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

Trips 2 Italy BlogCICERO 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 nuances of the sea; and the land transforms itself into a palette of sensations.
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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. Continue reading “Guzzi Motorbike: the Flight of the Eagle”

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

Trips 2 Italy BlogCICERO 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.
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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. Continue reading “Ivrea: Oranges instead of Stones for the Miller’s Daughter”

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 surrender with Germany, to end all fighting in Italy, here. Continue reading “Caserta: the Royal Palace”

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 Earth. Continue reading “Italy: The Italian Fire Giants”

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.
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