A lovely day at Bracciano lake

If you’re in Rome and are looking for a daily excursion, Bracciano Lake is a cute, tiny lake to spend the day off, it is only 32 km from Rome city centre (1h-30-minute drive) . it’s 20 miles wide, so you can easily visit the lovely villages along its perimeter. We started our visit from…

(Sopra)vivere l’Expo: dove, cosa e come di una scettica ricreduta

Non direi che mi hanno dovuto convincere a visitare la famigerata esposizione internazionale di Milano. Mi ci hanno proprio dovuto trascinare. Perciò, non leggerete il resoconto convinto ed infiocchettato di chi partiva già con la convinzione che le sarebbe piaciuto ’nzacco visitare Expo 2015. Già partire alla fine di luglio alla volta di Milano, meta…

Visiting Umbria: the beauty of Spello and its “infiorate”!

Umbria has a special place in our hearts. It was our first holiday together when we started dating, it’s been our music escape for all these years, because of its “Umbria Jazz festival” in Perugia; it’s a region that we know very well, because it’s close to Abruzzo and this gave us the chance to travel…

10 reasons why you should visit Abruzzo in winter!

Abruzzo is the perfect place for any type of holiday you like! Are you thinking of winter to come visit? Here are 10 great reasons why you should visit Abruzzo in magical winter season! 1. Christmas markets Anywhere you decide to stay in the region, our beautiful towns will host a lovely Christmas market during December, with artisan…

Wonders of Bomarzo: the Monster Park (il Parco dei mostri)!

Among gigantic statues and monstrous creatures, Bomarzo Monster Park is a place to visit! Created by architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552, strongly wanted by prince Orsini in his property, it was abandoned and restored after centuries. Here’s a gallery of photos from our visit to this incredible place!               

A beautiful day in Orvieto, Umbria: food and music!

We spent a day in Orvieto during “Umbria Jazz Winter” Festival…it was such a marvelous surprise! Before entering the town, we visited the public gardens…the view from there was gorgeous!We started our walk along the narrow streets…and we found out that Orvieto is bigger than it looks at a first glance! The Christmas decorations gave…

Moro River Canadian War Cemetery

Near Ortona, in Abruzzo, there is a place that links Italians and Canadians: the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery. “By the winter of 1943 the German armies in Italy were defending a line stretching from the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Naples, to the Adriatic Sea south of Ortona. The Allies prepared to break through this…

Six good reasons to visit Abruzzo in the summer

Have you been told Italy is too hot to visit during the summer? No way! If you need inspiration, Abruzzo has some very good reasons why you should definitely be there and not miss what is going on during the summer! Here are some of them. . Daylight hours to enjoy mountain and hilltop activities…

Secret Italy

We wander around blogs and all we see is the same Italy: Rome, Venice, Florence, as if my country were all there. I’d be surprised if you knew where Civitella del Tronto, Castelli or Atri are, just to mention a few. But they’re a part of Italy you’d love to experience; the part that is…