Friday, July 19, 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 [...]

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 [...]

See Rome in a Day

July 24, 2012 by  
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By Ahmed Ahmed Everyone knows that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but what if you only have 24 hours to see it? This whirlwind look at the city’s highlights comes courtesy of Oh-Rome holiday apartments. Here’s what to do if you find yourself with just a day to spend in the Eternal City. Breakfast [...]

Beyond the Coliseum – The Quirky Side of Rome

June 12, 2012 by  
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From the Pantheon to St. Peter’s Basilica, there’s no shortage of impressive must-sees in Rome. You could very well spend eternity exploring the Eternal City and never run out of things to do. The following are a few interesting options off the beaten path, when you’ve tired of the crowds at the more famous spots. [...]

History Of The Leaning Tower of Pisa

April 24, 2012 by  
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The infamous tilt of the Torre Pendente di Pisa, or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, may be the result of a serious architectural miscalculation but this wonky building has become one of the most enduring landmarks in the world, alongside the likes of the Eiffel Tower and the Houses of Parliament. The ancient Tower is [...]

Italy’s Must See Museums

December 15, 2011 by  
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Italy is well known for being a country of culture. There are a great many artists and interesting historical figures who were born, lived or who were inspired by Italy that it is hard to visit any town in the country without having some reminder of its fantastic past. There are museums dotted all over [...]

An Italian Guide to the Bacari Of Venice

September 15, 2011 by  
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Once a major stop on the “Grand Tour,” Venice remains today one of the most venerated travel destinations in the world. A sublime city teeming with Renaissance art, picturesque views and exquisite architecture, Venice is a must on the bucket-list of anyone who appreciates beauty, great food and fine wine. And while the one-hundred and [...]

Immerse Yourself In An Atmosphere Of Passion At The Festival Of The Aphrodisiac

September 3, 2010 by  
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Love is definitely going to be in the air for anybody taking a trip to Umbria this year in the beautiful town of Citta della Pieve. From September 3rd to 6th the inaugural Festival of Aphrodisiac is going to be a glorious celebration of things that set the heart a flutter and tickle the soul. [...]

Discover The Other Italian Lakes

August 17, 2010 by  
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The Italian Lakes to most travellers conjures up images of the popular glacial lakes in the northern region of Lombardy, running along Italy’s border with Switzerland and Austria. Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, and Lake Como are world-renown vacation destinations attracting millions of tourists every year. They are even home to Hollywood superstars. However, [...]

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