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The sad story of Bianca Maria Malaspina at the Fosdinovo Castle

Highlights, History and culture, Lunigiana, Magra Valley, Plan your visit Leave a comment

The walls of the ancient castle of di Fosdinovo, among the most beautiful Malaspina fortresses of Lunigiana, tell the story of the unfortunate Marquis Bianca Maria Aloisa, killed for her impossible love.

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Fall foliage in Italy: a warm embrace in the vineyard. 3 ideas to enjoy colors and wine

Chianti, Highlights, Langhe, Plan your visit, Umbria One comment so far

There is no such thing as fall foliage forecast in Italy, as it is not as known as it is in other countries of the world. But a nice foliage takes place in the vineyards, where autumn colors hold you in a warm embrace in the first cold days of the year. Only one month […]

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A sea of historical Sails in Viareggio, Versilia

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This weekend the Historical Sails returns for the 15th Meeting of Historic Sails Viareggio, with the participation of Silent Cinema Holliwood stars! On the quay, the historical sails of Viareggio return to sway in the wind with their only apparently haughty charm, in reality only full of desire to leave. And all of us, enchanted […]

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A mystery legend from a transit county in Italy

Highlights, Val di Vara Leave a comment

Halloween is near, and this year too we are telling a somewhat terrifying legend about one of the many “Transit Counties”.

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The FAI days: 3 suggestions of industrial architecture in Italy

Highlights, La Spezia, Milan Leave a comment

This weekend the national FAI Autumn Days are back, with many cultural assets to visit throughout Italy! The traditional opening of public places normally closed to visitors, will take place on 12 and 13 October, and as always will have a particular preference of cultural heritage buildings unknown even to those who live a short […]

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Treasure Hunt in the most beautiful hamlets of Italy

Highlights, History and culture, Lunigiana, Val di Vara, What's Up & Exhibitions Leave a comment

The Orange Flags: signs of great little Italian extraordinary. Since 1998 the Touring chooses among the many municipalities of the Italian hinterland (maximum population of 15,000 inhabitants) that make choices for a quality tourist accommodation and offer excellent local products. To date, there are over 220 Orange Flags waving in those places that bear witness […]

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Venerio, the welcoming hermit on the Island of Tino

Gulf of Poets, Highlights, History and culture, Portovenere Leave a comment

The city, or perhaps it is better to say its sea, is preparing to celebrate San Venerio, the saint protector of the Gulf On the 13th and 14th and 15th September, is celebrated on the sea of the Gulf the feast of St. Venerio, an ancient worship that is the patron saint of sailors in […]

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Madonna Bianca: a miracle in Portovenere

Gulf of Poets, Highlights, History and culture, La Spezia local insider, Portovenere, Leave a comment

The feast of the Madonna Bianca that every year on August 17 animates the village of Portovenere, has ancient origins. The birth of the Marian devotion in Portovenere dates back to a summer night in 1399 when the house of one Luciardo occurred a miracle “August 16, 1399, the voice goes around from street to street:” […]

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Palio del Golfo La Spezia 2019

Gulf of Poets, Highlights, La Spezia Leave a comment

La Spezia in these days celebrates one of the most beautiful festivals, the Festa del Mare, with the Palio del Golfo, which sees the villages of the Gulf of Spezia competing in a race of strokes in the waters in front of the city. A heartfelt race, which is said to draw its origins from […]

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The numbers of the Palio del Golfo

Gulf of Poets, Highlights, La Spezia, La Spezia local insider, , Leave a comment

Fezzano is the winner of the 2018’s Palio del Golfo edition. What are the numbers of this old La Spezia’s tradition, set by the Gulf’s fishers?

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