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SICILY

25 Apr

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, represents all Italian wealth: gastronomy, landscapes, climate, ancient ruins … The Greek temples, castles, volcanoes, oriental gardens, cathedrals and Baroque churches and beaches in bright sunlight …

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Sicily offers many places to visit, between nature, history and tradition. Among the features of this area are found volcanoes such as Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Etna is located in the eastern part of Sicily and its spectacular eruptions left over centuries unique landscapes in the world.

The islands surrounding Sicily are numerous and all fascinating. But more particularly the Aeolian Islands, which in 2000 were classified as World Heritage Site from UNESCO.

Another treasure of humanity recognized by UNESCO is the archaeological site of Agrigento, which was one of the most important cities of Magna Grecia. The famous Valley of the Temples also offers magnificent mythical monuments dating from 2,500 years ago.

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Sicilian artists have their own rich traditions and know-how artistic trends from elsewhere, creating a Sicilian art in itself. Those interested in archaeological sites and Baroque art will be satisfied. Sicily has a magnificent natural heritage and offers a wide variety of different landscapes ideal for nature lovers. Many hiking are possible.

This island also has more than a thousand kilometers of coastline and beaches, which are ideal for those who love swimming and diving. Sicily has in recent years become an important destination for golf lovers. The territory has different golf courses, which also takes place every year the famous Sicilian Open.

Earth water and volcanoes, this island offers a wide choice for those who love spa and want to relax through therapeutic and beauty treatments.

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Sicily offers many options and it should be noted that the Sicilian cuisine is one of the most tasty and healthy world. In addition, you can taste wines from Sicily which are internationally recognized for their quality as well as the variety of grapes.

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Sicily is a predilection destination for a holiday with your family, partner and friends.

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ROME

10 Jan

ROME

 

Cradle of civilization after Athens, its history stretches over 28 centuries!

Unique in its kind you can admire the temples and amphitheatres, countless churches, Renaissance palaces, fountains and baroque squares, alleys medieval charm make Rome a place where all styles coexist.

Open-air museum, Rome is one of the largest global capitals culture. It gathers evidence from all major periods in Western art, from ancient Roman baroque through the renaissance. Its historic centre is listed as a World Heritage Site by unesco.

In addition to its rich heritage Rome was able to integrate modernity with its long centuries of history, which is a major destination of Europe after London and Paris.

Dynamic, lively, attractive, whether to go out or educate yourself, there is something for everyone in Rome!

Lover of antiques, art and history, think to taste Roman cuisine in the warm Italian restaurants!

Wine bars are also a great place to taste Italian wines and especially those of Lazio.

You can also go out and attend concerts of classical music, jazz, blues, but also go to the opera.

Because that all roads lead to Rome … some essential…

Fontana di Trevi: it was built in the eighteenth century in the Baroque style. It is inthis fountain was born the tradition of throwing a coin into the water.ROME fontana_di_trevi_rome_italy-

Trastevere: this picturesque district of Rome, famous for its restaurants.

Vatican: This state in the city is home to art treasures concentrated in the St. Peter’s Basilica and the eleven Vatican Museums … and the Swiss Guards still wear uniforms designed by Michelangelo!

Sistine Chapel: Medieval chapel that is part of the Vatican Museums, a rectangular room is inspired by the legendary Temple of Solomon. Many artists have contributed to its splendour, including Perugino, Botticelli and Michelangelo, architect of the vault and the sublime Judgment; it took him 849 days to make it (from 1509 to 1512).Plafond de la Chapelle Sixtine

St. Peter’s Basilica: the largest basilica in the world (193 m long, 120 m high) was designed, built and decorated by the greatest artists at this time, Raphael Carlo Maderno. Its construction took from 1506 to 1626.ROME basilica_san_pietro

Colosseum: The universally recognized symbol of Rome! Built between 72 and 82 AD, it could hold up to 50,000 people attending the gladiators or wild beasts.ROMEColosseum

The Pantheon: A visit both day and night, as its mass is impressive. This spectacular building is essential.ROME Pantheon

Forum: An exceptional site between the Capitol and the Coliseum, the Roman Forum gathers some twelve centuries of Roman culture. The columns of the Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus, the Temple of Castor and Pollux and the Temple of Vesta … Fascinating and unforgettable.ROME forum

Rome is definitely one of the great revelations of a trip to Italy to spend an unforgettable stay with family, friends or lovers.