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In a panoramic position on one of the most inspiring expanses along the Gulf of Policastro rises Maratea, magnificent city in the Region of Basilicata. Built on the rocky Monte San Biagio, the city faces a spectacular stretch of the Tyrrhennian Sea. Maratea is a calling for travelers in search of a relaxing seaside vacation marked by Italian landsc...

Among the many attractions of perhaps the world’s most beloved Italian region, Tuscany, the Carnival of Viareggio deserves a place of honor: it is one of the most important and appreciated carnivals internationally, one in which thousands of people – tourists and Italians alike – participate every year.

Site of the most ancient University in the western world, Bologna, in Emilia-Romagna, is a city with an intense cultural life and a rather intriguing historical heritage. First an important urban center for the Etruscans, then for the Gauls and the Romans, Bologna was also a Medieval metropolis that was known around Europe. A European Capital of Cu...

The magnificent scenery of Lake Como (also known as Lake Lario) has enchanted artists and travelers for centuries: from French novelist Flaubert to musicians of the caliber of Gioacchino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, and Vincenzo Bellini; it was here that he composed his opera Norma. The Lake was also the birthplace of illustrious personages such as Ita...

Set in gorgeous and magnificent Tusncany, and immersed in the splendid countryside just outside favorite art cities like Florence and Lucca are the Medici Villas, built during the Florentine Renaissance and inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in June, 2013.

Mattinata is a splendid town in Apulia, famous for its beautiful beaches and especially because of its crystal clear sea. It is located in one of the most beautiful places in Apulia: the Gulf of Manfredonia, on the coast of the Gargano promontory. Located in the Gargano National Park, in the province of Foggia, the town sits between two hills, on a...

The archaeological areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (just a stone's throw from Naples) make up one of Italy’s 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The ruins of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 B.C., but they still offer an unparalleled window into the quotidian life of cl...

Abruzzo, mountainous and park-covered terrain, boasts numerous ski resorts where visitors can have a blast practicing their favorite winter sports. The mountains of Abruzzo offer fantastic snowfall during the coldest and most rigid weather, and thus are ideal for a large smattering of outfits and installations - including those that work to maintai...

Pavia is set in the heart of the Po Valley in Lombardy and although it is now a modern town its origins go back to Roman times. The city stretches along the right bank of the Ticino River and is dominated by medieval towers which testify to the artistic and architectural treasures waiting to be discovered here.

Bibione is the ideal destination for vacationers that do not necessarily want a vacation from sports and other activities. In this beach locale in the Veneto Region, the beach is not solely an oasis of light play and relaxation, but also for sports, whether on the sand or in the water, along bike lanes or in outdoor gyms.

Lazio is a region waiting to be discovered. Many people know the hundreds of Roman sites throughout the area but not everyone knows that this area of central Italy, particularly that which extends between Tuscany and Lazio, was dominated by the Etruscans, an ingenious population whose works have reached our times.

Bracciano, a splendid Italian town situated halfway between Rome and Viterbo, unites the beauty and tranquility of its protected natural endowments with the fascinating, mysterious aspects of its beyond-millenary history. Bracciano is built on a hill above the clear water of Lake Bracciano, a volcanic lake where it is possible to canoe, scuba-dive,...