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TUSCANY

CORTONA


 

“Cortona isn’t a place you could find by chance, you have to know exactly where it is in order to reach it, even if it seats on his hill in front of you.
Cortona it is hardly evident to an eye as it dissolves itself as dust into the indefinable tonalities of earth, olive trees and the sky. Therefore Cortona can be recognized only from the one who is able to look for it and find it out between many other colours.
Cortona reveals itself, mostly in the night time, when it appears to everybody’s eyes like a small universe of twinkling stars, a constellation fallen down to our earth and stuck upon a hill.”
Prof. Nicola Caldarone

CHIANTISHIRE


 

These lands are magic thank to that special wine, known all over the world. In a simple glass of that ruby wine, spicy, fruity, elegant which becomes velvet in the end, it is easy to find out the proudness of this land. Chiantishire, thank to its sweet hills and its gracious landscape is an inspiration to many artists who decided to live there, such as the American painter George d’Almeida or Mattew Spender who, as Bernardo Bertolucci said when they worked together on “Stealing Beauty” in Gaiole in Chianti, “in the morning he used to grow his plants and in the afternoon he was working on his sculptures…”

SIENA

Walking through Siena streets it is impossible not to notice its soul which comes out from every stone of its buildings. Every area inside the town itself shows its own traditions and stands out with its elegance and beauty, exalting itself in a riot of colors, flavours, sounds and emotions: The Palio: a horses race which is a metaphore for an ancient war between the single areas inside Siena (Contrade), full of an almost religious passion. Outside Siena walls on the other hand, a kingdom of peace: sweet, sunny hills, following one another like dunes, dotted with cypresses, country houses and vineyards. The vineyards of Chianti.

ELBA ISLAND

An old legend tells that islands of Tuscany, were originally, precious gems from Venus tiara, who was born from Tirreno sea waves. The jewel once broke and its gems felt down into the beautiful sea and today they still decorate it with their incomparable beauty.The biggest of the above gems is Elba Island, a place of an extraordinary beauty that with his harbours, the pinewoods, fisherman’s villages and the pure shores, is reflected on the transparent waters of Tirreno sea.

FLORENCE


 

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. The city lies on the Arno River and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. The historic centre of Florence continues to attract millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1982.
 

CAMPANIA

AMALFI COAST


 

The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy (Province of Salerno), extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. The towns lying on the Amalfi Coast are Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Furore,Praiano and Positano. Renowned for its rugged terrain, scenic beauty, picturesque towns and diversity, the Amalfi Coast is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

LIGURIA

CINQUE TERRE


 

Five miles of rocky coast in eastern Liguria, two promontories lie at each extremity, thousands of kilometres of dry walling, cultivated into vineyards, five southerly villages castled up on spurs of stone or disposed in clusters of very small inlets. These are the co-ordinates of the Cinque Terre (Five lands). Recognized finally as a National Park in 1999 and UNESCO protected territory since 1997 as a system of naturalistic environmental interest.The suggestive type of coastal projections on the sea with sheer cliffs that often overtake the verticality alternated with bays, winding paths and enchanting small beaches between cliffs with a profound back drop, a rich variety of ichthyic (fishing) all of which make this district an authentic natural "opera of art".

SARDINIA

SMERALDA COAST


 

The formerly wild, lonely Costa Smeralda, in Sardinia island, stretching from the Golfo di Cugnana to the Golfo di Arzachena, was developed at the end of the 1950s by a consortium of magnates including the aga khan, into one of the world's most lucrative holiday resorts. Its pristine appearance is now strictly controlled.In Porto Cervo, the main town, boutiques jostle with nightclubs, fine restaurants and luxury hotels.
 

EMILIA ROMAGNA

RAVENNA

Ravenna is a treasure chest of art, history and culture of the highest order, a city with ancient origins and a glorious past and capital three times, of the Western Roman Empire, of King Theodoric of the Goths and of the Byzantine Empire in Europe.The winding streets still reveal the past of a city built on a lagoon, the presence of water in the canals that cross it, closed during the period of Venetian rule and at the end of the 15th century opening the elegant space of Piazza Maggiore, now known as Piazza del Popolo. The city of Ravenna is a living mosaic.


SICILY


 

Sicily is a delightfully verdant island facing the Mediterranean Sea, characterised by its varied landscape, beautiful scenery and multiethnic inhabitants.The famous coastline of the island varies from sandy beaches and gulfs opening onto peaceful crystal clear bays, to steep cliffs, and crags. Writing of Agrigento, the poet Pindaro described it as "The most beautiful city of mortals". The Valley of the Temples is an unmissable aspect of your visit to Agrigento. The archaeological area of the temples, which stands just outside the modern city, has been inserted into the UNESCO National Heritage list of locations.

VENETO

LAKE OF GARDA


 

Lake of Garda, the most Mediterranean of the Alpine Italian lakes, shows itself in its wonderful surrounding of natural luminosity and colours: a unique holiday spot, in all seasons. Its shores, studded with villages and small towns, add the charm of a built up landscape to the beauty of its rich natural environment, and the spell of ancient findings of Roman settlements, medieval fortresses, imposing buildings and noble villas. With its Romanesque parish churches, its Baroque-style churches and its sanctuaries, with its monasteries and hermitages, lake Garda shows all the different aspects of its personality, even as an incomparable spiritual place.
 

VENICE


 

The most beautiful and romantic city in Italy,Venice: 118 islands crisscrossed by 180 canals, and connected by 450 bridges Venice, the city with canals for streets, is without a doubt one of the most-visited cities in Italy and in the world. Famous for the beauty of its buildings, museums, churches, bridges, canals and tiny alleys, Venice is truly a unique city.

UMBRIA


 

You may well have been dreaming of how it could be in the nature, hills or with a beautiful Umbrian sunset in the background. Relax, escape the hassle, and enjoy this special moment with family and friends. Choose your special location in Umbria, the green land - one of the many beautiful towns such as Perugia , Assisi or

Lake Trasimeno

area which is surrounded by lands, once part of the Etruscan domains. Remains of this civilisation are still visible today, particularly in the area of CASTiglione del lago, Passignano, Monte del Lago and Castiglione del Lago have all remained virtually intact through the centuries. The remains of two castles survive on the Polvese and Maggiore islands.