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Italy Guide

Selected cities in Italy

The rich culture of Italy is impressively reflected in the cities. Here, old things are preserved, artfully restored and continue to be used.

1 - Turin

Fiat City, Olympic City, Chocolate-Turin is still an insider’s tip. We recommend the Egyptian Museum, a guided city walk with tastings and a wine tasting of the famous Barolo.

2 - Milan

Milan is the Engine of Italy, a stronghold of fashion and design. And in the middle of it all is the massive cathedral and the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci. Add excursions to Monza, Bergamo, Cremona, Lake Como or Lake Maggiore.

3 - Verona

Be seduced in the city of lovers Romeo and Juliet and visit their birthplaces. On balmy summer evenings, beautiful classic operas are performed in the 2000-year-old arena. From here it is only a stone throw to Lake Garda, to Mantua, Vicenza as well as to the wine-growing region of the Bardolino.

4 - Venice

Like in a painting, part of the city lies peacefully in the water and invites you to take walks. Art lovers get their money’s worth. Unforgettable a visit to the opera with arrival in a gondola or a water taxi. A lunch on the Grand Canal by the Rialto Bridge and a noble, historic neighborhood for the night near San Marco.

5 - Bologna

The strange towers in the city center will be remembered, including the oldest university in Europe and the arcades in the Medieval city center. Excellent cuisine (not just Spaghetti Bolognese), maybe a visit to Ducati or a trip to Imola or Mugello racetracks with a test drive.

6 - Florence

The city of the Medici, birthplace of the Renaissance, one of the richest cities in Europe in the Middle Ages. Capital of the Tuscany region. Even today, this wealth is still reflected in the sacred buildings and palaces of the city, which are well maintained and kept. Culinary highlights await you after an extended city tour.

7 - Rome

The Eternal City on the Tiber river. You will quickly feel why Rome has been so called for over 2,000 years. Bring some time. You will not be disappointed. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy an evening stroll through the city centre. This is where Life is home.

8 - Naples

With over 400 historic churches and an imminent Volcano in its neck, the city seems cheerful. A guided city walk, a view into the underworld, a trip to Pompeii, a view from the crater rim of Mount Vesuvio over the gulf of Naples and a trip to the Amalfi Coast will be remembered.

9 - Matera

Off to Matera. Europe’s Capital of Culture 2019 and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Guided tours, very interesting Hotels in the city of caves. Matera is a good starting point for further trips around the boot heel. In 1950, it was still a stain on Italy, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See for yourself what citizens can do.

10 - Palermo

Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque? This magnificent seaside town has everything. And if UNESCO had an award for the Cuisine, then it would also be a World Heritage. Flight to Palermo, car hire only after 3 days in the city and then on a round trip. A dream.

11 - Cultural cities in the Po-plain

Away from the Metropolises, you can come across gems and the culture of old mansions. On a round trip you can choose between the following pretty places, some of Which are still insider tips: Bergamo, Monza, Brescia, Mantua, Cremona, Pavia, Vicenza, Padua, Ferrara, Parma, Modena.

12 - Towns of Tuscany

The medieval places of Tuscany exert an irresistible charm and each city has its own craftsmanship. Visit Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Pisa, Volterra and the rocky towns of south Tuscany on your Tuscany trip. Culinary also very inspiring.

13 - Baroque Towns in Sicily

After a severe earthquake, the towns in the “Val di Noto” were rebuilt In the Sicilian Baroque style and are now part of the World Heritage Site of Humanity. These include Ragusa, Noto, Caltagirone, Scicli and Modica, which has also become famous for its very special chocolate. But even in Catania, the baroque influence is unmistakable.

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Piedmont

Piedmont

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Northern Italian Lakes

Northern Italian Lakes

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Adriatic Coast

Adriatic coast

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Tuscany

Tuscany

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Umbria

Umbria

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Lazio

Nemisee

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Amalfi Coast

Positano

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Puglia

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Calabria

Capo Vaticano

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Eolian Islands

Eolian Islands

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Sicily

Parco dello Zingaro

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Volcanoes

Etna

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Sardinia

Sardinia

Hinterland of the big cities

Italy offers a variety of remarkable landscapes and areas that we like to visit again and again.

1 - Piedmont

We know Piedmont primarily from the advertising of Piemont cherries. But It is also home to the white truffles, children’s chocolate and excellent wines from the Langhe area (Barolo, Alba, Asti). Beautiful landscapes invite you for a hike.

2 - Northern Italian Lakes

South of the Alps, after the Ice Age, some lakes have formed that are beautiful and easy to reach. From west to east, the largest are Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Lake Iseo and Lake Garda. Mild sea climate In which palm trees grow. The surrounding mountains, as well as enchanted Islands, invite you to linger.

3 - Cinque Terre

The number 5 in the name of the area stands for the 5 towns that are glued to the rock a popular holiday destination for hikers and walkers. Photographers are richly rewarded with good motifs. The best way to experience this region is on foot and arriving by train. Parking is scarce.

4 - Adriatic coast

During the time of the economic miracle, when the Germans could afford the Italian holiday, the Adriatic coast at Rimini was also referred to as the Teuton grill. That has changed. Today, elegant lidos along the beautiful coastal resorts of Emilia Romagna from Ravenna to Cattolica await their guests. Also through the Marche region, the Adriatic coast stretches with flat sand stands to the peninsula with the Gargano National Park, which is already located in Puglia. The Adriatic coast in the south becomes even more diverse, where at Polignano a Mare an impressive perforated cliff carries the beautiful holiday resort.

5 - Tuscany

Probably the most famous region of Italy is Tuscany with its wines and landscapes with flowering rapeseed, majestic cypresses and huge umbrella trees. A round trip via Siena, Florence, Volterra, Gimignano, Montepulciano, Montalcino. No, time is never enough.

6 - Umbria

Umbria offers its guests a green hilly landscape, on whose peaks places from the Middle Ages rise: Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto. The Trasimenian Lake with a beautiful island in its center (Restaurant, walk) is a relaxing holiday area. Perugia is also known for its “Underworld”.

7 - Lazio

No, this is not about soccer, but about the beautiful landscapes in the Roman hinterland. The Alban Hills and the Roman castles have always been a magnet for the painters of romanticism and are also known as the pope’s summer residence (Castel Gondolfo).

8 - Amalfi Coast

This coastal strip doesn’t just excite Hollywood. Here you will find the most beautiful and expensive hotels in Italy, wonderful restaurants that can only be reached by sea and hiking trails reserved for the “Gods.” The sunsets are even more beautiful than in Monte Carlo and the spectacular Amalfitana coastal road is just for experts. Take a credit card with you.

9 - Puglia

In Puglia you can combine beach holidays and gourmet holidays while still enjoying a bit of culture. For lovers of fish and seafood, Puglia is a paradise. The highest quality fruit and vegetables, fresh from the field, almonds and pistachios, olive oil and milk and meat from free-wheeling cattle (before slaughter), makes Puglia the land of gourmets.

10 - Calabria

The most famous holiday resort is Tropea, also known for a very special red onion, so mild that you can even make jam out of It. In addition to holidays by the sea, there are a few particularly beautiful places not to be missed, such as Pizzo, Scilla and Reggio Calabria. The drive through the country leads through almost infinite orange groves.

11 - Eolian Islands

The Eolian Islands (Lipari Islands) are of volcanic origin. Known is the Island of Stromboli, which was formed from a picture book volcano. In addition, Formica (small as an Ant), Vulcano (self explanatory), Salina (salty) and the main island Lipari. Ferries run between the Islands like regular buses.

12 - Sicily

The Sun Island of Sicily is known for the movies about the Godfather Don Corleone and Commissario Montalbano. Anyone who has ever visited Taormina, Syracuse, Cefalù or the nature parks Zingaro and the salt flats has been gripped by the longing forever. At every turn, you’ll find the traces of our millennia-old past.

13 - Volcanoes

Italy is home to Europe’s most active Volcano, Mount Etna near Catania in Sicily with a height of over 3000 metres. The Stromboli and Vulcano are active in the Liparian Islands (Eoli). More dangerous is the Vesuvio that destroyed Pompeii nearly 2,000 Years ago and the adjacent Phlegraean Fields near Pozzuoli.

14 - Sardinia

Dreamlike beaches, crystal clear sea and a very special cuisine. A Paradise for sun bathers, divers and water sports enthusiasts. Antropologists and archeologists can also please their thirst for knowledge here. There’s also the Pecorino (hard cheese from goat milk) and great local wines. Nature lovers will find wild horses and flamingos.

Italy for gourmets

Each Region has its own specialties products and recipes. Origin is always very important. So the best basil comes from Liguria, the capers from Salina or Lampedusa, the almonds from Sicily and the pistachios from Broni. And almost everywhere, Wine is grown.

1 - Wine region Piedmont

Langhe Wine. Cheese and Chocolate. Try a Glass of Barolo Chinato with some chocolate.

2 - Wine region Lombardy/Veneto

Lombardy and Veneto Are famous for the sparkling wine and Venetian Prosecco. Rice is grown In Lombardy. The best rice grows in the area of Lomelina. You need him for risotto. Polenta with Gorgonzola is also popular. Delicious.

3 - Emilia Romagna

Parma Ham, Parmesan Cheese, Tortellini, Balsamic Vinegar from Modena. The most famous wine variety is Sangiovese Romagna.

4 - Tuscany

The most famous Vineyards are Chianti around Greeve, Montepulciano, Montalcino and in southern Tuscany the Wine-growing region of the Morellino di Scansano. There are a number of super wines worth a trip for. There are the so-called “aia” wines, Sassicai, Ornelaia, Solai as well as the Tignanello and the Masseto. These names alone make hearts beat faster. The taste of course best at the location with a good meal.

The T-bone steak “Fiorentina,” The Lardo Di Collonata and strong salami are known on meat specialities.

Let’s remember. Many famous people have their second homes here. Foodies.

5 - Roman Campagna

In the Middle of Italy You will be entertained with wine from Frascati, suckling pig from Ariccia, sheep cheese and hearty soups. A fried Artichoke must also be tasted.

6 - Campania

The capital of Campania is Naples, the birthplace of pizza. The World Cup for Pizzaiolo is held there every year. Something very special is the Panzerotto. A stuffed and then fried mini pizza. Delicious. The Mozzarella is made here from buffalo milk. In addition, you have the fantastic local tomatoes, the best olive oil, basil. This is called Insalata Caprese.

7 - Puglia

Puglia offers a huge variety of culinary delights at any time of the year. The fertile land produces olives, vegetables and fruits as well as plenty of pasta varieties and taralli (ring-shaped salty biscuit perfect with wine). Fresh fish and seafood are not missing at any meal. Famous wine with a simple name: Primitivo, red, full aroma. In California, it is called Zinfandel.

8 - Calabria

Vegetable rolls artfully filled and not spicy. Or Spaghetti with mussels and the ‘ Nduja, a seasoning sausage, nice spicy. And then the Tropea Onion, delightfully mild as a starter or with the meat or as jam with cheese. In viticulture, we are based on local varieties that we do not even know in the North. Mainly red wine is produced (90%).

9 - Sicily

Start with a refreshing Granita, A half-frozen fruit juice, just like that. At the fish market in Catania raw fish, in the restaurant fish Aqua Pazza (cooked in dirty water literally). Caponata, eggplant with capers and some vinegar and sugar. Desserts with almonds and pistachios. Wonderful tasty white wines.

10 - Sardinia

From Sardinia we know the magnificent Pecorino, a hard cheese made from sheep milk. And then the hefty sea-scented Bottarga. Dried, pressed, smoked fish roe from Tuna or Mullet. Grated over Spaghetti, some onion, olive oil and lemon zest. Of course, wine is also grown, and a spectacle. Cannonau, red and Vermentino white. It doesn’t need more than that.

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Getting married in Italy

Italy is very popular as a wedding venue. On the one hand, the formal processes are not too difficult and on the other hand, the hosts really understand what matters in such an important family celebration. Our experienced wedding planners are happy to help you find the right place and organise everything.

1 - Venice

We organize your Venetian wedding in a unique setting. Those who marry in Venice return again and again. It’s just a dream. There’s something reassuring about it. Everyone comes on foot or over the water. Unforgettable.

2 - Verona

Enjoy your wedding dream in the city of immortal lovers Romeo and Juliet.

3 - Lake Garda

The small historical places on the picturesque lakeside provide a romantic backdrop for an unforgettable dream wedding.

4 - Lake Como

Feel like a star on the day of your wedding and let yourself be pampered by the unique atmosphere in the ambience of a historic villa. A wedding overlooking a lake is certainly quite Feng Shui. 风水.

5 - Lago Maggiore

Lake Maggiore, with its mountains and romantic lakeside spots, offers wonderful scenic backgrounds for a romantic flair.

6 - Tuscany

Getting married during a holiday trip to Italy to Tuscany is a real highlight and is becoming increasingly popular.

7 - Rome and Tivoli

A civil wedding ceremony in Rome is something quite extraordinary and comes at a proud price. A Roman alternative is Tivoli. You are also there in a fabulously beautiful and historic setting for your seaside wedding.

8 - Amalfi Coast

Paradisiacal marriages in Italy in the country where the lemons bloom, where love and longing merge.

9 - Puglia

In Italy, the Puglia region is particularly popular and primed for great weddings by the sea and with exceptional delicacies in a stately villa.

10 - Sicily

One of Sicily’s most romantic places for a wedding ceremony is Taormina and ideal for a wedding on holiday.

Beach weddings

Picturesque weddings on the sunny beach with the whole family and a big party in the open air. Our wedding planners are happy to help you organize.

Ceremonies and promises

Couples who have been happily married for many years can reaffirm their love once again with a high-quality ceremony. Italy offers a fantastic backdrop for this.

Stag farewell

Milan is perfect for a Sex & The Citystag or hen party.

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Strong engines for cool people

The land of strong engines provides an adrenaline boost. You just have to call the names like Ferrari-Lamborghini-Ducati-Moto Guzzi and already everyone is awake. We have developed programs for self-drivers and spectators that are not only interesting for Men.

1 - Formula One in Monza

Races are also held here outside the annual F1 weekend. And you can also do a few laps yourself privately.

2 - FIAT test track Turin

On the roof of the historic Lingotto plant is the test track, which will soon become accessible for the public.

3 - Ferrari at Maranello

Everything you want to know about Ferrari can be found in the museum in Maranello with a driving simulator and the possibility of a factory tour. We offer you an organized short trip with test drive, museum, and culinary interludes.

4 - Ducati in Bologna

In the northern suburb of Bologna is the main plant and the headquarters of Ducati with a very beautiful company museum.

5 - San Marino, Imola

The San Marino Grand Prix was held in Imola, which is located in Italy. Today you go to Imola for the motorcycle race. Imola is also Ferrari’s test track.

6 - Vespa tour in Rome

Flitting through Rome on a Vespa is, of course, also an experience. This is not a superbike, but it is still nice.

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