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Discover the 8 officially prettiest inland villages in western Liguria

Written by on February 10, 2021 in Cities, Towns & Villages, Liguria
Discover the 8 officially prettiest inland villages in western Liguria

Let’s discover the 8 officially prettiest inland villages in western Liguria! Inland, away from the luscious sea side, western Liguria, i.e. the part between Genova and the border with France is a varied and relatively wild land of vineyards, olive groves, lemon trees and forests. It is a mountain landscape dotted with medieval towns and […]

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Discover the Italian Carnival traditions and events in North Italy

Written by on January 28, 2021 in Italy Stories, Things to See & Do
Discover the Italian Carnival traditions and events in North Italy

Let’s discover together the Italian Carnival – Carnevale traditions and events in North Italy ! What is Carnival and when is it celebrated Carnival in Italy is a Catholic and Christian celebration but in reality it has very distant origins going back to ancient Greece and the Roman world. The word Carnevale is an Italian […]

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Visit the most magnificent castles in the Aosta Valley

Visit the most magnificent castles in the Aosta Valley

Let’s discover some of the magnificent castles of the Aosta Valley. Italy’s smallest Region has over 130 castles and stately residences dating from the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance and up to the early 1900s. Almost all of them can be visited and some also host museum collections. Driving along the valley at night with […]

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Discover the hidden gems of the Aosta Valley

Discover the hidden gems of the Aosta Valley

Although the Aosta Valley is the smallest region in Italy it has many hidden gems and places to discover. Here we show you 12 places that should be on your hit-list when you come to the Aosta Valley! La Grotta di Ghiaccio – Matterhorn Ice Palace, Cervinia, Valtournenche One of the most popular and well […]

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Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Lombardy

Written by on December 29, 2020 in Things to See & Do
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Lombardy

What is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance. There are currently 1,121 such sites worldwide. UNESCO sites in Italy & Lombardia […]

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Luxury last minute present for Christmas – a luxury Spring break on Lake Como

Written by on December 15, 2020 in Things to See & Do
Luxury last minute present for Christmas – a luxury Spring break on Lake Como

Lake Como – perfect for a romantic weekend A few weeks ago we posted an article about stunning and glamorous Lake Como. So easy to get to from Milan and a wonderful place for a romantic weekend. The Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Spring offer The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of Como’s most beautiful, sophisticated […]

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A great introduction to Lake Como

Written by on November 10, 2020 in Lombardy, Things to See & Do
A great introduction to Lake Como

Simple days well lived When we were living in Bergamo we made a handful of day trips to nearby Lecco, at the bottom of Lake Como. Lecco was only an hour’s drive away from Bergamo. A boat trip to Varenna or Bellagio was about 1 hour from there. We would take the boat somewhere, have […]

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Explore Cinque Terre – one of the top 10 holiday destinations in Italy

Written by on November 6, 2020 in Things to See & Do
Explore Cinque Terre – one of the top 10 holiday destinations in Italy

One of Italy’s top 10 holiday destinations The Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera in Liguria, is one of Italy’s top ten most popular holiday destinations. It attracts around 2.5 million visitors every year. North West Italy’s other entries in that top 10 list are Lake Como and the Duomo di Milano. Both are around […]

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A great introduction to Cuneo

Written by on November 5, 2020 in Cities, Towns & Villages, Things to See & Do
A great introduction to Cuneo

An Introduction to Cuneo Province I guess because the wine regions of Le Langhe, Roero & Monferrato are so well known in their own right that it is easy not to recognise the wider province in which they sit. In fact the Province of Cuneo is the largest province in the Region of Piemonte. And […]

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Discovering Genoa

Written by on October 28, 2020 in Cities, Towns & Villages, Things to See & Do
Discovering Genoa

How to discover and enjoy Genoa Genova – Genoa in English, is the capital city of the North West Italian region of Liguria. It is a major European sea port, the busiest in Italy. Genova has a very rich history. As the capital of the Republic of Genova during the late Middle Ages it was […]

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