Tales of a Beautiful Nation

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Visit Trieste, in the far northeast of Italy

Do you want to enjoy the Bel Paese without having to deal with the throngs of tourists in Venice, Rome and Florence? Try the seaport city of Trieste, located on the verge of the Italian and Slovenian border, in the northeastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. This still little-known region has its own language and is kinda [...]

Sample some great wines in Menfi, Sicily

If you love wine-tasting, vineyard-hopping, blissful beaches and delicious food, you should definitely head to the ancient wine-making town of Menfi, sitting between the fisherman city of Sciacca and Selinunte with its magnificent temples, in southwestern Sicily. A true gem of Southern Sicily, in the province of Agrigento, Menfi, is one of Italy's finest and most [...]

Tropea, Calabria: the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian

Summertime in the Bel Paese is synonym with heat, sun-kissed beaches and shimmering coves. High on the list of Italy’s best beaches is Tropea or, more precisely, the beach of La Rotonda. In southern Italy’s Calabria region, Tropea is a beautiful seaside resort that boasts white-sand beaches and a picturesque clifftop historic centre. Perched on [...]

Volterra, Tuscany: a trip in the city of alabaster

A beautiful walled Tuscan village of Etruscan origins, Volterra is famous for its cobblestoned streets, alabaster workshops and well-preserved medieval ramparts. Strolling through its atmospheric cobblestone streets will make you feel like you have stepped back into time. Read on to find out more about Volterra, in Tuscany, the most picturesque region in central Italy. What to [...]

Lake Braies: one of the greatest gifts of Mother Nature

The largest and most stunning natural lake in the Dolomites, Lake Braies is heaven on Earth. Blessed with charming colours, spectacular reflections and a breathtaking alpine backdrop, it is a wonderful emerald gem nestled between a majestic collection of giant peaks in the Prags Dolomites, in South Tyrol. One of the most stunning and photogenic lakes [...]

Matera: get to know Italy’s most spectacular city

Located in a remote corner in the southern region of Basilicata, Matera is a breathtakingly beautiful maze-like settlement of ancient stone dwellings dug into soft tufa limestone, on the side of the Gravina Valley. Known for its picturesque Sassi districts, the first site in Southern Italy to be declared a World Heritage Site, the small town of [...]

Umbria : a relaxed escape in Italy’s Green Heart

Discover Umbria with ILC Landlocked between Tuscany and Lazio and separated from Marche by the jagged spine of the Sibillini Mountains, Umbria is brimming with history, natural beauty and art treasures. Often called Italy's Green Heart, Umbria has a coronet of lovely terracotta-topped villages and Medieval hill-towns, none more than a few miles from the next. A hire-car [...]

Elba Island : a corner of Chiantishire sequestered by the Tyrrhenian Sea

Famous for harboring French Emperor Napoleon during his exile, the Tuscan island of Elba has an exotic blend of Mediterranean cultures, stunningly picturesque architecture and idyllic landscapes, from green highlands to golden sandy bays, from lush valleys to Mediterranean pine forests. Napoleon Bonaparte would probably think twice about fleeing Elba today. Six miles off the Tuscan coast, [...]

Lake Como: a tranquil paradise for A-list celebrities

With its stunningly beautiful mountain geography, spectacular coast and lovely stone-clad villages, Lake Como is one of the most famous Italian Lakes destinations, 30 miles north of Milan. Shaped like an inverted Y, Lake Como is surrounded by roaming mountains and lush, towering hills dotted with historic grande dame hotels, Baroque villas and picturesque hillside [...]

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