages, magnificent lakes, exquisite cuisine, and noteworthy wines. Turin, the first capital of Italy, is home to the Shroud of Turin,

5 Things Tourists Should NOT Do in Venice while on Vacation

Venice is a particular city with its own unwritten rules and local customs. Unfortunately most visitors are unaware of these practices, much to the annoyance of the Venetians. Therefore, keep these five tips in mind the next time you travel to Venice and not only will you feel more like a local, but the actual

Italy Cities: Dive into Polignano a Mare In Bari, Apulia

Polignano a Mare is a charming seaside town located near Bari in the Apulia region of southern Italy. Its name, meaning “Polignano at Sea”, could not be more appropriate since the town rests atop a limestone cliff that suspends it 65 feet directly above the Adriatic Sea. This ancient town was founded by the Greeks

Italian Fun Facts: The Majestic Padovana Chicken

The Padovana chicken, also known as “Padovana dal gran ciuffo” (Padovana chicken with the great tuft), is an unusual breed of chicken found in the province of Padova in northern Italy. This chicken is known for its characteristic crest, with males having a long, curved crest and females having a shorter, more rounded crest. The

Italian Culture: Luminara Festival of San Ranieri in Pisa

For the people of Pisa, June is a time for celebrations. There are many festivities and cultural events during this month; in the city under the leaning tower, in fact, this period is known as “Giugno Pisano” (The June of Pisa). From the Festival of San Ranieri to the Game of the Bridge, passing through

Art In Italy: History Of The Floating Piers on Lake Iseo

Married artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created stunning works of environmental art together for decades. From wrapping Berlin’s Reichstag with a tarp in 1995 to placing brightly colored gates through New York City’s Central Park in 2005, their art has always been about creating unique experiences and recreating familiar places. Their latest project, entitled The

Sicily Caravaggio Dionysus Geek Mythology but is not a painting

The Ear of Dionysus is a unique cave carved out of the Temenites hill in the city of Syracuse, in the region of Sicily. Geologists believe that the original purpose of the cave was to provide water storage for Syracuse during Roman times.  The cave strongly resembles the shape of a human ear and somewhat

Ponte delle Torri – A bridge between two fortresses

In a large gorge south of Spoleto, an imposing limestone bridge arises from a sea of lush vegetation. The precise, man-made structure juxtaposes with the wild, organic flora that surrounds it to create a breathtaking panorama unforgettable to those who have the chance to admire it. Spoleto’s Ponte delle Torri (Bridge of Towers) is not

Gluten-Free food in Italy: a new path to Italian flavors

Italy, a land whose cuisine is known world-wide thanks to gluten-rich staples such as pasta and pizza, is actually quite celiac disease friendly. Nearly one percent of Italians test positive for celiac disease, which is an intolerance for gluten, a protein found in wheat.  This percentage is on par with the global average, so the

Consonno: an Abandoned City of Toys

For most of its history, Consonno, located in the hills of Brianza, in the Lombardy region, was an agricultural town with a population that never surpassed 300 inhabitants. The town has its origins in the Middle Ages, but thanks to its remote location and only one road leading to the town’s entrance, Consonno never truly

Matera: European Capital of Culture 2019

The European Capital of Culture is a title given to a European city for an interval of one year during which the city will organize cultural events showcasing both the city and its role in Europe. Established in 1985, this distinction aims to promote European unity.  The title is an opportunity for European cities to

Perugia’s Fair of the Dead

In the Italian region of Umbria, fairs are common events and they have a rich history that dates back to medieval times.  The earliest fairs in this area were celebrations of Ognisanti (All Saints Day) at the beginning of November.  These fairs developed into bustling markets that allowed commerce between medieval towns to flourish, and

The Ancient Chocolate of Modica

The south-eastern Sicilian city of Modica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning Baroque architecture.  Along with seven other towns in the Val di Noto, like Ragusa and Catania, Modica was rebuilt in 1693 following a powerful earthquake that devastated the area. The construction after the earthquake resulted in remarkable city planning and

Where Can We Take The Kids In Italy?

If you are thinking about a family vacation to Italy, you may worry that your younger children will be bored with the many museums, churches, ancient ruins and culture that you would like to explore throughout this beautiful country. But there are also some interesting and educational sights that your kids will think are just

An Extraordinary Pilgrimage to the Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin is perhaps one of the most mystical images of all time. It was said to have been the cloth that covered Jesus of Nazareth upon his burial. First noticed in 1898 by a photographer who was shooting pictures of it, it clearly depicts an image of the crucifixion. Due to its

The Charming Hills of Piacenza

When most tourists plan their itinerary around Italy, they think about the usual cities, such as Rome, Venice, Milan and Bologna, among so many others. There are smaller destinations along the way that will truly give you an untouched and authentic feeling of what Italian culture and history is all about. The Charming Hills of

The Procession of the Mysteries

An Easter Parade Like No Other Easter is a time to reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. In the Holy Week before, many customs are followed around the world. But as Good Friday begins, there is nothing so memorable as the “Processione dei Misteri di Trapani” or Procession of the Mysteries

Flower Festival of Genzano

Relax And Smell The Roses…Plus A Million Other Flowers In Italy, everything is about beauty, art and celebration. In the second week of June, they all come together in the “Infiorata”, or Flower Festival, held in Genzano, which is just outside of Rome. It is a tradition that started in the 1700s, but it pays

Love Gelato? Learn To Be A Gelatiere!

Many people travel to Italy to learn how to cook classic Italian recipes. But have you thought about dessert? If you have ever enjoyed gelato, you may wonder how it is made, what the difference is from ice cream and, possibly, how you could start your own business. Love Gelato? Learn To Be A Gelatiere!

An Egg-straordinary Castle

An Enchanted Castle That Is Egg-straordinary The power of magic and legend can influence the destiny of an entire city and its people. And so it was, in medieval times in Naples, where a prophecy involving an enchanted egg became a symbol to its citizens of protection against disaster. An Egg-straordinary Castle was last modified:

An Annual Tribute To Snakes

Many countries have interesting traditions involving folklore, festivals and even living creatures, such as the running of the bulls in Spain. But come to Italy, and you will find the most unique of them all. An Annual Tribute To Snakes was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Happy Hour In Italian? Aperitivo!

How Do You Say Happy Hour In Italian? Aperitivo! Milan is known for many things…fashion, finance, industry, museums and universities. But the second largest city in Italy is also the capital of the Aperitivo. Happy Hour In Italian? Aperitivo! was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Trips 2 Italy

Ronciglione Carnival and Ussari parade

In the region of Lazio, in the province of Viterbo, there is a town called Ronciglione that celebrates a unique carnival throughout its streets. The Ronciglione Carnival is a great moment for the city and this events attract a lot of visitors. Usually the Ronciglione Carnival takes place from the Thursday before the Shrove Tuesday

Italian tradition: Panforte

In Italy there are many tastes and traditions to experience. For example in Siena, one of the most charming cities of Tuscany, there is one cake which is a piece of culture for the people of Siena: The Panforte. An attempting to translate “Panforte” in American English can sound like “strong bread” but Panforte is

Il pranzo di Natale – The Italian Christmas Lunch

Christmas day, it’s a great festivity in the most part of the world. In Italy, is an important moment of the year because is the occasion, more than the others, to reunite all the family around a table.The Italian Christmas lunch is a great challenge for the stomachs of all the participants. Usually, takes place

Christmas Markets in Trentino

It truly looks like Christmas… in Trentino! You have not truly experienced the Christmas spirit until you have gone to the Christmas Markets in Italy’s northern region of Trentino Alto Adige. From November 22nd through January 6th, the main plazas of towns like Merano, Brunico, Bolzano, Trento and many others, come alive with the true

New Year’s Cotechino and Lentils

A Delicious and Rewarding New Year’s Eve Tradition! Italians have a knack for celebrating traditions with festive meals and, as the year comes to a close, there is none so delicious as Cotechino with Lentils on New Year’s Eve.The tradition behind eating a hearty meal of Cotechino with Lentils on New Year’s Eve is based

Viareggio Carnival – It Takes a Village

Travel to the Northern part of the Tuscan coast and you will find a beautiful town called Viareggio. As it sits on the coast, this charming seaside town began as a medieval fishing village, and later became known for its shipbuilding. One of the main attractions of Viareggio occurs during Carnival, which is the period

Christmas time with Pandoro

Christmas time is a moment that gather all the family. In Italy, our tradition is to reunite all the parents around a table, where eating and laughing are the main activities. Beside Panettone, Pandoro is one of the most common dessert during the festivities. Pandoro is a sweet yeast bread composed with flour, sugar, butter

Legends about the Panettone

Panettone is a sweet bread loaf which is typical of the Italian culture. This sweet bread is a must on every table on Christmas time but also on the New Year Eve. It has a shape like a cupola with a cylindrical base. It contains a lot of different ingredients like raisins, candied orange, citron

Natale di Vetro in Murano

In Murano, one of the major islands of the Venice Lagoon, every Christmas,something special happens. Murano is renowned all over the world for its glass blowers and their incredible capabilities to give shapes and colors to the glass. On the 6th of December, there is the celebration for Saint Nicole, the patron Saint of glass

Oh Bej! Oh Bej! Christmas Market

In Italy, we do celebrate the Christmas period in many different ways. One of the most common way throughout Italy to breathe and feel the Christmas atmosphere are the Christmas markets. In Milan, there is one market that has one of the oldest tradition of the city, the Oh Bej! Oh Bej! Christmas Market. Oh

Motor Show the Fair of Motorsports

In Italy we love foods, we love our traditions and we love a laid back life style. There is another thing that we love very very much, motorsports. Our motoring heritage is huge with brands like Ferrari or Maserati and with racing drivers like Alex Zanardi, Valentino Rossi or Giacomo Agostini. So in Italy, we

100 Hundred Creche Exhibition in Rome

The 100 hundred creche exhibition is an event which celebrate one of the old traditions of Italy. In fact,Christmas tree a representation of the moment of the Jesus nativity. The name of this representations in Italian is “presepi” that translated in American English it sounds like “cribs”. 100 Hundred Creche Exhibition in Rome was last

Michelangelo – The Greatest Artist Of All Time

Italy is second to none when it comes to masterpieces of art and statues, architecture, museums, and squares. So it is no surprise that one of the most important artists of all-  time was born and raised in Italy. Michelangelo – The Greatest Artist Of All Time was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Trips

Take Flight Through The Lucanian Dolomites

The “Dolomiti Lucane” or Lucanian Dolomites is found in the Regional Park of Gallipoli Cognato in the heart of Basilicata. This rocky chain of sandstones has a rugged, almost lunar landscape, which is reminiscent of the mountains of the eastern Alps. Take Flight Through The Lucanian Dolomites was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Trips

Enjoy The Original Spring Water of Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. That includes drinking the water from one of the many beautiful public fountains around the city. It is truly the freshest supply of drinkable water and one could say it originated the concept of fresh spring water, as it has been available for public drinking since 312

Vespa, a “wasp” on two wheels

One of the symbol of Italy is the famous moto scooter, Vespa. Vespa in italian means wasp. The legend told that the name of this unique moped was born when Enrico Piaggio, the founder of the current Piaggio Group, made this exclamation “Sembra una Vespa! (It seems like a wasp!)” the first time that he

Galileo Galilei: Between Science and Heresy

Galileo Galilei, also known as Galileo, was one of the most important Italian scientist in Italy and probably in the world. He was born in Pisa in 1564, in the science world is considered “the father of modern science” due to his studies and discoveries in Physics and Astronomy.     Galileo Galilei: Between Science

The Ferrari Museum

Maranello is the town center of the Ferrari myth, in the heart of Emilia Romagna. In this worship place for every car sports fan and car daydreamer, there is a museum entirely dedicated to the most known red car in the world. In this museum, you could admire Formula 1 cars and many others sports

Salemi Is A Town In Sicily That was The First Capital Of Italy

Tucked in the western point of Sicily, Salemi is a small town of about 11,000 people tucked into the Belice valley. It sits about 100 kilometers, or about 62 miles, outside of Palermo and is near Segesta and Selinunte, a pair of ancient cities that were constantly at war with each other. All that’s left

Visiting The Castles of Turin Italy Will Leave A Lasting Impression

The castles of Turin Italy may be one of the country’s best kept treasures. Turin is located in northern Italy nestled against the Po River, with the beautiful Alps surrounding the culture rich city of approximately 900,000 people.   As well as being the home of the royal family of Italy, Turin boasts beautiful castles, museums

What Is The Festa dei Ceri In Gubbio Italy?

When one hears the “Town of Mads” a variety of things may come to mind. A town dedicated to craziness, or perhaps a village filled with rumors that would drive inhabitants mad if listened to long enough? However, none of these ridiculous thoughts ring true. In fact, the “Town of Mads” is a small medieval

Cathedral Of Messina’s Clock Tower

The roar of a majestic lion, a stately rooster’s crow, statues coming to life and music filling the air as a story unfolds; this artistic display of characters sounds more like an up and coming movie than an eighty year old Astronomical Cathedral clock. The Cathedral of Messina’s animated clock show is a great way

What Is Cinque Terre’s Via dell’Amore In Italy

Lover’s Lane, Juliet’s Wall, Love Lock Bridge; we have all heard about these romantic destinations created to unite two lovers together for all time, but have many of us actually seen them?  Legends say that a lock closed by a couple with a key tossed into a river can bind two souls together; a letter

See Italy By Train

Have you ever wanted to explore the exciting grandeur that is Italy? Have you wondered what it would be like to behold the beauty that has set the scene for the most romantic of stories? “Trenino Rosso del Bernina” (the little red train of the Bernina) can escort you through some of the most thrilling

Ten of Our Favorite Golf Resorts and Courses in Italy

Many people do not think of golf when they think of Italy, but Italy is actually home to some of the most renowned courses in the world. Whether you are looking for a luxurious getaway at a resort where you can relax and play or a serious course which would challenge even the most experienced

Italy wins an Oscar and it’s a “Great Beauty”

Even though the 86th Academy Awards were this last Sunday, native Italians are still celebrating the success of The Great Beauty (2013) By Paolo Sorrentino. The exciting news that The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) won the Academy Award for best foreign language film has been the top story news story in Italy since its

Authentic Pesto Sauce of Genoa

Ancient architecture, beautiful landscapes, and a thriving culture characterize Genoa. Although this diverse city is most commonly known as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, there is much more to Genoa. As Italy’s largest seaport Genoa has drawn people to its quaint alleyways, historic churches, noble castles, monuments, and museums. Additionally, this historic city is also

Experiencing A Different Carnival Celebration in Sardinia

On the island of Sardinia, where lively colors and bright festivities are the norm, a ritual of contrasting black and white can seem far from the original tempo of the city. Once a year around the time of Ash Wednesday, Sardinia becomes an island that is bursting with black and white painted faces, grotesque masks,

Traditional Tuscan Poor Dishes – History of Ribollita, Pappa Al Pomodoro, and Panzanella

Whether it’s stone soup, chicken noodle, seven layer, or another, soup is a delicious dish that has been around since the beginning of time. When large amounts of food were limited in times past, it only seemed logical that you would mix everything together to make the leftover food extend further to feed more mouths.

Emilia Romagna Land of Motor Sports

Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pagani, and Maserati….just the names of these manufacturers can leave any car lover salivating. The thought of seeing these cars, touching them, and witnessing just how they are made could drive any enthusiast up the wall. Motor Valley in Emilia Romagna is where these Italian cars and their history can be observed first-hand.

Opera – Italy – Milan – La Scala

Opera lovers do not miss La Scala opera house in Milan. It is known worldwide for offering some of the best performances and, of course, some of the most genuine Milanese moments. Most of Italy’s greatest opera artists and many of the finest singers from around the world have appeared at La Scala! Opera –

Olives and Apulia (Puglia)

Italian cuisine is undoubtedly a feast for the senses. Homemade pastas, fresh vegetables and virgin olive oil are staples of the Italian diet.  Apulia region is the queen of the Mediterranean diet and fresh fish is always available, whether you are looking for a romantic dinner or a simple healthy lunch. Have a look  at

Sea Salt comes from Sicily

A vacation in Sicily may evoke a myriad of images; uncontaminated landscapes, centuries-old traditions, Greek temples, delicious traditional food and a crystal clear sea. Stop by the beautiful Erice and drive along the unique Salt Road with the many red-roofed windmills. The white pyramids of the sea salt piled along the evaporation basin is just

Langhe: Land of Kings, Wines and Truffles

Looking for the perfect destination for a gourmet gateway? Ask Trips2Italy about the Langhe, in the Piedmont region. It is an area of gently undulating hills, ancient castles, medieval villages and vast vineyards where some of the finest specialties and wines (Barolo, Nebbiolo ) of the whole northern Italy are produced. Discover the taste of

Leaning Tower of Pisa: Bad or Luckiest Architect in History?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, in the Tuscany region, is considered a must see. It’s a marvel and a miracle that attracts many tourists from all over the world. Did you know that it began to lean even before its construction was completed during the 12th century? Nowadays the current tilt makes an angle of

Naples and the Italian Royal Pizza

Naples is the southern culinary capital of Italy. The Pizza was born here in honor of Queen Margherita di Savoia in 1889. The queen was visiting the city … Naples and the Italian Royal Pizza was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Tommaso De Poi

Pizzica and Tarantella: Folk Traditions of Apulia

Folklore is a large part of Italy and even more so, in the Apulia region located in what is the heel of Italy’s “boot” shape. In this particular region, folk dances are very popular and have their roots in Ancient Greece. The “Pizzica” is a traditional dance popular throughout the Salentine peninsula along with the

Sant’Antimo Abbey and the Gregorian Chants

Right in the heart of the beautiful Tuscan region, not far from Siena and only 9 Km from Montalcino, sits the impressive Sant’Antimo Abbey, a must-see for anyone visiting the area. According to a legend, the abbey was founded by Charlemagne in 781 AC after he fell ill nearby and prayed for deliverance. Even though

Trips 2 Italy is moving to a New Houston’s Office Location

Dear Friends and Clients, We are moving! Beginning July 29, 2013, Trips 2 Italy will be located at 5701 Woodway Dr., Suite 220, Houston, TX 77057, (at the corner with Chimney Rock). During this transition, we will continue to provide the same excellent service you have come to expect from us. Please note that all

Archaelogical site of Pompeii

The archaeological site of Pompeii is one Italy’s and the world’s most popular tourist destinations. This ancient Roman city was destroyed by the volcanic ashes from a catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius on August 79 A.D. Today, one can see the well preserved remains of a city and its local population that was buried alive,

Tuscan Sunflower Fields

One of Tuscany’s most famous and attractive landscapes is its never ending fields of sunflowers during the summer. Usually from June to August, one can enjoy a beautiful panorama of these lovely yellow flowers driving through the small winding roads through the enchanting Tuscan countryside only to be enhanced by the sight of cypress trees,

Rome Italy The Eternal City

Rome is the “Eternal City” Your journey through Rome can take you from the modern age to the Renaissance age and from the Medieval to Ancient times in a matter of minutes. A simple tour walk can reveal the mysteries of the ages.  This is one of the city’s greatest pleasures! Rome Italy The Eternal

Columbus has brought the Blue Jeans to America!

Blue Jeans… did you know this super popular garment has Italian origins? Its name comes from the particular blue fabric that was once worn by the dockworkers in the port of Genova, in the Liguria region. They were always traveling around the world and thus, brought what we know as denim to the shores of

Murano Island Venice Glass artisan shop

When in Venice, be sure to visit the Island of Murano, home to artisan glass shops where unique handmade glass products have been produced for thousands of years, using the same ancient techniques particular to Murano glass making . From simple small glass figurines available in different colors to much more elaborate pieces such as

Come Experience the Spoleto Festival of the Two Worlds

Every year in the quaint and historic town of Spoleto, located in the Umbria region, one of the most important artistic festivals in the world takes place during the summer months: the “Festival dei Due Mondi,” or Festival of the Two Worlds. This exuberant event was first started in 1958 by composer Gian Carlo Menotti.

Exploring the Unique History of Coffee in Trieste

When tourists think of the best place for good coffee in the beautiful nation of Italy, famous towns such as Naples or Rome are often the first to come to mind. These cities, however, are not the only coffee spots in the country. On the opposite side of the peninsula, sharing a border with Slovenia,

Learn about Art and Culture of the Aosta Valley During Foire de Saint Ourse

Skiers know that they can find quite a few great places to go skiing on their Italian vacation, and the Aosta Valley is one that often stands out amongst the best in the country. You can find great lifts and runs, perfect snow, and plenty to love about the area. This area offers far more

Trips2Italy New Website Announcement and Introduction to Newsletter

Many people reading this are probably already thinking about their next vacation. Visions of ancient cities, friendly people, and gorgeous landscapes dance before the eyes, and noses are already picking up phantom scents of true Italian cooking! If you are one of the many thinking about a trip to Italy this year, or beyond, I

Visit Aquileia in Northeastern Italy

Italy is a country rich in history, and visitors are able to find historic and archeological sites throughout the land. Even the smaller towns have rich histories, and Aquileia is certainly no exception to this. The town in northern Italy is a perfect destination for an Italian vacation.  This small town is only 35 miles

The History of the Statue of the Veiled Christ, in Naples

Naples is a city steeped in history and it is home to many wonderful sights and artifacts. One of the most interesting and beautiful places to visit is Sansevero Chapel. Stepping into the chapel is like stepping back in time, and one is able to find some remarkable treasures hidden within. When you explore the

Abruzzo: Inhabitants Rescued from Isolation Thanks to Sheep

Although winter arrived late to most of Europe, this past winter, Italy and especially the Apennine region have experienced an exceptional snowfall that temporarily buried some towns and small villages under an incredible amount of fresh snow. In the Abruzzo region, the owners of a Vacation Farm or “Agriturismo” were left isolated in the mountains

Marche Region: an Alternative Itinerary for Nature, Art and White Truffle

As some may know, the delicious and exclusive white truffle can be found and savored not only in the Alba and Piedmont region, but also in the municipality of Acqualagna in Italy’s central region of Marche. Although Acqualagna’s population is only less than 5000, it is renowned throughout Europe for its centuries-old tradition of truffle

Cremona: a Musical City with a Very Sweet Tooth

Have you ever climbed up and down a thousand steps in a narrow staircase? Have you ever been to the place where some of the world’s finest violins come from? Have you ever tasted sweet and delicious nougat? If you can answer yes to at least at one of these questions then you know this

Get your Donkey and Frog Ready for Competition

If you think that the word Palio is only associated to the well-known Siena horserace, you will learn that it is not the case after reading this article. According to its Latin origins, the word Palio (from Pallium) refers to the banner or the cloth awarded to the winner of a competition. According to the

CICERO No.2, Apr 2012 – Anno MMXII, Vol. 3

CICERO No. 2 – Anno MMXII Travel Newsletter of Italy April 2012 – Vol. 3 Dear Trips2Italy’s Friends, Spring has arrived and with it the wish to discover and enjoy new places. The short winter days are now behind us and it’s the perfect time to think about travels and celebrate the season of blooming

Capo Vaticano: white beaches and blue sea of Calabria

Ever considered Italy for your next seaside destination or simply do like the Italians do the “dolce far niente” which literally translates to “sweet doing nothing”, if you know what we mean? Whether you have or have not, let us suggest the coast that goes from Tropea to Capo Vaticano, in the province of Vibo

Fontina Cheese: Taste a Slice of Aosta Valley

The Fontina is a DOP cheese which means that it has the Denomination of Protected Origin in all of the European Union and around the world, a classification that today guarantees at a European level the respect for strict production regulations and allows for the maintenance of the cheese’s specific and organoleptic qualities, as well

San Daniele Ham : A Celebration of Flavors in Friuli Venezia Giulia!

Land of the Romans, Lombards, Venetians and the Habsburgs the Friuli Venezia Giulia region is a hidden treasure to be discovered for its history, customs and hospitable people. Let us focus on a beautiful and charming small town called San Daniele which is said to be the place where the perfect Friulan dialect is spoken

Val Di Non: Place of the Queen Apple of Italy

  When one says apple in Italy one immediately thinks of Val di Non in Trentino Alto Adige. Ten percent of the entire production of apples in Italy comes from this area. “Golden Delicious”, “Red Delicious” and “Rennet” are only a few of the types you will be able to taste in this beautiful valley,

CICERO No.1, Feb 2012 – Anno MMXII, Vol. 3

CICERO No. 1 – Anno MMXII Travel Newsletter of Italy February 2012 – Vol. 3 Dear Trips2Italy’s Friends, As winter’s images are still vivid in our eyes and all our New Year’s resolutions for 2012 are fresh in our minds, I would like to wish you all the best for this New Year and tickle

The Borgia Clan: Murder, Lust and The Vatican

Intrigued by the sexual play and political intrigues of the Borgia family? The recent hit miniseries certainly caters to the tastes of the sordid, but can such escapades really have happened? History of contradictory Italian family that rule not only the Vatican… The Borgia Clan: Murder, Lust and The Vatican was last modified: October 21st,

Stromboli: Dancing with the Volcano

The island of Stromboli is a living testament to the beauty of fire. With an almost constant stream of small volcanic eruptions, visitors come from far and wide to view the fountains of orange magma against the night sky. The play of light and dark has inspired artists, poets and photographers for time immemorial, creating

Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore is an exciting destination in Northern Italy, snaking through the Southern Alps. The temperature remains mild throughout the year, with a fantastic tropical and subtropical plant life, providing the feel of an oasis for those who choose to enjoy waterskiing, sailing and diving in the summer months. Along the shore, you can find

The Bernina Express

Ever wanted to visit a glacier, but not keen on arctic travels? The Bernina Express is a 2 and a half hour journey through some of Europe’s most beautiful terrains, starting from the warm Mediterranean climate of Italy and travelling through the Alpine meadows and glacial landscapes of Switzerland. The Bernina Express was last modified:

CICERO No.1, May 2011 – Anno MMXI, Vol. 2

CICERO No. 1 – Anno MMXI Travel Newsletter of Italy Maggio 2011 – Vol. 2 Dear Trips2Italy’s Friends, May is a time for magic, as the first real warmth of a promised summer begins, coaxing everyone to enjoy the outdoors. Italy is known for its museums, galleries and shopping, but have you ever considered the

“Casu Marzu”: the Sardinian Cheese with Worms

Please, go on reading only if you have a strong stomach. You could consider the news disgusting! In spite of this, if you are planning a trip to Sardinia, it could be useful to know what Casu Marzu is, to enjoy or to avoid it! “Casu Marzu”: the Sardinian Cheese with Worms was last modified:

Sardinia: Outside Time and History

When spending a holiday in Italy, especially in summer time, we suggest including some days in Sardinia, an Island of stunning natural beauty, with regional parks and marine protected areas. People interested in excursions, geology, history, tradition, gastronomy or even simply wishing to relax at seaside, will find the ideal place to spend some time

Como Lake (Lago di Como): ““I ask myself is this a dream?”

By a motorbike or through more sedate means, Como Lake is a dramatic place to visit, picturesque and exciting.  Even VIPs and the jet set have been increasing their interest in the area recently, buying magnificent villas and houses facing the mirrors of lake water. Como Lake (Lago di Como): ““I ask myself is this

Guzzi Motorbike: the Flight of the Eagle

Moto Guzzi, with its 84 years of history behind it, represents a legend in Italian motorcycling and a dream for many motorbike lovers. A member of motorcycling aristocracy, Guzzi’s symbol is the eagle, based on the insignia for the WWI Italian air corps. Guzzi Motorbike: the Flight of the Eagle was last modified: October 21st,

CICERO No.7, Jul 2010 – Anno MMX, Vol. 1

CICERO No. 7 – Anno MMX Travel Newsletter of Italy Luglio 2010 – Vol. 1 Dear Trips2Italy’s Friends, At last … it is summer again! The sun shines on the Bel Paese and Italy shows itself in glory: The Tuscany hills are dramatic carpets of sunflowers; the Italian coastlines glitter with all the colours and

Rome: the Father of Methaphysical School

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome is hosting a great exhibition dedicated to the Italian artist and founder of metaphysical art movement: Giorgio De Chirico.  Born of an Italian noble family in 1888 in Greece, he was educated in Munich where he was influenced by the philosopher Nietzsche. Rome: the Father of Methaphysical School was

Italy: The Italian Fire Giants

Italy is a small country, and yet it contains all types of volcanoes that can be found in other areas of the world at distances of thousands of kilometers. Southern Italy, in particular, is like an enormous pressure cooker, with its three main volcanoes. Stromboli, Etna and Vesuvius are the most famous active volcanoes on

Caserta: the Royal Palace

If you are planning a trip to Italy, including the South of the country, do not forget to include “Reggia di Caserta” with its splendid park and gardens. During World War II, the soldiers of the US Fifth Army used the palace as a headquarters, and, in April 1945, the Allied forces signed an unconditional

Ivrea: Oranges instead of Stones for the Miller’s Daughter

Ivrea is a small town, about 40 minutes north of Turin, Italy. It is usually a very quiet place, but once a year, during the exiting Orange Battle Carnival, it comes to life. The battle is an allegoric representation of a medieval insurrection dating back to 1194. Ivrea: Oranges instead of Stones for the Miller’s

CICERO No.5/6, Jun 2010 – Anno MMX, Vol. 1

CICERO No. 5 / 6 – Anno MMX Travel newsletter of Italy Maggio/Giugno 2010 – Vol 1 Dear Trips2Italy’s Friends, Here we are with our monthly appointment, thanks to which I have the opportunity to talk you about my beloved Country. CICERO No.5/6, Jun 2010 – Anno MMX, Vol. 1 was last modified: October 21st,

Sicily: When Donkeys Become Garbage Collectors And Help To Save The Environment

Giarratana and Castelbuono are two villages in Sicily and can be considered virtuous places. In fact, some months ago, these villages gave a lesson of civility and environmental sensibility to many larger towns in Italy…. Sicily: When Donkeys Become Garbage Collectors And Help To Save The Environment was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Tommaso

The “Palio di Siena”: a horse race and much more

The Palio di Siena is a horse race that takes place twice yearly, on July 2 and August 16, in Siena, in which ten horses and riders represent ten of the seventeen  city districts  (in Italian: Contrade). The Palio is one of the most popular and spectacular Italian events.  The “Palio di Siena”: a horse

Caravaggio: Genius and Dissoluteness

Castel Sismondo in Rimini, Emilia Romagna, will host, from next October to March, works of extraordinary artistic value. Among them, visitors will find the very famous Caravaggio “St Francis in Ecstasy.”  The masterpieces come from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest American museum and surely one of the most important. It is hard

Parma: the Five Pointed Crown

There is a city in Italy, known all over the world as the king of Italian hams, synonymous with quality. The city is Parma, in Emilia Romagna, a really pretty town. Around Parma, there are eleven officially recognized production areas for the ham: the famous Prosciutto di Parma. Parma: the Five Pointed Crown was last

Umbria: Land of Peace and Silence

Umbria is the Region of the spirit. The beauty of the landscape – with welcoming mountains and sweet hills – is luminous. The region offers superb art and architectural treasures that reflects thousands of years of history. An ideal destination, both for those who love culture and for people more interested in nature, Umbria has

CICERO No.4, Apr 2010 – Anno MMX, Vol. 1

CICERO No. 4 – Anno MMX Introduction of Italy Aprile 2010 – Vol. 1 Dear Trips2italy’s Friends, Welcome back to our newsletter! I would like to introduce you to a little, but delightful, region: Umbria, a peaceful land. Seldom included in the classical Italian tours, its beauty is sometimes underestimated due to its proximity to

Italy curiosity: the Italian Cat Lady

Her name is Wanda Palumbo and she lives in Naples with her many cats. No matter if a cat has a problem, if it has been abandoned, if it is looking for a home, something to eat or just a little bit of love, Wanda welcomes any cat warmly and give them hospitality in her

Rome: the National Museum of Italian Emigration

The National Museum of Italian Emigration, a new museum promoted by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Culture, has opened in Rome. It covers every aspect of the emigration phenomenon, from the economic, social and cultural points of view. The museum is laid out in chronological order and covers themes such as recruiting, boarding,

CICERO No.3, Mar 2010 – Anno MMX, Vol. 1

CICERO No. 3 – Anno MMX Introduction of Italy Marzo 2010 – Vol. 1 Dear Trips2Italy’s Friends, Although winter’s images are yet vivid in our eyes, spring is slowly approaching and Italy is ready to welcome you with a variety of offers. CICERO No.3, Mar 2010 – Anno MMX, Vol. 1 was last modified: October

South Of Italy: Basilicata, A Land Of Mith And Fable

Miles of unspoiled, white beaches, crystal clear water, vine covered cliffs and fishing villages where time stands still: all of this, and much more, is Basilicata. The area is soaked in history and tradition, ridged by mountains and dark, forested valleys, marked by ancient trails and paths. South Of Italy: Basilicata, A Land Of Mith

Milan: Leonardo Da Vinci Last Supper & Santa Maria Delle Grazie

The wonderful church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is a Dominican convent of immense architectural value and a rich testament to the Renaissance in Milan. Milan: Leonardo Da Vinci Last Supper & Santa Maria Delle Grazie was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Tommaso De Poi

CICERO No.2, Feb 2010 – Anno MMX, Vol. 1

CICERO No. 2 – Anno MMX Introduction of Italy Febbraio 2010 – Vol. 1 Dear  Trips2Italy’s Friends, speaking about the month of February our thoughts immediately go to the most  amusing  event of the year: the Carnival. If Rio’s Carnival is  surely the most crazy among the Carnival all over the world, it is surely

When Lingerie Helps To Travel Safely

From Naples a curious news: in an underwear-shop located in the downtown,  it is possible to buy  for € 50,00 an original lingerie cloth. So far the invention is  reserved to women. When Lingerie Helps To Travel Safely was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Tommaso De Poi

Have You Ever Heard About Sordevolo’s Passion Play?

Year 2010 offers  you the opportunity to live a unique experience in Italy. If you loose it, you have to wait till year 2015 to take it again: as a matter of fact, only every five years, the village of Sordevolo –  not far from Torino – transform itself in a  extraordinary open air theatre

Liguria 5 Terre (The Five Lands)

Very popular with both foreign and and Italian travellers, the delightful Cinque terre – literally translated “the five lands” – is an extraordinary area offering scenarios among the most  charming in Italy. Five villages makes up the Cinque Terre: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Liguria 5 Terre (The Five Lands) was last modified: October

Venice Carnival: A Fantastic Travel Into The World Of Imagination

Venice Carnival began in the 15th century but the tradition can be traced back to the beginning of the 14th Century.  Story tells that in the past  even princes from all over Europe came to Venice  and in the Carnival period no differentiation could be made between nobility and the common people. Venice Carnival: A

Dolomites: a mecca for mountains lovers

Dolomites are one of the most dramatic spots and a mecca for mountains-lovers. They take their name from the French geologist De Dolomieu, who first studied and identified the composition of the sedimentary limestone. The Dolomites are an ancient coral reef that, over a 100 million years ago, were covered with a tropical forest and

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius and his inventions

Rome hosts till April 2010 the exhibition dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, the universal talent of Italian Renaissance, and the embodiment of the spirit of his age. An eclectic man, he was engineer, mathematician, anatomist, painter and architect, who wrote and drew all his life long.  Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius and his inventions was

Have you ever heard about Alberobello?

Although it is an UNESCO site, Alberobello is unfortunately rather unknown. In a place of rolling green hills, dotted with almond and olive trees, not far from Bari and Taranto (Apulia), you cannot miss visiting the town, named for the primitive forests of Arboris belli, which once covered the area, where over 1000 trulli mass

CICERO No.1, Jan 2010 – Anno MMX, Vol. 1

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The Historic Regatta in Venice

Venice attracts  more visitors then usual in September. In fact, this is the time for the historic regatta (regata storica), a very popular festival, held  on the fist Sundays of the month. The Regatta is probably the main event in  the Venice calendar. A spectacular procession  of traditional boats decorated in 16th century style with

Alba, Piedmont: a brief article about its history

Archaeological finds between the 6th and 3rd millennium BC attest to the presence of a population of settlers and hunters that once occupied this area. Celts invaded the region and gave the area a name meaning “capital”, it then became known as Alba Pompeia. Alba, Piedmont: a brief article about its history was last modified:

Abruzzo: beetween sea and mountains

The Abruzzo’s morphological variety of its landscape brings together two separate environments that do not mix very easily: on the one hand there is the seaside in all its remarkable beauty and, on the other, the fascinating charm of its mountains; two quite contrasting landscapes brought together by gently rolling hills that blend together tradition

Assisi : The birthplace of Saint Francis

Arnaldo Fortini was the first to identify this house between the churches of San Nicolò and San Paolo as the paternal house of Saint Francis, a conclusion to which he was led through his extensive research into surviving records of the periods. Assisi : The birthplace of Saint Francis was last modified: October 21st, 2020