Tour 1

User: gardner.f
Dates: 28 May 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
Duration: 5 months, 2 weeks

Monday 13 Nov 2017 10:11

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Sunday 12 Nov 2017 10:11

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Saturday 11 Nov 2017 10:11

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Friday 10 Nov 2017 10:11

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Thursday 9 Nov 2017 10:10

Historical feature

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Thursday 9 Nov 2017 10:10

Campagna, Cultural feature

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Thursday 9 Nov 2017 10:10

Campagna, Economical feature

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Thursday 9 Nov 2017 10:10

Campagna, Physical feature

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Wednesday 8 Nov 2017 10:08

The marches, Historical feature

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Wednesday 8 Nov 2017 10:08

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.

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Wednesday 8 Nov 2017 10:07

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.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017, 9:07 a.m.

Wednesday 8 Nov 2017 10:02

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.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017, 9:02 a.m.

Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 18:52

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.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017, 5:52 p.m.

Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 9:24

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.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 9:12

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.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 9:10

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

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Monday 6 Nov 2017 10:09

Liguria, Villa Grock

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Monday 6 Nov 2017 9:13

Liguria, Genova

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Monday 6 Nov 2017 9:10

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.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Monday 6 Nov 2017 9:06

Liguria, Sanremo in fiore

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Sunday 5 Nov 2017 18:14

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.

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Sunday 5 Nov 2017 18:08

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.

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Sunday 5 Nov 2017 18:04

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.

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Sunday 5 Nov 2017 16:35

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.

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Saturday 4 Nov 2017 20:49

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.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

Saturday 4 Nov 2017 20:40

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.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Saturday 4 Nov 2017 20:39

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.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Saturday 4 Nov 2017 20:38

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.

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Thursday 26 Oct 2017 9:48

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.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2017, 7:48 a.m.

Thursday 26 Oct 2017 9:43

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.

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Thursday 26 Oct 2017 9:42

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.

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Thursday 26 Oct 2017 9:39

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.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2017, 7:39 a.m.

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 10:14

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.

Posted: Oct. 24, 2017, 8:14 a.m.

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 10:13

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.

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Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 10:12

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.

Posted: Oct. 24, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 10:00

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.

Posted: Oct. 24, 2017, 8 a.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 10:10

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.

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Thursday 12 Oct 2017 10:04

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.

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Thursday 12 Oct 2017 10:02

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.

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Thursday 12 Oct 2017 10:00

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.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 8 a.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 10:07

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.

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Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 9:35

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.

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Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 9:34

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

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 7:34 a.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 9:31

Lombardy, Cultural: traditional carnival

The traditional carnival is a time when people dress up. It is sort of Italy’s version of halloween.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 7:31 a.m.

Thursday 5 Oct 2017 10:08

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.

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Thursday 5 Oct 2017 10:04

Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the family rue. Fruits in this genus include lemons, oranges, and limes.

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Thursday 5 Oct 2017 10:00

The Colosseum also known and the coliseum was built from concrete and sand. The coliseum is the largest amphitheater ever built.

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Thursday 5 Oct 2017 9:57

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.

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Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 16:26

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.

Posted: Oct. 4, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 16:23

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.

Posted: Oct. 4, 2017, 2:23 p.m.

Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 16:19

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.

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Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 16:17

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.

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Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 10:22

Festa le tu Mieru is a wine festival. This holiday takes place from August 30 - September 1.

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Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 10:18

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

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Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 9:50

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Monday 2 Oct 2017 9:50

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.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 7:50 a.m.

Monday 2 Oct 2017 9:50

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.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 7:50 a.m.

Monday 2 Oct 2017 9:42

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.

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Monday 2 Oct 2017 9:39

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.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 7:39 a.m.

Thursday 28 Sep 2017 10:06

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.

Posted: Sept. 28, 2017, 8:06 a.m.

Thursday 28 Sep 2017 10:05

Sardinia, ,Eels

Eels are collected in Sardinia for their skin, which makes a nice leather. Eel skin is popular in Sardinia.

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Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 10:06

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.

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 8:06 a.m.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 9:58

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.

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 7:58 a.m.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 9:52

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.

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 7:52 a.m.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 9:32

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.

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 7:32 a.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 19:05

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.

Posted: May 28, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 18:30

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.

Posted: May 28, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 15:50

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

Posted: May 28, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 11:27

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.

Posted: May 28, 2017, 9:27 a.m.

Tour 1

User: gardner.f
Dates: 28 May 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
Duration: 5 months, 2 weeks

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