Off the beaten track

Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 04/09/2021 - 08:03
Traveling by bike is a great way to discover new places while being active and spending time outside. Many Italians use bicycles to move around in their cities…
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by Silvia Donati | Sat, 03/27/2021 - 01:14
One of the largest provinces in Italy, Cuneo may not be known to the masses, but its strategic position in south-western Piedmont makes the city and its…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 03/12/2021 - 03:39
Less than two hours from Rome is one of Lazio’s most beautiful villages, which looks like it’s suspended in time: Sermoneta.  It is a walled hill town, with a…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:45
It would be a shame to not explore the quaint beauty that surrounds Florence. There are many villages and hamlets set in the beautiful Tuscan landscape that…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/14/2021 - 00:00
In a far distant past, Aosta was known as Augusta Praetoria Salassorum. Founded by the Romans in 25 BC, Aosta is the second Italian city with the largest…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 12/03/2020 - 00:00
Umbria is dotted with charming medieval villages, many of which are still off the radar. One such village is Massa Martana, a mere 60 kilometers from the…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 10/30/2020 - 01:00
Tuscania (not to be confused with the region of Toscana, or Tuscany) is a picturesque village in the Tuscia, an area that today coincides with the province of…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/29/2020 - 01:00
When in Rome, you may want to head off the beaten track from time to time. You’ll discover sights and neighborhoods rarely mentioned on guidebooks, and they…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 09/24/2020 - 00:00
A train ride on a historic route amid mountains, villages and the fall colors: it’s the so-called ‘Foliage Train,’ which runs along a line that, since 1923,…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/11/2020 - 00:00
Sometimes, the most rewarding surprises are found in a city’s ‘minor’ sights. Florence has plenty of world-famous sights everybody flocks to, and we understand…