One of the most thriving tourist centres in Italy, Lake Garda is renowned for its spectacular lake, the beauty of its countryside and mild climate. Its lakeside towns have a reputation for true healthy living.
Campania is the most-visited of Italy's southern regions. Encompassing Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Cilento, Caserta
and more, it is not hard to understand the draw this area has had for
modern and ancient travelers alike. Explore the Roman and Greek
influences at ancient sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum and you
will be transported back in history several thousand years.
Puglia is the "heel" of Italy, the South-East peninsula reaching out into the Adriatic and Ionian seas.
The area is very rural and traditional, and is regarded as the "garden of Italy".
Most of the country's wine and much of the world's olive oil is produced
here, along with oranges, lemons, cherries, and countless other fruit,
nuts, vegetables, wheat and a whole range of other agricultural produce.
And one should not fail to mention the rich variety of seafood
available in local markets and restaurants.
The Veneto regions' capital is Venice but it also includes Verona, Treviso, Padova and the famous Cortina d'Ampezzo.
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Florence City Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
0:03 - Standing by the side of the River Arno on Lungarno Torrigiani,
looking towards the Ponte Vechio Bridge. (0:27)
Panorama from the statues at the entrance of the Piazzale degli Uffizi to the
hills outside Florence.
1:11 - The Ponte Vechio - a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch
bridge over the Arno River, noted for still having shops built along it, as was
once common. The present tenants are jewellers, art dealers and souvenir
1:45 - Standing by the side of the River Arno on Lungarno Anna Maria Luisa
de' Medici, looking back at the Ponte Vechio Bridge.
2:07 - The Piazzale degli, which features statues of famous people, such as
Galileo and Macchiavelli.
2:32 - The Piazza della Signoria - an L-shaped square in front of the
Palazzo Vecchio. Overlooking the square with its copy of Michelangelo's David
statue as well the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi, it is
one of the most significant public places in Italy, and it host cultural points
and museums. (4:53)
Panorama of the square.
5:23 - The Piazza del Duomo - here we can find the Florence Cathedral with
the Cupola del Brunelleschi, the Giotto's Campanile, the Florence Baptistery
(Battistero di San Giovanni), the Loggia del Bigallo, the Opera del Duomo
Museum, and the Arcivescovile and Canonici's palace. (6:56)
Outside the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto's Campanile.
7:46 - Giotto's Campanile - standing adjacent the Basilica of Santa Maria
del Fiore and the Baptistry of St. John, the tower is one of the showpieces of
the Florentine Gothic architecture with its design by Giotto, its rich
sculptural decorations and the polychrome marble encrustations. (9:32)
Panoramic views over Florence from the top of Giotto's Campanile. (11:53)
The entrance, exit and gift shop.
12:07 - Inside Florence Cathedral - The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
(Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower). The basilica is one of Italy's largest
churches, and until development of new structural materials in the modern era,
the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever
15:45 - Panoramic views of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo. A famous
square and a popular tourist destination in the Oltrarno district of the city.
The view from this observation point overlooking the city is famous and has been
reproduced on countless postcards and snapshots over the years. The panorama
encompasses the heart of Florence from Forte Belvedere to Santa Croce lungarni
through the bridges crossing the Arno, including the Ponte Vecchio, and the
Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Bargello and the octagonal bell tower of the Badia
Fiorentina, without forgetting opposed to the hills north of the city with the
center and Settignano Fiesole.
Italian Wine Cellar: Cantina Alta Padovana
The staff mission of Cantina Alta Padovana is to devote to whom loves to
find again the signs of a tradition in continuous evolution, confirmed
by dozens of affectionate clients that daily frequent the shop. The
zones on which the vineyards of Cantina Alta Padovana rise have reached
the maximum expansion in the second postwar period; the numerous pieces
of ground, for social-economic matters, have been vinified jointly
bringing a high technical contribution thanks to the availability of
capitals for the refinement and the bottling of the wine. At that
age the wine was preserved in cement tanks and barrels rigorously of
wood. The zone finds its limits to west from the Brenta river, to south
from the city of Padua, to east from the state road Padua-Treviso and to
north from the provincial road that from Camposampiero brings to S.
Maria di Sala. A territory of notable dimensions that contains in
itself well thirteen Communes. This area primarily produces red wines as
in the past centuries Venice asked for enormous quantity of it, both for
internal use really and for the commerce in the whole Mediterranean
For over half century it is tradition to contribute to
Cantina Alta Padovana practically the whole viticultural production
inclusive among the Brenta river and the city of St. Anthony. In 1996
the cooperative has completed the new wine cellar endowed with modern
enological equipments and highly qualified personal. In 2004 with a new
constitutive act, the Cantina Sociale di Campodarsego turns into Cantina
Alta Padovana. A name that includes the real origin area of the grapes
brought for vinification. The whole building is ten meters high and it
develops in an only span, in fact there are no inside pillars. The shed
is sustained by 275 poles of 6 to 12 meters to unload to earth the
weight of the gigantic siloses in the maximum safety without staticity
problems. The control of processes (from planting, to breeding ways, to
verifications during maturation, to the harvest moment), the
specialization courses of vine-growing held in Cantina for its own
associates, allows the Cantina Alta Padovana to confirm year after year
the Quality System ISO 9001 and Environmental ISO 14001 Certifications
for musts production. The philosophy of Cantina Alta Padovana is
that to bring on tables a pleasant wine of organoleptic elegant
qualities and rich of added values as environment respect in
wine-growing and production phases. The wine production chain starts
directly in the rows with modern and efficient techniques of
wine-growing, making grapevine thriving and easily monitorable in the
whole phase of the development up to the vintage. This last one in the
territory of Cantina Alta Padovana is generally carried out by hand,
giving therefore the last manual contribution to wine production. It's
important to note that the whole state of fermentation is constantly
monitored by sophisticated analysis of control to ensure to the consumer
optimal organoleptic characteristics of wine. Passed last controls
the wine is filtered by a plant called "tangential filter" that ensures
the absence of impurities also of small dimensions and the stability,
hence it moves to bottling phase, where in automatized way wine is
manufactured in bottles that are corked, sealed, labelled and crammed
into boxes or cartons to be sent to commercial sector. Wine produced
by Cantina Alta Padovana can be found in the Wine Shop, available loose
or in bottle. Here various qualities of wines are found, both
internally produced or coming from neighboring doc areas from other
regions. Cantina Alta Padovana celebrated its 50th harvest with the
birth of DOC Riviera del Brenta and in 2005 were presented to the market
the first bottles with success. The district of this DOC that means
Denominazione di Origine Controllata (Controlled Designation of Origin)
involves the wine-growing areas of the Brenta River basin from
NORTH-EAST of Padua to the countries of Venice Municipality. The
wineries who are part are: Cantina Alta Padovana and three wineries of
Venice Province. The environment from which it takes origin the DOC
Riviera del Brenta is rich of traditions and wine culture by now
millenary tied up to the ancient time with the Roman Empire before, and
with the Venetian Republic then, up to the actual expressions.
Umbria, region (1991 pop. 811,831), 3,265 sq mi (8,456 sq km), central Italy. Perugia
is the capital of the landlocked region, which is divided into the
provinces of Perugia and Terni (named for their capitals). Crossed by
the Apennines in the east, Umbria is almost entirely mountainous or
hilly. The Tiber and the Nera are the main rivers; Lake Trasimeno is in
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Italy, Beautiful Italy. Whether on the Italian Riviera, or Florence, where the buildings date back to the year 1100, their ancientness certainly shocked me, or Rome where many buildings such as the colliseum date back to before Christianity, Italy is very different from anything in North America. For one thing they have the very best ice cream, hard to believe, but their ice-cream is far superior to anything in North America and I'm not an ice
Likewise, Italian food is far superior to anything in North America. I would go so far as to say in my opinion Italian food is the best in Europe. Perhaps you think I am prejudiced. Actually it is quite the opposite, France is my favorite European country and I quite expected French food to be better than all the rest, but if it is I never ate that food, because I never could afford it. Italian food is more reasonably priced and tastes better,
at least within my budget. Italy Villa Rentals
Likewise, I expected France to be the fashion center of the world. Italy is much more fashion concious and much more well dressed. For a North American Italy is also more unique. This is the beginning of a resource to help you find your way about italy with more to come.
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