Spring in Merano is full of flowers

Merano , this charming town in Soth-Tyrol in Northern Italy is usually best-known for its spas and for the mountains up to almost 11.000 feet surrounding it. It is characterized by German-Italian bilinguism , it has the tidiness of the Austrian neighbours, but also the dolce vita of Italy. Ideal destination for spring breaks as…

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World’s best pizza: Da Michele, Naples

Pizzeria Da Michele in Naples is rumored to be the home of the world’s best pizza. Even our local parents are think that when in Naples, orwne CLOSE to Naples, one should go and have one of their perfect neapolitan-stíle pizzas. Pizzeria Da Michele is not situated in one of the best neighbourhoods in Naples,…

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What to do in Italy this weekend 24-25 March 2018

Weekend is getting close again, so you will face the usual question: what to do when in Italy? The most important event is the FAI Spring days (Giornate FAI- Fondo Ambiente Italiano/The Italian National Trust).  This is a unique opportunity to discover hidden treasures throughout Italy. There will be more than a thousand places waiting for you…

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Beginner’s guide to Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous galleries of the world, it has an exceptional collection of masterpieces. The greatest part of the collection belongs to Italian Renaissence. If this is the first time that you are visiting it, these are the things you should know in order to better manage the time spent…

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There’s no Easter without a dove: colomba is on the table

If you love eating panettone during Christmas holidays you are probably a great fan of the traditional Italian Easter cake, the colomba. The shelves of the supermarkets are overwhelmed with these dove-shaped goodies and it is certainly something that you will find in every region – and every household- of the country. Colomba was born…

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Vatican Museums for free on the last Sunday of every month

Some of you probably already know that Italian statal museums can be visited free of charge on the first Sundays of every month, but most of you probably will not believe that also the Vatican Museums are quite generous sometimes.  And in fact, you have free entrance if you are visiting on the last Sunday…

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Italian town Zungoli is selling houses for 1 euro

In Italy selling houses for 1 euro has become quite a movement, lately. This is how “ghost towns” or  towns that are being afraid of becoming a ghost town soon try to get some new inhabitants. Here is the deal. The municipality will designate real estates that are in need of reconstruction for bid and people…

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What to do in Italy this weekend 17-18 March 2018

You are so lucky to be in Italy this weekend and do not know what to do? I am going to help you with some of the best options you can chose among. Obviously also Italy is going to be full of Irish festivals and Saint Patrick celebrations, but if you do not want to…

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Sicilian cuisine at its best : Caponata

The caponata is without any doubts the most típical dish of Sicily. Sicily is not only hosting some of Italy’s most beautiful beaches, but it is known as having one of the most delicious cuisine in the whole country. Eggplants is the most characteristic vegetable of this Southern Italian region, you will find it in…

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Italy’s hidden treasures: Giaveno, Piedmont

At about 30 kms from Turin, Giaveno, this charming little town of the Sangone valley is a perfect destination if you are willing to leave the smog of the city behind. Well, yes, Giaveno  has so ancient roots that according to the legends narrate that Hannibal passed by the town when he crossed the Alps…

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