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…

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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…

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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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Italy and Europe: travel and leisure

Santa Severina or, as Italians say, “Santa Severina” – a small commune in eastern Calabria – was founded more than fifteen centuries ago by the Greeks. It is cheaper for tourists to get from Naples to the region by train, or by ferry, which takes you to Reggio Calabria. The city is located on a high hill and to get there, you need to overcome more than one hundred steps and steep climbs. The applied efforts pay off with interest when the walls of a medieval castle, the Cathedral and the central square of the city open to tourists.

Sights of the city Despite the fact that the residents of Santa Severina enjoys even just walking along the narrow streets of their hometown, the list of sights of the commune is rather big: St. Filimenta church; Addolorata Church; Norman Castle; Cathedral of St. Anastasia; Byzantine Baptistery; Monastery of the Calabrian Madonna. Continue reading

Italy and Europe: travel and leisure
In the central part of the Apennine peninsula is the Umbria region, the "green heart" of Italy, as Italians called this region for olive groves, forests and vineyards. The capital…

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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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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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Southern Italy is a unique and charming place in the world.
Italy is already south: with its eternally blue sky, silvery olive groves and vineyards, picturesquely clinging to the hills and mountain slopes. And the south of the Apennines is Italy,…

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