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Enchanting views on the smooth hills of Emilia-Romagna Overlooking the smooth hills of Emilia-Romagna, the tower of the Visconti Castle (Rocca Viscontea) is one of the many awesome medieval buildings in enchanting Castell'Arquato.Half way between Piacenza and Parma, and a 1 1/2 drive from Milan, it is the perfect place for a jaunt, wandering in the tiny cobblestone streets, getting immersed in a charming medieval hamlet, and enjoy the yummy food typical of the Emilia-Romagna culinary tradition. Two...

Land of culture and traditions, awesome gastronomy and welcoming people, Umbria greets the visitors with its smooth hills.Throughout the region, there are many wine and oil producers proud to show their property and keen to let visitors taste their products. At Monte Vibiano Winery we drove up the hills with electric golf carts, to admire the vineyards, the ancient olive trees and the peaceful landscape. More reading: Narni and the Fascinating Corsa all'Anello  ...

The Cathedral of Orvieto, in Umbria, is considered one of the most beautiful masterpieces of Italian medieval architecture. In contrast with the richly decorated façade, the interior strikes for its sobriety, highlighting the perfect geometry of the space.The interior of the Cathedral of Orvieto is also home to some of the most beautiful works of art of the late Middle Age and the Renaissance, above all the magnificent frescoes by Luca Signorelli. More photos of Umbria: The Beautiful...

The magnificent Calci Charterhouse was one of the most unexpected surprises of my trip in an overlooked area of Tuscany, the one between Pisa and Lucca. Not only had I never heard about the Charterhouse before, I also wondered how such a wonderful place could be possibly mostly known only by the locals.Inside the Calci Charterhouse, the frescoes are jaw-dropping and the journey through the rooms of what once was a Carthusian monastery is fascinating. More reading on this...

Piazza del Comune (or the City Hall Square) is the heart of the Assisi, surrounded by beautiful medieval buildings.Assisi is one of the many gems in the Region of Umbria and one could spend hours admiring every single particular, like this old lamp decorating one of the historical facades. Often, there's so much beauty in the details, isn't there?  ...

 Palazzo della Ragione and the astronomical clock are one of the highlights of Mantua, a gem in Lombardy region.Palazzo della Ragione - once home of the Court of Justice - dates back to the 12th-13th Century while the tower and the astronomical clock were raised in the 1472 and 1473 respectively. Since 1997, the Palace has become an exhibition hall, hosting many important art events organized by the city Council. More photos: Mantua at night ...

When facing San Martino Cathedral in Lucca, the look incessantly goes along the magnificent façade, trying to catch as much as possible of the exquisite Romanesque carvings.The 'loggia', dating back to the early 13th Century, is strongly influenced by the beautifully decorated Romanesque style developed in Pisa, where it reached its highest point in the Cathedral and overall in all the buildings composing the wonderful Miracle Square. More reading on Tuscany: A Bike Stroll Around Lucca  ...

While I was looking at these red poppies in a green field, I thought once again that beauty is everywhere, often in little and simple things.In Umbria, one of the most beautiful Regions in Italy, everything is simple, authentic and smooth. The hills, embroidered with vineyards, dotted with olive trees and embellished by enchanting medieval towns overlooking the valley. People, so warm and welcoming, proud to show their beloved countryside, history and antique traditions.More reading about Umbria:...

Italy is not only unique for beautiful  cities like Rome, Venice, Florence, the vast amount of awesome landmarks, the dramatic landscape of the Dolomites and the amazing food. It's also the land of hundreds small cities, often perched atop hills, where old medieval traditions are kept alive.Like Narni, a gorgeous town in southern Umbria.Every year, from the last week of April until the second Sunday of May, Narni holds the fascinating Corsa all'Anello, a festival evoking the...

Connecting the iconic Cathedral (Duomo) and La Scala, one of the most famous opera houses in the world, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Milan. Structured like a cross, the double arcade displays a wonderful example of glass and cast iron architecture in the arcades rooftop and most of all in the awesome dome.More reading: Milan Off the Beaten Track  ...