1. Gondola in Venice, Italy

    Gondola in Venice, Italy

    Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC.
  2. The Colosseum

    The Colosseum

    The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine limestone, tuff (volcanic rock), and brick-faced concrete, it was the largest amphitheatre ever built at the time and held 50,000 to 80,000 spectators.
  3. Tuscan vineyard, Italy

    Tuscan vineyard, Italy

    The Sangiovese grape performs better when it can receive more direct sunlight, which is a benefit of the many hillside vineyards in Tuscany. The majority of the region's vineyards are found at altitudes of 500–1600 feet (150–500 meters). The higher elevations help the grapes maintain balance.
  4. Rome, Italy

    Rome, Italy

    Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy (named Comune di Roma Capitale) as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for over two millennia. Rome's history spans 28 centuries.
  5. Città Metropolitana di Firenze

    Città Metropolitana di Firenze

    The Metropolitan City of Florence (Italian: Città Metropolitana di Firenze) is a metropolitan city in the Tuscany region, Italy. Its capital is the city of Florence. It replaced the Province of Florence. It was first created by the reform of local authorities. It has been operative since 1/1/2015.
  6. Florence, Italy

    Florence, Italy

    Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered by many academics the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages"
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    Italy Is A Travel Hotspot For 2020

    Italy Is A Travel Hotspot For 2020 - Forbes Get out your passport! There are a wealth of destinations to be discovered in 2020, but according to many travel advisors I spoke with, Italy tops the list! Here is the insider’s guide to Italy for next year. Rachelle Stepner, Luxury Italy Travel...
  8. Venice, Italy waterway

    Venice, Italy waterway

    Venice's small islands were enhanced during the Middle Ages by the dredging of soil to raise the marshy ground above the tides. The resulting canals encouraged the flourishing of a nautical culture which proved central to the economy. Today those canals still the provide means for transportation.
  9. Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy.

    Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy.

    San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio, and built between 1566 and 1610. The church is a basilica in the classical renaissance style and its brilliant white marble gleams above the blue water.
  10. Pompeii


    Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near modern Naples in the Campania region of Italy. It was buried under13 to 20 ft of volcanic ash & pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Volcanic ash typically buried inhabitants who did not escape the lethal effects of the earthquake and eruption.
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    Italy by train: lazy days around Calabria and the south coast

    Italy by train: lazy days around Calabria and the south coast - The Guardian For author Tim Parks there is joy to be had on local trains in the sultry south, where the pace of life is as leisurely and bewitching as the narrow-gauge railways uppose you have some summer days to spare. Suppose...
  12. Venice


    Piazza San Marco, often known in English as St Mark's Square, is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as la Piazza. All other urban spaces in the city are called campi. The Piazzetta is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner.
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    Taste Your Way Through Italy, One Ingredient-Specific Museum at a Time

    Taste Your Way Through Italy, One Ingredient-Specific Museum at a Time - Smithsonian The Emilia Romagna region has 25 food museums, each dedicated to a beloved food item – ranging from balsamic vinegar to Parmesan cheese ust north of the Apennine Mountains in Italy sits the country’s Food...
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    How to Lunch Like an Italian (Even If You're Not)

    How to Lunch Like an Italian (Even If You're Not) - Food52 In Italy, breakfast is usually small, just enough to jumpstart the day—and your appetite. Dinner is short and sweet and sends you to bed not swollen but satisfied. Lunch, however, takes on an almost spiritual importance. In the Italian...
  15. Peroni Beer

    Peroni Beer

    Venice, Italy