Posts Tagged“Italy”

If you are considering a trip to the Mediterranean then be prepared to make a difficult choice. Medieval port towns, crisp white sands and arguably some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste, the Mediterranean region is worth exploring at length. Though the rising popularity of Mediterranean cruises has made it possible to get an overview of countries like Spain, Italy and Greece within a few days, it’s difficult to pick out just a few highlights from an area this rich in culture, culinary and coastal delights. Here are five stand-out spots that can’t fail to come top of the list… Santorini…

Many travel to Italy for their impressive culture of food and wine: and it’s easy to see why. With so many culinary delights on offer, it can be difficult to experience it all in one short trip. One way to get the full experience of Italian cuisine is to head for one of the many food or wine festivals across the country. It’s a great way to see the integral part that eating and drinking plays in communities across Italy. Wine tour operators SmoothRed have put together a guide to the best Italian food and wine festivals throughout the year:…

The Swiss or French Alps have long been the default choices for skiers and snowboarders in the winters months and hikers, rock climbers and paragliding enthusiasts when the snow has melted. But overlook the Dolomites in north-eastern Italy and you are missing out on some of the most dramatic mountain treks, skiing opportunities and panoramas in Europe – and with a lot fewer tourists too. Those who take holidays in the Dolomites will be rewarded in different ways at different times of the year. But one constant of the region is the vast array of magnificent and extraordinary limestone formations…

Many travel bucket lists will not be complete without Italy. Considering the country’s colourful history and beautiful works of art, it is no wonder that it is a popular tourist destination for travellers, backpackers, and even dreamers. There are many places to go to in Italy, and one of the best is Naples – which is known for its rich history, stunning plazas, and enchanting bays. If you are still writing down your itinerary, be sure to include the following places of interest. Parco Virgilliano This lovely park overlooking the Bay of Naples is one of the most frequented places…