Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Exciting new travel info from Italy

Palazzo Te 1525, the abode of the gods  
Mantua (Lombardy)

 One of the first elements noticeable about Palazzo Te is the way it extends horizontally. With its square plan and large inner courtyard, the Palazzo recalls the country villas of antiquity, where the architecture and its setting are in constant interaction.
Unlike town palaces the most important rooms are on the ground floor, which is slightly raised to protect the villa in case of flooding from the river Mincio.

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10 good reasons to visit Lodi  

What is your next destination? Let us propose 10 good reasons to visit Lodi. Breathtaking architecture, landscapes and gastronomy make this territory into a series of destinations ripe for discovering. 
An essential stage when walking along the city center is Piazza della Vittoria and the arcades that surround it. Historical buildings stand around it, adding further charm to the square. Market stalls occupy it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. .

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Arena Opera Festival 2017  
Fondazione Arena di Verona

Numerous traces of Verona’s long history are to be found in the old part of its city center. The center and neighboring areas can be easily visited on foot.
Piazza Bra is dominated by the impressive Roman Arena, built in 1 BC, and one of the most important well preserved Roman amphitheater.

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Oltrepo' Pavese, Lombardy

Did you know that the Oltrepò pavese area is famous not only because of its wines? Wine cellar visits can be associated with tours along Italy's most beautiful towns. Seeing is believing by visiting Fortunago, a small quiet town that may not have particular artistic or architectural attractions, but it offers an atmosphere that brings back the charm of past eras.  

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Aquileia - Friuli Venezia Giulia

Aquileia features an extremely important archaeological area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Colonized in 181 B.C. in "agro gallorum", Aquileia was born as a bridgehead for the Roman conquest of the Danube areas and with the aim of defending the eastern borders to enhance the already flourishing trade between the eastern Mediterranean basin and the transalpine countries.

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