, a light, fluffy cake encasing dried fruits and iced sweets, is perhaps the classic Christmas dessert both here and elsewhere in Italy.
If enchanting Christmas lights are more your taste, head to #Salerno
, just south of Naples, which hosts the annual ‘Le Luci d’Artista’ or The Lights of Artists festival.
Mt. Vesuvius is the only active volcano on mainland Europe. Its eruption in 79AD buried the city of Pompeii which was only discovered in the 18th century. #Pompei #vesuvius #italy #archeologicalwonder @unusual_tourist
Visit and learn about these fascinating ruins today! https://unusualtourist.com/amalfi-capri/
Ski slopes and resorts throughout Italy begin to open at the beginning of December. So, depending on the weather, skiers and snowboarders can head to #CampoFelice
, the largest ski area closest to Rome, by car or train.
In Venice, the main Christmas market runs along Campo Santo Stefano, right next to #PalazzoGrassi
: a hub of Venice’s contemporary art scene.
Running all day, every day until February 24th (excluding Christmas) #FirenzeWinterPark
will be offering you the unique opportunity to go ice-skating with friends and family.
El Borgo is one example, amongst countless others, of a medieval fort hotel on a hillside surrounded by old vineyards.
is of course full of Leonardo’s rich artistic legacy. But to really get to grips with the great master’s roots, you have to visit his hometown of Vinci.
is a hillside town about 30 km from Rome. It is an ancient city, originally called Tibur, now a bustling town of nearly 60,000.
Because the days are shorter and the sun sets sooner, going to the theater is a lovely way to spend a fall evening in #Rome
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, try either coming to #Venice
in November (where you can catch the end of the world-famous Biennale)
Exploring the Pompeii ruins was my absolute favorite part of visiting the Naples area (pizza was a close second). Ever since I heard about the ruins & Mt. Vesuvius, the tragic loss of so many lives, and the amazing frescoes, in elementary school art, I’ve been fascinated.
These roads show grooves where wagons and carts would drive through the streets. The impressively large blocks in the center, allowed wagons to drive right over, but ensured locals could walk across to avoid stepping in the dirt and sewage.
3/4 of the city has been excavated and they are just now starting to carefully uncover the final 1/4, after preserving it for centuries. Intense stuff!!!
#pompeiiruins #pompeiitaly #mtvesuvius #naplesitaly #pompeii #volcanoeruption #vesuvio #pompeiitour
Pompeii is truly spectacular: last week a new fresco was uncovered. Read the story of Leda and the Swan and next time you’re around... make sure you spend a day in Pompeii. 💝
....this is just one of the many reasons why a trip to the Amalfi Coast deserves more than a short getaway. 🎟
Of the venerated titans of Florence’s cultural Renaissance, none left quite the same mark as #LeonardoDaVinci
(1452 – 1519)
Burn off your lunch calories by climbing the #Duomo
or Bell Tower. At the top, you will discover breathtaking views of Florence and beyond.
Although a little away from the center, #MòMòRepublic
is the perfect place for parties, meetings, or a romantic evening outdoors.
is landlocked, your only options for getting there are either by train or by car.
You really can spend a lifetime in the #EternalCity
and still have new things to explore.
Santarpia might be the best in the business if you’re looking for, let’s say, an “experimental” fried pizza in #Florence
Between the 16th and 19th of November, the epicentre of Florence’s cultural events calendar, #FortezzadaBasso
, will host the Food and Wine Biennale.
With a twenty-seven mile (forty-three kilometer) circumference, #LakeBolsena
is the largest lake in Italy’s region of Lazio
Assuming you started from #Florence
, what better way to finish your trip around Chianti than at its southern border city of Siena.
Every fall, wine producers harvest their fresh grapes using a quicker fermentation process to create, vino novello, which literally translates to new wine.
It’s easy to see why architecture is an art form when you stand in an Italian city square, in a church, in front of a classic public building and take in its architectural shape, proportion, decoration, beauty.
Comprising four streets in #Milan
; Via Montenapoleone, Via Spiga, Via Sant’Andrea and Bia Manzoni, this zone is where Italian fashion labels reside.
Two hours away from Rome in #CivitadiBagnoregio
, one-of-a-kind hilltop town, which was originally settled by the Etruscans over 2,500 years ago and now is only accessible by a pedestrian bridge.
As the weather changes from the humid heat of summer to the cooler temperatures of fall, Italian meals become warmer, heartier, and full of fall fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats.
Everyone in Italy knows that the beginning of fall is undeniable, when the smell of roasting #chestnuts
, or castagne, fills the air as street vendors pop up on many street corners and roast them.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is housed in the grand eighteenth century, ‘#PalazzoVenierdeiLeoni
,’ near the humming waters of the Grand Canal.
As the days grow shorter and #Florence
’s streets start to empty, the renaissance city takes on a new and exciting lease of life.
Unafraid and unabashed, Anders photographs the explicit, grotesque and circus-like snapshots of the human form. His images feel like an intimate diary entry, each photo narrating an answerless story, wrought with questions.
See more photos on our blog.
Andres Petersen. “From Back Home” Book excerpt. Courtesy of LensCulture. 2009
is best described as the Mecca of fashion. Fashionistas flock to the city’s shopping streets, boutiques and outlets.
The impressive Mount. Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, is also about a one hour drive from #Catania
Named one of the most influential European photographers since the 1970’s, Anders Petersen was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1944. His first success journey with photography starts from humble beginnings – in a bar called Cafe Lehmitz.
A tiny, but tantalizing hole-in-the-wall full of Italians, #DarFilettaro
offers some of Rome’s best, but lesser known street food; the deliciously fried ‘bacala’ or cod.
The walled medieval town of #Lucca
is an enchanting place—unpresumptuous, wealthy, and quietly conservative.
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“Niente è singolare come questa reliquia, vecchia di diciassette secoli. La sorte sembra averla sepolta per dare alle generazioni future un'idea completa delle abitudini romane. La ventesima parte di Pompei appena è riportata alla luce. Si passeggia nell'anfiteatro, nel foro, nella basilica, in due teatri, uno per la tragedia, l'altro per la commedia, in quattro templi, fra i sepolcri; si percorrono tre strade sul loro antico selciato, si entra in più di cento negozi e case, alle cui porte si trova scritto il nome del proprietario, e tutti questi luoghi sono nello stesso stato in cui erano il giorno in cui furono inghiottiti. Gli altari dei templi e le tombe sono nuove come in un laboratorio di scultura; la città è spaziosa abbastanza per aver contenuto da trenta a quarantamila abitanti; i templi, il foro ed i teatri sono belli come potevano esserlo in una capitale romana e come dovrebbero esserlo in quelle della Cristianità. Siamo tutti uomini di assai cattivo gusto nel 1819.”
-Klemens von Metternich
#Pompei #Pompeii #Vesuvio #KlemensvonMetternich #pompeiscavi #parcoarcheologicodipompei #pompeiitaly #pompeiiruins #pompeiruins #scavipompei #pompeiitour #igerspompei #igersnapoli #igerscampania #igersitaly #loves_united_pompei #loves_united_campania #campaniadascoprire #traveldiaries #travelblogs #sheexplores #sheisnotlost #passandpause #iphonephotography #bepresent #Travel #carpediem
What does fear look like?
“[...]Ma tutto, stanze, corridoi, loggiati, è dipinto nei più vivaci colori: le pareti sono monocrome e hanno al centro una pittura eseguita alla perfezione, oggi però quasi sempre asportata; agli angoli e alle estremità, lievi e leggiadri arabeschi, da cui i svolgono graziose figure di bimbi e di ninfe, mentre in altri punti belve e animali domestici sbucano da grandi viluppi di fiori. E la desolazione che oggi si stende su una città sepolta dapprima da una pioggia di lapilli e di cenere, e poi saccheggiata dagli scavatori, pure attesta ancora il gusto artistico a la gioia di vivere d’un intero popolo, gusto e gioia di cui oggi nemmeno l’amatore più appassionato ha alcuna idea, né sentimento, né bisogno. “ 🎨🖌
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Viaggio in Italia 🖋
is a majestic Tuscan city famed for its fully-intact Renaissance walls and medieval clock tower, which you can still climb.
Don’t let appearances fool you. #PonteSisto
Bridge isn’t actually Roman but a mid to late fifteenth century reconstruction ordered by Pope Sixtus IV.