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Monday, October 20, 2014

I Love Touring Italy - Naples


By []Levi Reiss

If you are looking for a European tourist destination, consider the city of Naples in the Campania region of southwestern Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea. In 1995 UNESCO declared the Historic Center of Naples a World Heritage Site. We certainly can't say that Naples is undiscovered. But it is definitely less tourist infested than many, many other Italian cites. You really should consider visiting Naples, as you should consider visiting other parts of Campania, described in companion articles in this series.

My generation remembers Dean Martin singing That's Amore (Napoli) in his perhaps less memorable 1953 movie, The Caddy: "When the stars make you drool just like pasta fazool; That's amore (that's amore); When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet, you're in love; When you walk in a dream but you know you're not dreaming, signore; 'scusa me, but you see, back in old Napoli, that's amore." My parents' generation remembers the phrase See Naples and Die. Some say that the famous German author Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (who wrote Faust, a charming story about a guy who made a pact with the devil) coined this phrase on his extended visit to Italy in 1786-1788.

Friday, October 17, 2014

10 Must See Attractions in Rome, Italy


By []Dean Wickham

Rome, the Eternal City, a place full of history and culture. Everywhere you step you are walking through some point in the timeline of the last 2500 years. It is a city to be lived and loved by everyone through it's beautiful architecture, food, art and romance. Every world traveler has Rome on their list of must see destinations, and most start their tour of Italy here.

1. Capotoline Hill

This is one of the "Seven Hills of Rome" and is considered to have been the most sacred, as it originally was the site of the Temple to Jupiter and the Capitoline Triad, and also the city archives. It was also the site of several important events in Roman History. Very little of the original Roman ruins remain, as the current buildings were constructed there during the Renaissance. Designed by Michaelangelo, these buildings combine as the Capitoline Museum and contain a lot of great pieces.

2. Vittorio Emanuele II Monument

At Piazza Venezia is the magnificent Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Though not very well liked by Romans, and not seeming to have any real purpose, I found the grand architecture of the monument to be an amazing site. Climb up the stairs and walk to the top of the monument to get great views of Rome.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Holidays In Italy - Recommended Route


By []Dani Alonso

Winter approaches but Italy has always had a summer atmosphere, something similar to Greece and Spain. That's what the cultures in the Mediterranean area offer, defined basically in two words: sun & beach. On the other hand, as you might agree with me, possibly this is not the best season to think about sun and beach in Europe. In this case, I highly recommend Italy between their Mediterranean competitors, as I think its offer of culture with its ever-lasting cities is almost impossible to beat.

To begin with, an advice: Italians were never told how to drive. Somebody gave them a car as a birthday present and they have fun driving it. I hope daddy pays the repair shop fees. Seriously, if your plan is to take a ride on a rental car in the proximity of any big city, I would strongly discourage you from going ahead, unless you want to make use of your car insurance payment.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Visiting Rome - La Dolce Vita With Kids in Tow


By []Dominique Coleman

American author Erica Jong once asked "What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else?" She then concluded that Italy gives visitors "...a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago."

I wholeheartedly agree with Miss Jong. It is only when I am visiting my folks back in my home country that I truly feel alive. Italy delights the eyes and heightens the senses. Whether it is the aroma of a freshly poured espresso, the taste of exquisite porcini mushrooms or the sound of distant church bells, you notice every one of life's details when in Italy.

ROME AND CHILDREN

Italians have always adored children and now that the country is suffering from rapidly declining birth rates, they do so even more. Wherever you go in Italy, your children will receive a lot of attention and special courtesy; an extra cherry on their ice cream here, a friendly 'Ciao!' there and many genuine, warm smiles.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Holidays In Italy - Recommended Route


By []Dani Alonso

Winter approaches but Italy has always had a summer atmosphere, something similar to Greece and Spain. That's what the cultures in the Mediterranean area offer, defined basically in two words: sun & beach. On the other hand, as you might agree with me, possibly this is not the best season to think about sun and beach in Europe. In this case, I highly recommend Italy between their Mediterranean competitors, as I think its offer of culture with its ever-lasting cities is almost impossible to beat.

To begin with, an advice: Italians were never told how to drive. Somebody gave them a car as a birthday present and they have fun driving it. I hope daddy pays the repair shop fees. Seriously, if your plan is to take a ride on a rental car in the proximity of any big city, I would strongly discourage you from going ahead, unless you want to make use of your car insurance payment.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Southern, Central and Northern Italian Cuisine


By []Mario Trinakria

Southern Italy

Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia make up Italy's South, home to robust cucina povera (peasant cooking) and a wonderful cuisine created from whatever was available in the regions such as sun-ripened vegetable and fruit, wheat for dried pasta and local cheeses.

Surrounding Rome, Lazio is influenced by the unique food of its capital. Roman cuisine is not considered as a delicate cuisine and makes use mostly of pasta, beans, artichokes, meat and its spaghetti al carbonara (ham, bacon, cheese and eggs) and bucatini all'amatriciana (pancetta, tomatoes, and parmigian cheese) both include the local guanciale (cured peg's cheek). In rural Lazio, lamb is used often in dishes like abbacchio (milk fed baby lamb).

Abruzzo and Molise are mountainous areas with strong rural cooking traditions. Molise produces fine lentils, pasta and olive oils, while saffron is grown in Abruzzi, along with the divolilli (tiny red chillies) that go into so many dishes.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Italy For Seniors Travel

Spagna, Spanish Steps, Spanische Treppe in Rom
Spagna, Spanish Steps, Spanische Treppe in Rom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The Pantheon in Rome, Italy
English: The Pantheon in Rome, Italy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Castel Sant' Angelo, Roma.
Castel Sant' Angelo, Roma. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By []Bronwyn White

It's no surprise that Italy is one of the world's top tourist destinations, with amazing sights like ancient cities, classic works of art, charming villages, majestic natural scenery and much more spread all over the country. It's also a great place for seniors travel in particular, with a large range of great historical tours, wine tastings, education and language packages and cruises tailored to overseas visitors on offer.

Senior citizens enjoy a respected status in Italy. Culturally, they are considered not old, but wise and experienced having contributed long and well to society. This great respect for seniors translates to all sorts of benefits like discounts at restaurants and all sorts of local places, so be sure to ask wherever you are. However, in terms of overall discounts to well known attractions, we have heard in some instances that seniors travel discounts do not get offered to non-EU citizens, but be sure to ask.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

4 Days in Rome - Tips for Trip

Augustus of Prima Porta, statue of the emperor...
Augustus of Prima Porta, statue of the emperor Augustus in Museo Chiaramonti, Vatican, Rome. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rome
Rome (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)
English: A 4x4 segment panorama of the Coliseu...
English: A 4x4 segment panorama of the Coliseum at dusk. Taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 50mm f/1.8 lens at f/5.6 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Trevi fountain.
Trevi fountain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By []Alessandro Indelli

How many days do you need to visit Rome? Maybe a whole month! Mmm too much for our savings! Maybe some writer in the nineteenth century could afford it (remember the travels of Lord Byron or Goethe?), maybe some noble during the Dolce Vita could live in a hotel in Via Veneto. Mmmm, no! We have to go back home in a few days (and Via Veneto is very expensive!!!!). In this article, I will try to suggest you a "4 days in Rome" itinerary. Yes, you're right, you can't visit everything in 4 days, but you will have to be content with "the best of Rome". OK Let's Go.

Day 0 - if you arrive in the morning, spend the afternoon in the main town: you can enjoy the magical atmosphere of Rome near Pantheon

Day 1 - Ancient Rome

Rome is known around the world for its history, for the Empire, Julius Caesar and Colosseum. If you travel to Rome from overseas you have to start with the imperial monuments. I do not accept objections! Take the subway and get off at Colosseo, Colosseum is your first "Best in Rome" step. Oh, I forgot, take a picture with the Centurions, but watch your wallet, the area is a bit dangerous for bag snatching. Visit the Colosseum, admire the Arch of Constantine and start your walk through the Roman Forum, it will be an amazing experience! At the end of the Roman Forum, have a fast lunch and visit the Capitoline Hill (it is the seat of the municipality of Rome), the equestrian monument to Marcaurelio and the Capitoline Museum. Mmmm, the visit to the museum takes several hours... What time is it? Maybe it's time to visit the Bocca della Verit�. Sorry you have to choose!

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Delights of Italy

Italiano: Collage di varie foto di Firenze
Italiano: Collage di varie foto di Firenze (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The Rialto Bridge over Venice's Grand...
English: The Rialto Bridge over Venice's Grand Canal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A view at Galleria degli Uffizi from the front...
A view at Galleria degli Uffizi from the front balcony of Palazzo Vecchio. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: A vertical panorama of a copy of the ...
English: A vertical panorama of a copy of the statue of David by Michelangelo on the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy. Nederlands: Een verticaal panorama van het standbeeld van David door Michelangelo op het Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italië. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By []Karen Cooke

Italy's development and history is as colourful and varied as its cuisine. Over time, Italy has made significant contributions to the cultural and social development of the entire Mediterranean area.

Italy is located in southern Europe and comprises the long, boot-shaped Italian Peninsula, the land between the peninsula and the Alps, and a number of islands including Sicily and Sardinia.

Florence, a Renaissance city in the heart of Tuscany, is home to some of the country's best museums, cathedrals and churches, and therefore perfect for a luxury holiday.

Top of the to-do list is the Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. The Piazza della Signoria is Florence's most famous square, having served as the city's political and cultural centre since the Middle Ages. It also houses a free open-air sculpture exhibit.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How to Do Rome in 48hrs

Italiano: Collage di vari immagini di Roma.
Italiano: Collage di vari immagini di Roma. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By []Katy Hyslop

You've just arrived in Rome with a couple of days to kill. How is it possible to see all there is to see in such a short time? This is the guide to get the most out of Rome in the shortest amount of time.

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Roman Forum Near the Colosseum is the Arch of ...
Roman Forum Near the Colosseum is the Arch of Constantine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hopefully check in at the hotel has been fairly straightforward so now it is to venture out in search of a good meal. A meal in the old Trastevere part of the city has several benefits. Firstly there is a multitude of touristy type sidewalk restaurants and pizzerias to choose from and secondly they are within gentle strolling distance of several significant landmarks, including the well preserved Pantheon.

Rome is just as appealing by night as by day, with the heat of a Roman summer, night time walks may just save a few hours of excessive sweating during the day. Any of the little back streets between the Pantheon and the Spanish steps are perfectly placed to allow a generous meal of pasta and a good carafe of wine to be walked off quite easily.

21:00

Make your way to the Spanish steps to sit and hang out with the locals, while the view from the top of the steps in front of the church Trinita dei Monti offers a great view out over the city. Wander through to the Trevi Fountain and buy dessert in the form of a gelato and try your luck with the change. Throw one coin over your shoulder to come back, two coins to come back and get kissed or three coins to come back and be married.

Friday, June 13, 2014

My Favorite Sicilian Restaurants

English: A plate filled with blood oranges
English: A plate filled with blood oranges (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Spaghetti all' arrabbiata
Spaghetti all' arrabbiata (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Pasta alla Norma
Pasta alla Norma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sicilian buffet
Sicilian buffet (Photo credit: stijn)

By []James Iozia

Sicilian restaurants offer up some of the best cuisine in the world. Italy has always been known for its great food, and Sicilian food is no exception to this. And it isn't only the food that makes eating in a Sicilian restaurant a memorable experience, the leisurely way it is presented has made it into a high art. The approach to Sicilian eating is the grandest of the meeting of the ways between the best folk traditions and the best aristocratic ones. Sicilian cuisine reflects the unique and diverse cultural heritage taken from its history. Sicilian dining is an experience surely to be enjoyed.

Many restaurants in Palermo and other coastal towns focus on the seafood dishes. Although there are cheaper places to be found in the city, Palermo also offers some of the best Sicilian restaurants in the area. In Palermo, notable ones for the tourist to try are:

Il Ristorantino - hailed by Italian critics for its classic and authentic Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine

La Scuderia - (located about 3 miles north of the city at the foot of Monte Pellegrino) this is dubbed as being Palermo's grandest restaurant with outstanding international and Italian cuisine

Il Mulinazzo - a highly acclaimed Sicilian restaurant offering an exquisite dining experience

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Italian Foods to Try When You Travel to Italy

Melanzane alla Parmigiana, baked aubergines wi...
Melanzane alla Parmigiana, baked aubergines with Parmesan cheese. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
classic spaghetti carbonara
classic spaghetti carbonara (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Picture of an authentic Neapolitan Pi...
English: Picture of an authentic Neapolitan Pizza Margherita )
By []M Ottersen

If you ask us, the best part of traveling to Italy is sampling all the different Italian foods. Every region of Italy has it's own cuisine and local specialties, which you can try everywhere - from street vendors to Michelin-starred restaurants.

The next time you travel to Italy, here are some dishes you should sample:

Roman specialties.

Rome is best known for rustic cooking that's rich, meaty, and comforting on a cold, winter night. Braised beef and roasted suckling pig - porchetta - are very popular. But there's also lots of fresh produce so vegetarians can eat well in Rome too. Artichokes, known in Italy as carciofi, are available everywhere in spring. They're prepared many different ways, and they're absolutely delicious.

Zucchini flowers, zucca, are abundant in late summer and early autumn, when they're stuffed with cheese and anchovies and deep fried. You can sample both by ordering a Fritto Misto or mixed fried appetizer.

Rice croquettes, which are also deep fried, are another good choice for vegetarians. There's often a little square of cheese in the center that melts during frying. Gnocchi made with potatoes or semolina is often made without meat.

Two of Italy's most famous pasta dishes come from Rome - Bucatini All'Amatriciana and Spaghetti alla Carbonara. The first is made with tomatoes, onions, and pancetta, the second with eggs, pancetta, and Parmesan cheese.

Veal Saltimbocca is stuffed with sage leaves, ham, and cheese, then lightly breaded, sautéed, and baked. Adventurous eaters can sample organ meats at traditional Roman restaurants. Whatever you order, save room for the Roman version of cheesecake, Torta di Ricotta.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Valdinievole - Pinocchio's Birthplace and One of Tuscany's Hidden Gems

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Pietrabuona
Pietrabuona (Photo credit: kappazeta)
Montecatini Terme
Montecatini Terme (Photo credit: Axel V)
Tuscany fields
Tuscany fields (Photo credit: Yuval Shoshan)
By []Giovanni Balboni

Valdinievole - despite certain claims to fame - is not exactly a red-hot destination among tourists who flock to the region in search of a well-paved, carefully planned holiday to Tuscany. Villas to rent in nearby regions, however, will allow you to explore this tiny hidden gem, which is nestled between the Lucca and Pistoia provinces. Those who do visit the lovely region around Valdinievole are instantly smitten by its low-key, yet memorable charms.

A Cultural Haven

Each little village or hamlet throughout Valdinievole has a story to tell, as does much of Tuscany. Villas to rent may not be a prevalent as those in more high profile regions, but you'll never have a problem finding somewhere to stay. It is an extremely friendly place and the locals all love to share their stories and traditions, especially with foreigners. The result is a true 'melting pot' of different cultures, beliefs and ideas. The natural scenic beauty of the place-from Montalbane to the Valleriana Mountains-is nothing short of jaw dropping, with rolling meadows and low hills of vineyards and olive groves. It is also home to a fantastic museum: the Museum of Natural Science and Archaeology in Palazzo Obizzi, in the town of Pescia.

Pinocchio's Birthplace

Not many people are aware of this, but Valdinievole is where Carlo Lorenzetti was born-specifically in a little town called Collodi. Lorenzetti was the author of a famous story about a little wooden boy named Pinocchio, whose nose increased in length each time he told a lie. Today in Collodi, there is a theme park dedicated to the story of Pinocchio, which will delight the entire family, not just the children. However, it must be said that for those bringing their children to Tuscany, villas to rent in this area would be a hit!

Nature Activities

Valdinievole is rich with natural bounties and scenic beauty, and the locals certainly make the most of it. For some health-giving relaxation, the way nature intended it to be, you can visit the hot springs of Montecatini Terme, where you can luxuriate and regain focus and plan the day's more exhilarating activities.

For a whirlwind tour of the region, take in the charming towns of Vellano, Buggiano, Marliana and Monsummano. Or, for those who are adventurous in spirit, there are hiking or cycling tours designed to give the visitor a comprehensive exploration of the entire Valdinievole. You can start from Pescia then proceed around the winding roads along the mountainside and through the low valleys, providing a memorable opportunity to enjoy the area's wildlife and the always fantastic scenery of Tuscany. Villas to rent in this fantastic region will open your eyes to the lesser-known beauty of Italy.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Explore the Peace and Wonder of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi
St Francis of Assisi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Basilica of St. Francis of Assissi
Basilica of St. Francis of Assissi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Assisi
Assisi (Photo credit: ChrisYunker)
Assisi
Assisi (Photo credit: ChrisYunker)
By []Giovanni Balboni

Take a journey back in time to the medieval hill towns and villas in Umbria. Assisi, one of several little towns that have existed for many centuries, retains all the charm and beauty of times gone by. Visitors come here to stroll down narrow lanes while admiring old stone structures that have myriad historical stories to tell. It is an ideal introduction to the beautiful region for travellers who love the Italian charm and a little mystery to boot.

Assisi's Most Famous Resident

Assisi is a popular destination for visitors who want to stay in any of the lovely villas in Umbria. Many are keen to learn more about Saint Francis, the patron saint of Italy. Saint Francis was born here and also preached his message in Assisi, and was revered by the Catholic Church for his good work. He was buried in the lower church of the Basilica di San Francesco upon his death in 1226, which has since become a spiritual and cultural hub for pilgrims and art lovers alike. Two churches together create the basilica, which now stands as one of the loveliest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy. The lower building is finished in the spare Roman style, which characterizes the simplicity of life of the Franciscan orders this saint began, while the upper church is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture at its best. The walls are covered with Frescos by Italian masters Giotto and Pietro Lorenzetti.

Sites for Pilgrims

Although the basilica and St. Francis' tomb are important sites to see, the town of Assisi has much more to offer pilgrims. The Chiesa Nuova is a domed church rumoured to have been built on the spot of St. Francis' childhood home, and it's a wonderful place to visit. The Duomo di San Rufino, a 13th century church decorated with many grotesque and detailed animals, contains the fountain in which St. Francis was baptized. Those who love nature can visit the Eremo delle Carceri-the caves above Assisi that St. Francis utilized as a retreat-or walk in the saint's footsteps down the olive-tree lined Chiesa di San Damiano, where St. Francis first heard the voice of God.

Many More Gems

Among the many stunning sites that pilgrims may enjoy lie other historical gems. Visitors can discover Assisi's ancient past while visiting the partially excavated Roman Forum on the Piazza del Commune. Just across the piazza stands the Tempio di Minerva, the local Roman building dedicated to the goddess of peace, while perched atop of one of the city's hills, the fortress Rocca Maggiore rests. Visitors can climb the winding staircases and explore the many passageways before taking in the spectacular views over the countryside to distant villas in Umbria.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Regional Italian Food And Wine Pairings - Sardinia Dishes And White Wine

Vineyards in the Italian wine region of Brache...
Vineyards in the Italian wine region of Brachetto d'Acqui in Piedmont. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Italian wine Moscato d'Asti from the Piedm...
The Italian wine Moscato d'Asti from the Piedmont region (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Olbia (Sardinia - Italy) King prawns ...
English: Olbia (Sardinia - Italy) King prawns cooked with Vernaccia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Spaghetti all' arrabbiata
Spaghetti all' arrabbiata (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sardinia is an island in southern Italy situated to the southwest of Rome. Sardinia's climate is subtropical and more than half of its territory is devoted to pasture land. Culturally this island is decades away from the rest of Italy. Perhaps for this reason Sardinia is a great tourist destination. Surely for other reasons it has become quite popular with the jet set. And now for a discussion of its food and wine.

For starters, if you're not squeamish try Calamari Fritti (Fried Squid). Among the many suggested wine pairings are Nuragus di Cagliari DOC and Vermentino di Gallura DOCG from Sardinia, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC from Abruzzi, and Fiano di Avellino DOCG from Campania. Given my lack of interest in this dish I would go with the Trebbiano, a wine grape that hardly tickles my fancy..

A great first course is Burrida, a fish soup or chowder whose recipe varies from port to port but often includes Shark or Dogfish. You can find a similar but different Burrida in the northern Italian region of Liguria. The recommended wine pairing for the Sardinian Burrida is the star Sardinian white, Vermentino di Gallura DOCG.

If you like Bouillabaisse you should like Cassula, a spicy fish/seafood soup/stew of Spanish origin also called Cassola. Once again you may pair it with Vermentino di Gallura DOCG. Another suggestion is the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi from The Marches.

Aragosta arrosto (Roasted Rock Lobster) is just one of the many ways to prepare lobster, an expensive Sardinian specialty. Suggested wine pairings include Vernaccia di Oristano DOC, if you can find it, or an Italian Pinot Grigio, which you can find just about anywhere.

Pasta is popular in Sardinia. If you're feeling flush, why not add some Lobster? Another typical dish is Pasta Bottarga con Fregola (Sardinian Pasta with Cured Fish Roe). This is another dish for which Pinot Grigio is recommended.

One Sardinian specialty is roasting large animals in a wood-lined pit. I'm told that Porceddu (Roast Suckling Pig) works best. I don't think that you will be prepaing this dish at home, which gives you just one more reason to visit the island. See our companion article I Love Touring Italy - Northern Sardinia for a sample menu and more information on Sardinia wines as well as an in-depth examination of the area's tourist attractions. Vermentino di Gallura DOCG is produced in northeastern Sardinia from the local white Vermentino grape. It may be dry or sweet and holds Italy's top wine classification.



Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten computer and Internet books, but prefers trips to Italy and drinking fine Italian wine. He teaches computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his Italian travel website www.travelitalytravel.com and his global wine website www.theworldwidewine.com featuring weekly bargain wine reviews.
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