|Dates:||28 May 2017 - 13 Nov 2017|
|Duration:||5 months, 2 weeks|
Campagna, Cultural feature
Campagna, Economical feature
Campagna, Physical feature
The marches, Historical feature
The marches, Economical feature, Ancona
Ancona is a city on Italy’s Adriatic coast and the capital of the Marche region. It’s known for beaches, like Spiaggia del Passetto, and the hilltop Cathedral of San Ciriaco. In the city center, the Fontana del Calamo is a fountain with bronze masks of mythic figures. On opposite sides of the port are the ancient Arch of Trajan and the Lazzaretto, a pentagonal, 18th-century quarantine station on an artificial island.
The marches, Cultural feature, Tagliatelle
Tagliatelle is a traditional pasta in the The marches which is a region in Italy. The individual pieces are quite long and flat like ribbons. This pasta is made from egg and flour.
The marches, Physical feature,Fermo
Fermo is a town and comune of the Marche, Italy, in the Province of Fermo. Fermo is on a hill, the Sabulo, elevation 319 metres, on a branch from Porto San Giorgio on the Adriatic coast railway.
Calabria, Cultural feature, Christmas
Beautiful decorations, homemade sweets and dinner with you family is how the Calabrians celebrate Christmas. Calabria is beautiful around the Christmas holidays.
Calabria, Historical Feature, Capo collona
On the cape still stands a single column of the temple erected to Hera Lacinia, which is said to have been fairly complete in the 16th century, but to have been destroyed to build the episcopal palace at Crotone. It is a Doric column with capital, about 27 ft. in height. Remains of marble roof-tiles have been seen on the spot and architectural fragments were excavated in 1886-1887 by the Archaeological Institute of America. The sculptures found were mostly buried again, but a few fragments, some decorative terra-cottas and a dedicatory inscription to Hera.
Calabria, Economical feature, Catanzaro
Catanzaro, also known as the city of the two seas, is an Italian city of 91,000 inhabitants and the capital of the Calabria region and of its province. The archbishop's seat was the capital of the province of Calabria Ultra for over 200 years.
Calabria, Physical feature, Cecita lake
Cecita Lake is a lake in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. It is located in the northern part of the La Sila range on the western border of Sila National Park. The Mucone flows into and out of the lake
Liguria, Villa Grock
Liguria, Medeteranian Sea
The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant.
Liguria, Sanremo in fiore
Sicily, Historical feature, Ancient Greek theater of Taormina
The ancient theatre is built for the most part of brick, and is therefore probably of Roman date, though the plan and arrangement are in accordance with those of Greek, rather than Roman, theatres; whence it is supposed that the present structure was rebuilt upon the foundations of an older theatre of the Greek period. With a diameter of 120 metres (390 ft) (after an expansion in the 2nd century), this theatre is the second largest of its kind in Sicily (after that of Syracuse); it is frequently used for operatic and theatrical performances and for concerts. The greater part of the original seats have disappeared, but the wall which surrounded the whole cavea is preserved, and the proscenium with the back wall of the scena and its appendages, of which only traces remain in most ancient theatres, are here preserved in singular integrity, and contribute much to the picturesque effect, as well as to the interest, of the ruin. From the fragments of architectural decorations still extant we learn that it was of the Corinthian order, and richly ornamented. Some portions of a temple are also visible, converted into the church of San Pancrazio, but the edifice is of small size.
Sicily, Cultural feature, Carnival
It is considered one of Sicily's most beautiful carnivals: the Carnival of Acireale, magnificent Baroque city in the Province of Catania. Acireale's Carnival boasts an almost-ancient tradition, having begun in the 16th Century – and since, having run every February from then on as a spontaneous party among the people.
Sicily, Economical feature, Pompeii
Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.
Sicily, Physical feature, Lake Garcia
Lago Garcia is a lake in the Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. At an elevation of 194 meters, its surface area is 5.07 km².
Emilia Romagna, Cultural feature, Bologna jazz festival
Pure jazz and contemporary music, from the electronic to the hip-hop. An unforgettable autumn jazz event, where the history of the great jazz goes with the most innovative music trends. For 25 days - from October 26 to November 19 - Bologna Jazz Festival 2017 will be featuring exclusive concerts with contemporary music icons and all-stars bands. Masterclasses and meetings with the artists are also in the programme.
Emilia Romagna, Physical feature, Modena
Modena is a city in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. It’s known for its balsamic vinegar and opera heritage, plus Ferrari and Lamborghini sports cars. The Enzo Ferrari Museum has exhibits on the life and work of the car designer, in his childhood home, plus iconic models in a futuristic building. In the 18th-century Museum Palace is the Estense Gallery, with works by Tintoretto and Correggio, plus a bust by Bernini.
Emilia Romagna, Economical feature, Bologna
Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. Its Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio. Among the city’s many medieval towers are the Two Towers, leaning Asinelli and Garisenda.
Emilia Romagna, Historical feature, Piazza maggiore
Piazza Maggiore is a central square in Bologna, region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The appearance in the 21st century, generally reflects the layout from the 15th century.
Veneto, Physical feature, Vicenza
Vicenza is a city in northeast Italy. It is in the Veneto region at the northern base of the monte Berico, where it straddles the Bacchiglione river. Vicenza is approximately 60 kilometers west of Venice and 200 kilometers east of Milan.
The glass is very important to Venice’s economy. People make glass items like cups, vases and decorations that fill many stores. In most stores you can find glass fish inside glass cats, glass bowls or inside a glass bag.
Veneto, Cultural feature, polenta
Polenta is a dish from northern Italy that refers to a porridge or mush. Polenta has been made from ground cornmeal since the 16th century.
Veneto, Historical feature, the doge’s palace
The doge’s palace was built in Venetian Gothic style and this palace is one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice.
Molise, Physical feature, size
The size of Molise is 4,483 km2. The size is due to the mountains and hills in Molise (Molise is made up of mountains and hills). The mountain and hills also make Molise quit rocky.
Molise, Economical feature, Campobasso
Campobasso is the main city and capital of Molise. It is located in the high basin of the Biferno river and surrounded by the santino mountains.
Molise, Cultural feature, I Mistri
The festival I Mistri is a Christian holiday that takes place on one of the days of corpus domini. This holiday was first established in 1264 by the pope. I Mistri is celebrated by a parade about the 13th mysteries in the Bible.
Molise, Historical feature, La Pineta
700,000 years ago the area of isernia was settled and the nearby site was known as La Pineta. In this place traces of fire have been found along with bones.
Apulia, Physical: Foggia
Foggia is a city in Apulia which is located in northern Italy. Foggia is the main city of a plain called Tavoliere also known as the granary of Italy.
Apulia, Historical: Masseria Bracanti
castle del monte is a 13th century citadel and castle situated on a hill in Andria in the region Apulia in southeast Italy. It was built during the 1240s by the emperor Fredrick 2, who had enherited the land from his mother Constance of Sicily.
Apulia, Cultural: Pupe della Quaranta
During the festival carnival these dolls are prepared following the precise rule that there must be seven in order to represent the seven weeks of the period of lent.
Apulia, Economical: Bari
Bari is a port city in Apulia. Apulia is located in southern Italy. Bari holds many streets and some of Saint Nicholas’s remains lay there.
Lombardy, Economical: Milan
Milan is in Italy’s northern Lombardy regons and is a global caption of fashion and design. Home to national stock exchange and is also known for its top quality restaurants and shops.
Lombardy, Physical: lake maggiore
Lake maggiore or lago verbàno is a large lake located on the south side of the alps. It is the second largest lake in Italy and is the largest in southern Switzerland. This lake is 372 m (1,220 ft) deep.
Lombardy, Historical: grottoes of Catullus
The grottoes of Catullus is the name given to ruins of a Roman villa which was built at the beginning of our era at the northern most end of the peninsula sirmione on the southern shore of lake Gardo
Lombardy, Cultural: traditional carnival
The traditional carnival is a time when people dress up. It is sort of Italy’s version of halloween.
Rome is Italy’s capital and holds art and buildings that are nearly 3,000 years old. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum are from when the romans were alive.
Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the family rue. Fruits in this genus include lemons, oranges, and limes.
The Colosseum also known and the coliseum was built from concrete and sand. The coliseum is the largest amphitheater ever built.
The festival of the sea and it takes place in July. To celebrate people put a statue of Virgin Mary in their boats. The boats are decorated with shells, flowers and lights.
Piedmont, Historical feature, Sacri Monti
The Sacri mont of piedmont and Lombardy are series of nine calvaries or groups of chapels and other architectural features created in northern Italy during the late sixteenth and seventeenth century.
Piedmont, Cultural feature, Carnival
Carnival typically involves a public celebration and/or parade combining some elements of a circus, masks and a public street party. People wear masks and costumes during many such celebrations allowing them to lose their everyday individuality and experience a heightened sense of social unity.
Piedmont, Economical feature, Turin
Turin is the capital of Piedmont in northern Italy known for its refined architecture and cuisine. The alps rise to the northwest of the city Turin.
The river Po is a river that flows eastward across northern Italy. The Po flows either 652 km or 682 km considering the length of the Mira.
Festa le tu Mieru is a wine festival. This holiday takes place from August 30 - September 1.
Alta Murgia National Park is a national park in Apulia, southern Italy, established in 2004. It lies in the Murgia geographical area, with its headquarters in the town of Gravina in Puglia, and has an area of 677.39 square kilometres
Aosta Valley, Economical: Aosta
The only Province in Valle d'Aosta stands amidst the highest peaks in the Alpine Mountains. Aosta and its environs should be explored for their pristine landscapes, charming villages.
Aosta Valley, Physical: mount blanc
It rises 4,808 m (15,774 ft) above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. The mountain lies in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and France.
Aosta Valley, Cultural: St. orso fair
Every year, on 30 and 31 January, artists and craftsmen from Valle d’Aosta proudly display their works along the streets of Aosta town centre. In the Middle Ages, the Fair took place in the “Borgo di Aosta”, the area surrounding the Collegiate Church that bears the name of Sant’Orso.
Aosta Valley, Historical: Roman bridge
Bishop of Tours, found himself obstructed by the Lys river on his way back from Italy to his dioceses, the river had swept way the only walkway during a flood. The devil proposed that the problem be solved by building a solid bridge in just one night, but in exchange he requested the soul of the first person to cross that bridge.
Sardinia, , Oristano
Oristano was founded in the 6th Century and became the capital of the Giudicato of Arborea in 1070. As matter of fact, it has numerous architectonic evidence related to the Middle Ages.
Eels are collected in Sardinia for their skin, which makes a nice leather. Eel skin is popular in Sardinia.
Trentino Alto Adige, Physical feature, Mountain Gardena
The summit is quite high above sea level which means that this mountain can have lots of snow even in spring. The average amount of snowfall in March is 15cm.
Trentino Alto Adige, Historical feature, Buonconsiglio castle
The buonconsiglio castle is the largest and most important monumental complex in Trentino Alto Adige region. The buonconsiglio castle is located in the Adige Valley between Trento and Roverto, and Thun castle, in the valle di non.
Trentino Alto Adige, , Trento
Trento is a city on the Adige River in Trentino-Alto Adige in Italy. In the 16th century, the city was the location of the Council of Trent.
Trentino Alto Adige, Cultural feature, Judaism
Judaism is an ancient monotheistic abrahamic religion with the Torah as it’s foundational text. It encompasses the religion, philosophy and culture of the Jewish people.
Friuli, Historical feature, San Daniele del Friuli
San Daniele del Friuli is a comune in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 80 kilometres northwest of Trieste and about 20 kilometres northwest of Udine.
Friuli, Economical feature, Trieste
Trieste is the capital city of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy. A port city, it occupies a thin strip of land between the Adriatic coast and Slovenia’s border on the limestone-dominated Karst Plateau. Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Slovenian influences are all evident in its layout, which encompasses a medieval old city and a neoclassical Austrian quarter.
Friuli, Historical feature, Basilica Patriarcale
Basilica Patriarcale di Santa Maria Assunta is the principal church in the town of Aquileia, in the Province of Udine and the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Friuli, Economical feature, Mount Croatia
The highest mountains in Croatia belong to the Dinarides range that is sometimes also called Dinaric Alps, of which Dinara is the highest mountain in Croatia. Together with the easternmost parts of the Alps, these mountains span most of the country, and their orogenic activity started in the Paleozoic with the Variscan orogeny and continued in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic with the Alpine orogeny.
|Dates:||28 May 2017 - 13 Nov 2017|
|Duration:||5 months, 2 weeks|