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Known for its rosè-hued mountain faces, the autonomous Region of Trentino Alto Adige is a natural paradise and itinerary must, particularly for those moved and swayed by what is lacustrine. The area’s approximately three-hundred bodies of water, of varying size and dimension, and even altitude, are but glimmering jewels set within this mountainous,...

Ascoli Piceno is a beautiful Medieval city in Italy’s Marche Region: its skyline is punctured by domes, spires and bell towers and filled with the golden hue of its travertine architecture. The city is surrounded on three sides by the courses of two Rivers, the Tronto and Castellano. The Middle Ages are the focal point of the Marches's history, and...

Padua’s Scrovegni Chapel is, without a doubt, an artistic masterpiece. Built on the dime and ambition of a powerful usurer, Enrico Scrovegni, the Chapel was adorned with the frescoes of Giotto, who dedicated himself to the project for 855 days between the years 1302 and 1305. Purposed as the Scrovegni Family’s personal chapel and to be annexed to i...

The Lagoon of Orbetello, in Tuscany, is a natural paradise that draws numerous travelers in the know all year long. In the lower Maremma, it is protected by the World Environment Fund since 1971, allowing for its ecosystem – comprising many species of migratory birds – to thrive. This splendid zone, overlooked by the 2,083-ft. Monte Argentario, is...

Located behind Farnese Palace, right next to the 14th-century St Paul's Church, the Pontifical Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs in Campli (Teramo) attracts thousands of faithful followers every year, who flock to discover places of worship with an evocative tradition and a fascinating history. Traditionally, you climb the 28 hard oak steps, in a magica...

Crystal clear waters and coasts that are still partly wild inviting countryside for those looking for relaxation away from the busy pace of the city villages nestled on ancient castles and a rich cuisine where you can find, unchanged, traditional, local food and wine. These are the things that make the Maremma so dear to Italian and foreign visitor...

The Sorrento peninsula extends from Castellammare di Stabia to the promontory of Punta Campanella at the far extremity spectacularly overlooking the Gulf of Naples: between sea, nature walks, archaeological sites and astonishing locations, here are 6 masterpieces that reveal all its beauty. Sorrento: the city of Torquato Tasso Sorrento enjoys a sce...

Here we introduce you to the best trails in Italy's UNESCO heritage sites. Paths immersed in nature and beauty, inviting you to take invigorating walks. It is not only about UNESCO World Heritage cities; the challenge is to explore all of the natural surroundings. Taking 10,000 steps through Italy's rich and varied forest heritage will be good for...

Charming, spectacular Aosta Valley is a region with a lot to offer its visitors. We’ll show you a route created ad hoc, that combines nature, sports and culture. A tour of the fantastic castles of the Aosta Valley. In addition to being well-known for its mountains, this region is also famous for its charming manors that are seemingly one and the sa...

Enjoying magical landscapes and secret destinations off the beaten track: that’s what awaits when you treat yourself to a winter trip to the Bergamo Orobie Alps. Let yourself be captivated by a corner of Italy that holds many surprises. Here are the unmissable destinations and what to do to fully enjoy the mountain experience while discovering the ...

Ancient habitations dug into the tuff rock of a chalky plateau open up around a hollow, the Gravina di Matera, traversed by a torrent that flows in this spectacular and unique city in the Region of Basilicata. Roofs by turns become the foundations for new habitations on the levels overhead. A dense lattice of narrow streets and alleyways fill up wi...

Val di Susa, a valley so beautiful it leaves one agape, alternates in a pattern of intensely-verdant fields and skyscraping, yet gently-rolling peaks. It is nature withdrawn, but not so remote as to be inaccessible: a swift, modern highway traverses it, connecting the Valley to both Turin and France, each less than one hour away. (The two countries...