Michelangelo and its secret room in Florence

Secret room Florence Michelangelo

In 1975, Paolo Dal Poggetto, a museum director in Florence, found a hidden room whose walls were covered in drawings believed to be the work of Michelangelo and his disciples. Although the drawings are not signed by the master, art experts say some of the sketches in charcoal and chalk are almost certain to be […]

A hidden excellence in the valleys of Parma

Dalla Academy

From Piacenza to Rimini, along the Via Emilia, lies the so-called “Motor Valley.” The Land of Motors. Some of the most beautiful and fastest two- and four-wheelers in the world are made here. Emilia Romagna in the past was a land of farmers, and it was the arrival of agricultural machinery that tickled the fancy […]

Do you know what “urban trekking” means?

As can be understood from the definition of the two terms, the main difference between Hiking and Trekking is the intensity of the route and the lenghts of the activity; in fact the first term indicates a daily trip while the second refers to 2 or more days of activity. Thanks to the variety of […]

The Loira Valley… in Parma area. Some ideas for holidays in June!

Il Borgo di Compiano

Have you ever heard about the “Loire valley in Parma area?” The area between Parma and Piacenza, in Emilia Romagna region is well-known for its numerous castles similar to those of France’s Loire Valley.They belong to the circuit of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza. We suggest you plan a visit on next June: you will […]

Lake Maggiore and its tulip season

Villa Taranto tulipani

The spring season of Lake Maggiore is unmissable for both Italian and foreign tourists! The Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto which overlook Lake Maggiore, are chosen as a travel destination, during April, on the occasion of the “Tulip Weeks”. The exhibition, inaugurated for the first time by the then owner of the villa and gardens, the Captain Neil McEacharn in […]

Discovering the modernity of Piero della Francesca in Arezzo

“We love travelling during the low season!” It is the ideal time to enjoy the beauties of our Italy and have the opportunity to live unique and private experiences: in January we visited Arezzo and the wonderful Bacci Chapel inside the Saint Francis Church. In 1447 Francesco Bacci commissioned the painter Bicci di Lorenzo to […]

It’s holiday time!

Offerte Vacanze Covid 2020

Our offers 2020 for your holidays safe from Coronavirus Our brand-new Summer-Autumn 2020 tourist proposals are on line, sponsored by the club of the product Parma city of gastronomy: eight wonderful tours in Italy, in an area still hardly used by mass tourism but rich in varied activities to live an unforgettable holiday among nature, […]

Lifestyle in Bologna between the past and the future

Violin making, Bologna

Bologna is a living city, which knows how to combine its past and innovation. If you plan a day trip of the city, you cannot miss a walk inside the area of the so-called “Quadrilateral”. Bordered by Dell’Archiginnasio Street, Rizzoli Street, Castiglione Street and Farini Street, it is the core of the ancient medieval crafts […]

Cibò: food & taste in Bologna

CIBO-Bologna

From 20th to 22nd March 2020 the most important food and wine event of the year comes back to Bologna, the Italian capital of taste. Gourmets fans, enthusiasts and connoisseurs cannot miss that appointment. Re Enzo Palace, in the central Nettuno Square, will host “CibÒ. So Good”, a festival full of tastings, prize competitions, taste […]

Bologna and the UNESCO nomination for its arcades

Santuario della Madonna di san Luca, Bologna - arcades

The candidacy of Bologna Arcades to become UNESCO World Heritage was confirmed last January 2020. 62 kilometers located both in the city-center and in its surrounding areas are the result of an excellent urban organization built over nine centuries. The Bologna Arcades are an architectural and, at the same time social model, a place of […]