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Marostica - It’s all in a Game of Chess

Marostica - It’s all in a Game of Chess

In the year 1454, Taddeo Parisio was the ruler and lord of a little town of Marostica, located in the province of Vicenza in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Lord Parisio had two beautiful daughters: Lionora, who they described as having a beauty that would make angels envious and Oldrada, an equally pretty girl.

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Take me To Calabria!

Take me To Calabria!

When thinking of traveling to Italy, the must see places include Florence, Rome, and Venice. Yet Calabria, pristine and unspoiled, has everything these northern cities offer -minus the tourists. Very little is written about this southern region of Italy and even today remains a mystery to most travelers. 

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Mantua - Sleeping Beauty Awakens!

Mantua - Sleeping Beauty Awakens!

Mantua or Mantova in Italian, has long been ignored by tourists. Mantua, surrounded by three manmade lakes, created as the city defence system, kept Mantua closed off from the rest of the world. 

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Opera at the Arena di Verona

Opera at the Arena di Verona

A popular attraction and long tradition in Verona is the watching of an opera performance inside the Arena di Verona.This Roman amphitheater built in AD 30 and later rebuilt due to an earthquake in the 12th century holds some of the best opera performances in the world. 

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Health and Wellness: Thermal Spa Resort

Health and Wellness: Thermal Spa Resort

Thermal baths are found where heated ground water emerges after travelling through the earth’s crust. During the water’s journey it accumulates minerals and nutrients. These thermal waters are believed to possess healing and medicinal values. 

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Treviso - Don't Overlook

Treviso - Don't Overlook

A short journey from Venice is Treviso, an often overlooked, but absolutely magical Italian town. As part of the Veneto in the north east of Italy, Treviso offers all the charm that has made the region famous: Cobblestone streets, romantic sights, amazing food, and beautiful canals. Being overshadowed by neighbouring Venice, however, it also offers a break from tourist lines, and overpriced souvenirs.

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Grasping Grana: to the source of Grana Padano

Grasping Grana: to the source of Grana Padano

It’s the aromatic and tasty snowfall Italians pour on almost everyone of their “first courses”, be it a soup, pasta, risotto or polenta. It’s the ingredient of other popular dishes, often served as a second or a main course: meat loaf, meatballs, omelette, suppli… and it’s obviously delicious when tasted alone, or with just a hint of honey: it’s Grana Padano, one of the best cheeses produced in Italy.

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Prosecco - Not Another Bubble

Prosecco - Not Another Bubble

In the heart of the Veneto region, in the northern area of the province of the unfairly overlooked town of Treviso, lies a wine region which has recently gained more and more popularity among wine lovers: the area of Prosecco. 

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Thermal Therapy - Experience the Magic of Abano Terme

Thermal Therapy - Experience the Magic of Abano Terme

Located in the Veneto region within the small province of Padua lies the serene town of Abano Terme. Surrounded on the outskirts by low green hills and an opening welcome gate that reads, ‘Welcome. Please avoid disturbing noises’.

The Gentlemen of Verona - Valpolicella and it's Wines

The Gentlemen of Verona - Valpolicella and it's Wines

For the most of us, Verona means Romeo and Juliet. For many of us, this town also means “the two gentlemen”. There actually are two gentlemen from the area around Verona, and they are Recioto and Amarone, two DOCG wines from an area called Valpolicella.

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Romance, Venetian Style - Bergamo Città Alta

Romance, Venetian Style - Bergamo Città  Alta

Bergamo is best known for its gorgeous Citta Alta, or upper city, which is the city’s old historic town. The Citta Alta passed through the hands of several invaders after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.

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Wake Up Like a Queen!

Wake Up Like a Queen!

One of the most enchanting little towns of northern Italy has captured the imagination and hearts of travelers and artists along many centuries, some of them choosing to make it a permanent residence, including queens and famous writers. 

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