How to cook an Italian dish - perfect lasagna
If you will make the dough yourself, take durum wheat flour - Farina di grano duro (in Italian) or Hartweizengriess (in German) The Italians say: “Pizza is a lover, and…

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Italy and Europe: travel and leisure
For many diving and surfing enthusiasts, a fairly small town called Dahab is in particularly high demand. If the weather is clear and cloudless from Dahab, you can easily see…

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5 Italian resorts you might not know about
Year after year, travelers storm the same Italian places: the coast of Sardinia and the Sicilian Taormina, the Tuscan hills and the resorts of Emilia-Romagna, land in whole landings in…

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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

How to cook an Italian dish - perfect lasagna
If you will make the dough yourself, take durum wheat flour - Farina di grano duro (in Italian) or Hartweizengriess (in German) The Italians say: “Pizza is a lover, and…

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Eyewitnesses about the city of Naples
A year ago, I was unexpectedly offered three days to go to Naples. Of course, it is impossible to get to know this city in such a short line, unless…

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Wine and gastronomic tourism in Italy
The gastronomic journey will not leave anyone indifferent, especially if it takes place in Italy - a real paradise for gourmets and food lovers. It is worth starting the gastronomic…

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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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