As any true traveller will testify, getting to the destination is always half the fun. And what could be better than reaching your hotel having spent the day driving through some of Italy’s most breath-taking locations. Indeed, one of the best ways to experience Italy’s varied landscapes is from the front seat of a car, [...]
Seaside vacations remain the favorite way to spend summer holidays, as they give both families and couples the opportunity to enjoy their time in Tuscany apartments to the fullest. The Tuscan coast offers just that to anyone taking a break from work or wanting to spend a romantic holiday with their partner.
The biannual celebration of high fashion in the legendary Italian city of Milan kicks off on the 22nd February in 2012, with an increased number of catwalk shows to add to this global fashion showpiece.
With numerous shows held at the Milano Fashion Centre and other venues across the famous city, the last week of February sees the great and the good of the fashion world such as Gucci, Armani, D&G and Prada descend on Italy’s fashion capital to display their latest wares.
Originally set up in 1278 for agricultural professionals to showcase new machinery and farming methods, the San Biagio Fair in Bovolone, near Verona is now a far greater spectacle that draws visitors from around the region.
Around 50,000 visitors are expected at the fair which runs from the 28th to the 31st of January, more than 750 years since its humble beginnings. The event itself is full of traditional Italian delights such as folk displays of peasant costumes and various antique and contemporary markets. Other stalls exhibit Italy’s fascinating culinary culture, with local Verona specialities such as Grana Padano and local wines available to taste and buy.
The Putignano Carnival takes place on various days during July and is reputed to be one of the oldest and longest carnivals in the world. The Italian carnival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. One of the most popular features of the procession is the numerous satirical paper-mache figures that adorn many of the floats.
Researchers have uncovered records that date back to 1394 referring to the event. There are events in July and in December
Take That will be performing live in Italy on Tuesday 12th July 2011 at San Siro in Milan. The concert is part of the band’s Progress Live 2011 tour. This is Take That’s biggest tour yet, they have been on the road for a long time with the tour starting in the UK over 14 dates.
They are then heading to Europe. The European leg of the tour starts in Milan before heading to Denmark for 2 shows, Holland for 1 show, and Germany for 3 shows(in Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Munich).
Italy’s Stadio Olimpico in Rome plays host to world class athletics on the 26th of May 2011. The Golden Gala is part of the Diamond League series that was created to allow world class athletes to meet on a regular basis. It is also one of the most important of Italy’s international athletics events. The competition is now hosted around the world in locations such as the USA and China as well as in Europe.
Entrants compete in 14 race meetings; with the most consistent entrants having the chance to win a $40,000 prize as well as a trophy made by Beyer, the Swiss jewellers.
Palazzo Catalani is a fantastic place to visit anytime of the year. It is a 17th Century building which is filled with interesting history. It is located in the village of Soriano nel Crimino right in the heart of Italy’s countryside. You can enjoy the parks and lakes in this location with spectacular views. It is also only one hour away from Rome.
The accommodation is elegant and spacious which also has facilities for self catering.