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Italy, Sicily: Agrigento I.
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A walk in Agrigento (approx. 50 thousand inhabitans) means to be lost in hilly labyrinthine narrow streets which are usually empty. Occasionally your Agrigento experience can be enriched with a typical Italian argue or singing comming from surrounding houses.
Foto: Maxim Kucer
Italy, Following Verdi – Busseto and Sant'Agata
We haven't left Busseto yet. We moved from its center to the outskirts of the city and to Sant'Agata three miles away. There is a farmhouse where fill the missing pieces of our knowledge of Verdi's life.
Italy, Milan – Following Traces of Verdi: The Place of His Eternal Rest
Milan is the second largest city in Italy and is known as the capital of fashion, sports, art, and business. We come here to complete our story about one of the most famous music composers ever - Giuseppe Verdi.
Italy, Milan – Known and Less Known
Milan is one of those cities where you can spend a few days and still discover something new. Since the time of the Celts, the city has developed into a modern economic center of Italy. In its tangled streets, overcrowded with cars you occasionally find some interesting sight which maybe is not one of the top attractions of Milan, but as we we are there already, why not and make a stop for a while.
Italy, Milan – Center of Fashion and Design
The city of fashion and design, finance, sports and nightlife. This is what attracts many to Milan. And once you get to this city even though your primary destination were landmarks, you can not miss out on this side, which makes it the richest city in the country.
Italy, Milan – Duomo
Milan is a city of religious history, as evidenced by the number of saints who have been here during their lives. But its greatest pride is undoubtedly the city center with the cathedral. Il Duomo di Milano can be found on all the pictures of the city, so when you visit Milan you shloud not miss this architectural gem. In the following lines we will go through not only her interior, but we will also visit the roof.
Italy, Sicily – Trapani: Ancient Fishermen's Port
From continental Italy, we will head to Sicily, a lively and noisy island, where you can hear the salesmen in the markets screaming that their tomatoes are the best ones. On the streets you will hear the locals loudly talking about everything. Even if you have some basics in Italian, it is possible that you often do not understand the local because Sicily speaks with its own dialect.
Italy: Piacenza I – Historical Buildings and Palaces
Even though the city is a commercial and industrial center now, the seat of the gas and oil refineries, and the World War II has hit its historcal heart, it still offers a number of beautiful historical monuments. In the following lines, we will look into its center and enjoy the local architectural gems.
Italy, Bari – Polignano a Mare and Monopoli
Upon night at Bari, we were headed to Polignano a Mare. The best means of transport to get there is train. It rides along the coastline every half an hour. Tickets are available at ticket machines at train stations and you can even pay by card. You will ride for 30 minutes.
Italy: Cremona – Rest and Enjoy Specialities in this Town
Cremona is the place to nourish all your senses. We have seen and touched beautiful architectural jewels, listened to irresistible sounds of violin, and it is time to reward our taste buds. In the city, you do not just feel the scent of wood and see the colors of the violin workshops, but you can also smell the goodies they prepare in local taverns.
Italy, Lago di Garda – For Relax and Sport
Do you plan to spend your holidays in Italy this summer? How about at least once trying to swap the sea for a lake. I promise that you will not regret this decision.
Italy, Sardinia – A Climb Up Punta la Marmora Mountain
Whenever we go on vacation, one of the first things we look for is the highest mountain on the island. It is already our tradition to try to look at the highest point of the area. It will not be different today. We set off to the highest mountain in Sardinia, which is Punta la Marmora with a height of 1,834 m above sea level.
Italy, Sardinia – Stintino and Unique La Pelosa Beach
Traveling in the off-season has significant positives. One of them is that the number of tourists has been reduced to a minimum, so you can be completely alone on some beaches. We did it too. Let's take a look today at the northwest of the island, which offers beautiful beaches, diverse nature and true tranquility.
Italy, Sardinia: Alghero and A Trip To Surrounding Nature
West Sardinia is completely different from other parts. It is not mountainous, but it is rough, windy, wooded, almost flat and was a pleasant surprise for us at the end. I suddenly feel like I'm on another island, in another country.
Italy, Sicily: Erice – On the Top of Mythical Mountain of Eryx
Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island, with an area of 25,426 km² occupying 8.4% of Italy. It is about 3 times smaller than the Czech Republic. The way here is very easy. Probably every second airline flies here.
Italy, Sicily – A Climb Up Monte Cofano
After the first day in Sicily, we decided to exchange walks through the city for a day of climbing a hill overlooking. Since we were moving near Monte Cofano, which is located in the reserve Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano, we were quite clear.
Italy, Sicily – San Vito Lo Capo and Scala dei Turchi
San Vito Lo Capo is located on a narrow promontory of the northwestern part of the island. And for many people, it meets all the conditions for a great day. It is located about 55 km from Palermo and is adjacent to the Zingaro Nature Reserve. This place offers beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and magnificent views of the Monte Monaco mountains.
Italy, Busseto – Following the Traces of Verdi
Setting out from the birthplace of the famous music composer Giuseppe Verdi - Le Roncole - we go to the town Busseto, mere kilometers away. It played an important role not only in the musical but also personal life of the famous composer.
Italy, Le Roncole – Following Verdi
Italy offers many interesting sights to admire. People love the country for fashion, nature, cuisine, and art as well. Yet this country is also home to great music. Today we visit the small village of Le Roncole. One of world's most famous music composers – Giuseppe Verdi was born in this very village.
Italy, Messina – Gateway to Sicily
Palermo, Catania, and Messina, these are Sicily's largest cities.
Italy, Palermo I - Gloss And Poverty Of The Sicilian Capital
Italy is a popular holiday destination and the south - Sicily is a fascinating mixture of cultures that deserves to be known.
Italy: Alpentrip III. - A Visit to the Ice Man
The third part of our journey through the Alps we will talk about Bolzano city, whose greatest attraction became the figure of a man from the Chalcolithic period, whose remains, along with the extremely interesting part of the exhibition exposition South Tyrolean Archaeological Museum.
Italy, Padova – A City With a Medieval Feeling
Today we visit ancient city of Padova and its medieval streets in northern Italy.
Italy: Genoa – A Promise of a Romantic Vacation
Today we continue in our walks through Genoa, one of the main cities of Italian culture and history. In the last weeks we have learned something on Piazza Ferrari or Piazza Giacomo Matteoti. Today we look at another parts of the city, hopefully we help you to get in the mood for the summer and give you inspiration for prospective vacation.
Italy, Bolzano – Ötzi’s City I.
Bolzano is a center of Tridentsko-Horní Adiže region. In four years, it will be centennial commemoration of the time when this once Austrian-Hungarian territory known s Deutschsüdtirol was annexed by Italy.
Italy, Bolzano – Ötzi’s City II.
Picturesque city. Even though these two words don’t usually come along in case of Bolzano they do.
Italy, Arco – Boulders under Mountain Colodri’s East Side
Arco is a paradise for climbers in Italy. There are more than 20 climbing areas of varying difficulties and lengths. Everybody, boulders or fans of ferratas, will love the place. The town is a very pleasant place. Its picturesque town center has many restaurants and also climbers’ stores. A castle is the main landmark of Arco. It guards the town from the heights.
Italy, Gargano Peninsula – A Spur of an Italian Shoe
Mountainous, green Gargano peninsula is located in Puglia, a south-Italian region. Except for holidaymakers, the peninsula is popular among European botanists for there are up to 85 species of orchid, and remains of Mediterranean forest known as Foresta Umbra.
Italy, Mantova – Pearl of Italian Renaissance
Towns and cities in northern Italy ensure its world fame and attention of many art enthusiast. These towns were built during the 14th and 16th centuries by rich townsmen and fans of antic culture. The word renaissance is derived from Italian word rinascito (rebirth), i.e. renewed admiration of art, literature and values of antic Rome.
Italy, Sicily – Catania, Etna, Taormina
The second largest town on Sicily is situated on the slopes of Europe’s highest active volcano, Mount Etna. You can get to Sicily by plane easily. Count with a transfer in Rome or Naples. Perhaps you will be lucky and find a cheap direct flight. Buses ride from the airport to the city center. However, mind that locals don’t know much English. Therefore, take a dictionary with you. And be careful when arriving at night. In the district next to the city center there are high rates of criminality. They will warn you about this at your hotel.
Italy, Cefalu – Up to the North of Sicily
Cefalu, a home to 14 thousand, is located in the beautiful locality on Sicily's northern coast. The town is adorned by a small, cozy fishing harbor. It small historic center features narrow streets with a huge Norman cathedral in them. Close to the center, there is a sand beach.
Italy, Sicily – Palermo, the City with Oriental Feeling
The capital of the autonomous region of Sicily and Italia's fifth largest city- Palermo is situated in the north of the island. Everyone who likes history, architecture, and great cuisine would love it here. The city was founded in the 8th century BCE. Its strategic location made in an important trade and political center. For hundreds of years the city was under the rule of the Arabs and you can still notice their influence on city's architecture, or even cuisine today.
Italy, Sicily: Agrigent - A Glimpse On The Southern Sicily
Near the southern coast of the island is a sleepy town with beautiful streets.
Italy: Vulcano - Because of a TV
One evening six years ago I saw a very good documentary film in TV - The Beauty of European Shore. Among every destination presented my attention attracted the Aeolian Islands located in southern part of Italy right next to Sicily. They consist of seven populated islands.
Italy, Modena – A City Where You Enjoy Your Meal
Ancient Etruscan and later Roman city is located near the Apennine Mountains in northern Italy. The city is in the heart of the region of Emilia Romagna and on its borders flow the rivers of Panaro and Secchia.
Italy: Valle Dei Templi - A Memory Of A Glorious Past
In Sicily there are many places, for that its residents can be proud, but Valle dei Templi means more than the others and if you visit it, you will remember long time.
Italy: Gargano peninsula in Alalia
Shores of the Gargano peninsula has up to 50-meter high limestone cliffs with caves and white bea...
Italy - the Island of Ischia
Water treatment in nature of a green island. This is why thousands of turists come here. Sometime...
Italy, Bibione – The Sea within Reach
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Italy, Sicily – Mediterranean Beauty Below Etna
If the winter is long for you and you are looking forward to the heat, we will definitely please ...
Italy, Sardinia – Diverse Beauty
We invite you to the second largest island of the Mediterranean - Sardinia. We will visit the sou...
Italy: Magical Towns and Townlets II
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Italy: Magical Towns and Townships
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Italy: Ancient Beauty – Rome
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Italy: Venice – The City on Water
The capital of the region of Venetia in northern Italy is a place where tourists can get unforget...
Italy, Sicily: Valle dei Templi II.
Explore with us once again the mighty ruins of ancient city of Akragas. Text/photo: Maxim Kucer
Italy, Sicily: Valle dei Templi I.
Valle dei Templi is only a mere shadow of the then monumental Greek complex which was a pride of ...
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