What All You Should See In Pompeii

Out of thousands of reasons to visit Italy, this is the one, you could never forget. The history books told us the deadly destruction of the city of Pompeii in 79 AD due to a catastrophic volcanic eruption of the adjoining Mount Vesuvius, which is today, one of the 16 Decade Volcanoes of the world. Yes, visiting the city of Pompeii which was buried for a period of a thousand and five hundred years under the volcanic ash, is undeniably one of the most amazing reasons to visit this place. One of the most disastrous in the human history, by... Read More

Rome’s Colosseum Glows Red

Picture Credit via Euro News The recent glowing of Rome’s Colosseum red could be symbolic of the bloody history of the amphitheater for many, but the reason was something else. On the evening of 24th of February, the Colosseum standing mighty in the heart of the city bathed in scarlet light, which mark a protest against the persecution of Christians around the world. The story goes back to 2010 when a Pakistani Christian woman—Asia Bibi was sentenced to death for making derogatory remarks about Islam. The alleged comment came... Read More

A Fountain That Squirts Wine

Fountains! We all have seen and loved fountains, all shapes, sizes and types of fountains. And why not? fountains are amazing man-made structures that beautify the water by spurting in a myriad of ways. Fountains have always been a part of folklore and urban myths for different reasons; some restoring beauty, some making your wishes come true, and one gushing out the wine. Well well well, the last one is not a folklore or an urban legend, it is the truth and it stands at the present time. This Italian wine drinking fountain lies in the... Read More

Make Your Love Eternal at Juliet’s House

There are some things which have always been disputed and hasn’t been put a conclusion to. One such thing is the reality of the famous tragedy written by William Shakespeare—Romeo & Juliet. Many people say it was as real as Shakespeare himself, although almost all the plays of William Shakespeare are said to be inspired by other literary sources and the play is said to have been inspired by the story written by Luigi Da Porto. The story is about two lovers from 2 rival families of Verona; Montecchi and Capuleti whose names even... Read More

Venice Carnival: The Festival of Disguise & More

The first thing that comes to mind when hear Venice is, water—a whole city on water and what follows are other distinct things like- renaissance art, Gondola, picturesque city etc. There is one more thing that is just as popular as any other Venetian charm and it is the Carnival of Venice. The carnival which is popularly known as Carnevale di Venezia in Italy is an annual festival which is held in Venice and it ends on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The word ‘carnival’ is derived from two Latin words; caro meaning flesh and... Read More

4 Amazing Festivals in Tuscany That You Should Include in Your Italian Holiday in 2018

Festivals are an integral part of a culture, and that fact not only makes them important for an inhabitant but also to someone who is a visitor. For a traveler or a visitor, festivals are one of the best ways of understanding the place he/she is visiting. Tuscany is a celebrated region of Italy as it is known for its history, art, traditions, landscapes and much more. Tuscany is a huge area that covers 5 provinces of Italy Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, and Lucca. Florence is known as the birthplace of Renaissance and that alone makes... Read More

4 Places in Italy to Find Leonardo da Vinci Artworks

Italy is the land of renaissance and so is the land of art, literature, music, philosophy, science, and architecture. It is considered as the bridge between the Middles Ages and the modern history of Europe and is one of the most important periods of the European continent. Renaissance brought several propounders who contributed to the cultural movement and have a heavy impact on all the major spheres of Renaissance till today. One such man was Leonardo da Vinci, one of the polymaths of the time who has not been heard, hardly by... Read More

Visit Tuscia: The Italy Before Romanisation

Tuscia, sounds similar to Tuscany? Yes, it does and probably it is because it is related to Tuscany. Well, Tuscia actually is a historical region that covers the geographical regions of Italy- majorly Tuscany, Umbria, followed by Lazio. This place was once under the Etruscan Civilization; the powerful and wealthy civilization which preceded the modern day Rome. Etruscan civilization dates back to 800 B.C. that was culturally known as the Villanovan culture which was a part of the Iron Age. Well, this was all about history and is only... Read More

Where is the Oldest Café in Italy?

You may be living near a cafe or probably you just have to slide down the stairs to enjoy a hot cup of coffee. That is because today we have abundant cafes in the cities serving millions of people and we see a new one around the corner in every few months. Well, as they say- “every road leads to Rome”, with the fact that the oldest cafe is in Venice, another proverb could be- every cafe leads to Venice. You would be surprised to know that, the oldest cafe in the world still survives and would see its 297th birthday this month... Read More

5 Places in Italy That Every Wine Lover Must Visit

The wine has been the most celebrated drink in the world. People have talked and written about wine in the most artistic context. “One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” ― Charles Baudelaire “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” ― Paulo Coelho “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to... Read More