Vicenza, called “Pearl of the Renaissance“, is home to the oldest roofed theatre in the world, Palladio’s majestic buildings, and a charming old town area.
Where to go
Things to see
Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza is nothing short of spectacular: Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza is a masterpiece! Imagine a Roman style amphitheatre that’s been transplanted indoors, a Roman theatre stage with a Porta regia (triumphal arch) and trompe l’oeil street views that give the illusion of looking down the streets of a city from […]
Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori is alive with produce and entertainment: Campo de’ Fiori market is one the oldest surviving open air markets in Rome’s historic centre. There was a time when neighbourhoods in Rome had their own local open market. Sadly, most of the markets have long since died away and they have been replaced […]
Eating and Drinking
Caffè Greco is a famous and historic café near Rome’s Spanish Steps: At the top of via Condotti, just off the Piazza di Spagna, is Caffè Greco, one of the oldest cafés in Rome. Opened by its Greek owner in 1760, Caffè Greco’s literary connections are very much stronger than the coffee it serves. The […]
How to Get to Portofino by Air, Train, Bus and Ferry: Portofino is located about 45km east of Genoa on the eastern stretch of the Italian Riviera. Genoa is the hub for all transportation along the Italian Riviera and from Genoa to Portofino travellers have a choice of travel by train or ferry. Portofino is […]