Italy and Europe: travel and leisure
One cannot but be carried away by the beauty of the most picturesque Italian lake Garda, located at the foot of the Alps. Near it are several dozen villages where…

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How in Rome to see the Pope at work, and in Venice - to avoid large expenses and crowds of tourists
Italy is a blessed country for tourists, because it is beautiful in itself, and here you can easily do without guides: just wander around the unfamiliar streets and get incomparable…

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San Marino Interesting Facts.
The Republic of San Marino, the third largest independent state in Europe (only the Vatican and Monaco is smaller), located in Italy, between the regions: Emilia-Romagna and Marche. Its territory…

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The second life of Castello di Velona in Montalcino

After two years of reconstruction, the unique Castello di Velona – Tuscan Resort and Spa hotel opens. It’s probably hard to find the best way to “experience” Tuscany: a luxurious spa hotel located in an 11th-century castle in the Orcha Valley, near Siena and very close to Montalcino, a village known around the world for the legendary Brunello di Montalcino wine produced here. Castello di Velona is a real medieval fortress of the 11th century.

To this day, a watch tower of the 12th century was preserved, a witness to the clashes between the Florentine and Siena republics. The main building was built during the Late Renaissance, when the castle was rebuilt into a residence villa. At the same time, the castle was imprinted on the fresco maps of Ignazio Danti in the Vatican – documents evidencing this are stored in the local library. Buildings deep in the castle appeared later, forming a patio-scene. Continue reading

Italian coast and a variety of beaches
For everyone, beach vacations are associated with something of their own, with a certain pastime. Some prefer a mild climate, calm landscapes, bright greens. Someone cannot imagine a complete rest…

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Italy and Europe: travel and leisure
A vacation on the Riviera in Venice is an excellent summer tour for every wandering soul to receive from life only the best. The most comfortable climate, a sunny beach…

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The most luxurious holiday destinations in Italy from 20 thousand euros
The article describes the most favorite regions of Italy by tourists, where they are willing to spend more than 20 thousand euros on a luxury vacation. Italy is famous for…

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A short guide to the attractions of San Marino
Each of those who was going on a trip wondered: “What country is worth visiting?”. And the choice will become apparent when they find out about San Marino. History and…

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