June 26, 2014

Best places to visit in Italy if you already live in Rome or Florence

Orvieto, Italy
Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan… Amazing destinations packed with tourists, so bright that hide every competitor. The question arises: how could a foreign tourist decide to go somewhere else when planning a travel to Italy in front of such glorious names? Yet travellers should consider the option to discover another, more authentic face of Italy, choosing less resonant places, but actually not less touristy.
Orvieto, in Umbria, central Italy, is among them. Maybe one of the most visited places by roman and Florentine inhabitants, cause despite being a small town preserves some jewels that have nothing to envy to the Basilica of Florence or to the Coliseum but their fame.

June 21, 2014

5 good reasons to travel to the Isle of Capri

Capri, Italy
In our long travel up and down Italy, we have already talked about all the southern regions of the Bel Paese and their calm, blue waters: the hot Sicily, the charming Amalfi coast, the wild Calabria, the young Apulia, the cool Emerald Coast. But it’s really incredible how, in such a small part of the globe, there are still many other idyllic places to discover.
A destination that can’t be missed is for sure Capri, the most known isle of the gulf of Naples.
It is a legendary idyll: Capri’s beguiling combination of fabled beauty and hedonism has charmed Roman emperors, Russian revolutionaries and showbiz stars for decades.

June 17, 2014

Where to go in Sicily: Art & Culture versus Mafia

Palermo, Sicily
In the last post we were talking about Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, second biggest island in the Mediterranean sea. Today, our travel all along Italy will take you to another capital, bigger in dimensions, maybe richer of history and belonging to the biggest island of the Mediterranean, mainly renowned for its bad qualities (Mafia). You know what we are talking about, but we want to make you discover some good reasons to visit it.
Palermo, capital of Sicily, is a meltin’ pot of cultures, a destination off the beaten path, that should actually be a must see of Italy for its artistic and historical offer. And also for its gorgeous surrounding beaches and small ancient villages, like Monreale.

June 10, 2014

9 best places to visit in Italy: the first ranking

Italy's top destinations
Thanks to the experiences that many travelers shared on Gadders.eu, the new platform for social traveling, during its two first months of life, we can finally discover what's the ranking of Italy's Top Destinations, by now!
The parameters on which the chart is based? The beauty of the places first of all, but also the fun activities you can do and the nightlife, how much safe is staying there and how cheap for a tourist and, of course, talking about Italy, the quality of the food!
What do you expect to see in first position? One of the amazing mediterranean beach places of south Italy? Or one of the gorgeous art cities envied all over the world? Or maybe a charming mountain resort of the Alps...

June 09, 2014

What to do in Sardinia: don’t stop only in Emerald Coast

Villasimius, Sardinia
Sardinia’s most known side is north, with the splendid and wild Emerald coast. Actually, not so much wild anymore. With the massive tourism and the presence of millionaire yacht along its shores has lost part of its charm of wild land and has become a VIP destination, inaccessible for many, economically speaking.
But still there are many reasons to travel to Sardinia and one of them is its southern, more authentic, side. To be precise, one of them is the regions’ capital Cagliari, an outdoor museum of the different cultures that passed through Sardinia over time. And a perfect base location for trips to the surrounding Mediterranean beaches and resorts, like the fascinating Villasimius.

June 02, 2014

Climbing, trekking and skiing in the Alps of Valle d’Aosta

Cervinia, Alps
For mountain lovers the Alps are the paradise in earth. But inside the Alps there’s only one true heaven, the Valle d’Aosta, most little region of Italy, hosting in such a small territory the Italian side of the highest mountain in Europe, the Mont Blanc, fantastic ski resorts like Cervinia and ideal places for hiking and trekking like the Gran Paradiso National Park. These are the next destinations we are going to discover during our long travel up and down the country.

Gran Paradiso National Park

Gran Paradiso National Park, in Valle d’Aosta region, was the first national park to be established in Italy.