November 22, 2014

What's the most beautiful Alps ski resort in Italy? Canazei vs Brunico

Canazei Italy
The ski season on the Alps is going to start in few weeks and it's time to plan snow weeks and ski weekends.
For a non expert mountains can appear all the same: white, cold, only good for skiing. But to decide where to go for skiing is a task more complicated than what it can look like! Above all if in the group there are also snowboarders, hikers, and... beginners!
Then you must add the non-sports side: when you are not on the slopes you'd like to stay in a pleasant resort where to enjoy beautiful landscapes, taste delicious mountain food and, why not, do some sightseeing!

November 13, 2014

2 medieval cities you shouldn't miss in central Italy

Medieval city in central Italy
You are on travel in Italy. You love wondering in the medieval centers of its art cities. You have been to Rome, Florence, Bologna etc.

Where to go?

In the middle age Italy wasn't a unified country but fragmented in many little reigns, called city-states because they were limited to the surroundings of each city ruled by the most powerful noble family in town.
The heritage of that era are a lot of little cities, located above all in central Italy, where you can spend a nice day-trip "within the walls", between a castle and a cathedral, in winter as in summer.

November 07, 2014

Even in Venice you can go off the beaten path

Venice, Italy
Are you going to travel to Italy, precisely to Venice, soon? Will it be your first time in the biggest tourist trap of Italy?
There's no magic solution to this huge problem in the most unique city of the Bel Paese,  you will always be surrounded by crowds of tourists, but yes, you can travel different! And today we have the pleasure to share with you the tips of an authoritative Italy's blogger and expat! Pamela Haack on her blog "Where Tuscany meets Umbria" says she moved ten years ago to Umbria, with her husband, fell in love with this beautiful land and started traveling all around Italy, always off the beaten track. And thanks to her own experience, she can now give some good suggestions for a trip to Venice.

November 02, 2014

10 best places to visit in Italy: ranking update

Best places in Italy
Three months after the last ranking posted, an update is necessary to the list of the 10  best travel destinations in Italy. Many more travelers joined Gadders and shared their experiences, giving their votes and adding their travel tips to the places they visited lately in Italy.
The parameters on which the chart is based? The beauty of the places first of all, but also the fun activities you can do and its nightlife, how much safe is staying in each place and how cheap is to travel there, and last but not least, talking about Italy it's impossible not to take in consideration the quality of food!

October 28, 2014

Where are the best beaches in Italy Vol. II

Italy beaches: Eolie
Not long time ago we said in this post that there's a rule to find the best beaches in Italy. Do you remember? It's quite easy:

The best beach is the hardest to reach

And which one is it then? Our answer was the tiny islands that surround the Italian coast, from Tuscany to the south of Italy, to the Adriatic side. Maybe not as many and renowned as those of the Greek sea, but this is why Italian islands are more attractive than Greek ones: there are no airports and even few ferries to reach them.

October 23, 2014

Ready to travel to Tuscany? Read this before

Chianti, Tuscany
Are you going to travel to Italy, precisely to Tuscany, for your first time? If you are not well prepared in Italian geography...maybe you'd better read this post first!
Today we have the pleasure to share with you the (hilarious) reflection of an authoritative Italy's blogger and expat! Krista Ricchi on her blog "Alla Fiorentina" says she moved from Southern California to Florence, in Tuscany, after falling in love with an italian. And thanks to her own experience, she can now teach you what's the most important thing you need to know before visiting Tuscany...

October 18, 2014

A Halloween night in the cave: the big event at Castellana Grotte

Halloween event, caves of Castellana GrotteHalloween 2014 is coming and the big party is almost ready. But what if you join  a different kind of event this year? In a small village of Apulia, in south Italy, called Castellana Grotte, goes on stage a unique show in an incredibly realistic scenery: inside a natural cave.
But not any cave. 3,348 meters long, 122 meters deep, 330 meters above sea level. These are the numbers of the Grottoes of Castellana, one of the most amazing complexes of karst caves in Italy. And if these numbers were not enough to awaken the spirit of adventure that is necessary to delve into this impressive underground world, the 15 million visitors who have explored it since the opening to the public could be enough to whet the curiosity to discover a place that, over the decades, has managed to win travelers from all over the world.

October 14, 2014

Italia dreaming vs moving to me the difference

Moving to Italy
Hello Gadders readers! Are you going to travel to Italy for your first time? Or you just made your first steps in the country few days ago?
If you have you been waiting for this moment for years...stop for a moment and read this post first!
Today we have the pleasure to share with you the thoughts and tips of an authoritative Italy's blogger and expat! Sarah Mastroianni on her blog "Not just another Dolce Vita" says she's always been in love with Italy and, indeed, at her 20's, after a master of Arts in Italian studies from the University of Toronto, she decided to move from Canada to Italy!
Sarah noticed that many people come to Italy with high hopes and wrong hopes. She's been fascinated by Italy ever since she can remember and she too had an idealized vision of it, until she finally experienced it! So, she decided to write this post...

October 11, 2014

Exchange travel experience: museums, gondola and...Venice hospital!

Gondola in Venice
What happened to today's post protagonist? Don't worry, she didn't end her trip in the hospital!
"She" is Nanna Lára, a curious and energetic food lover from Reykjavík, Iceland. She's a student of economics in the University of Iceland and she's taking an exchange semester at Bocconi University in Milan, during which, like any international student in Italy, she's traveling as crazy!
And she's telling us today about her experience to the charming, touristy but unique Venice!

I haven´t stayed in Italy for long time before the exchange program. I have been here for one month now and traveled to several places.