PORTO ERCOLE, ONE OF TUSCANY’S BEST HIDDEN GEMS

PORTO ERCOLE, ONE OF TUSCANY’S BEST HIDDEN GEMS

Porto Ercole, One Of Tuscany’s Best Hidden Gems Italy is cram packed with hidden gems: historic hilltop cities, forgotten places, overlooked artifacts and all kinds of unimaginable spots off the proverbial beaten path. They’re worth discovering, and this blog’s hidden place is “Orbetello Mont Argentario”(Silver Mountain) or in this case more specifically “Porto Ercole” (Port …

FIVE SOUTHERN ITALIAN CITIES YOU REALLY SHOULD SEE

FIVE SOUTHERN ITALIAN CITIES YOU REALLY SHOULD SEE

Five Southern Italian Cities You Really Should See Ragusa, Sicily In a previous Roman Candle Tours blog post, we came up with a list of “Five Northern Italian Cities You Really Should See”. The list took in the historic towns of Turin, Milan, Genoa, Bologna, and Trieste.Now it’s the turn of the south of Italy, where many …

FIVE NORTHERN ITALIAN CITIES YOU REALLY SHOULD SEE

FIVE NORTHERN ITALIAN CITIES YOU REALLY SHOULD SEE

Five Northern Italian Cities You Really Should See Market in MilanPhoto credit: Mike Beales Visitors to Italy are really spoiled for choice when it comes to amazing places to see. Faced with an overwhelming array of options, they usually focus on the “highlights,” taking in Grand Tour cities such as Rome, Florence, and Venice. But …

EXPLORING THE VOLCANIC WONDERS OF SICILY: THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS

EXPLORING THE VOLCANIC WONDERS OF SICILY: THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS

Exploring The Volcanic Wonders Of Sicily: The Aeolian Islands Photo credit: Stefan While Italy is a long time favourite holiday destination for many, it can feel as if the best of this beautiful country has long-since been discovered by tourists from all over the world, and while symbolic, postcard-perfect images of the Amalfi Coast and …

THE FASCINATING POPE WHO WROTE LETTERS TO PINOCCHIO AND DICKENS

THE FASCINATING POPE WHO WROTE LETTERS TO PINOCCHIO AND DICKENS

The Fascinating Pope Who Wrote Letters To Pinocchio And Dickens The city of Venice was a magical place in the 1970s. Ancient local traditions were being proudly upheld, with a revival of the famously naughty Carnival festivities and a post-war economic boom in the region surrounding La Serenissima regenerating a city never far from danger. …

GIGLIO ISLAND, THE HIDDEN PARADISE OF ITALY

GIGLIO ISLAND, THE HIDDEN PARADISE OF ITALY

Giglio Island, The Hidden Paradise Of Italy Photo credit: Visit Tuscany GiglioIsland (in Italian “Isola del Giglio”) is a wonderful island of Tuscany surrounded by the Tyrrhenian sea. The island is one of seven that form the Tuscan Archipelago. Full of hidden beaches with crystal clear water, this is the perfect place to spend your …

8 MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDENS TO VISIT IN ITALY THIS SPRING

8 MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDENS TO VISIT IN ITALY THIS SPRING

8 Most Beautiful Gardens To Visit In Italy This Spring  Photo credit: Flower Girl Don’t you think that Spring is the most beautiful season of the year? The fragrance of the blooming flowers, the smell of raw green and sprouting buds after a rain fall, trees blossoming and warm sunny days: that’s Spring. And nature’s …

THE DAZZLE AND THE BELLEZZA: WHAT MILAN FASHION WEEK HOLDS FOR YOU

THE DAZZLE AND THE BELLEZZA: WHAT MILAN FASHION WEEK HOLDS FOR YOU

The Dazzle And The Bellezza: What Milan Fashion Week Holds For You Settimana della moda, or the Milan Fashion Week, is one of the four most famous fashion shows– also called the Big Four– that happen around the globe. Known for its nonpareil diversity and glamour, the event attracts masses especially due to the attendance …

5 WONDROUS WAYS TO ADD A BIT OF CHRISTMAS MAGIC  TO YOUR ITALIAN TRIP

5 WONDROUS WAYS TO ADD A BIT OF CHRISTMAS MAGIC TO YOUR ITALIAN TRIP

5 Wondrous Ways To Add A Bit Of Christmas Magic To Your Italian Trip Photo: Any.colour.you.like (Flickr) Italians love Christmas time and they celebrate it for an entire month, exactly from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary on December 8 till January 6, which is the last day of holidays, the …