Venice and its lagoon

Venezia

In Veneto, in northeastern Italy, Venice. Founded in the 5th century A.D., spreads over 118 small islands within its lagoon. Major maritime power in the 10th century, this city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece and a treasure of art and culture. Venice and the lagoon islands, were born to give shelter to people affected by … Read more Venice and its lagoon

The Medici Villas in Tuscany

Ville dei Medici - Villa Petraia

The Medici villas are rural architectural complexes located in Tuscany, near famous art cities like Florence or Lucca. These are villas where lived the Medici, the lords of Florence during the Renaissance between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. In June 2013 12 villas and two gardens have become part of the World Heritage: the Boboli gardens … Read more The Medici Villas in Tuscany

What to do and see in Syracuse

Sicilia Siracusa teatro greco

Seaside town of ancient origins, Syracuse is the starting point from which to explore the homonym province. The city is rich in history of tales of people who dominated it in the past, since the founding in the eighth century BC by Greeks from Corinth. Starting from the historic center of the city in fact … Read more What to do and see in Syracuse

Trapani

Sicilia Trapani

The province of Trapani is situated in the western part of Sicily and is wet by the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, it has also had a long history and has been in contact with many civilizations of which we can still admire the archaeological remains. Its coastline alternates long sandy beaches to steep … Read more Trapani

Ragusa

Sicilia Ragusa

The province of Ragusa is the most southern province of Sicily and its coastline borders the Mediterranean Sea. The coasts of fine sand alternates with stretches of cliffs. The most popular beaches are: Pozzallo, Cava d’Aliga, Donnalucata, Marina di Ragusa, Punta Braccetto and Scoglitti. The territory is almost completely hilly and higher peaks are located … Read more Ragusa

What to do and see in Ragusa

Sicilia Ragusa Castello Donnafugata

Declared a World Heritage Site in 2002 by UNESCO with Scicli and Modica, the city of Raguse, is known as the “City of Bridges” for the presence of three very picturesque structures (the Old Bridge, the New Bridge and the Bridge of San Vito). Following a devastating earthquake in 1693 that destroyed almost all of the … Read more What to do and see in Ragusa

Syracuse

Sicilia Siracusa il Duomo

The province of Syracuse occupies the south eastern part of Sicily. Its shores are washed by the Ionian Sea to the east and to the south by the Mediterranean Sea. The southernmost tip of the province is represented by Capo Passero that is bathed by both seas. The coasts of the province of Syracuse are … Read more Syracuse

Sicily

Sicilia

Sicily as well as being the largest Italian region is also the largest italian island; is surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea and is divided from Calabria via the Strait of Messina (about 3.5 km wide). This region has hosted over the centuries various civilizations that have occupied the … Read more Sicily

What to do and see in Messina

Sicilia Messina Duomo

Messina, awaits visitors beyond the Strait with its port, first in Italy for number of passengers and sixth for cruise traffic. The most prestigious monument built by the Norman Roger II is the cathedral built in the first half of the twelfth century, with inside the statue of St. John the Baptist attributed to Antonello … Read more What to do and see in Messina

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