A lost town: Norba

On the west side of Monti Lepini, a mountain chain located in Lazio, you can find the ruins of a very ancient town, “Norba”. It was a Latin town founded during the sixth century B.C. and then destroyed by Silla’s troops during the civil war at the end of 82 B.C. Norba was a small…

The untold lake | Il lago sconosciuto – Monti Ernici

[Italian Version Below] EN – You probably heard about the thermal town of Fiuggi, famous thanks to its Acqua di Fiuggi – Fiuggi Water which flows from its natural springs on Monti Ernici, accredited by the Italian National Health Institute for kidney stimulation and helping to break down and dissolve kidney stones. Instead, you probably don’t know…

Hidden Paradise | Paradiso nascosto – Monti Prenestini

[Italian Version Below] EN – If you are looking for a peaceful and bucolic place not too far from the city, Capranica Prenestina it’s the perfect location. Forty kilometers east of Rome, Capranica is a medieval little town in the heart of Monti Prenestini, surrounded by woods and fields. It is the starting point of…

Lost in the woods | Persi nel bosco – Trentino

  [Italian Version below] EN – I live in the city so for me woods are just a fantastic place in a far far land. However, these magical places are still real and you can get in touch with this overwhelming nature especially in some Italian Regions. Trentino Alto Adige Region, in the North East…

All roads lead to Rome | Tutte le strade portano a Roma – Appian Way

  [Italian Version below] EN- The old quote All roads lead to Rome means that all the methods of doing something will achieve the same results in the end. But this is only the modern point of view. This Italian state originally referred to the efficient road system in ancient Rome: every street, even if in the countrysides or in…

Recharging moments on rocky beaches – Desenzano del Garda, Italy

Northen Italy is well known for fashion weeks, cool parties, starred restaurants and famous brands. During weekends, however, the city is not the only queen of entertainment. On the south of Garda Lake, in Lombardia region, lovely streets of Desenzano del Garda crowded especially on the rocky beaches. Drinking cocktails or tasting ice cream while…

Walking through fears – Bomarzo, Italy

A surreal place for a walk, where art and nature joined in a magical wood in the heart of Italy. The park of Monsters of Bomarzo, province of Viterbo, it is populated by grotesque sculptures and small buildings which pop up into the natural vegetation. It was born in the 16th century and was created not to…

Small Island, Great Times – Ponza, Italy

Sardinia and Sicily are the largest Italian Islands, but less known archipelagos worth the time for a short travel. Ponza, the main one of Ponziane Islands, was used as exile since Roman’s domination, particularly under Emperor Caligula. During the years, the island remained uninhabited for a long time also due to pirates attacks, until a group…