Taking the ferry to the Italian islands

Summer is finally here, we are all preparing for the holudays. If you are visiting one of the major Italian islands, Sardinia or Sicily and don’t want to worry much about bagagge size limits of the airlines, and want to have your car with you, taking the ferry is a valid option. I am going…

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Top 10 of Italy’s best natural hot springs

Did you know that Italy – besides its incredible cultural heritage- is also rich of beautil hot springs? When you are near one of them, it is almost compulsory to spend some time at these natural spas for free? Yes, you read it right, and here you go, ten of the best Italian places where…

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A perfect getaway from Milan: Lake Como

I am not a huge fan of Milan, Italy’s second biggest city and the most important in terms of business. Sure, Piazza del Duomo is fascinating,  and Galleria Umberto next to it is also a must, but Milan can be disappointing after visitnig Rome, Florence, Venice; Naples or……well any other Italian cities. Huge buildings, traffic,…

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Italian summer bites

It is extremely hot these days in Italy, with read alert in 18 cities today, temperatures are close to 40C, hence you are advised to hydrate yourselves, eat light and avoid taking walks in the hottest hours of the day. Normally you shouold also change your diet and luckily Italy’s cuisine offers delicious plates also…

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Nutella Café opening in New York

Rumours  spread a couple of days ago about a possible opening of a Nutella branded caffé in New York City has been confirmed by Ferrero.  The shop will open  before the end of this year in Union Square, one of the most important squares of the city. The New York Post has interviewed Rick Fossali,…

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Naples’ emblematic Babá al rum actually comes from Poland

Babá al rum, iconic treat of Naples, arum-soaked dessert made of yeasted dough. Babá in Naples is like the cannolo in Sicily or the seadas in Sardinia: memorable, divine and unmissable. Locals love its friable consistency and its splendid alcoholic perfume. I love it, too for me it is one of the ten best Italian…

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Bus line from Naples airport to port

Naples is getting nicer and nicer with tourists lately, I have already told you that they have established a fast track train from the city center to Sorrento and the archeological sites of Pompei and Ercolano (Campania Express) and now a direct bus line from Capodichino international airport to the maritime station is introduced. It…

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1st May concert in Rome

The concert of the 1st of May that is simply called by the name il Concerto del Primo Maggio by the Italians , is organized every year since 1990 as part of the celebrations of Labour day. The venue traditionally takes place in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome, in front of the Cathedral and…

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World’s best pizza is going to Rome

We have already talked about pizza a couple of times since you can not live your life in Italy and do not have pizza at least once a week.  I have already mentioned that the world’s best pizza is rumuored to be made at the Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples since 1870. Da Michele…

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Pienza, the ideal city

Tuscany is surely full of cities to visit, you can spend days in Florence , Siena or Arezzo, but you should also head towards the countryside and you will find picturesque towns like Pienza that will leave you breathless. Pienza this tiny town in the heart of Tuscany  is literally the ideal city as in…

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