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6 Famous Wine Regions in Italy You Need to Visit

Bottle of Italian Chianti wine

Italy is known for some of the oldest and best wines in the world. It’s no wonder why locals and tourists alike travel the country to get a taste of its amazing local wines. Wine lovers in particular will definitely not be disappointed by going to any of the various regions that produce their world-class wine. Below is a list of some of Italy’s famous wine country regions. Tuscany Considered as one of the most popular regions for fine wine in the country, Tuscany is located south of the Apennine Mounain in Central Italy. The region is known for several varieties of wine such as the Chianti and Sangiovese wines, as well as the Montepulicano and Brunello varietals. Siena is part of the region and includes some of Tuscany’s largest vineyards. Some of these include Casa Vinicola L. Cecchi, Castello Banfi, and Biondi-Santi. Montefalco A close neighbor of Tuscany, Montefalco […]

2017 Music Festivals in Italy That You Should Go To

Street musicians performing in Florence, Italy

Music and wine are just two things that Italy is famous for. And while an excess of the latter can become an issue, there’s nothing stopping you from immersing yourself in the musical bounty that Italy has to offer. This summer, there are various music festivals all across the country that you can attend and experience good music. Below is a list of some upcoming and ongoing festivals that you can still catch. Home Festival (Treviso) Currently on its 8th run, this is one of the more prominent music festivals in Northern Italy. It offers a very expansive line-up of both local and international artists. You can expect to see artists like Afterhous, Fedez, and Levante from the local side, as well as international names like Duran Duran, Moderat, and Liam Gallagher who will be playing at the festival. The event will be held at Zona Dogana in Treviso from […]

Must See Attractions at the Vatican Museums

Apollo and the Muses on the ceiling of the Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are a necessary stop for any trip to the Vatican. These art and Christian museums are visited by millions of people annually and is collectively considered the 6th most visited art museum in the world. With 54 galleries and about 20,000 works on display, merely exploring can take hours if you do so without a plan. It’s even possible that you may not be able to view everything due to time constraints. Below is a list of the highlights – not including the Sistine Chapel – you shouldn’t miss out on. The Vatican Pinacoteca This is an art-lover’s dream: the Vatican Pinacoteca contains several masterpieces that previously belonged to different popes, all collected under one roof. There are 460 paintings here, as well as tapestries, icons, and sculptures, all spread out over eighteen rooms and displayed in chronological order. In addition to Caravaggio’s Deposition and da Vinci’s […]

6 Essential Things You Need to Pack for Your Trip to Italy

Packed suitcase

Packing for any trip should come with a game plan: you’ll want to do so efficiently, neither under nor over-packing. This does pose an interesting question, though. What exactly you should bring on your trip to Italy? Here are a few essential items that should definitely go into your suitcase. Emergency information Most people keep their emergency contacts and travel information on their mobile devices or their laptops, but you never know when technology will decide to work against you. Keep a couple of redundant printouts and keep them on you at all times when you go sightseeing, so that you always have the information on hand when you need it. It’s also a good idea to keep photocopies of your passport handy, in case you lose it. You’ll be able to get a replacement at your country’s embassy much easier if you have a copy of the original. A […]

Best Places in Italy to Visit for Spring

Peach tree blooming in spring

March can be one of the best months to start heading to Italy for a number of reasons. As a “shoulder season” month, this means that even the most popular tourist attractions are less crowded, and rates are cheaper for airfare and accommodations. The weather is decent, if slightly unpredictable, and there are more than a few major holidays and festivals to attend for a truly authentic experience. While all of Italy is abloom in the spring, here are a few of our favorite key destinations to visit. Sicily Sicily is best seen in March, when the temperatures start to climb but the roads are still fairly clear. Here you’ll find some beautiful Roman and Greek ruins just begging to be explored during the day and charming baroque towns that make for stunning night views. The sights are spread out and you’ll need time to get around to see them […]

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