Italy and Europe: travel and leisure
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…

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Italy and Europe: travel and leisure
This resort is not familiar to Russian tourists in large numbers, but in Italy it is very popular, and not in vain. This is a real gem of the Adriatic…

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Upscale Holidays in Italy
Italy attracts tourists from all over the world with its widest opportunities for quality and diverse recreation. A traditional and beloved vacation by many on the beach is not all…

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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

Excursion tourism in Rome. Where to go? What to see?
For many millennia, the capital of Italy has been attracting travelers from all over the world. It is not surprising that Rome still attracts tourists to it, because there is…

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Hills of florence
Already in the XIV century, a large number of "rich villas, towers, courtyards and gardens" in the vicinity of Florence made a strong impression on travelers, according to Giovanni Villani,…

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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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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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