• Italy,  Travel

    What to see in Florence: classic and unusual places

    What to see in Florence in a weekend? Plan the perfect itinerary for discovering its priceless treasures and unusual places! The classic tour in Florence Dome Square: Cathedral, Bell Tower and Baptistry. Every “classic” tour in Florence, in my opinion, has to start from Piazza del Duomo for seeing the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (and the dome designed by Brunelleschi), Giotto’s Bell Tower (designed by Giotto but realized by Andrea Pisano and completed by Francesco Talenti) and the Baptistry of San Giovanni (with the Gate of Paradise – Porta del Paradiso – dubbed by Michelangelo). In the square there is also the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo (Cathedral Opera…

  • Best Views in Rome Vittoriano
    Italy,  Travel

    Best panoramic views in Rome

    Rome is a city without equal only by entering the streets, squares and alleys of the 22 districts of the historic center (including 20 within the Aurelian walls and 2 outside the walls) you can feel its greatness. But, if you really want to understand how majestic the eternal city is, then we suggest you to reach the most panoramic ‘belvedere’ (viewpoints) of the capital where you can hold, in a single glance, the magic of Rome! Among these, we recommend without doubt the viewpoint of the Gianicolo where you can enjoy a spectacular view: the hill is located between the Vatican and Trastevere neighborhoods, on the right side of…

  • Street-art-roma-Dulk
    Italy,  Travel

    Rome, street art tour in Tor Pignattara

    My journey in Rome street art ran among the streets of Tor Pignattara district and revealed to me that it’s not just a simple urban make-up: it is rather a non-verbal communication between the artists, the residents and the people passing through. Tor Pignattara is a district located in the east quadrant of the capital, in the last years redeveloped with important projects. Essentially, the contribution given by the “contemporary muralism” (what we commonly call “mural”) is an art form that restore life and color to the anonymous facades of the buildings. And not only. The itinerary, designed by the Festina Lente association on the traces of street art in…

  • Matera-Sassi
    Italy,  Travel

    Matera: Italy’s hidden gem

    Matera is glamour. The Sassi and The Park of The Rock Churches – World Heritage Site since 1993 – tell the extraordinary ability of adaptation of the men who have inhabited this harsh but, at the same time, welcoming land. Although the settlements date back to the Palaeolithic, the 2019 European Capital of Culture has perfectly preserved the primitive urban structure, characterized by underground shelters dug into the ravines and cluster structures leaning against each other. Like “Prigioni” sculpted by Michelangelo, the houses of the historic center are set in the Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano or bundled up in the Civita district, a cliff overlooking the Romanesque Cathedral while,…