The beautiful island of Capri

The beautiful island of Capri

If you are planning to visit the beautiful island of Capri, near the city of Naples, in the region of Campania, you have come to the right place. It is one of the most popular islands for those visiting the archipelago of Campania. In fact, Capri, along with Ischia...

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Tuscany

Tuscany

Holidays in Tuscany Experience and enjoy Italy! Discover numerous articles about the Italian holiday region Tuscany (Toscana) on this page.

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Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Holiday on Lake Garda Experience and enjoy Northern Italy! Discover on this page numerous articles about the Italian holiday region Lake Garda (Lago di Garda) in the north of Italy.

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Lazio

Lazio

Holiday in Lazio Experience and enjoy central Italy! Discover on this page numerous articles about the Italian holiday region Lazio in Central Italy. Experience the extraordinary cultural cities like Rome, Viterbo, Latina, Frosinone and many more. Immerse yourself in...

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Veneto

Veneto

Holidays in Veneto Experience and enjoy Northern Italy! Discover on this page numerous articles about the Italian holiday region Veneto in the north of Italy. Experience the extraordinary cultural cities like Venice, Verona, Padova, Vicenza, Treviso, Bassano del...

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Merry Christmas, Buon Natale!

Merry Christmas, Buon Natale!

The team of frittomisto.eu - Italien.Blog the travel guide wishes you all a merry, peaceful and blessed Christmas.  All the best and good health! Buon Natale a tutti voi!  Nativity scene Christmas.   (foto © Renáta Sedmáková - Fotolia.com)Christmas Tree St...

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The famous San Marco Square in Venice

The famous San Marco Square in Venice

San Marco is the main tourist destination of the city of Venice, as well as the only real square in the city, since the other urban spaces are called "fields". Piazza San Marco, before becoming what it is now, was the garden of the nearby convent of San Zaccaria, and...

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Venice and its lagoon

Venice and its lagoon

Venice is a city without equal, rich in history, art and culture, where you can admire breathtaking scenery. There is no tourist in the world who does not know her by reputation and does not want to spend at least one day of his life there. Venice, known as the...

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The Prosecco Hills

The Prosecco Hills

The Prosecco hills - between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the province of Treviso, in the north-east of Italy - are an extraordinary land, where a wine of international prestige is produced: a white wine exported all over the world with more than 90 million of...

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The Cilento National Park

The Cilento National Park

The Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, the second largest park in Italy, extends from the Tyrrhenian coast to the foot of the Campania-Lucan Apennines. The Park is an area of inestimable environmental, landscape and cultural value. It is a paradise for lovers...

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Vatican – the smallest state in the world

Vatican – the smallest state in the world

A tour through history and the most important attractions to visit in the Papal States. Whether you are a believer or not, if you are in Rome you cannot miss a visit to the Vatican State, rich in some of the most valuable and priceless examples of painting,...

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Christmas in Milan

Christmas in Milan

In Milan the lights are ready to be turned on and in many parts of the city preparations are underway to start the pre-Christmas celebrations. With a special journey through time through the atmospheres and suggestions of this magical moment of the year, we take you...

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The Royal Palace of Caserta

The Royal Palace of Caserta

The Royal Palace of Caserta is the largest royal residence in the world. It was built starting from 1752 by Luigi Vanvitelli, and later by his son Carlo, at the behest of King Charles III of Bourbon. The Palace should have rivaled that of Versailles in magnificence...

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Aquileia – the ruins and the basilica

Aquileia – the ruins and the basilica

Basilica of Aquileia near Grado in Friuli Venezia Giulia     (foto © shutterstock.com) Aquileia, now located in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, has been called "the second Rome" for the role it played in the past and for the wealth of its current archaeological...

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The great beauty of the eternal city of Rome

The great beauty of the eternal city of Rome

A tour to discover the city of Rome and its main monuments A visit to Rome, considered the cradle of modern civilisation, is like a journey back in time, getting lost in more than 3000 years of history, witnessed by monuments, churches and squares that make the...

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Christmas holidays in Naples

Christmas holidays in Naples

During Christmas holidays Naples offers a suggestive atmosphere that makes this celebration unique and magical. Below are listed some reasons why you should visit Naples during Christmas.

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Barumini – the Nuraghi

Barumini – the Nuraghi

The nuragic complex of Barumini is located in the province of Medio Campidano and is the symbol of Sardinia of the great stone monuments: a suggestive and mysterious place to visit. The site includes the best preserved specimen of all Sardinian nuraghi: the village of Barumini which, due to its peculiarity, has been included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, which were officially inaugurated in 2001, are one of the most famous sights of Merano (Merano) and are one of the most popular destinations in South Tyrol. The Gardens inspire with their special variety and harmony: on an area of 12 hectares in the form of a natural amphitheatre, over 80 botanical zones with native plants from all parts of the world can be admired.

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The Easter week in Sicily

The Easter week in Sicily

Between the sacred and the profane, between processions and representations, Sicily is certainly one of the most popular destinations for tourists when it comes to Easter celebrations. Full of folkloristic events that follow one another during Holy Week, the region’s calendars are full of surprises in both small and large Sicilian cities.

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Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

Just like in any other part of the world, Christmas trees and gift-giving aren’t lacking in the Italian Christmas. However, these elements mingle with some old traditions that have often a religious meaning. Also, Italian Christmas celebrations begin earlier than December 24 and finish later than December 25. You may be surprised to find out that, especially in some regions, the Christmas spirit begins on December 8 – the day of the Immaculate Conception – and lasts up to January 6 – the Epiphany.

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Easter tradition in Florence – Scoppio del carro

Easter tradition in Florence – Scoppio del carro

The event ‘scoppio del carro’ on Easter Sunday in Florence, consists in a pyrotechnic tower placed on a cart,  called "the brindellone", which is pulled by two pairs of oxen. The cart then goes through the streets of the historic center and placed between the...

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Ferrara and the Po Delta

Ferrara and the Po Delta

The historical centre of Ferrara, the city of the Renaissance is a UNESCO World Heritage Sit Ferrara is called the "city of bicycles" and is famous for its relaxed atmosphere and its beautiful historic centre. Ferrara does not seem to have changed much since the Este...

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Easter in Italy

Easter in Italy

Despite Easter in Italy falls on the very same day as in any other part of the world - the first Sunday after the first full moon that falls on or after March 21 - celebrations here are very different when compared to anglo-Saxon culture. You won’t find any Easter...

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The Medici villas in Tuscany

The Medici villas in Tuscany

The villas in which the Medici, lords of Renaissance Florence lived, are located in the magnificent Tuscany, immersed in a splendid countryside, close to cities of art such as Florence and Lucca. Built in harmony with nature between the 15th and 17th centuries, the...

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Assisi and the Basilica of Saint Francis

Assisi and the Basilica of Saint Francis

Assisi has all the characteristics of an Umbrian town: perched on top of a hill overlooking the valley. A magical and unique place in the world, linked to the history of Saint Francis, who lived and worked here, Assisi is a small medieval town that has remained intact...

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Trulli in Alberobello

Trulli in Alberobello

Trulli are world famous for their characteristic beauty and uniqueness and represent one of the most extraordinary examples of Italian popular architecture. Trulli are typical stone houses of Alberobello, in southern Puglia, which use a technique dating back to...

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San Gimignano – City of Towers

San Gimignano – City of Towers

Would you like to take a leap into the Middle Ages? Then the right destination for your holiday in Italy is San Gimignano! This small town in Tuscany has in fact kept its medieval structure almost completely intact, which allows the visitor to take a dip in history....

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Villa D’Este Tivoli Rome

Villa D’Este Tivoli Rome

Villa d’Este is a wonderful Renaissance villa located in Tivoli, near Rome. This extraordinary complex is famous all over the world for the splendid fountains that decorate it, characterized by precious and suggestive water games and for being the most beautiful...

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The Last Supper – Santa Maria delle Grazie

The Last Supper – Santa Maria delle Grazie

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper (Cenacolo Vinciano) is one of the most famous paintings in the world. The work was painted between 1494 and 1498 and represents the Last Supper, that is the final meal that Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem before his...

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Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte is one of the most magical places in Italy, visited every year by many tourists and also chosen by different artists as a location for shooting films. The fortress dates back to the XIII century and was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in...

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The Valley of the Temples

The Valley of the Temples

The Valley of the Temples is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Italy, as well as the largest in the world. The site is 5 kilometers from the centre of Agrigento (the ancient Akragas, a city founded by the Greeks in the VI century BC). This wonderful...

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Florence – the city of the Renaissance

Florence – the city of the Renaissance

Florence is a concentration of history and culture, art and beauty and still maintains its character of a small town, the same that fascinated writers, architects, poets and artists. Furthermore, the city preserves, in its streets, squares and buildings, the best...

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Verona – city of love and opera

Verona – city of love and opera

Verona is world famous as the setting for William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” tragedy. In addition to being a romantic and fascinating place, Verona has many historical and cultural attractions, such as the Arena, famous for its concerts and operas. Because of...

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Pisa and its leaning tower

Pisa and its leaning tower

Pisa is certainly one of the best known Italian cities abroad, especially thanks to the fame of its leaning tower. The charm of Pisa is undeniable and the city is pleasant to visit in all seasons of the year. Pisa, despite its modest size, has played a central role in...

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The Colosseum in Rome

The Colosseum in Rome

The world-famous Colosseum in the Italian capital Rome should be on the agenda of every trip to Italy or Rome. UNESCO placed the ancient old city of Rome (with the Forum Romanum, the Pantheon, the Colosseum and others) and the Vatican on the World Heritage List in 1980.

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The Christmas Witch – La Befana

The Christmas Witch – La Befana

In Italy, children are often given presents during the Christmas season. It starts with St. Nicholas on 5 and 6 December, on Christmas Day, 25 December, Babbo Natale (Father Christmas) or the Bambino Gesù (Baby Jesus) brings the presents and on 6 January the Befana...

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Luxury shopping in Rome

Luxury shopping in Rome

In Rome, the boutiques of the big names line up side by side: Gucci, Prada, Valentino. A paradise for those who love luxury and have the necessary change to be able to afford the fashion of the famous designer labels. More and more people want to spoil themselves...

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The biggest Christmas tree in the world

The biggest Christmas tree in the world

The Christmas tree from the town of Gubbio in the province of Perugia in the Umbria region is the largest Christmas tree in the world. It is a unique light installation that dominates Gubbio from the hill of Ingino. The more than 250 green light points trace the...

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