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11

Apr


Venice, Italy.

Venice, Italy.

04

Apr

TRIP OUT OF MILAN - LIGURIA

Porto Venere (Italian pronunciation: [ˌpɔrto ˈvɛːnere]; until 1991 Portovenere[1]) is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. In 1997 Porto Venere and the villages of Cinque Terre were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

12

Mar

Hallo Italy!! 

Verona, Italy (by Paul ‘Tuna’ Turner)

Hallo Italy!!

Verona, Italy (by Paul ‘Tuna’ Turner)

07

Mar

TRIP OUT OF MILAN - CELANO / Abruzzo in central Italy

Celano rises on the top of a hill in the territory of Marsica, below the mountain range of Sirente. It faces the valley of Fucino, once filled by the large Fucine Lake, which was drained during the 19th century.


Celano, Italy, Abruzzo 

Celano, Italy, Abruzzo 

03

Mar

TRIP OUT OF MILAN - VERONA

Verona is a city straddling the Adige river in Veneto, northern Italy, with approximately 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of northeast Italy.


Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy

14

Feb

OUT OF MILAN - TRIP TO FIRENZE

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (English: Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris.


Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence (by John Ormerod)

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence (by John Ormerod)

30

Jan

A LONGER TRIP OUT OF MILAN - Val d’Orcia

he Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza (rebuilt as an “ideal town” in the 15th century under the patronage of Pope Pius II), Radicofani (home to the notorious brigand-hero Ghino di Tacco) and Montalcino (the Brunello di Montalcino is counted among the most prestigious of Italian wines). It is a landscape which has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from the Renaissance painting to the modern photograph.