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The Regata Storica is a mix of historic ceremony, religion, tradition and racing. Photo by marchesini62

The Regata Storica, Venice’s historic water parade

Regattas have been popular in Venice since at least the 13th century when the first one was documented. And the water races probably date back much...
Juliet's story lives on in the center of the city at the old house believed to be the original seat of the House of Capulets

Happy birthday Juliet, Verona’s famous daughter

On the first weekend of September the wonderful, historic city of Verona, in northern Italy, celebrates a special birthday. The party sees singing,...
The piadina flat bread has been a staple of life in Romagna for centuries. Photographic Archive of the Province of Rimini

Discover Romagna’s ancient Piadina flatbread

The Romagnoli people have been eating piada or piadina flat bread for centuries. Indeed, it’s thought that the recipe might even date back to the...
The small covered bridge connects the magnificent Doge's Palace, home of the city's ruler and also the courts of justice with the damp, dark, dingy city "new prison" across the canal

Six Facts About the Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs in Venice is an iconic location. Tourists flock to take its picture, lovers and selfie sticks jostling for the best view. But few...
Wonderful aerial view of Piazza del Campo, Siena on a beautiful sunny day.— Photo by jovannig

Siena's Campo - The Most Beautiful Piazza in Italy

The gated city of Siena is unique for many reasons. It was one of Italy’s first democracies. It is the site of the historic Palio di Siena horse race...
Procida, beautiful and colorful island in the Mediterranean sea, near Naples, italy. View of La Corricella harbour.— Photo by ronnybas

Procida, the prettier little sister to Capri and Ischia

Forget Capri and Ischia. There is another island in the Gulf of Naples that’s a prettier and more authentically natural beauty just minutes away by...
Venice, Arsenale historic shipyard, Gate and Canal View. Photo by lsantilli

The Arsenale in Venice – Modern Mass Production in Medieval Times

Taking its name from the Arabic for workshop, Venice’s Arsenale enormous shipyard was the real powerhouse of the city. Its 16,000 workers built an...
On June, 11, 2002, the United States Congress acknowledged Italian immigrant Antonio Meucci as the true inventor of the telephone

Pronto! Antonio Meucci, the man who really invented the phone

On June 11th 2002 the United States House of Representatives righted a wrong that had persisted for over 130 years. They passed a resolution honoring...
Tuscania, one of the most beautiful town of northern Lazio, Italy

Tuscania: Lazio’s lovely lavender gem

Founded by a legendary Trojan prince, occupied since Neolithic times and surrounded by fields of perfumed Lavender, Tuscania is the perfect hilltop...
Rialto bridge— Photo by Maugli

Crossing the Rialto Bridge in Venice

Venice’s iconic Rialto Bridge is on everyone’s Top 10 must-see list. But apart from taking a selfie at the top or a beautiful panoramic photo down...

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