Category Italy

In vino veritas – In wine there is the truth

I spent 1,5 weeks this July travelling all around Tuscany and Liguria. I already presented the famous horse race Palio di Siena but another memorable moment of this holiday was our visit in the vineyard of Antico Colle in Montepulciano by the vast hills of Tuscan countryside.

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Libertà. L’aria fresca. Tranquillità. Feel the freedom by the snowy peaks.

There are people who dream about a life by the sea, in a warm place where you can feel the humid fresh air and see the infine blue sea. And then there are the ones who adore the mighty mountain peaks, topped with snow and offering incredibly beautiful paroramas.

Environmental catastrophe or tourist attraction?

Over six months have passed since the disaster of Costa Corcordia – Italian cruise ship that partially sank just off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Tuscany. There has been a lot of discussion about the possible environmental risks that the shipwreck could cause to the surrounding environment and the Island of Giglio. But has the shipwreck helped the island to become a real tourist attraction?

Rome is amoR?

I am sitting in my hotel room and realize that it is my last day in Rome and also the last day of my “splendido” (splendid) holiday in Italy. I visit Italy a couple of times every year and of course I also have my favorite cities in this country. One of them is the great city of Rome. Have you ever thought that the italian word Roma is Amor spelled backward? :-)

Italian traffic – chaos or flexible creativity? Check out the Clet!

I have just spent one week holiday driving all around Italy and visiting some of my favorite cities and points of interests. When I told to my friends that I was going to rent a car in ITALY and travel all around the country with three of my finnish female friends, I was faced with concerned comments. Well, there might be a point to be concerned, if you are not ready to change your driving attitude to more flexible direction than the Finnish one.