UNESCO sites Trulli, Assisi and Pisa worth a visit


UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Three UNESCO sites to visit: Trulli of Alberobello Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco Piazza Del Duomo UNESCO convention was established in 1972.  Most noteworthy, Italy has the most World Heritage sites with a total of 53.  Also, Italy shares five sites with other countries. Four of their Read More

Spoleto Second Time Around Better Than The First


As I continued my journey with my travel professionals in the region of Umbria we visited  Spoleto.  I visited this ancient city  in the province of Perugia several years ago in January  without a tour guide.  The second time around was better than the first. Michele continued to be our guide in Spoleto for our Umbria trip.  Read More

Verona, a city to fall in love with


“There is no world for me outside the walls of Verona, except purgatory, torture, and hell itself. So to be banished from Verona is like being banished from the world, and being banished from the world is death.” –  William Shakespeare   Worldwide known to be one of the most romantic cities all over the Read More

History of Opera in Italy


Opera was born in Italy and France around the end of the 17th century. It was originally a popular entertainment show for the royal classes. However, Italy has a longer and richer opera culture. It is possible to trace the origins of opera back to the 16th century, when, inspired by the Renaissance, “intermezzi” began Read More

Milano Expo 2015


After more than a century, Milano is once again hosting the acclaimed World’s Fair. In 1906, the theme of the universal exposition was transportation. This year, it revolves around “Nutrire la pianeta, energia per la vita” which means “Feeding the planet, energy for life.” With the participation of 145 countries, the involvement of quite a Read More