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Ancient Reghion, in modern times the city of Reggio Calabria, is universally known as the City of Bronzes. Indeed, it is the Museo della Magna Grecia. In the city center, it hosts the famous Riace Bronzes, the sculptures of two warriors from the 5th Century (found at the bottom of the Riace Marina 50 years ago, in 1972).   Reggio Calabria boasts a...

Valcamonica is a wide expanse of flat land that runs through the Central Lombardy Alps and the Provinces of Brescia and Bergamo. Crossed by the Oglio River, the Valley hosts one of the largest collections of prehistoric cave art in the world; it is so important that it was inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List as far back as 1979. To visit t...

Among the millions of visitors to the center of Christianity, there is certainly no dearth of those that make their way to the Eternal City's Catacombs, the final resting places of the first followers of Christ. The most-preferred and most-visited itinerary of the hypogeums are those of San Callisto. The Catacombs of San Callisto are located in Ro...

In Apulia, land of centuries-old olive groves and an uncontaminated sea, Lake Lesina lies between the Tavoliere delle Puglie Plain and the Gargano Promontory. An evocative, salted lake 12.5 miles long, it is separated from the Adriatic Sea by a sandy, wooded strip of land known as Bosco Isola, the formation of which contributed to deposits from flo...

Among the Italian jewels recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Europe's great spa towns, Montecatini Terme, in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by art cities such as Florence, Pisa and Lucca. Beautiful and easy to get to. Montecatini Terme is a garden city set in the picturesque Valdinievole, an amphitheatre of green hills in the hea...

Wild beaches and pristine landscapes surrounded by the scents of Mediterranean vegetation, hidden coasts caressed by a turquoise sea that is just as good as any tropical paradise: from Liguria to Sardinia, from Veneto to Campania, Italy enshrines breathtaking beaches where you can enjoy the sea and feast your eyes with magnificent views. Here for y...

The Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004, constitute a unique and exceptional testimoney of the ancient Etruscan Civilization, the only urban civilization of the pre-Roman Age. The frescoes inside the tombs – true-to-life reproductions of Etruscan homes – are faithful depictions of this disap...

Halfway between Venice and Trieste (in the Province of Udine) lies Lignano Sabbiadoro. Given its natural characteristics – along 5 miles of fine-sand beaches – and its excellent lodging structures, this tiny Friulian Comune has obtained a number of important national and international recognitions, particularly the famous Blue Flag. Among the best-...

Tucked between plain and hills and surrounded by the Alpine Mountains, Turin is one of the most beautiful of Italy's cities, as well as one of the most important economic centers in the country. For centuries the heart of the Kingdom of Savoy, Turin was the theatre, the engine of Italian unification and was, initially, the Capital of the Kingdom of...

Just two stones’ throw away from the Strait dividing Sicily from the Italian Peninsula lies delectable Taormina (Tauromenion in Antiquity), facing out toward the Ionian Sea from a high, natural terrace. With its Medieval architecture, its ancient Greek soul, and the colors and smells of Mediterranean foliage, Taormina is one of the most beautiful p...

With more than 400 facilities, 150 courses with at least 18 holes and golf resorts in super panoramic locations, Italy offers a great opportunity to all golf enthusiasts: combining their favourite sport with a trip to a dreamy setting. Here we have selected for you the most scenic greens, perfect for a top-grade golf holiday. The wine golf course:...

Genoa’s historic center - Ancient Italian Marine Republic and today Capital of Liguria - is the seat of splendid artistic and architectural treasures. Splendid artistic and architectural treasures. The Site includes the Strade Nuove (“New Roads”), where stand the magnificent “Palazzi dei Rolli,” a series of noble abodes in the Renaissance and Baroq...