Monthly Archives: July 2014

Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands lie in the northeast of Sicily and are the ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The crystal clear sea around the islands is perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Aeolian Islands are a group of remote islands that lies on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the north side of […]

Castel del Monte – Fortress Of The Mountain

Castel del Monte is one of the many castles built in southern Italy in the thirteenth century by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor. It’s seen as the greatest of his castles, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Perched high in the Apulian hills, the wonderfully symmetrical Castel del Monte dominates the skyline and offers […]

Festa de’ Noantri

Festa de’ Noantri, a festival in Rome has its origins in the early sixteenth century when, according to legend, some fishermen caught a beautiful wooden statue of the Madonna in the Tiber river. They took it to the Basilica di San Crisogono where parishioners adorned it with fine clothes and jewels to add to its […]

Tastebud Teaser – Saltimbocca

Very few food cultures and culinary traditions could be so popular in every corner of the earth like Italian food. Talking of the must try delicacies in your Italy tour it is difficult to choose a handful from the overwhelming range of foods. Italian food is truly variety incarnate that goes on changing and reshaping […]

The Battle of Oranges

Here’s an interesting event that takes place in Italy every year, The Battle Of The Oranges. The Battle Of The Oranges attracts thousands of townspeople. The willing participants are then divided into nine separate teams who are then dressed in long, red Phrygran hats – which represent freedom. The teams then pelt oranges at each […]

Marmore Falls

Marmore Falls provides great adventure outdoors for the kids. Located in Umbria about 100 km. from Rome, the falls consist of 3 major cascades dropping down. Stroll down the paths which closely skirt the falls where at times, you’ll be sprayed by the falls’ natural mist. Climb to the top where the lovely manicured gardens […]

Flock The Crater Lake – Bolsena

Bolsena Lake is a crater lake that is distinctly different given that it was formed when a certain volcano named the Vulsini exploded around 370,000 years ago. This violent and extraordinary explosion caused Vulsini’s volcanic crater to collapse which lead to the formation of this crater lake. Bolsena Lake is a beautiful lake where you […]