"Who are you?" " Amerigo Vespucci - training ship of the Italian Navy" "No, you are just the most beautiful boat in the world".
The nine Sacri Monti (Sacred Mountains) of northern Italy are groups of chapels and other architectural features created in the late 16th and 17th centuries and dedicated to different aspects of the Christian faith.
Agrigento (or Girgenti as the locals are used to call it) is a small city on the south eastern coast of Sicily. However it is also a former Greek Colony called Akragas. The Greek heritage is still well preserved, although 3000 years of history have passed since their presence so that what we see today are the remains of a huge city rich of temples, named after the Greek pantheon.
Among the several programmes of the EU, the one which is the real Flagship of the whole EU adventure is called "Erasmus+". It's the programme for Education and Training which supports students, teachers, professionals and adults in the implementation of transnational mobility schemes and research programmes at every level, from primary school students to PhDs.
Do you like breadsticks? Those long crispy sticks that are always displayed on the tables of every restaurant of Italy were created in Torino...and there's a nice story behind it which involves the Duke of Savoy Victor Amadeus II, a smart doctor and a local baker.
Have you ever wondered how the sandwich bread was born? I am talking about that squared bread cut into slices that we all use to make sandwiches, everywhere on this planent. Like many recipes, from every culinary tradition, there is a story behind it origin, which in this case is pretty sad but turned out into a product that is now consumed by billions of people, on a daily basis, in 5 continents.
What could one do to get inspiration for his/her own first after-covid trip? I searched my book shelves where travel guides for every single country on earth are kept, I watched dozens of documentaries, followed several bloggers and read about their amazing travel stories, and I also followed food bloggers from several areas to get familiar with the kind of food I should expect. I have short listed some destinations already, but still I haven't made up my mind.