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The festival runs until the 8th September 2013 (from 14 June until 8th September) and marks 100 years since Aida was performed at the venue in 1913!


For more information, program and tickets visit: http://www.arena.it/en-US/HOMEen.html

Infiorata: The Flower Carpets Of Italy!

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Spring Has Sprung

Every year across Italy, artists create beautiful mosaics made of flower petals along the streets of the towns. The infiorata, or flower art festival, takes place in late May or June, depending on the location. The designs range from simple flower patterns to elaborate tapestries covering several kilometres. The flowers are grown especially for the event.

Infioratas have religious significance, as they often take place nine weeks after Easter on the Sunday of Corpus Domini, also known as the Feast of Corpus Christi. Many of the floral displays are situated outside Italian churches. However, there is also an air of festivity, due to the celebration of the town’s culture and the changing of the seasons.

Canal Boating around the Venice Lagoon

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Are you looking for a unique way to view one of the most beautiful and romantic sites in the world, Venice? Canal boating will offer you a great way to see the great city and the surrounding Lagoon as well. Venice is a great place to hire a canal boat because of all the water ways in the lagoon. Make sure you have taken out adventure insurance before casting off around the lagoon (image source).


For a show like Seinfeld that was on the air for nine seasons and has enjoyed nearly fifteen years in syndication, there are many episodes you can consider for the best one of all time. Sure, you could go with “The Contest” or “The Boyfriend,” but what about “The Maestro?” This seventh season episode featured the “venerable” maestro, a boyfriend of Elaine’s who obviously is a conductor and refuses to be acknowledged by his actual name. He tells Jerry that there are no rentals available in Tuscany, so Jerry makes it his purpose in life to find a rental to counter the Maestro’s claim.

Top 5 Most Visited Destinations in Italy

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Italy is one of the most beautiful and spectacular countries in the world famous for its cuisine, Roman architecture, beautiful women, opera and the historical might of the Roman Empire. A trip to this nation could be a once in a life time experience of any traveller as it contains forty-seven ‘UNESCO World Heritage Sites’, which is more than any other country and also houses more than 10,000 museums. It is very difficult to pick a few holiday destinations in Italy, but here are the choices (Image Source).

Top five things to do in Lake Como, Italy

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After a well deserved long weekend away which consisted of a lot of fantastic food, people and most of all spectacular scenery I am somewhat relaxed – which after the exploring we took upon ourselves is surprising. Myself and a few family members have just arrived back from Lake Como in Italy (as regular visitors to Lake Garda we decided to have a change) and we are already itching to get back. There is a lot to see and do here aside from complete relaxation absorbing the scenery and culture such as a water club, cooking lessons and it wouldn’t be an Italian holiday without some scrumptious wine tasting! Aside from all that there are breathtaking sceneries and historical attractions to visit and restaurants to drop into to enjoy fine dining which is filling and affordable And for the fashionistas of us all, there is a direct train available which will take you to Milan (image source).

Rome: 5 Things to Do in the Italian Capital

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Rome is doubtless one of the most charming cities in Europe, thanks to its long history, where the evidence is in every corner of the city, and to its cultural and artistic liveliness.

If you are here for the first time in Rome, you should visit some important city monuments; it is indeed very difficult to mention all of the places that are worth a visit in Rome, because this city boasts a huge number of attractions.

Italy: A Piece of Paradise

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You’ve seen Italy a couple of times: in movies, pictures, magazines, postcards, internet, etc. And in every chance you’d get a glimpse of Italy through these means, you’d always marvel at how amazing Italy can be.

What more when you actually get to experience Italy first hand? Certainly, no video, photo and any other media can show the entirety of Italy. To be able to live or at least, tour around Italy will get anyone a piece of paradise. The rich culture, fine wine, great food, impressive art are the attributes that makes people deem Italy as a desirable destination (Photo from http://www.eurail.com).

The Luxury Traveler’s Guide to Florence

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If one is to name five cities in the world that showcases history and art in an impeccable way, Florence is sure to be included on this list. There is a reason why Florence is called the cultural heart of Tuscany. It is also considered as the birthplace of the Renaissance. It was during this period that Florence became a ground of flourishing squares and palaces.

The infamous David – a statue by Michelangelo – is found in this city and is no less than the most popular sculpture in the world. In this city, also, are the Baptistery of Duomo and the bronze Gate of Paradise. The Renaissance masters’ paintings are also housed within this city as well as the tombs of Michelangelo and Machiavelli.

A Simple Guide To Travel Milan

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Milan, one of the fashionable cities of Italy, is popular throughout the world for its artistic and historic attractions. It is also one of the richest European countries. The La Scala Opera House, the Last Supper painting and the largest Gothic cathedral in the world are the major attractions of this city. It is the best city for shopping with a thriving cultural scene (Photo from italialiving.com).

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