The Curious Traveler

Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/01/2020 - 00:00
Did you know the word ‘quarantine’ comes from Italy?  From Venice to be precise.  “The practice of quarantine, as we know it, began during the 14th century…
Travel
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 09/29/2020 - 06:32
There’s only one railway station in Venice, so why, as trains roll into the station, don’t the signs just say VENEZIA? Instead they say VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA,…
Travel
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,…
Travel
by rebeccawinke | Tue, 09/15/2020 - 04:00
From the pristine Tirino Valley to the towering heights of Gran Sasso: an eco-sustainable itinerary in one of Italy’s most picturesque corners. Known as the “…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/04/2020 - 00:00
There are places in Italy that resemble or remind of world-famous locations around the world. Let’s look at four of them.  The Marmore Waterfalls, Umbria…
Travel
by Myra Robinson | Thu, 09/03/2020 - 03:38
Most tourists in Venice, if they venture out to the islands, take the vaporetto number 12 from San Zaccaria or Fondamenta Nuova to Murano, the ‘glass island’…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:00
Several beautiful sculptures adorn the facade and sides of the world-famous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, yet many of them go unnoticed,…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 08/25/2020 - 08:16
If we told you of a snowfall in Rome in August, we bet you'd have a hard time believing it, as it is certainly not common to see snow in August in Italy,…
Travel
by Luciana.Squadrilli | Tue, 08/25/2020 - 04:22
Once upon a time Salina was considered the “lesser” of the Aeolian islands despite being the second biggest after Lipari with three different comuni of Santa…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 08/14/2020 - 00:00
The Protected Marine Area of ​​the Cinque Terre National Park extends along the stretch of coast that comprises such famous places as Riomaggiore, Manarola,…