Sicily is Italy’s largest region. It includes the island of Sicily and a number of islands. It is here that the active volcano Etna is located, which periodically reminds of itself. Despite the fact that the island is predominantly hilly, there are also the so-called Sicilian Apennines – a mountain range, and there are plains – a little more than 10% of the island’s area. The island of Sicily is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Messina. At its narrowest point, the width of this strait is just over three kilometers. You can get to Sicily from the peninsula in about twenty minutes by ferry. Continue reading
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
Vacation is a great time to spend time in another country, get acquainted with its culture and attractions, enjoy the local cuisine and just relax. And often, many tourists choose such a place for themselves, wherever they would like to spend their holidays, namely Italy.
Holidays in Italy
But not all tourists are eager to get into the bustling and torrential life of Rome or enjoy shopping in Milan famous for every fashionista. Many travel agencies, for example, Veselyiturist.ru Vesyy Turist, offer travelers just to enjoy the atmosphere of cozy cities, where you can not rush anywhere, but feel as if you are at home. Italy can be proud that it has more than one such city in which it is simply warm and comfortable, and every tourist can feel it in them to the fullest. Continue reading