Barberino Designer Outlet (Via Meucci snc, Barberino di Mugello) –– owned by the London-based shopping center chain McArthur Glen Designer Outlets, and located 30 km north of Florence (via Autostrada A1), this is a more upscale shopping experience, for both locals and visitors, offering discounts (of as much as 70%) for much of the merchandise […]
Airports (Rome) — Rome has two airports – Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) and Ciampino. Fiumicino is Rome’s main airport and links up with the city’s center during the day via express train (which runs between Fiumicino Airport and Stazione Termini (Rome’s main train station). That train ride costs € 9.50 and the train ride takes […]
Arenile di Bagnoli (Via Nuova Bagnoli 10, Naples) – this is the biggest beach club in Naples. Popular particularly during the Summer, when itholds various “Arenile Reload” outdoor DJ musical events, such as Felix da Housecat, among others.
Alcatraz (Via Valtellina 25, Milan) – this 3,000 sq. foot venue is sometimes a concert hall, and other times a large disco. Alcatraz books a range of events – from heavy metal rock shows, to pop music concerts (such as One Republic, Bush, Nelly Furtado, Selena Gomez, Lana del Rey etc.). Milan Fashion Week also […]
Acchiappafantasmi (Via dei Cappellari 66, Campo de Fiori, Rome) – visitors will smirk when they find out that the colorful name of this restaurant means “Ghostbusters” in Italian. This is a pizza restaurant that’s popular with both locals and tourists. Along with pizzas, they also served various regional (Calabrian) dishes such as eggplant polpette.
Brera Art Gallery (Via Brera 28, Milan) – a.k.a. Pinacoteca di Brera, this is Milan’s main public art gallery, containing one of that city’s major collections of historic artworks. The building that the Gallery is housed in was originally a 14th-century monastery belonging to the Order of the Umiliati, was much later converted into this […]
Basilica di San Marco (Piazza San Marco 328, San Marco, Venice) – considered one of Venice’s major tourist attractions, this church is the most famous in Venice, and a brilliant example of Byzantine architecture in the world. Located just off the Grand Canal, the basilica faces the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) and adjoins […]