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Festivals in Liguria

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Liguria may be lesser-known for those planning excursions through Italy, but any thorough exploration of this country’s culture will definitely include a “tip-of-the-hat” to this sumptuous region. It’s one thing to visit a place for the sights and sounds, taking a cursory view or modest sampling of the regional specialties – and it’s quite another to dive right in to the melting pot of local traditions, rituals, legends and lifestyles. If your favored travel itinerary includes professional meandering and all the unforgettable moments it provides, don’t miss Liguria. Unique opportunities to blend in with the daily routine abound, as do countless options for savoring regional cuisine and folklore, thanks to year-round festivals and celebrations.

5 Tips for Students Hiking Through Cinque Terre!

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Vineyards, flower gardens, busy plazas, olive grows, and the views -- oh, the views! Despite devastating floods in 2011, Cinque Terre is still renowned the world over for its breathtaking cliffs and quaint villages, which have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. It’s no wonder the “Five Lands,” which include the towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, top many a traveler bucket list. However, like most top tourist destinations, there’s a price to pay for that beauty, and you’ll need to do some savvy budgeting and exploring to fully take advantage of the region without emptying that bank account. Here are our top 5 tips for doing just that.

A Day Trip to Parma From Cinque Terre

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Cinque Terre are 5 magnificent villages attached to the clifts of the Liguria shores. Visitors will find that food is mostly based on dishes of the sea, focaccia bread, olive oil, basil, in other words the real mediterranean diet. The five lands are conveniently connected by the Italian railway that connects to the nearest largest town which is La Spezia. From here tourists can easily catch a train to another gourmet destination in Italy, Parma.

The Pleasure of the Italian Riviera

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The Italian Riviera is a narrow coastal strip, lying between the Maritime Alps, Apennines and the Ligurian Sea, stretching from the border with France and the French Riviera, up to the border with Tuscany. The Italian Riviera is a picturesque and tranquil area with lots of things to see and do to keep you occupied when you stay here. The Riviera has lots of small towns and villages which all have their own unique charms (Image Source).

4 Twitter Hacks To Plan A Perfect Vacation

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Social media represents many things to many people, connecting us so thoroughly to the rest of the world that the sky's the limit when it comes to finding novel uses for platforms like Twitter. With the ability to stay in touch with friends, colleagues, and useful strangers alike, one area in particular where Twitter really shines is in planning a trip, helping you from the first step to the last in ensuring that every aspect of your vacation is at its peak (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).

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The Italian Riviera, situated on the coast of Liguria, boasts a stunning contrast of cosmopolitan ways, meets 15th century. The stunning scenery, mild climate and breath-taking views have proven the Italian Riviera to be a popular destination for tourists and, in particular, cruises. The luxurious warmth, crystal clear waters and breath-taking scenery guide you through a truly spectacular journey of exploration and discovery. Situated between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian Riviera is home to beautiful sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and host of enchanting harbours, villages and ports each with its’ own unique beauty and magnetism. The Italian Riviera is steeped in cultural artefacts, relics and some of the most remarkable scenery in the Mediterranean (Photo from blog.travelintelligence.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.

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The Italian Riviera is a wonderful place to enjoy honeymoon. The Riviera, comprises of 340 kilometres long stretch of beaches and cliffs, is a popular tourist destination. The Riviera has luxurious resorts, historic towns, grand villas and picturesque villages. The Italian Riviera has many scenic beauties. You will have a memorable honeymoon in the Italian Riviera.

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