Monthly Archives: April 2014

La Sagra del Pesce

La Sagra del Pesce or the fish festival is held in Camogli, Liguria in the province of Genoa in northern Italy. The festival is celebrated every year on the second sunday of the month of May. It is an unmissable event that was first held in 1952 to celebrate the patron saint of fishermen, San […]

Tree Treats – Wedding Vows!

The fertile season of the month of May is celebrated with a series of ancient festivals in the towns of Northern Lazio. One of the festivals celebrated during the season is the Wedding of the Trees, “Lo Sposalizio dell’Albero”, in Vetralla. This festival dates back centuries and is considered to be the first Italian eco […]

The Green Heart of Italy – Umbria

Umbria is a beautiful Italian destination with picturesque surroundings, scope for lots of activities for having a peaceful and fun-filled holiday. Umbria boasts of cities like Assisi and Perugia, along with other interesting towns like Gubbio, Todi and Orvieto. Italy is divided into 20 different regions with Umbria being the one in the dead middle, […]

Palio Della Rana – Hoppity Hop!

Italy is a picturesque place, abuzz with tourists all year long. The place is known for many tourist attractions like the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Venice, Rome amongst other highlights. Italy during the Spring is resplendent with vibrant scenery, vivid colours and effervescent landscapes. As the country unfolds from of its winter hibernation, there is an […]

Venetian Antiques – Shoppers’ Haven

Italy is truly a shopper’s paradise and this is the place for your holiday shopping to take place. Italy is known for its designed chinaware, glassware and porcelain art. This great lineage is reflected in antique markets and you will find them in spades especially in Venice, Rome and Florence. If you want to find […]

Pasqua – Time For Festivities!

Italian Easter celebrations start during the week before Easter and continue through Easter Monday, La Pasquetta, a national holiday and a day where you may find some very interesting festivities. You will find some interesting Italian Easter celebrations. Like all holidays in Italy, Easter, known as Pasqua in Italian, has its share of rituals and […]

The Roman Pantheon

The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome. As the brick stamps on the side of the building reveal it was built and dedicated between A.D 118 and 125. The emperor Hadrian (A.D 117-138) built the Pantheon […]

Lagoons of Venice

A holiday in Italy will not be complete without visiting the world famous canals and lagoons of Venice. Going to Venice is like going to another world. It is separated from mainland Italy and is one of the few places in this world which relies mainly on water transport. Venice is also considered a lovers […]

Mountain Tourism At The Apennine Range

Mountain tourism is widely practiced thanks to the wide variety of mountains that can be found in the region of Tuscany. Tuscany is one of the main areas for tourism in Italy. The entire northern and eastern border of the region is bound by the Apennine mountains, a mountain range that runs through the entire […]