Venice

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths…

Manarola, the beauty of Cinque Terre

Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating from 1338. The local dialect is Manarolese, which is marginally different from the dialects in the nearby area. The name “Manarola” is probably a dialectical evolution of the Latin, “magna rota”. In the Manarolese…

Why visit Umbria

Umbria is one of the twenty regions of Italy, located in central Italy.This region is perhaps one of Italy’s best-kept secrets: it’s lesser-known than the country’s major cities, but with its beautiful landscapes, amazing food, and rich history, Umbria is a hidden gem in the Italian countryside. The region is characterized by hills, mountains, valleys…