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ITALY / 15.07.2011

Often overlooked by people visiting Tuscany, Lucca is indeed a little gem full of history and wonderful architectural examples from the Renaissance: the old walls, the Cathedral di San Martino, the wonderful church of San Michele in Foro, the famous Piazza Anfiteatro with its unique oval shape.[caption id="attachment_4980" align="alignnone" width="597"] Lucca, The Nottolini Aqueduct[/caption] [pullquote]There's nothing...

ITALY / 17.05.2011

Whether you want to treat yourself with a special night like an Earl in a beautiful historical mansion, or you are wild about art and in search of hidden gems, Villa di Corliano is well worth a visit.[caption id="attachment_4781" align="aligncenter" width="597"] Villa di Corliano, Frescoes[/caption]Ideally located between Pisa and Lucca - an overlooked area of Tuscany...

ITALY / 02.04.2011

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck riding through the traffic in Rome on a Vespa 125. It’s 1953 and the cult movie Roman Holiday transforms the Vespa, launched by Piaggio in 1946, in an icon and a social phenomenon.The romance between the world famous scooter and cinema is only at the beginning. The Vespa is ‘co-starring’ in La Dolce...

ITALY / 20.03.2011

Tuscany is by far the most famous Italian region among foreign travelers, still it is mainly identified with Florence, Siena, and the Chianti hills. There are many hidden treasures in the Serchio Valley, an area comprised between Pisa and Lucca. Less glamorous but more authentic, it can make you feel living like a local.[caption id=""...

ITALY / 16.03.2010

La Thuile is one of my favorite places for skiing in the Italian alps for a lot of reasons, but first because thanks to its peculiar position snow is great even in spring.However, like any place La Thuile has lots of pros and a few cons. So here are a few tips to fully enjoy...