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The best beaches near Cagliari that will steal your heart

The best beaches near Cagliari that will steal your heart

When it comes to beaches, Sardinia has nothing to envy to exotic places. The WOW effect is guaranteed when you stand in front of Sardinia beaches. But (with the exception of this year), better to avoid July and August, too much crowds. Though we can’t travel right...

The 7 wonders of Padua (a unique list of things to do in Padua)

The 7 wonders of Padua (a unique list of things to do in Padua)

As I promised in one of my latest posts, I’ll share with you 7 experiences and places that make you wonder why Padua - less than 30 minutes by train from Venice - is not yet on your radar! Are you ready to discover the 7 wonders of Padua? Things to do in Padua # 1 -...

Ready to discover Lake Trasimeno? + Things to do while you’re there

Ready to discover Lake Trasimeno? + Things to do while you’re there

What if I were to tell you that between Tuscany and Umbria lies a romantic lake not yet invaded by tourists? And, what if I were to tell you that such a lake is surrounded by postcard villages? Oh, and what if I were to tell you it’s a good base to reach cities like...

Photo essay: marvelous Padua frescoes (Giotto and many more)

Photo essay: marvelous Padua frescoes (Giotto and many more)

If you have a thing for frescoes as much as I have (I’m a sort of frescoes nerd ), there is no better place than Padua. Rome, Assisi and Florence will forgive me. The thing is that when I was in Padua I’ve found myself surrounded by marvelous frescoes with no one...

Lake Orta: one of Italy’s best-kept secrets

Lake Orta: one of Italy’s best-kept secrets

Located in the northern lakes district of Italy, Lake Orta looks like a painting: the island of San Giulio where time seems to have stopped, the monastery Madonna del Sasso which is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the lake and wooded mountains that frame an...

The Euganean Hills: rolling hills near Venice

The Euganean Hills: rolling hills near Venice

Do not get me wrong I love Tuscany, but it’s time for Tuscany lovers like me to face facts: rolling hills are also outside Tuscany  One example? The Euganean Hills, a beautiful surprise just an hour from Venice. Wineries, hiking, hill towns and spas make you wonder...

Things to do in Monza (top attractions + spots only locals know about)

Things to do in Monza (top attractions + spots only locals know about)

Monza has so many treasures that is difficult to understand why it is often overlooked by travelers, especially considering that is really close to Milan (only 15 minutes away). The Teodolinda Chapel (also called the Sistine Chapel of northern Italy), the Villa Reale...

Maremma beaches: my relaxing escape

Maremma beaches: my relaxing escape

Tuscany is not usually thought of as a destination with wild beaches and crystal clear waters. Perhaps that’s because Maremma and its beaches are still fairly unknown, especially outside of Italy. If you have never been in Maremma during one of your trips to Tuscany,...

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