Sicily is an island full of history and culture. During the summer the daily temperature hits around 35 degrees which draws tourists from far and wide. With so many beautiful beaches, great towns and well-preserved ancient temples, it can be hard to know how to spend your time. So here’s a list of 5 must-see sights in Sicily to give you a good mix of places to visit. (more…)
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While Tuscany is mostly known for its inland towns and cities such as Florence, Pisa and Siena, many forgo a large deal of charming towns and villages on the spectacular Tuscany coast. The shoreline of this Italian region is about 600 kilometres long, spanning from Liguria to the north until Lazio, to the southernmost tip. All along the shores various kinds of beaches alternate in infinite succession. The narrow and clear sandy beaches of the northern side slowly change their shape, widening up and darkening their hues to the pale brown color characterizing the shores in the province of Grosseto. Along this ideal journey from north to south, you can encounter rocky beaches, perpendicular cliffs overlooking crystal clear waters, and narrow stretches of land backed by kilometres of centennial pine woods. (more…)
Posted on: March 8th, 2011 | steph No Comments
Moses by Michelangelo, San Pietro in Vincoli.
Where: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli, 4a, Rome, Italy
Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
235 centimetres high and made in Carrara marble, this sculpture can be found in San Pietro in Vincoli which was sculptured about 155 for the tomb of Pope Giulio II. The statue retraces Moses in the moment of his return to Mount Sinai, with the tablets of law received from God, watching the Hebrews with rage, who were given pagan cults during his absence. According to popular fantasy the artist has sculptured in the beard, under the lower lip, the profile of Pope Giulio II and a head of a woman. (more…)
Napoli (Naples), the biggest city in southern Italy, is the capital of the Campania region and is steeped in a rich cultural history so not readily associated with contemporary art. But only two hours south of Rome I’ve found a thriving contemporary art scene in a historic centre. (more…)
Posted on: January 10th, 2011 | steph No Comments
Italian food is so legendary that no trip to Italy could be complete without going through all the local cuisine. Now when I say local cuisine, I really mean as in each different city of Italy, because each region of this amazing country specializes in delicacies that are all its own. For the true gourmet, a visit to Italy can be a thing to remember for the rest of one’s life; so long, of course, as you use your time there wisely. (more…)
Are you energetic? Do you like adventure? Then I have just the right trip just for you… Tuscany cycling tours!
Imagine experiencing the beauty of Italy and everything it has to offer while traveling on the back of a bike. Trust me; this experience is like no other! Cycling through this beautiful, breathtaking country allows you to see Tuscany in a whole different way. You will be able to ride through cities and villages like Siena, San Gimignano and many more. Get the ultimate experience of riding while visiting wineries, farms, villas, ancient monasteries, vineyards and museums as you cycle along the beautiful Italian countryside. Imagine sipping wine, tasting cheese, and picking olives directly from the source! A cycling tour like this combines art, culture, history, food and exercise all in one!