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. Continue reading “Guzzi Motorbike: the Flight of the Eagle”
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.
Continue reading “Como Lake (Lago di Como): ““I ask myself is this a dream?””
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 here.
Continue reading “Sardinia: Outside Time and History”
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!
Continue reading ““Casu Marzu”: the Sardinian Cheese with Worms”
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 nuances of the sea; and the land transforms itself into a palette of sensations.
Continue reading “CICERO No.7, Jul 2010 – Anno MMX, 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.
Continue reading “CICERO No.5/6, Jun 2010 – Anno MMX, Vol. 1”
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. Continue reading “Ivrea: Oranges instead of Stones for the Miller’s Daughter”
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 surrender with Germany, to end all fighting in Italy, here. Continue reading “Caserta: the Royal Palace”
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 Earth. Continue reading “Italy: The Italian Fire Giants”
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.
Continue reading “Rome: the Father of Methaphysical School”