Bologna Anatomical Theatre at the Archiginnasio

Archiginnasio of Bologna

Archiginnasio of Bologna – Anatomical Theatre of Bologna: Unless you’re a medical type, an anatomical theatre is not quite the kind of place that you would normally plan to visit during the holidays. However, a visit to the Bologna Anatomical Theatre is one that should not be be missed. This historical Bologna theatre in the […]

How to Get to Cortina d’Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo

How to Get to Cortina d’Ampezzo by Bus and Train: Cortina d’Ampezzo is situated on top of the Valle del Boite in the Dolomites. This very popular ski-resort town is 72 km from the town of Belluno, 162 km from Venice, 432 km from Milan and 692 km from Rome. There is no train station […]

How to Get to Castel Gandolfo from Rome

Castel Gandolfo

Travel to Castel Gandolfo by Public Transport: As the summer residence of the Pope, Castel Gandolfo is a very popular with people of the Catholic faith. They flock to this town from around Italy and overseas whenever there is a religious event or when the Pope gives an audience. Castel Gandolfo commune itself is very […]

How to Get to San Gimignano

How to Get to San Gimignano

Getting to San Gimignano by Train, Bus or Car: San Gimignano is a small Tuscan hill-town situated about half way between Florence and Siena. Although there is no train station in this town and the closest airports in the region are either Firenze or Pisa Airport, San Gimignano is nevertheless easily accessible by car or […]

Shopping in San Gimignano

San Gimignano pottery

For Those Looking to Shop in San Gimignano, there is Plenty to Buy Here: San Gimignano is not known as a shopping destination, but for those who love to shop, there are plenty of things you can buy here. In this town there are many shops selling handicraft such as ceramics and woodcraft, embroidery, leather […]

Food and Wine in San Gimignano

Italian cheeses

San Gimignano is a Great Food Destination: If you’re a foodie or love cooking, San Gimignago is a destination for you. The traditional cuisine of this Tuscan hill-town features many of the typical dishes that you’ll see on menus of trattorias and restaurants in Tuscany, and if you’re into cooking, you can easily buy these […]

San Gimignano – Famous for its Fine Food and Towers

San Gimignano

San Gimingano – Famous for its Towers and Fine Food: San Gimignano is a charming Tuscan hill town that’s famous for its medieval buildings and towers. Situated roughly halfway between Siena and Florence, it was a perfect place for us to stop as we travelled from Siena to Florence. We also heard that San Gimingano […]

San Gimignano’s Towers of Wealth and Power

San Gimignano Towers

The San Gimignano Towers are Famous All Over the World: San Gimignano is famous for the medieval towers that dominate its skyline. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, there were once an amazing 72 lofty houses towering above this small Tuscan hill-town. These days only 13 of the San Gimignano towers remain. They are […]

The World’s Best Gelato in San Gimignano

World's Best Gelato in San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a Pilgrimage Destination for Gelato-lovers: When you visit Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano, an interesting phenomenon you will observe is the number of people eating gelato. Enjoying a gelato or two is one of the pleasurable pastimes when visiting Italy, and there’s nothing unusual about visitors eating gelato, especially on a […]

Romeo and Juliet – The lovers die but their romance lives on!

Casa di Giulietta

Casa di Giulietta – Romeo and Juliet – An Immortal Love Story: Centuries after Shakespeare wrote his famous tragic romance Romeo and Juliet, more than half a million people still pack into the courtyard of Casa di Giulietta each year to see the famous Juliet balcony.  It was from this balcony that Juliet was supposed […]