Basilicata is one of those regions of Italy where the foot of a Russian-speaking tourist rarely steps. Largely guilty of its geographical location and lack of information. The Basilicata includes two provinces of Matera and Potenza. They are located between the regions of Puglia and Calabria and, as it were, sandwiched between them. The region is located in the very south of Italy near the Gulf of Taranto (Ionian Coast), and its western part is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea.
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Karol Wojtyla International Airport (or Palese Airport) is located 8–9 km northwest of the Italian city of Bari. Unfortunately, there are no regular direct flights from Russia and Ukraine to Bari Airport. Nevertheless, if you are an avid traveler, it is likely that you will end up here sooner or later, because the air harbor is respected by the European low-cost airlines.
Throughout its history, the Sicilian city of Catania has experienced many wars and natural disasters due to the proximity of Mount Etna. However, the places here are fertile, the climate is mild, the atmosphere is colorful. And the best view of the volcano, according to tourists, opens during take-off and landing of aircraft. Perhaps that is why Catania Fontanarossa Airport is the fifth in Italy in annual passenger traffic.
Verona is a city that does not need a separate presentation. Due to the worldwide fame of the love story of Romeo and Giulietta, it is also famous for its numerous monuments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Due to the abundance of the latter, Verona was even included in the year 2000 in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Pompeii is one of the most popular archaeological sites in southern Italy. Every year, millions of tourists from all over the world come to see the ancient city, completely covered with ashes during the eruption of Vesuvius. From this article you will learn the history of the city and its tragedy, what makes Pompeii so remarkable, as well as how to get here by public transport and through regular excursions.
Vaporetto (in the plural “vaporetti”) or water buses form the basis of public transport in Venice. Vaporetto carry tourists and townspeople through the main channels around the lagoon and deliver to the islands. Although they are often crowded, vaporetto is the most popular way to travel around Venice (with the exception of legs, of course).
Continuing the first part of the post What to do and what to see in Naples, today BlogoItaliano will offer 4 ideas that, in our opinion, deserve the most attention. And let some of them seem controversial to you - this is just our proposal. We will return to the historical sights of the city more than once in our next materials.
Naples is a city that is difficult to relate unequivocally. Someone is trying to avoid it, someone can’t imagine life without Naples, but what can’t be taken from the city is a certain charm, which differs noticeably from the settlements of northern Italy. Perhaps the reason for this is the extraordinary harmony of the Gulf and Vesuvius, perhaps the royal past of the city, and perhaps the Neapolitans themselves, who are much simpler than the inhabitants of the northern part of Apenin.
A few years ago - in the wake of a trip to Naples - BlogoItaliano wrote a review about a local guide with whom fate brought together under the bright sun of Campania. Then Valentina - that was the name of my guide - showed me the city, telling a lot of remarkable stories about it. The tour turned out to be excellent, and I did not regret the positive feedback about the guide.
When planning a trip to Naples for the first time, travelers often wonder if there are decent beaches here. After all, this is, in fact, a port city. The Neapolitan port of Beverello, known since the time of Greek colonization (VIII century BC), today is one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean. The port is really huge, and this can not but affect the cleanliness of city beaches.
So, you got to Milan, and now aim for shopping or sightseeing. If there are no problems with finances, then taxi drivers, of course, will be pleased to satisfy any traffic whim. If you are not averse to saving, then the public transport system of Milan is at your service. Moreover, the latter is very well thought out and, at times, can save not only money, but also time.
The city of Bari in Italy is the capital of the Apulia region, a rather large port connecting Italy with Greece, Croatia and Montenegro, as well as the second most important economic center of the southern part of the country. There are no large enterprises, the economy is developing due to the agricultural sector, trade, transport and tourism.
The fashionable resort town of Forte dei Marmi is located in the Tuscany region on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The history of the city began in the 16th century with the construction of the port, which was used to ship marble quarried in the nearby Apuan Mountains. Later, at the end of the 18th century, on the orders of the Grand Duke Leopold I, a fortress was erected on the shore to protect the settlement from raids from the sea.
La Spezia, located on the shores of the bay of the same name, is the easternmost city of the Ligurian Riviera. The picturesque bay is often called the Bay of poets in memory of the great English romantic poets Byron and Shelley, who lived on its coast in the 20s of the XIX century. At various times, La Spezia's guests were also George Sand, David Herbert Lawrence, Alighieri Dante and other creative personalities.
Cagliari is a relatively small Italian city. It is located in the middle of a cozy and picturesque valley on the south coast of Sardinia. For all its compactness, it is Cagliari that is the administrative center of the island of Sardinia. The complicated and very colorful history of the city, rooted in antiquity, has left us a rich cultural heritage.
Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (IATA international code: PSA) is one of the ten largest airports in Italy. People come here not only to admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa. From Pisa airport it is very easy to get to other cities of Tuscany, for example, Florence, Siena, Lucca or Livorno. In this article, we will try to consecrate all available modes of transport from the airport to the nearest cities.
On the picturesque coast of the Adriatic Sea, right on the border of the Riviera Romagnola and the Marche region, the charming Italian resort town of Cattolica is comfortably located. Back in the XIX century. This place was chosen for recreation by many famous personalities, among whom was even Napoleon Bonaparte's brother Lucien Bonaparte.
There is a special place on the Ligurian Sea coast in the Italian region of Tuscany - the small resort town of Viareggio. Even in the century before last, many noble Italians, for the most part from nearby Florence, chose it for a summer vacation. Since then, this peculiar tradition has not changed - very many Italians still prefer Viareggio for a quality vacation, and this eloquent fact says a lot about this resort.
On the coast of Sicily, where the island and mainland of Italy is shared by the Strait of Messina, the picturesque and very interesting in its originality port city of Italy Messina. Many important historical events and ancient legends are associated with these places, which have left their mark on the appearance of the city, its architecture and peculiar character.
155 km from Rome, on the Adriatic coast, lies the picturesque seaside resort of Pescara. This large port city of Italy is the administrative center of the Abruzzo region. Pescara is well known and loved by both tourists and Italians for its healing air, beautiful beaches, interesting sights and rich nightlife full of entertainment.
The Italian port city with the melodious name of Civitavecchia, with the history of its formation, goes back to ancient times, back to the Etruscans. Typical for the cities of the Roman Empire began to acquire features in the II century. n e., when the arrangement of a convenient sea harbor engaged in the emperor Trajan. Since then, the city managed to be ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, and became an independent port in 1696.