Monthly Archives: July 2016

Beautiful Valleys of Aosta

Val d’Aosta is by far the smallest region of Italy, tucked on the border with France and Switzerland. Lying to the north-west of Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta region is surrounded by huge mountains. Aosta is the capital city of this region. To the north towards Switzerland is a sequence of about 40 Alps known as the […]

The Pollino National Park – Basilicata

Basilicata, sometimes called by its historic name Lucania, is a region in Italy’s far south. It is an interesting and varied region, with some dramatic scenery. Basilicata covers a large area above the instep of Italy’s boot, with two short stretches of coastline; one on the Ionian Sea and the other on the western, Tyrrhenian […]

Chocolicious Modica!

Maybe the last thing that comes to mind when thinking of Italy is the Aztecs – but, in one of Italy’s many peculiarities and well-kept secrets, the Sicilian town of Modica is famous for Aztec chocolate. Back in the past, Aztecs ground the cocoa beans with a metate to make cocoa powder and mixed it […]

Resorts and Tourist Attractions in Olbia

Olbia is a port and airport town in the north-eastern corner of the island of Sardinia. The town has a long history, and although nowadays it is mostly seen as a transit town for travellers arriving in or leaving Sardinia, Olbia has enough charms to merit some attention in its own right. Olbia has one […]

Pretty Lakeshore of Menaggio

Menaggio is a small resort on the shores of picturesque Lake Como, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. Halfway up the western side of the lake, Menaggio has good transport connections to the area’s tourist attractions and is a pleasant and convenient place to stay. Menaggio is a popular destination, particularly for holidaymakers keen […]

Places of Attraction Near Follonica

Follonica is a tourist village in Italy situated along the golf beach opposite to Elba island and is surrounded by a luxuriant pinewood. There are plenty tourists that Follonica receives each year as a mark of the quality of its sea, coast, environment and services in general. It’s one of the most preferred family holiday […]