Posts Tagged“Italy”

Of all the countries that I have been lucky enough to visit during my time on the road, it is Italy which holds the biggest place in my heart. I have been to this wonderful country on countless occasions, and have toured through almost all 4 corners of this magnificent destination. For me Italy is a country which has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a romantic break, a family holiday, an adventure vacation, there is something here for everyone. Art and history lovers will enjoy Italy, foodies can indulge themselves here and culture vultures will be swept…

Italy is the 5th most visited country in the world and close to fifty million people visit this beautiful destination every year. This is a fascinating country and it has some stunning examples of historic and modern architecture. Here are 5 magnificent buildings to see in Italy. There may be a dress code to enter some of them so make sure you do some research before visiting these stunning sites. St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice St. Mark’s Basilica was built in the 11th century.  It is currently the church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice and is one of the…

Want to go on holiday to Europe this year, but have no idea where to visit? In this short article, we will suggest a few places that will fill your time in the Old World with memories. Switzerland Obviously, the Alps are on nearly everyone’s bucket list and the impeccable times to visit them are late into summer and early springtime. Switzerland is home to many festivals, also. One of the most famous is Lucerne Festival of Classical Music. In the Italian-speaking part of the country, the Ticino, the Locarno International Film Festival is one not to miss in early…

Credit: Wikimedia Whether you have travelled the world or remain content life in your homeland, you are sure to have knowledge of the strange and unusual superstitions that have survived from history. After all, a number of these originated in the UK or Central Europe, with others having roots in Ancient Rome or Eastern Culture. 5 Crazy Superstitions from across the globe With this in mind, here is our pick of the five most unusual superstitions from across the globe: – The Number 17 is considered as unlucky in Italy According to roulette in numbers the number 17 is considered…

2016 european soccer jerseys

Curious how today’s kits compare with those of past years? Here is a fascinating infographic comparing some of your favorite club’s kits, including the 2016 European Football Jerseys. National football kits are often a major source of pride and controversy. Have a look at this infographic and see how your country stacks up. Spain Spain’s 2016 kit is not different from previous years. Though now they are ditching the subtle stripes for a more classic, single color pattern. Italy Italy’s Puma kits are keeping the stripes but going for a more inspired vertical strip pattern when compared to the previous wave-like…

Colosseum? Check. Pantheon? Check. Trevi Fountain? Check. It’s time to put down that Top Attractions in Rome guide book and set foot outside the city to get the full Italian experience of medieval castles, charming villas, historical mysteries and so much more. So come venture beyond the capital’s ancient walls to discover the remarkable excursions from Rome. Villa d’Este Step into the world of the Great Gatsby with a visit to the gardens of Villa d’Este. Situated across from Hadrian’s Villa, this beautiful spot features a grand mansion and charming gardens sprawled across the grounds that are quite picturesque but…

You’re going to Rome, and you know the cliché. So, why do so many tourists look like, well, tourists? It’s because they don’t really get the culture. Here’s how to blend in with the locals and what to bring with you. What To Bring A list of things to bring with you: Bring sunglasses – it’s usually pretty mild here but it gets sunny. Don’t forget your medication, some comfortable walking shoes, photocopies of your passport just in case, and something suitable for going to the Vatican (if you’re planning a trip there). And, don’t forget a plug converter because…

Photo by Mark Vogler via Trover.com Venice, Bride of the Sea, is a destination on every world traveler’s bucket list. Considered one of the most romantic cities in the world, it is a dream destination. You shouldn’t act like the average tourist when you visit, though. Here are some of the most authentic hotels in Venice… Ca Maria Adele You’ll want to visit the Santa Maria della Salute while you’re in Venice. The Salute is a popular Roman Catholic Church and basilica near Punta della Dogana. This hotel overlooks the entire area, meaning that you will enjoy gorgeous views of…

While Paris might wear the “City of Love” crown, Naples excels in the hearts and flowers department, too. Whether you’re celebrating an engagement, honeymoon, anniversary, or just each other, there are many romantic hotels in Naples so you can explore this beautiful city with your beloved in search of romance in Naples. Enjoy Rich and Delicious Food in Naples The topic of Italian food conjures images of Lady and her Tramp sharing a single string of spaghetti pasta and meeting in the middle. While Naples restaurants and eateries feature many of the Italian staples found throughout other parts of the country, this…

The economy and history of Italy has been greatly influenced by the city of Milan. The culture, people and sights of Milan draw many visitors from around the world seeking to experience a unique adventure in this wonderful city. Preparing For Your Trip Depending on the time of year you visit Milan, you should be properly prepared. If you are traveling there in the winter it can get rather chilly and you may even see some snow. It is always best to plan ahead for your trip to Milan so that you can pack just what you will need. The…