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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,...

Located at the foot of Mount Etna, which often provides thrilling eruptions, Catania overlooks the Ionian Sea. It is a beautiful art city, an undisputed example of Sicilian Baroque, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other cities in the Val di Noto.

Sulcis Iglesiente is a geographic area located in the extreme southwest of Sardinia and is famous for its ancient origins and traditions. Already inhabited 5,000 years ago, the zone was favored by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians above all, who were the first to discover and extract its rich mineral deposits. Largely abandoned in the successive ce...

Verona is the city of love, and to pay tribute to William Shakespeare, the author that made it famous around the world, you must visit the places of the ultimate romantic tragedy: Romeo and Juliet. Undoubtedly the first destination is the house of Juliet, visited by thousands of tourists every year. This is the Stallo del Cappello, an old tower hou...

Looking for a vacation marked by nature, relaxation and reinvigoration? Want to enjoy sports and athletic activity in the fresh air? Bormio is one of several Italian destinations ideal for all of the above. Set within the expansive fields and pastures of Valtellina and traversed by the River Adda and the Frodolfo Stream, Bormio is a splendid little...

Situated in the north of Tuscany, the City of Carrara faces the Ligurian Sea, and rests in front of a background of imposing Apuan Alps. The city blends with the Alpines along a string of fascinating and mutating sceneries, where outlines in white – of both mountains and extracted marble – have shaped the history and fate of this place.

Immersed within the gently-rolling hills of The Marches, amidst the Metauro and Foglia Valleys lies Urbino, a city rich in history and art. It is so easy to lose oneself in this jewel of a city, walking its streets and sidestreets with your eyes geared up toward its magnificent palazzi. Surrounded by an expansive city (brick and sandstone) wall, U...

An itinerary rich in history, art and faith, it winds through the Calabrian towns of Stilo, Bivongi and Pazzano in the heart of the Calabrian Serre, amidst centuries-old beech and fir woods. The first leg of this particular tour of the Region of Calabria is Stilo, home to famous philosopher Tommaso Campanella and one of the most beautiful history a...

Apulia is a fantastic region which offers its visitors beautiful scenery, a pristine sea and lots of art and culture: the beaches of Salento, UNESCO sites such as Alberobello, not to mention the beautiful buildings built by Frederick II of Swabia, who loved this land and gave it monuments of inestimable value. Let’s begin with the imposing and impr...

Everyone knows it as Cervinia, a ski locality renowned for its beautiful panoramas and diverse ski courses, but the label Cervinia includes a much ampler mountainous zone. The ski district of of Breuil-Cervinia expands from the 5,000 feet of Valtournenche to the 11,181 feet of Plateau Rosà, brushing past the 13,123 feet of Piccolo Cervino (Little C...

Crespi d'Adda, a genuine, ideal and picturesque village, was built by the Crespi Family in the 1800s and 1900s for the employees (and their families) of the textile factory that stands right next to the village. Crespi d’Adda - described as an "exceptional example of the company town phenomenon, the most complete and best-preserved in Southern Euro...