Ancient

Wine Tasting Inside Piscine Romane

The Piscine Romane or the Roman cisterns are located in the city of Fermo in Le Marche and form a huge underground archaeological complex. They are close to the main piazza and are built with mind blowing engineering details that makes it possible to use them even today. Thanks to the Mayor of Fermo, DiscoverMarche […]

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#BooksOnItaly: Contemporary and Travel

Have you read these books based in Italy?? Only in Naples by Katherine Wilson: Believe it or not, even after many trips to Italy, I haven’t been to Naples. After reading this book (and the Elena Ferrante series) I realize how much the city has to offer. Only in Naples is an honest account of […]

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Szabó Ervin Library: Every Reader's Dream

Every person’s style of traveling is different and we must respect that. For instance, when I was in Budapest, my friend recommended me to visit many museums that I was not interested in seeing. So I skipped some of them and instead did my favorite thing- visited bookstores and libraries! Szabó Ervin Library Budapest’s Metropolitan […]

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An Opulent Breakfast in Budapest's New York Cafe

A touch of splendor and air of grandeur- that is how I can explain my time in the most beautiful cafe of the world! Say hello to the New York Cafe in Budapest! This cafe is located in the Boscolo group of Hotels in Budapest which happens to be an Italian chain. It is a treat to […]

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Discovering Imperial Vienna with Context Travel

The first that pops in my mind for Vienna is elegant! Contrary to several people’s belief that Vienna is boring and dull, I found it to be quite the opposite. The Central European team at Context Travel helped me majorly in that regard. Context Travel is a company specializing in city tours/walks with local historians. Their USP […]

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Some More Charming Italian Words that I Love

Continuing the series of Charming Italian Words I Love, here is a brand new list of Italian words that will make you fall in love with the language once again!.   Buona Lettura a tutti! –Innamorata/o: to be in love with someone <3 –Dai: One of my favorite words that I have been using often. […]

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Wine Tasting in Castello di Poppiano

Castello di Poppiano is perched on the cascading hills of Tuscany. Only a short drive from Florence, it is located in Montespertoli and belongs to the Guicciardini family. A powerful name in Tuscany, Guicciardini houses many Florentine masterpieces since the difficult times of World War II. I took a bike tour with Tuscany Bike Tours with a group […]

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The Historical Ambience of L'Orangerie, Modica

As many of you know I went to Sicily in April this year and haven’t stopped gushing about it since. I traveled to two different areas of the region- the Southern Eastern Sicily that includes the Val di Noto and Western Sicily that includes the capital Palermo. Where to Stay in Modica Andrea Camilleri’s books […]

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Step Inside Teatro Bibiena of Mantova

During the Festivaletteratura I had a chance to visit Mantova’s Teatro Bibiena designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena. Built in the 18th century, the bell shaped theater, is a breathtaking sight! It is a beautifully lit up theater with life like statues of Mantova’s poets. Bibiena was inaugurated on Dec 3, 1769 and is known to be […]

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An Excursion to Monreale: The Sicily You Don't Know

Five days is enough to get a “feel” of a city, so when I was in Palermo I felt the need to take a short break and see a new town. I packed a small picnic box of 2 arancini (fried stuffed rice balls) and fruits and decided to visit Monreale. A DAY TRIP TO MONREALE In about 15 […]

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