One thing that most of the visitors often take for granted is that Italy has always been one single Country. The truth is pretty different. I think it might be useful to offer you with another perspective and suggest a different travel itinerary based on the process which led the Italian Peninsula to unify itself under the flag of a single Monarch: the House of Savoy.
Have you ever wondered where the scenes of the operas are? Where does those dramatic or comic event take place? I did, and I found 10 places to visit based on the plot of some very popular Operas and some of the least represented worldwide. I have identified 10 cities (actually 11) or geographical areas that in some cases I already know, in some others cases are brand new to me.
The Italian Architect Renzo Piano disseminated the world with his creative buildings, thought out and designed with his own style and with his own touch, which is what makes them unmistakable even if you are not familiar with his work
For many, Italy is the best place in the world for food . Despite I am Italian, I won’t say it’s “the” best, but definitely in good companyfood, together with the French and the Spanish one.
I decided to pick some less known places to make up my own personal list of the 10 wonders you shouldn’t escape on your next trip to Italy, spanning from the ancient Greek era to contemporary architecture. You may find dozens of lists like this, thus nothing make mine more special than others. I just pointed out the ones that, from my point of view, can make the difference and generate unexpected emotions.
The second part of our unusual stroll around Rome take us to one of the famous 7 hills of the city. A place of peace and tranquility as well as rich of hidden treasures. Let’s follow Valentina in her scavengers’ hunt between Roman remains, Christian Basilicas and exceptional scenic views over the eternal city.
Strolling around Rome is something unique. Nothing can be compared to a walk around the Eternal City. A roman relic awaits you behind every corner, a mighty Basilica will pop up in front of you unexpectedly, the entrance to an early Christian Catacomb awaits you behind a simple house door, the creative explosion of the Renaissance and the splendor of the Baroque era will be fill your eyes with beauty and surprise.