In May takes place one of the most important events for sport lovers, the Giro d’Italia, a multiple stage bicycle race came to 96th edition, not only a competition but rather a meeting in 21 stages which passes through Italy and is a pretext for us to suggest you a route in 3 stopovers for a unique holiday.
Let’s start from the South: get ready for an itinerary full of emotions and venues to discover step by step; allow yourselves some days to take advantage of the springtime and join the best activities for tourists.
Naples, walking through beauty
In addition to the Giro d’Italia, which comes back in Naples after 17 years, the month of May is dedicated to the monuments situated in each district: the Museo di Capodimonte, surrounded by the greenery, will host on 26th May live concerts and street artist performances at the courtyard of the Palace.
Go on holiday now in Italy, at a destination next to a lake is a nice idea, above all if your desire is to relax yourselves and do some excursions.Â The suggested location is Lake Garda, the largest in Italy, a panoramic viewpoint (the name Garda means â€śviewpointâ€ť) on the excellences of the three regions which border with the lake: Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige.
Every year millions of travellers choose this lake, in fact the area is full of hotels, thermal baths and breathtaking landscapes, so we give you some advices if you’re thinking about a luxury stay close to Lake Garda.
The road of wines â€“ enogastronomy on Garda
The Garda DOC wines area is very big, so this is only an invite to taste the unique products of this land. Starting from Lonato you can go towards Valtenesi hills, in province of Brescia, where there are many archeological finds, even a dugout which is hosted by Museum of Gavardo.
The most precious wine is produced in the Verona province, the land of Bardolino, a red wine with a delicate perfume and an harmonic flavor. You can get along it with seasoned cheeses; the ancient Romans already knew the wine of Garda and they called it Retico.Â One of the gastronomical excellences of the lake is fish, in particular trout, a very tasty food, and carp, which has a really strong flavor.
A nice month is started and for the Capital of Italy a lot of foreigner travellers are expected, because of the extraordinary event: the election of the Pope. The Conclave will gather within 15 days, so soon we will know the name of the next Pope, a good reason to book now a stay in Rome at a luxury hotel.Â If you want to know waht to do during this period in the Eternal City follow our tips about events, exhibitions and the coolest venues for demanding tourists.
Rome on the move
Who likes sports and desires to join something special, this is the month of Rome Marathon, scheduled on Sunday 17th March and came at XIX edition. The complete route includes the entire historical center with departure and finish line at Via di Fori Imperiali; is the main national sports event and every year attracts spectators from all around the world.
Support the top runners and see the center of Rome from another perspective is a stunning chance for a tourist; who wants to celebrate the Marathon can go to Lian & Teatro Centrale Carlsberg at Largo Torre Argentina from 6:30 pm and join the after party.
Are you on the road to Italy to discover luxury destinations? Probably you are thinking about the best specialties and the enchanting venues where to spend pleasant days.Â In this article we suggest you a selection of restaurants and clubs where to have brunch, a new trend in Italy.
The word brunch means â€śbreakfast + lunchâ€ť and was born in USA, where is eaten in the late morning (between 10:00 am and 12:00 am) and involves breakfast foods and other kinds of meals.Â In Italy the brunch is mixed with the typical dishes and often is offered by restaurants in a different time of day (also until 3:00 pm), with serve-yourelf buffets and a wide range of classic menus and creative choices by the chefs.
Follow our recommendations about the best brunches!
High quality brunch in Milan at the top of a skyscraper
The warm colors of furnishings will welcome you here, to let you admire the skyline of the city from the 20th floor. Every sunday you can try a different brunch, conceived by the chef Fabio Baldassarre. From 12:00 am to 4:00 pm you can choose exclusive menus like the Carnival menu (on 10th February), the citrus menu (on 3rd March) or dishes based on Norcia truffles (on 10th March), only to mention a few.
A chance to discover the top Italian gastronomy, ina breathtaking venue that we suggest you for suprize your partner or to spend a sunday on the top of a city always up with the times.
Are you thinking about an holiday in Sicily to enjoy the Carnival? In Italy there are many meetings during this period, but we recommend you a place where February is sunny and where you can look at the sea: the destination is Sicily.
The origins of Carnival are very ancient, while this tradition in Sicily became important in 1600, when in Palermo started the parades along the main streets: an event that involved all the people and the local theaters that hosted parties. The parades of patron coaches were called â€ścarrozzateâ€ť, it was a chance for the nobles to join the Carnival together with the common people.
What is left of this story? Have a look to the coolest events in Sicily during this season!
After New Year’s Eve toasts you can begin to think about next travels in Italy, because during the next months are scheduled some remarkable events for who likes enogastronomy.Â We said it many times: the typical products of Italian regions are an attraction for foreigners and for people that want to discover their own land both.
As greetings for a 2013 full of opportunities and news follow our tips about things that you shouldn’t miss in the next weeks.
GolosItalia in Brescia, exhibition of excellences
We suggest you this meeting because you’ll have the chance to taste products from all over Italy and to know the most prestigious brands that now follow the tradition, caring for every detail to offer to their customers something more than a dish, a product that holds the best of a territory, enhancing the flavors that are the treasures of â€śBelpaeseâ€ť.
In December there will be meetings and events before Christmas, a nice opportunity to buy exclusive gifts and go on holiday before 25th December.Â We have selected three destinations where you will find original tips, high quality handmade products and, of course, many venues to see, so follow us along this precious itinerary in Italy.
Trento, City of Christmas for kids and adults
Trentino is one of the best destinations for a shopping weekend before Christmas, because here there is an important tradition of markets expecially in Trento, a city with a very Central European style that plans from 18 years the Christkindlmarkt, that rises in Germany in XIV century: at Piazza Fiera you can buy decorations for Christmas tree, regional typical products, clothes, furnitures and many more to make your parties really unique.
The Market is open everyday from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. In province there are others events, a good pretext to discover suggestive towns and walk under the snow: in Pergine Valsugana, close to Trento, there is the Villaggio delle Meraviglie (Village of Wonders) until 6th January, where you can also do a trip on a train that travels around the surrounding valley, or choose an artistic workshop for your children, or join some yearly recurrence as the Night of Fires (Feuer Nacht), on 8th December, when you will see the town enlighted by torches and candles, and on 12th the day of Strozega di Santa Lucia, when kids drag along the streets cans and wires and launch balloons with letters to Santa Claus.
An holiday in Italy during autumn is a chance to discover new destinations, join original events and take advantage of a calm season, avoiding stress, queues and traffic.Â Italy Luxury Guide is a collection that includes only the best of accommodation facilities, so we wanted to match some special itineraries that suggest the most peculiar locations, tips for very travel lovers, the best restaurants and the artistic masterpieces.
We prepared a gift only for our readers, but you’ll know what it is at the end of this post. In the meantime, start a nice travel towards destinations full of events in November and December.
White Night and gourmet masterpieces in Pisa
Visit Pisa at night is a different way to spend a weekend in Tuscany and, above all, is an opportunity to see the city under a new light: in fact a path of blue lights will lead you through the historical center, that will be enlivened by circus, theatrical shows, live concerts at the main squares, by opne stores until midnight, museums and churches visitable also late at night.
The White Night will take place on Saturday 17th November, we suggest you to see the Chiesa della Spina, in gothic style, its name derives from the thorn that allegedly was part of the crown dressed by Christ on the Cross; the Museo dell’Opera Primaziale, that keeps sculptures and finds coming from others monumental buildings that will be visitable with three guided tours at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 pm; the Palazzo Blu, that now hosts an exhibition dedicated to Wassily Kandinsky, 50 works that retrace the career of the master of Russian abstractionism.
Which are the next events at the favorite destinations by tourists that are looking for deep emotions? We are talking about Venice, Florence and Rome, three art cities that embody different ways to offer cultural events and interesting locations next to the most famous monuments.
Travel is a chance to do something new, so these are our advices about original routes through famous cities, always crowded by tourists.
Stylish Lagoon: Venice and art
If you go to Venice not only for a gondola tour, romantic but predictable, we recommend you a relaxing guided tour that allow to see the beauties of the city from a different view, the Vaporetto dell’Arte that travels across Grand Canal.Â The Vaporetto, available 7 days a week, has a multilingual audio system and the Wi-Fi connection; thanks to the hop on/hop off system you can get on and off as you please, an easy itinerary to discover the main museums of Venice.
What to do the next month if you will be in Italy on holiday? Many travellers now are wondering about it, so this post is a collection of advices about stylish events that are coming on the last summer month and before fall, in the sign of elegance, vintage passion and exclusive meetings in various Italian venues.
Vogue Fashion Night: shopping in Milan
Let’s start with an extraordinary international event, the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, hosted in 19 countries all over the world: in Italy will take place in Milan on 6th September, in Rome on 13th and Florence on 18th.
Is a white night for luxury shopping: the most prestigious boutiques in the historical center will be open from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm and only tonight will host cocktail parties, dj-set and exclusive items on sale.
In Milan will take place in the area called â€śhigh-fashion districtâ€ť, that includes via Montenapoleone, via Manzoni, via della Spiga, Corso Venezia.