SEX AND THE CITY (OF MANTOVA)

There are many interesting sites in Mantova, The Palazzo Ducale, to mention one. But no visit can be complete without a visit to Palazzo Te. Palazzo Te is a Renaissance Villa built in what in 1524 used to be suburban Mantova. To the first-time modern visitor, at first look, It is just an unassuming building. […]

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The Masterpieces of Capodimonte

When in Naples there is so much to see that it is difficult to choose the itinerary, the things to do, and what to eat, because being the land of plenty not everything can fit in. Therefore the Museum of Capodimonte may be left behind because it is a little off the beaten busy path […]

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Royal Palace of Caserta: The Versailles of Italy

The Royal Palace of Caserta (Italian: Reggia di Caserta) is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, not too far from Naples; built by the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies as their main residence as kings of Naples. It is the largest palace erected in Europe during the 18th century. In terms of volume, the […]

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The Beautiful Women in Brescia

Palazzo Martinengo in Brescia is holding a major exhibition in tribute to the entire female universe. The exhibition will be open until June 12, 2022. Women in art from Titian to Boldini is the title of the exhibition, dedicated to the centrality of women in the broad sense of the art of all times. More […]

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Brescia

Brescia is very often overlooked. A beautiful city in Lombardy, Northern Italy,  situated at the foot of the Alps, a few kilometres from the lakes Garda and Iseo, not far from Bergamo and Milan.  Those may be the reasons why Brescia is often skipped.  However, like many medium-sized Italian cities, it is charming, and liveable, […]

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Napoli—City of Passion and Miracles

Naples (Napoli for us) is a city like no other. There is passion, good food, and miracles. I am not a particularly religious person, I leave beliefs aside and visit churches for their works of art. Recently I went to Naples, incidentally it was also the Saturday before the first Sunday of May. On this […]

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Visiting Famous Spots Again

With COVID now under control, or at least less scaring than when first hit, we can travel again and visit those places that never go out of fashion.  I’m used to go to Venice anytime I like. And whether it is taken by crowds of tourists, somewhat, at least for the habitues it is always […]

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A Quick Trip to Urbino

Urbino is the real “cradle of the Renaissance,” what best than walking among the monuments of Raphael’s city. I think Urbino is one of those cities that needs to be seen over and over. I visited Urbino many years ago and had wonderful memories, I went back recently, visited quickly, and promised myself to go […]

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Resuming the Trips: Sacile to Start

This year seems more promising. The new COVID variant is creating much less havoc, therefore it is with a certain optimism that we look forward to the new season. For those planning a trip to Italy the following are the new rules for travelers: Foreigners and Travels To those who come from a foreign country […]

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Italian Coast Line

With its 7500 km of coastline, Italy is the ideal country for sea lovers. The extreme variety of its coasts in fact make it perfect for any type of holiday and travel in the name of nature, fun and relaxation. The Italian coast, so rich in gulfs and inlets, natural arrival points, tourist ports and […]

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The Mysterious Fortress of San Leo

San Leo, a magnificent art capital, mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy, is the heart of the historical region of Montefeltro and the town that gave it its name. Located in the Province of Rimini, in (now) Emilia Romagna, it is a destination truly “Off the Beaten Path!” Undoubtedly an exciting destination. The […]

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The Biennale Posed a Good Question

The 17th International Architecture Exhibition will soon close (November 21, 2021). It opened in May, to the surprise of many, including the exhibiting countries ( my guess). It is always lovely to go to Venice and visit the biennale. However, the curiosity was even more immense this year because it was the first big event […]

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