Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Whistle-Stop Tour of the Italian Lakes

July 18, 2013 by  
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One of the most beautiful regions in Europe, the Italian Lakes lie in the north of Italy, on the border with Switzerland. There are three main lakes: Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Lugano, as well as several smaller ones. The area is often called the ‘Lake District of Italy’, and is very similar, with [...]

Dream Ice Cream – Milan’s Best Gelaterias

June 17, 2013 by  
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As the largest cosmopolitan city in Italy, Milan is renowned for its fantastic fashion, brilliant football, outstanding opera and vibrant nightlife. Teeming with museums, historic monuments, awe-inspiring churches and fabulous art galleries, this city is the epitome of indulgence. It is no wonder then, why this astounding city is also world famous for its vast [...]

Thinking about buying a holiday home in Italy?

May 23, 2013 by  
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If you are fortunate enough to be in the position of being able to afford to buy a holiday home, then as the lover of Italy that you are, you may think about buying a property here. Being part of the EU makes this process quite straight-forward for UK citizens, as long as your do [...]

Some Interesting Facts For Your Next Visit To Milan

February 28, 2013 by  
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Before heading off to Milan, it is always useful to be armed with some facts and figures which will make your stay more enjoyable. Head for the Brera Art Gallery [Pinacotgeca di Brera] located in Via Brera and before you go in, just take a look in the cobbled courtyard just outside. Here you will [...]

Practicalities For Your Next Visit To Venice

February 28, 2013 by  
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Before heading off to Venice, it is always a good idea to make yourself aware of general practicalities about the city itself.  With this in mind, we have put together a list for you covering the main ones which, hopefully, will be useful and informative. Entering Venice : Visitors from UK and EU do not need [...]

An Overview of the District of Castello in Venice

January 24, 2013 by  
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When on your next trip to Venice, you will probably notice that it is divided into lots of districts.  The district of Castello is named after an 8th century fortress and was originally known as Olivolo and is one of Venice’s larger districts and is decidedly different to its neighbour – San Marco. However, Castello has [...]

Visit Gesuiti Church on your next trip to Venice

January 22, 2013 by  
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One of the attraction to visit whilst on your Venice Holidays is Gesuiti Church located in the district of Cannaregio – a district with a mixture of old and new, stretching in a arc at the northern fringes of Venice it has the 20th century railway station to the west and one of the oldest [...]

What Weather and Temperatures To Expect On Your Holiday in Venice

November 30, 2012 by  
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If you are lucky enough to be going on a Venice holiday, then it is a good idea to be aware of what temperature you are likely to experience and also what the general weather conditions are likely to be. January and February It used to be the case when the canals would freeze over [...]

Roma, the perfect place to learn Italian

November 27, 2012 by  
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Rome is considered as one of the oldest cities in the world and with the enclave of the Vatican City within its territory, Rome is also the center of Roman Catholicism and according to UNESCO, over 60% of the world’s art treasures are discovered in Italy. Rome is the cultural center of Italy and tourism [...]

Experience Medieval Madness in Tuscany at the Saracen Joust of Arezzo

September 20, 2012 by  
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An historical re-enactment of the victory of Christianity over Islam is due to be celebrated once more in Arezzo, a town in central Italy, situated in the verdant Tuscany region. The Jousting of the Saracens takes place on the first Sunday of September, as well as on the third Sunday of June and features eight [...]

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