Capo Vaticano - Calabria

Terme de Caracalla - Roma

Osteria Francescana, Modena


With Giorgio Pinchiorri, Firenze


Santa Teresa Gallura - Sardegna

Tyrrhenian Sea - Praiano

Chef Enrico Crippa during white truffle season - Alba

Near Tropea - Calabria

Perfect blue waters - Calabria

Capo Vaticano beach

Francia Corta (Ca del Bosco wine) in Bergamo, near Milano

Taormina - Sicily

Riva di Garda, Trentino

Garda lake beach - Torbole

Superb Lido Palace hotel - Riva di Garda

Colosseum - Rome

White Truffle - Ristorante Piazza Duomo, Alba


Mont Blanc(background) seen from Torino

Roman walls of Rimini

Verona Arena

Amalfi coast seen from Ravello


Amalfi center


Onda Verde - Praiano

Cala Luna, Sardegna

Grotta del Blu Marino, Sardegna

Cala Luna, Sardegna

With Livia Laccarino at Don Alfonso restaurant - St.Agata

Siracusa - Sicily

The perfect San Pietro hotel - Taormina

Climbing the Etna Volcano

... during small eruprions




Siena, Toscana

Lucca, Toscana

Porto Cervo - Sardegna


Cinque terre


Galleia Vittorio Emanuele, Milano

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Country: Italy

Highlights: Gastronomy ★★★★★,  Art / Museums ★★★★,   Historical sites ★★★★★, Natural Beauty★★★★★,  Shopping ★★;  Sports/Adventure★★, Geographic extremes★,Glamour★★★★★

When to go:  All year long attractions.

Where to go:  The city of Florence and Venice in mid-seasons, The Sardinia Island, Amafi Coast and Calabrian Coast during the summer, The Sicily Island,  Tuscany region  in September/October, The city of Rome, The north lakes, The Ligurian coast, Piedmont and Trentino regions during the winter. The Puglia Region (which still don´t know)

Downside:   The south portion of the country is quite poor and a bit messy.  May get too crowded  and/or expensive in peak seasons.

Our Experiences:  Italy is a lovely place we like to visit almost every year.  A part of our Family came from the city of Lucca (Tuscany) leaving inside of us some traces of culture and language.  Among our favourite attractions we quote:  Revisiting the impressive landscape of Amalfi Coast and Capri Island;   Enjoying the fantastic rich gastronomy of Emilia Romagna, including the voted world´s best restaurant, the Osteria Francescana (Check Restaurants for details ) ;  Revisiting the historic sites in Rome;  Going to Porto Cervo in Sardinia Island during the summer; Not getting enough of Florence and all Tuscany region; Exploring Cheese producers and wine makers; Relaxing by the north lakes, especialy the Lago di Garda ( and stopping by the legendary Fraciacorta wine producers for a bottle of amazing Ca´ del Bosco ); Appreciating the Venetian canals.  We once visited Calabria (for the best Italian beach ever) and Sicily. We climbed up the Etna Volcano and some Greek ruins at Siracusa. That was also nice. There are some places we don´t like such as Napoli, the Umbria and Marche Regions. Puglia is yet to come.

Hotels we love and recommend:  Villa Medici ( Florence ); Marriott Grand ( Rome ) ;  The San Pietro (Sicily); Onda Verde (Praiano ) and Lido Palace (Garda lake)

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  1. Ciao. Italia e il piu bel paese del mondo !!!

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