Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Park of Monsters

Away from the hustle and bustle of Rome lies a park that is dedicated to monsters. Known locally and rather appropriately as the Park of the Monsters, is the Sacred Grove, a garden not far from Viterbo in Bomarzo which is flaunting with monstrous sculptures. The park of Monsters of Bomarzo was devised by the […]

The Museums of the Pitti Palace

The Pitti Palace, which was formerly the residence of the grand-dukes of Tuscany and later of the King of Italy, now houses several important collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain and a costume gallery, besides providing a magnificently decorated historical setting which extends to the Boboli Gardens, one of the earliest Italian […]

Fonte Avellana

Fonte Avellana is a medieval hermitage nestled amongst the mountains of Serra Sant’Abbondio in Italy’s Le Marche region. Also known as the Venerable Hermitage of the Holy Cross, Fonte Avellana has a rich history, including being described in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Founded in around 1000AD, Fonte Avellana was originally home to an order of monks […]

Cathedral of Chioggia

Chioggia is in the Veneto region of Italy, a medium-sized fishing port just inside the Venetian lagoon with easy access to the Adriatic. Chioggia was once the center of local salt production. Perhaps that’s why Genoa destroyed it more than six hundred years ago. Chioggia returned as a fishing port and a tourist attraction. It’s […]

Balestro del Girifalco

Whether you are a lover of high paced, action packed holidays, or for sitting back with a coffee watching the world go by, Italy will more than exceed your expectations. This is a country of contrasts, with so much of its culture known well around the world it is great to see where some of […]

Under The Lemon Trees…Along The Coast

Amalfi Coast is one of the most enticing destinations for a holiday with long stretched scenic coastlines in the Mediterranean region. The Amalfi coast is in the south of Naples and you may wish to visit this area as part of your Italy vacation. The coast is situated in the southern side of the Sorrentine […]

Say Cheese!

Italy is famous for many things like pasta, architecture, coffee, pizza and pasta, to name a few. But it is unimaginable a world without Italian cheese, No Parmesan on your pasta or mozzarella on your pizza. One thing about Italian food is the regional variances. Pizza and pasta types vary from region to region as […]