Posts tagged Italy
Postcards from Bologna

Bologna is the historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. Those that aren’t in the know, often overlook this impressive and architectural laden city, opting for Rome, Florence and others. With a plethora of piazzas, medieval structures and references to the Renaissance, this is one place that should most definitely be on your list. It is well-known among literary, history and art fans thanks to the art scene.

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Alberobello and its trulli charming experience

The trulli are limestone dwellings found in the southern most region of mainland Italy. This remarkable, prehistoric building technique is still used to this date, designating this uncommon find a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. Alberobello is described as a white-washed village serenaded amongst white cylindrical buildings with conical stone roofs. It was truly a magical experience to walk through this fairytale-like village, as there is nothing else like it in the world. 

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Ballarò Street Market - Palermo

The Ballarò street market in Palermo, Sicily is one of the most entertaining of its kind in the whole of Europe. This market combines two Italian greats, food and clothes. Primarily a food market, the Ballarò market is a street eaters delight. It is also home to large numbers of discount clothes sellers, making vintage clothes shopping easy and finding Italian fashions cheaply possible. Look for its vendors in the streets around the Piazza Carmine. Search around for good finds while having your eyes on their street food. We tried the typical Palermitan sandwich with pannelle, chick-pea fritters – with a bit of lemon they are delicious!

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Lucca - charming town in Tuscany

Lucca is a city of quiet pleasures with the charm of the Tuscan country-side. This is a city where the shady streets open into tree-lined squares and the waiters at the cafes recognise their frequent visitors. Noteworthy is the fact that the shops tend to sell less-commercial goods and focus more on the symbolic nature of hand-made crafts. The location is perfect as Lucca is in the middle of...

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