Category: Italy

The alluring chaos of Naples, Italy

What to do in Naples (beyond the best pizza in the world)

Text and Photos by Vanessa Costa

After going to Palermo in Sicily, I got that little desire to continue exploring Southern Italy. So, two months after a week in Palermo, I planned a four-day trip with three of my best friends to Naples.

The idea was to visit Naples, known worldwide for its history, music (who doesn’t know Sole Mio?), for being the homeland of pizza and, not to mention, the birthplace of Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia. Apart from Naples, the plan was also to go to Pompeii, an ancient Roman city, destroyed during a major eruption of Vesuvius volcano.

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Palermo, the gateway to Sicily

Once a mafia battlefield, Palermo now is cool and charming

By Vanessa Costa (text and photos)

After visiting the main cities of Italy, I was missing the Italian islands and Sicily was on my radar as a priority destination. Finally this year I was lucky enough to go to Palermo with an architect friend who had been to the city before and wanted to return. We stayed for 7 days in Palermo, long enough to know the city, but not to know the island. Palermo is just the gateway. Unesco World Heritage site with a cultural heritage influenced by the Greeks, Romans and Arabs, Palermo has a monumental architecture, as well as beautiful historic villages and nearby beaches to refresh your body and soul.

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Top 5 most romantic destinations

Five perfect cities for a love trip

What’s better than traveling?

Easy: traveling with your beloved one! Exploring the world with your special partner, when you are in the mood for love, is priceless. For this occasion, we’ve chosen the 5 most romantic places to go with your cutie and have the most wonderful time.

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