All this part of the Italian Riviera is unusually attractive. In the wide and deep bay opened in front of us, Santa Margherita appears, then Rapallo, Chiavari. Even further Sister Levante. The yacht, turning on the other side, glides a short distance from the cliffs, and now, at the end of this cape, which we just circled, a hidden gorge suddenly opens where the sea penetrates, almost indistinguishable from thickets of pine, olive and chestnut trees. A small village, Portofino, is expanding like a crescent moon around this calm bay …
(Guy de Maupassant)
Colorful vacation. You can only get confused before the choice. The pastel colors of typical houses facing Continue reading
Island Italy is a vacation for every taste. There is a place here for desperate misanthropes – for this there are uninhabited small islands where you can become a Robinson for a while, until you return to love for people and civilization.
Continental Italy is far from all of Italy. These are also islands, the largest and most famous of which are Sicily and Sardinia. But there are also small islands – small in size, but not in significance and beauty. The largest of the small Italian islands (this is its unofficial name) – Elba, with an area of 223 sq km, belongs to the Tuscan archipelago. The closest major city on mainland Italy is Florence. 28 thousand inhabitants of the island are engaged in agriculture and tourism industry. The first association with the name of the island is, of course, Napoleon. He was there in 1814, and since then Elba has become a place of Continue reading
The north of Italy is the lapel of the Italian “boots”, the country of the Alps, a paradise for skiers and the most international region of the country, bordering Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and France. Here you can successfully combine skiing in the world famous Val d’Aosta or Dolomiti di Brenta with shopping in Milan, the canonical fun of San Remo and the melancholy charm of Venice.
If the basis of South Italian cuisine is pasta and olive oil, then the north is corn, rice and butter.
Italians themselves divide the north of the country into two large regions – the Northwest (provinces of Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy and Val d’Aosta) and the Northeast (Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto) . Continue reading