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Hiking the Amalfi Coast: the Path of Gods

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: the Path of Gods

The name is high-sounding, but fits perfectly: "Path of Gods". After all, the divinities of Mount Olympus evoked by this stupendous excursion route that unites the Amalfi Coast with the Sorrentine peninsula could not be satisfied with printing their heavenly footprints on a less worthy earthly path.

In fact, the gods in question are those who, according to a legend, crossed the ten kilometres of the panoramic road to give a hand to Ulysses, intent on not letting himself be ensnared by the melodious and deadly flatteries of the Sirens, inhabitants of the nearby archipelago Li Galli.

A tour of the Motor Valley in Emilia Romagna

A tour of the Motor Valley in Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna is world famous for many reasons, from food and wine excellences such as Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, tortellini and balsamic vinegar, to great people like Luciano Pavarotti and the poet Ludovico Ariosto, just to name a few.

But many call the Emilia Romagna, also Motor Valley, in fact, this territory boasts 13 museums, 188 sports teams including clubs and stables, 12 private collections, 4 racetracks, 11 kart tracks, international circuits and splendid motorcycle race tracks.

Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, the legendary Pagani and Ducati, the Imola and Misano circuits are just some of the many brands dedicated to this passion. Car enthusiast are spoiled for choice.

What to see in Bologna

What to see in Bologna

Cosy, charming, rich in culture and art, lively and human-sized: these are just some characteristics of Bologna, a multi-century capital city of the many facets. Here a list of what to do and see during a short stay.

Villa Romana del Casale

Villa Romana del Casale

At the foot of Mount Mangone, about 6 km south-west from Piazza Armerina, in a basin surrounded by low hills rich in vegetation, stands a splendid Roman villa, famous throughout the world as Villa Romana del Casale, named after the district in which it is located.

With an area of ​​over 3,500 square meters, the Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, built in the 3rd-4th century AD, is one of the most precious jewels left by the Romans in Sicily. Hunting residence of the emperor M. Valerio Massimiano (known as Hércules Victor), is an extraordinary testimony of the life of the times thanks to its splendid mosaic decorations whose fame has travelled around the world.

In the Footsteps of Caravaggio

In the Footsteps of Caravaggio

Italy has produced a wide range of great artistic talents over the years, with the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo all hailing from this great country. But one of the most beloved and interesting painters Italy has produced has to be the one and only Caravaggio. Famed for his realistic yet dark, horrific and often gory depictions of biblical/mythical scenes, this Old Master travelled extensively across Italy, often not by choice, but due to being exiled from Rome, and seeking refuge in alternative locations.

As a result his masterpieces can be found in cities all over the country and catching a glimpse of one is a must-do for any art lover during their holiday in bella Italia. For this reason, we’ve put together a comprehensive (but by no means definitive) guide to where you can see some of Caravaggio’s most famous paintings in Italy.

Naples, in the footsteps of Goethe

Naples, in the footsteps of Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, perhaps the most famous German humanist, reaches Naples on February 25th 1787. A tireless traveller, Goethe tells of a lively city, full of contradictions but also of wonders, unique landscapes and places of authentic charm.

Let's follow him on his itinerary in the Naples of the late 18th century, reached by the first ferment of the Italian Enlightenment.

The Phlegraean Fields: the gates of Hades

The Phlegraean Fields: the gates of Hades

If you look on the internet for authoritative opinions that will enlighten you about the Phlegraean Fields, trust the flair of the great poets of the past, forerunners of the modern reviewers on Booking or Tripadvisor. You will not fail. More than a positive rating, their evaluation is an expression of boundless adoration.