Alpine Paradise

Italy is full of small treasures ready to be discovered. Among these, the hundreds of “borghi”, or hamlets, very small towns, which are populated literally by a handful of inhabitants…

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Antonio Mauriello
Croatia and Slovenia in Italy...

The panoramic view on the gulf of Trieste offers the possibility to see the Miramare Castle and the city, while on the right it is possible to see Slovenia and a little side of Croatia. This is the only viewing point where 3 countries are visible. 

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Francesca Pomponi
The way of the Gods

It wasn’t until the late 1980’s the route was “rediscovered” by hikers groups, born in Bologna and aptly named “The Path of Gods”. The reason for the name is that along the route there are number of different mountains that have been named after Gods and Goddesses: Monte Adone (Adonis), Monzuno (Mons Junonis), Monte Venere (Venus) and Monte Luario (Lua).

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Francesca Pomponi
Music and culture in Verdi’s Homeland

Later that morning we visited the town of Busseto and the Verdi Theatre (Giuseppe Verdi) in which his first masterpieces were first played. The theatre hall is divided into a horseshoe shape and it has three levels of wooden boxes decorated with beautiful renaissance features. We even managed to see a small performance from a local opera singer!

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Francesca Pomponi
Fall In Love With Puglia

It’s easy to enjoy the slow pace of life in the in Puglia. From visiting its agricultural museums, it’s whitewashed hill towns, century’s old farmland and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline. However, you can’t stop in Puglia without tasting its regional wine. Negroamaro, Aleatico and Primitivo to name a few. Puglia is a region you truly enjoy with all your senses.

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Claudia Gloria
An enchanting train ride

The Bernina train route was declared a World Heritage Site in 2008. The trip on the Bernina Express through this World Heritage Site is a two-hour railway journey across 195 bridges, through 50 tunnels and across the Bernina Pass at 2,256 metres above sea.

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Antonio Mauriello
The earth with thermal baths inside

One of the project we like to support is the “Terme d’Italia”, dedicated to total wellness with an innovative concept: “ the heart of the earth is a source of health and well-being linked to the territory and to the deep identity of the places…”

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Claudia Gloria
Italy: Gluten-Free Dream Country

Food in Italy is the center of social life and relationship. In addition, Italians are very conscious of the connection between health and food.
Italians, have worked hard to adapt regional cuisines to accommodate those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance...

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Claudia GloriamapFood
Glorious Seafood!

The “pescivendoli” or fishmongers had been there long before we arrived.  Their displays were full of amazing varieties of seafood of every shape, size and colour.  This part of Sicily is known for it’s tuna and there was no shortage of that – every quality level was available for sale from light pink tuna to deep red sushi grade...

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