View of the village of Corricella

Capri, Ischia and Procida, Mediterranean beauty

Visitors to Naples and the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy, should not miss the opportunity to visit the three islands found in the Gulf of Naples: Ischia, Procida and Capri. They are all connected to the mainland by ferry and hydrofoil from Naples or Sorrento; probably the most famous of the three islands is Capri, for…

Two gondolas in Venice

Venice: views, gondolas and canals

As the train approaches Venice railway station by crossing a long bridge in the lagoon, it is like leaving the real world behind and get transported into a magical dimension…a bit like going to Narnia without going through the cupboard! Exiting the station, Venice appears right in front of your eyes and, it does not…

View of Ponte Pietra in Verona

Verona: star-crossed lovers and Roman ruins

“For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” William Shakespeare. There are a number of theories on why Shakespeare did choose Verona in Italy as the set of the star-crossed lovers story but, it cannot be argued, that the city has a very romantic aura all year long,…

View of colorful houses of Torbole in Italy

Lake Garda: beaches, sun and olive groves

Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian lakes with a surface area of 369.98 km²; situated in the North of Italy, it is about 25 miles from the city of Verona and its international airport. In summer, tourists flock to the lake to top up their sun tan on one of the numerous beaches and…

View of the beach at Monterosso in Italy

A walking tour of the Cinque Terre

When someone thinks of places to visit in Italy, Rome, Venice and Florence are probably the first cities that spring to mind for their history, monuments and those views often seen in postcards and movies. But for hiking enthusiasts, and beach lovers alike, one area worth visiting is in the North West of Italy in the…