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Five-hundred-thousand hectares of highly-singular natural riches: the Sila Plateau expands over parts of the Provinces of Cosenza, Crotone and Catanzaro. Natural and scenic endowments where the diversity of landscapes, the variety of plant and animal species, and the beauty of all of Sila attest to the importance of the Sila National Park and of th...

Facing the Tyrhennian Sea, the Amalfi Coast is one of 50 Italian sites inserted on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Amalfi Coast seems to be one grand balcony suspended between a sea of cobalt blue and the feet of the Lattari Mountains, in a long stretch of hollows and promontories, coves, cultivated terraces, vineyards, and citrus and olive gro...

Cilento, terrain in the Region of Campania marked by gently-rolling hills covered in olive trees that see their reflection in the blue of the Tyrhennian, is pure magic and a crossroads between multiple populations and traditions. Traversed by savage torrents and thick woods of chestnuts and evergreens, this splendid landscape is also interspersed w...

Villages, ancient towns, villas, Medieval castles, and archaeological ruins animate the Regional Park of the Castelli Romani, in the Province of Rome. Located in the Alban Hills, in the past the Castelli Romani were a favorite resort for the Capital's noble families as well as for Popes. 9,500 hectares of protected land, many animal species, such a...

A trip from Levanto to Lerici in the magnificent and intact Ligurian scenario of the Cinque Terre is truly a special experience. It’s an authentic venture into the magic of multicoloured historic villages situated in a spectacular vertical position overlooking the seaside, on steep land where vineyards reign. This is a marvelous trip to the towns i...

When in the city of Turin, what immediately strikes the eye are its surroundings, with imposing Alpine peaks that encircle its skyline. The Piedmontese Capital presents itself as a city with a singular charm: emperors traversed it, kingdoms arose in it, and it was thus that power left its indelible marks on it. Turin today is a metropolis that rega...

Madonna di Campiglio, Pearl of the Dolomites, is ideal for a vacation in the mountains – set inside the lush Val Rendena, the Brenta Dolomites lie to its east, while the Adamello and Presanella groups lie to its west. Set at 4,921 feet of altitude, Madonna di Campiglio is both discrete and elegant, and among the most imporant skiing hubs in the ent...

Milan, the second biggest city in Italy, is considered by many to be “Europe’s door to the Mediterranean,” and internationally it is one of the best-known metropolises. Famous for style, fashion, culture and finance, every year the city attracts countless visitors interested in its runways and design showrooms.  But Milan also has another important...

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...