This #volcanic island, #Stromboli , located north of #Sicily , makes for a fascinating and unusual holiday destination as it is the site of an active volcano. While this may sound off-putting for travelers looking for a peaceful Italian getaway, this island’s unstable nature has created a stunning landscape that is well worth visiting.
#AmalfiCathedral (Italian: Duomo di Amalfi; Cattedrale di Sant'Andrea) is a 9th-century Roman Catholic cathedral in the #PiazzadelDuomo , #Amalfi , #Italy . It is dedicated to the Apostle Saint Andrew whose relics are kept here.
The first island on this list is certainly the best known. Home of the #venicefilmfestival , and star of the 1971 cult film Death In Venice, #LidoIsland quaintly faded seaside charm has earned it many famous fans over the years.
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Florentines call it Porcellino (piglet), but actually it's the nickname for the bronze fountain of a boar in #loggiadelmercatonuovo . The original fountain was sculpted by a #Baroque master, Pietro Tacca, in the mid 16th century. It is said that if you put a coin into the boar's gaping jaws and let it fall through the underlying grating you get good luck.
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Undoubtedly one of Italy's most famed and visited artworks – #thelastsupper (Leonardo da Vinci) is now considered a masterpiece of the #Renaissance , yet it hasn't always been revered and respected in the same way. Did those Monks ever imagine that their mealtime setting would attract hundreds of thousands of visitors hundreds of years later?
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Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, #CinqueTerre consists of the five little villages in the extreme East side of #Liguria . Each town offers stunning panoramas and amazing hillsides terraced: tourists can walk the paths along the cliffs, enjoy the beauty of the nature, take a break over an ice cream or, of course, snap pictures at every turn.
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#Arenella beach is a beautiful beach on #GiglioIsland , with powder-white sand that leads to some of the world's clearest, most crystalline waters. It is ideal for families and children! Once you've visited the beaches you can have a tour in the main cities: #GiglioCastello and #GiglioCampese .
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Already a thriving port in ancient Roman times, #Bari , Italy became one of the prize possessions of southern Italy during the Norman conquests – the magnificent 12th-century Castello Svevo di Bari , built for King Roger II of Sicily,Italy .
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Known as the smallest and most exclusive of the islands that make up this archipelago, #Panarea is even smaller than #Filicudi , but is still a paradise for nature lovers. Its characteristic geography is #stunning , with many natural caves carved out by the waves over the years that create the perfect environment for natural sea fauna to flourish and thrive.
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Tucked away in one of the smallest but most characterful piazzas of the #Firenze#Oltrarno e Centro Storico district south of the river is what many consider to be #Florence ’s best artisan #gelateria : @GelateriadellaPassera
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#PortoErcole is still a favourite holiday destination for the rich, super-rich and famous because of its unique beauty and guaranteed privacy, in fact the (pregnant) princess of Monaco was recently spotted off the coast with her Italian boyfriend on her luxury sailing boat and chose to drop anchor at night by L'Islotto ,a baby island behind the port.
#Lucca , Italy is a majestic #Tuscan city famed for its fully-intact Renaissance walls and medieval clock tower, which you can still climb. Of immense significance since ancient times, this was the place where Pompey the Great, Marcus Crassus, and Julius Caesar met to divvy up control of the moribund Roman Republic.
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#pisatower began to sink after construction had progressed to the second floor in 1178. This was due to a mere three-metre foundation, set in weak, unstable subsoil.
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For a loved-up but low-key dinner-date, book an outdoor table at Osteria di Santo Spirito in #Santospirito , a traditional and unassuming osteria - though perhaps avoid their famous spaghetti with garlic if you don’t want to spoil the romantic mood!
Born in #Venice into a mercantile family, Marco Polo is most famous for his travels to the Far East. Although not the first European to visit Asia, Marco Polo’s epic journey there lasted 24 years and resulted in the first great book by a European detailing China and surrounding areas.
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