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The Grand Villas Surrounding Lucca

The city of Lucca has a vintage charm and, without the presence of some modern shops, it would be impossible to understand in what era we’re living while walking in the town centre. Lucca is a very elegant town, with

IF YOU GO…Stresa

The famous town of Stresa (Italy, 5000 inhabitants, 200 m above sea level) enjoys a splendid location on Lake Maggiore in the Gulf of Borromeo, where it overlooks the eponymous islands, the main attraction in the region. Its beautiful countryside,

What to Do in Milan, 2015 (NY Times)

This article excerpted from NY Times, 01/05/2015: “If it’s been a few years since you last visited Milan (our top choice for 52 Places to Go in 2015), you’re in for a pleasant shock. Yes, the preparations for the World

The Last Supper aka Il Cenacolo

Many visitors to Milan are art lovers on the da Vinci trail, while others are readers of Dan Brown following the da Vinci Code route. You can bet both parties will be making their way to Il Cenacolo Vinciano to

Rome’s Pantheon

The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome. As the brick stamps on the side of the building reveal it was built

Campanile di San Marco – Venezia

St Mark’s Campanile (Campanile di San Marco in Italian) is the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, located in the Piazza San Marco. It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. History The tower

Duomo di Milano

Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Italy’s largest city. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. This is Milan‘s

Museo Archeologico Nazionale – Napoli

Head here for one of the world’s finest collections of Graeco-Roman artefacts. Originally a cavalry barracks and later the seat of the city’s university, the museum was established by the Bourbon king Charles VII in the late 18th century to

Hadrian’s Tomb, aka Castel Sant’Angelo – Roma

Known as Hadrian’s Tomb, the Castel Sant’Angelo is a fortress located on the right bank of the river Tiber, a short distance from the Vatican City. Construction of the building began in the year 135 under the direction of the