Why you should NOT skip Bologna

By Fabiolla Loureiro – www.fabiollaloureiro.com Italy is famous for its great cities, exquisite architecture, arts, culture, fantastic food, wine and outstanding landscapes. Venice is my favourite, but I will share with you my impression about a city that surprised me, la belissima Bologna. It’s not easy to pick a city in Italy as a favourite, as many…

The Most Beautiful Libraries of Rome

Rome is filled to the brink with awesome architecture and amazing art that you can stroll around and enjoy for free. But if you find the churches too crowded, the museums too overwhelming and the urban city too loud, perhaps you just need the meditative silence of a beautiful old library.   These antique rooms…

Spoleto – Crown of Umbria

Perugia may be the regional capital of Umbria, Assisi its spiritual centre but after one month of roaming the region, we must conclude that Spoleto is its crowning piece. As it sits enthroned above the Umbrian valley with its back to the hills of the south, it looks to the north, to the beautiful towns…

Matera – ancient yet happening

By Gabriele Martulli from Visite Guidate Matera – www.visiteguidatematera.com Years may pass, but some few cities retain their ancient charm: Matera, an incredible city carved into the soft tufa rock continues to leave visitors speechless. This unique landscape is unlike anywhere else in the world and looks like a miniature version of ancient Jerusalem. No wonder…

Seafood in Salento

Where the Adriatic and Ionian Sea meet and kiss, you’ll find some of the most fresh seafood in Europe. In the turquoise waters of Salento, off shore from Maldive-like, white beaches or craggy cliffs, an abundance of fish, clams, crabs, squids and all kinds of shellfish are caught fresh in the morning only to arrive…

Top3 Natural Wonders of Puglia

A pristine, white grotto where stalactites point at you like ivory daggers. A canyon just as Grand as those abroad and a haven for wildlife as well as hikers. Gnarled trees, that have seen many centuries go by and yet still bear fruit every year. Those are some of the amazing natural wonders of Puglia.…

Vernaccia di San Gimignano – ancient wine rediscovered

“A white island of wine in a sea of red,” some describe the Vernaccia white wine of San Gimignano, surrounded as it is by red Chianti vineyards. When young, it’s fresh, floral and pleasant – a cool kiss on a warm summer’s day. When older, its mineral notes mature and become more complex without losing…

Ba-Rock-ing Lecce

Lecce is often called “Florence of the South”, but this Baroque pearl is so much more than a southern version of the capital of the Renaissance up north. It’s an attraction in it own right and its wonderful Baroque architecture, bright buildings, airy plazas and relaxed ambiance makes it one of our favourite cities in…

Top10 Hill Towns of Tuscany

Slender cypress trees, finely combed vineyards and fortified hilltowns, sitting enthroned on rolling hills, are the images that come to mind, when we picture Tuscany. Dating back to Medieval and even Etruscan times, these charming villages make history come alive with their rich heritage and generous architecture. Tuscany is an open-air museum, and hilltowns are…

Palermo City Guide

While Palermo has been named Italian Capital of Culture in 2018, this interesting metropolis might prove to be one of your more rowdy Italian encounters. Ruled in turn by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Germans, French and Spanish before finally becoming part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861, Palermo is a melting pot of…