Chianciano Terme – Tuscany

Chianciano Terme is a well-known Italian spa resort, which developed thanks to its healing waters, which gave it notable development especially after the Second World War. The inhabited nucleus developed a short distance from the old Chianciano, the historic village, perched on a hill in typical Tuscan style. We are in the province of Siena, in a favorable position between the Val d'Orcia and the Valdichiana. In other words, Chianciano Terme is located a short distance from some of the most beautiful attractions and locations in the area, and is therefore a perfect solution for interspersing visits to villages and countryside with a bit of healthy relaxation at the spa. In Chianciano Terme you can therefore experience a double holiday: on the one hand you can experience the historic centre, made up of pedestrian streets and ancient buildings. On the other hand, you can stroll along the elegant avenues of modern Chianciano Terme, where there are thermal establishment…

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Paestum – Cilento

Cilento is a wonderful area of Campania, a land made up of rolling hills dotted with olive trees that are reflected in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Always a crossroads of peoples and a treasure chest of ancient traditions, its territory is rich in chestnut and holm oak woods, streams and villages overlooking the sea or perched on the rocks. Cilento is the stretch of the Campania coast between the Gulf of Salerno and the Gulf of Policastro.An ancient land, Cilento is an authentic treasure chest, divided between splendid minds (the Southern Dolomites, with six peaks exceeding 1,700 meters dotted with small, very ancient villages, perched like nativity scenes) and a coast that alternates beaches of very fine sand (many of which are indicated as "Blue Flags" for the cleanliness of the water), cliffs, promontories and caves carved into the rock. Due to its splendid nature, since 1991 Cilento has become a protected natural oasis (National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano), included …

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Pienza – Tuscany

We are in Val d'Orcia, in southern Tuscany, a few kilometers from both Montalcino and Montepulciano. Here is the village of Pienza, a postcard wonder that unfolds among breathtaking views and rolling hills.

Today known throughout the world for its beauty, Pienza has a fairly recent history. In fact, the town was nothing more than a small village called Corsignano until 1462 when Pope Pius II decided to rebuild the place where he was born. But let's look at the story calmly.

Enea Silvio Piccolomini was born in Corsignano in 1405 and became pope at the age of 53 with the name of Pope Pius II. During a journey to Mantua the now pontiff found himself once again crossing the place where he was born and was greatly surprised by the degradation he found, so much so that he decided to have the village rebuilt or rather, he thought it best to have an ideal city built. The project was entrusted to the architect Bernardo Rossellino. The construction lasted abou…

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Montalcino – Tuscany

We are in Tuscany, in the Val d'Orcia. Here among cypresses, olive trees and sunny hills stands a medieval village, among the most suggestive and evocative of Tuscany. We are in Montalcino, a fortress with its perched houses and its stone walls where even today you can breathe the air of ladies and knights.In 1840 Clemente Santi founded the "Tenuta Il Greppo" two kilometers south of the city of Montalcino, on a hill with steep and steep sides from which the name "Il Greppo" derives, which means "barren and steep side of a mountain or hill.”Here Clemente began cultivating a particular type of Sangiovese, Sangiovese Grosso, later baptized "brown" and then "brunello" due to its dark and intense color.Why visit Montalcino? Because it is a village set in the magnificent Tuscan countryside, rich in history and art and where the absolute protagonists are good food and good wine: Montalcino is, in fact, the home of the famous Brunello, one of the best wines in the world.

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Gargano – Puglia

The Gargano is a mountainous promontory that extends in the northernmost part of the Puglia region, in those territories that were once known as "ancient Daunia". This area contains the Gargano National Park which presents itself as the ideal destination for a trip that can satisfy numerous interests. In its territory, in fact, in addition to hosting beautiful seaside resorts such as Mattinata, Peschici, Rodi Garganico, Manfredonia, Vieste, there are also magnificent villages with a thousand-year history such as Ischitella, Vico del Gargano and Lesina. The Marine Protected Area of the Tremiti Islands and the beautiful Umbra Forest are also part of the Park. This enormous diversity of environments, which is difficult to find in other locations, makes the Gargano a truly unique and special place which is the ideal destination for a trip dedicated to nature, history and relaxation. The territory of the Gargano National Park falls within the province of Foggia and currently…

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Lignano Sabbiadoro

Lignano Sabbiadoro

The application to become a UNESCO heritage site will soon be presented.A study will evaluate the presence of the necessary requirements for recognition. The Marano Lagoon and the Foci dello Stella Reserve are involved in the initiative.The City of Lignano Sabbiadoro could therefore be added - depending on the indications of the study - to the five World Heritage sites already present in Friuli Venezia Giulia, the archaeological area and the patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia, the Venetian fortress of Palmanova, the Lombard site of Cividale of Friuli, the pile-dwelling site of Palù di Livenza and the dolomitic area of the provinces of Pordenone and Udine; or to the Julian Alps Biosphere Reserve.List of UNESCO criteria:Representing a masterpiece of man's creative genius.Show an important interchange of human values over a long period of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture, technology, monumen…

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Messina – Sicily

Strait that bears its name and from which numerous cruise ships pass through. The origins date back to 750 BC. when the Greek colonists coming from Chalcis founded it with the name of Zancle (from the Greek sickle for the arched shape of its port). It was not until the conquest of Sicily by the Romans that Messana was proclaimed free and an ally of Rome. Cicero defined it as a very large and very rich city. An important cultural and commercial center, Messina is the gateway for travelers heading to Sicily. You cannot miss a visit to the Cathedral of Norman origin, which houses the second largest organ in Italy, and the most complex and largest mechanical astronomical clock in the world. The seat of the university, founded in 1548 by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, is also worth a stop. The province welcomes the beautiful Taormina, famous for its characteristic pedestrian streets, archaeological sites and breathtaking views. The natural terrace located on Mount Tauro, 206 mete…

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Greve in Chianti Tuscany

Greve in Chianti Tuscany is one of the most sustainable rural municipalities in Italy. The municipal administration has won the green "Spighe Verdi" award for the central role assigned to the rural management of the territory, the conservation and protection of nature and the landscape. The virtuous relationship between the municipality, farmers and the community, the adoption of good environmental practices, the crucial function assigned to agriculture in the defense of the landscape, the protection of biodiversity and the production of quality food. These are some of the most relevant aspects that have allowed the Greve administration to be recognized at a national level by the Fee organization (Foundation for Environmental Education Italy) for the model and shared strategic actions oriented towards sustainable development, rural heritage and improvement quality of life and the environment. To obtain the certification and the Spiga Verde brand, the Municipality has f…

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Val di Zoldo – Dolomiti

Val di Zoldo is one of the most beautiful areas in the Veneto! The Zoldo Dolomites offer many opportunities all year round: comfortable and well-equipped hotels in Zoldo Alto and in the neighboring towns, including Forno di Zoldo; Nordic skiing, downhill and snowboarding, with the only slope in the whole Dolomites open regularly even at night, from November to April – thanks to the proximity of Val Zoldana Civetta; high-altitude excursions on the Pelmo, on the Civetta or on the Moiazza group, walks and via ferratas in the splendid Val Zoldana in the summer. Fairytale scenarios, relaxation and numerous activities to be practiced in the open air.

The Civetta Group, located in the province of Belluno, rises majestically between the Val di Zoldo and the Agordino, reaching a height of 3,220 m with its main peak. The imposing north wall, between Cima Su Alto and Torre Coldai, known by mountaineers as "the Kingdom of the sixth degree" or "Wall of Walls", looks toward…

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Castiglione della Pescaia – Tuscany coast

The municipal territory extends from the coasts of the Tyrrhenian Sea, where it also includes the islet of the Sparviero and the Scogli Porchetti, up to the south-western and southern offshoots of the hilly chain that from Poggio Ballone reaches Poggio Petriccio and which forms the southern appendix of the Metalliferous Hills of Grosseto. Between the coast and the hilly area there is a vast flat area of ​​the Grosseto Maremma, partially affected by a marshy area, totally included in the Diaccia Botrona nature reserve. The coast is mainly low and sandy, except for the small promontory of Punta Capezzolo, which divides the town of Castiglione della Pescaia from the locality of Riva del Sole, and for the entire area of ​​the promontory of Punta Ala, both of which have high and steep.The municipal territory borders to the north with the municipalities of Scarlino and Gavorrano, to the east and south-east with the municipality of Grosseto, while to the west and south it is bathed b…
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