Articles: "Destinations" for tag: "Italy"
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If you have never stayed at The Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort, it may be difficult to understand how the Grand Canal has been built (keep in mind that it is located on the second flow of the hotel), and to what extend it actually reminds of the real Canale Grande in Venice (Venezia). With this in mind, we decided to shoot a video that can give you a good idea what the Grand Canal at the Venetian is.
Jan. 2, 2013
Montalbano Elicona is a small town in the province of Messina (Sicily) located about 93 miles (150 km) east of Palermo and about 31 miles (50 km) southwest of Messina. Its population is about two and a half thousand people and declining since early 20s of the last century. When the "I Borghi più belli d'Italia" club was born in 2001, Montalbano Elicona became quickly one of its proud members.
Dec. 15, 2011
I wish I could write more about Brolo included recently as a member of the "I Borghi più belli d'Italia" club. Unfortunately, the historic context related to this small town located on the Tyrrhenian coast is scarce. No doubt, Brolo is a charming town with its core having typical medieval layout and surrounded by the scenic mountain chain of Nebrodi. However, its historic and artistic heritage is not as pronounced as in many other places in Sicily which nevertheless do not enjoy a membership in the Club and the proud name of one of "the most beautiful" villages in Italy.
Thumbnail image photo credit atsubor.
Dec. 14, 2011
There are many similarities between San Marco d'Alunzio and other small towns which are members of the "I borghi più belli d'Italia" club - if not in details but certainly in principal. First thing to notice is that the town has just slightly more than two thousand inhabitants; moreover, since 50s of the last century there is a clear declining trend in the number of people living there - 40% from 1951 to 2001. Secondly, as the rest of club members, San Marco d'Alunzio is a charming town with typical medieval appeal.
Thumbnail image photo credit Enzian44 (Wikipedia).
Dec. 12, 2011
Geraci Siculo is a small village (with population slightly more than two thousand people) located inside the Madonie mountain range (a part of the Northern mountain chain in Sicily included in the Madonie Park - a regional nature park created in 1989). Opposite to Cefalù (which is experiencing a growing population), Geraci Siculo is in obvious decline in terms of people living there since the 30s of 20th centuries. It is not accidental that the village became a member of the "I borghi più belli d'Italia" club.
Dec. 12, 2011
Cefalù is one of those "Borghi più belli d'Italia" which in my view do not fit 100% all the criteria for including it into the club. Indeed, even if it is small as a town (about 14 thousand inhabitants), it is several times larger than any other Club's village in Sicily. Secondly, Cefalù is a very popular tourist destination - in fact, it is one of the best seaside resorts in the province of Palermo where the village is located. It attracts crowds of tourists not only from every part of Sicily but also from Italy and Europe. All this does not make Cefalù less beautiful; come, and you will not regret.
Thumbnail image photo credit Mishkabear.
Dec. 12, 2011
As of the moment of publishing this page, Sicily has been the home of eight out of 199 "The most beautiful villages in Italy" (I borghi più belli d'Italia) - small Italian towns of particular interest in art and history that have been included in the namesake Italian club. All these places are beautiful. If you are interested in learning more and possibly visiting them, this article (split in several pages) may help you. Its purpose is to summarize in one place all basic information regarding "The most beautiful villages in Italy" in Sicily.
Thumbnail image photo credit Eduardom.
Dec. 12, 2011
Here, at Naviquan.com, we travel a lot, and boutique hotels are our favorites. As a result, we've seen quite a few of them. But I have to admit that il Cannito was a pleasant surprise. Not only our staying there turned out to have exceeded expectations by all traditional criteria regarding hotel accommodations (value, location, rooms, cleanliness, service), but our experience was enriched also by an unexpected personal touch which made several days we spent at il Cannito especially gratifying and memorable.
Nov. 19, 2011
We are approaching the end of our virtual tour of Amalfi. This is the last installment of our four-part gallery dedicated to the town, a popular tourist destination in Italy. Previously, we looked at the very center of Amalfi and what you can find walking inland (Part 1 and Part 2). In Part 3, we looked at the eastern side of the town. It time to complete our exploration with looking at Amalfi's western end (beginning from piazza Flavio Gioia in the direction towards Positano).
Nov. 15, 2011
Having explored inland areas of Amalfi around the central string of its several streets, via Lorenzo d'Amalfi, via Pietro Capuano, via Cardinal Marino Del Giudice (which is essentially the same street with different parts having different names) in part one and part two of our Amalfi photo gallery, we are ready to shift our attention to the areas east from the town's center covered on this page and to the west (Part 4).
Nov. 14, 2011
We continue our exploration of Amalfi's historic center. The first part of our Amalfi photo gallery covered the area from piazza Flavio Gioia to the beginning of via Cardinal Marino Del Giudice. In the second part, we'll walk a bit further inland until the place called "Faenza." Then we return back following essentially the same route until we reach piazza Duomo paying more attention to the western side of our itinerary. Instead of continuing through piazza Duomo, we will turn right to explore largo Duca Piccolomini and piazza dei Dogi.
Nov. 12, 2011
In addition to our page with the travel idea describing Amalfi (Italy) we added to our site extensive photo galleries about the town of Amalfi. Amalfi is not big - its population is less than six thousand people. However, because of its location, climate, historic and cultural heritage as well as the beauty of the sea and surrounding landscape, many thousands of visitors come to Amalfi. And there is a lot to see in the town. The first part of the gallery starts on piazza Flavio Gioia, a transportation hub with buses, cars and boats arriving to the square every day loading and unloading visitors. From piazza Flavio Gioia we'll proceed to piazza Duomo and then inland reaching the point where the limited traffic zone ends
Nov. 11, 2011
I bet even those who frequently travel to Amalfi Coast, may have never heard about Castellabate, a medieval town in the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano in the province of Salerno. It is located 56 miles (91 km) from the town of Amalfi (less than 2-hour drive). More important however, is that although the town of Castellabate is not on the coast, it is still famous as a sea town thanks to the villages of Santa Maria di Castellabate, San Marco di Castellabate and Ogliastro Marina. This page should give you an idea what is Santa Maria di Castellabate - the largest and the closest to Castellabate village.
Oct. 17, 2011
This photo gallery taken during a day trip visit to Castellabate (Campania, Italy) complements our travel idea Castellabate (Campania, Italy) where you can find more information regarding the area itself, directions, accommodations, activities and useful tips for visitors. Here, we would like to show how the old town of Castellabate looks like and why it is so charming.
Oct. 13, 2011
Often, if a person stayed in a hotel you are interested in and you want to know this person's opinion about it, you ask a simple but wise question: Would you stay in this hotel again? If you ask me this question about Santa Caterina Hotel (Amalfi, Italy), I will say "It depends." Let's find out why I am so uncertain about staying in a hotel of this caliber and reputation.
Oct. 5, 2011
Having published in our Travel Ideas section an article about Paestum (Italy), we thought it would be a good idea to compliment it with a photo gallery to provide better idea what travelers can expect to see and learn. This is the first part of such gallery; it is dedicated to the Paestum central excavation area (scavi). The second part of the gallery is about the National (Paestum) Archeological Museum. The Museum has on display numerous artifacts recovered and excavated in the main archeological site.
Oct. 3, 2011
Having published in our Travel Ideas section an article about Paestum (Italy), we thought it would be a good idea to compliment it with a photo gallery to provide better idea what travelers can expect to see and learn. This is the second part of such gallery; it is dedicated to the National (Paestum) Archeological Museum. The Museum has on display numerous artifacts recovered and excavated in the main archeological site. The first part of the gallery is about the Paestum's central excavation area (scavi).
Oct. 3, 2011
With the exception of Amalfi's cozy cityscape, there are few things to see in this small town albeit a former capital of the medieval maritime independent republic. However, it is difficult to miss its Cathedral (Cattedrale di Sant'Andrea) or simply Duomo, a church and a gem of Arab-Norman Romanesque architectural style built in Amalfi in 13th century.
Sept. 26, 2011
Amalfi (Italy) is a small town; today, it is an important tourist destination on coast on which it is located, named Costiera Amalfitana. However, the town of Amalfi was also the capital of the maritime republic known as the Duchy of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200. Thanks to the initiative and efforts of the municipality of Amalfi and the Center for History and Culture Coast, with the collaboration of Regione Campania as well as authorities of Salerno and Avellino, tourists and locals alike have now a place where they can learn more about the town's extraordinary medieval history.
Sept. 23, 2011
Various signs and travel guides may create an impression that Rocca Albornoziana and National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto are two different things. In reality, the Museum is an integral part of the fortress. The fortress houses the Museum; the latter makes the Rocca much more interesting. My strong recommendation, do not hesitate to spend extra €1.50 to buy the "biglietto integrato" which give you access to museum area located on the first and second floors around the Ward of Honor of the Rocca.
March 20, 2011