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Monterosso

Monterosso (beach)– a 2 ½ hour car ride southeast of Milan (or 2 hours northwest of Florence), this is a resort town with charming hotels, busy beaches and plenty of restaurants to feed hungry tourists (some of whom arrive from the Milan area – via Intercity trains connecting that city to the Cinque Terre coastal […]

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Mondello Lido

Mondello Lido (beach) (Viale Regina Elena, Palermo) – for those visiting Palermo, the beaches at Mondello Lido are just a few miles away, and are popular with local families. This beach is long and curving, made of soft pale sand sloping very gently into the turquoise waters. This stretch of beach is lined with hotels […]

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Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week – given Italy’s position as one of the centers of the global fashion industry, its Fashion Week event is one of the most sought-after events to attend (by both fashionistas and mere mortals). Organized by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, prospective attendees are advised to visit its website for more info […]

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Maremma

Maremma (beach areas) (Tuscany region) — In western Tuscany (within driving distance from both Rome and Florence), there are a number of beaches along the Maremma coastal areas, including Marina di Grosseto (another white sand beach, located between the Parco Naturale della Maremma and another nature preserve.). A short distance south of Marina di Grosseto […]

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Lido

  Lido (playa) (Lido di Venezia): esta es una isla de casi 7 millas de largo ubicada entre la laguna de Venecia y el mar Adriático. A 10 minutos en autobús acuático de la Plaza de San Marcos, esta área se llena de lugareños y turistas durante los meses de verano. Las mejores playas se […]

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Hydromania

Hydromania (Vicolo del Casale Lumbroso 200, Rome) – located on the western outskirts of Rome, this is a 90,000 sq. meter water park that provides families with various aqua amusements and activities – from water slides and rubber dinghy rides to Olympic-size swimming pools. Admission: €19 (adult/full day), €14 (adult/half day or child/full day), and […]

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Gondola Rides

Gondola Rides (Venice) – for those visiting Venice, it’s inevitable that they’d like to sign up for a gondola ride with one of the local gondoliers. Most gondoliers are officially licensed (they must wear black pants, a striped shirt, and dark shoes). If possible, visitors should know which waterways (canals) they want to explore and […]

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Golf Club Ugolino

Golf Club Ugolino (Via Chiantigiana 3, Grassina) – this 18-hole course is perhaps the most popular in the Tuscany region (convenient for those spending time in Florence). The beautiful countryside makes it a special treat being able to play here. For more info, visitors are advised to phone or email the Golf Club: +39-055-230 1009 […]

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Golf Club Parco de Medici

Golf Club Parco de Medici (Viale Salvatore Rebecchini 39, Rome) – this is a 27-hole golf course that’s near Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (run by Sheraton), 25 minutes southwest of the city. Since there’s a Sheraton hotel on the premises, visitors have the option of signing up for a full-fledged golf vacation package. For more info, […]

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Gladiator School

Gladiator School (Rome) – organized by the Gruppo Storico Romano, participants, including children, can participate in re-enactments of gladiator events from the days of the Colosseum, which helps bring Ancient Roman history to life. The school itself is located at Via Appia Anica 18 (a short distance from the actual Colosseum). See the following website […]