Italy

Emilia Romagna (Italy)

Emilia Romagna is a region situated in the north-east of Italy, with Bologna as regional capital. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Emilia Romagna borders Veneto and Lombardy to the north, Piedmont and Liguria to the West, Tuscany, Marches and the Republic of San Marino to the South.

Emilia Romagna has many beautiful natural and archaeological sites in Ravenna, Modena and Ferrara and are declared World Heritage Sites.

Ravenna was the capital of the Byzantine Empire in Italy, and enjoyed a period of splendor and wealth until the eighth century. This region is dotted with monuments, statues and mosaics recalling the old Christian iconography, featuring breathtaking gold decorations.

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Sicily (Italy)


Sicily is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and includes the Aeolian Archipelago, the Egadi and Pelagie islands of Pantelleria and Ustica.

Sicily is located in the north at the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is separated from the Italian mainland by the Strait of Messina which overlooks the Ionian Sea and is separated from Africa by the Strait of Sicily. The regional capital is Palermo.

With an impressive history, Sicily was in the eighteenth century, part of the “Grand Tour”. It was a journey that took young European aristocrats throughout Europe as part of their training. Today Sicily… [READ MORE]

Campania (Italy)

Campania is a region located in the south of Italy, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is bordered by the provinces of Lazio, Molise, Puglia and Basilicata. The capital is Naples.

Campania includes an archipelago that consists of three main islands: the islands of Ischia, Capri and Procida, which are famous worldwide for their natural beauty, and then two smaller islands: Vivara and Nisida.

There is a large historical heritage to be discovered in the five provinces of Naples, Avellino, Caserta, Benevento and Salerno, which have important archaeological sites and monuments. There are the archaeological sites and monuments of the Female Anjou, the Cathedral of Amalfi, the Faraglioni, the Baths of [READ MORE]

Ligury (Italy)

Liguria is a relatively small region located in the north west of Italy, and is known for its hospitable people, excellent food, medieval towns and, of course, its amazing beaches.

Its capital is Genoa and it is bordered by France in the west and Tuscany in the east. It offers a stunning coastline of 315 km. The whole region has always done business with merchants from other Italian regions and far away countries as well.

No wonder that the small towns along the Ligurian coastline are very old, and have some magnificent buildings which are all natural, architectural and artistic works of art.

The towns of Portovenere and Portofino are… [READ MORE]

Tuscany (Italy)

Tuscany is an Italian region known across the world for its glorious past. You have probably heard of Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Masaccio, Giotto and Michelangelo. Well, all of these artists of genius happen to have learnt the art of sculpting, paintings, drawing and colouring in Tuscany, which, in the past, boasted the presence of two great schools: Verrocchio and Ghirlandaio.

The regional capital city is Florence, a city dotted with important museums and art galleries, such as Uffizi, the Pitti Palace and the Chianciano Museum of Art.

Moreover, Tuscany is the birthplace of many famous poets and writers, including Dante Alighieri, Boccaccio (from whom Geoffrey Chaucer had the inspiration… [READ MORE]