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Dolomites: The Hidden Gem of Italy
Autumn with a tinge of winter
My trip to Dolomites in early November was an interesting one. It was still autumn yet the first snow had arrived in Dolomites which makes the scenery really beautiful, you can see the trees in its Autumn colours with white snow!
Dolomites is best explore from 2 towns in my opinion. Cortina d’Ampezzo and Ortisei. Hence, I stayed 3d2n in each town. Do take note that November is the low period where a lot of the things are closed in Dolomites such as cable car service and restaurants but that makes it a good period to visit with much lesser crowds where you can enjoy the peace and serenity of Mother Nature!
Places to visit near Cortina d’Ampezzo:
1. Lago di Braies
2. Lake Misurina (nice place for sunset)
3. Lago di Sorapis (a 4-5hrs hike)
Places to stay near Cortina d’Ampezzo:
1. Antelao Dolomiti Mountain Resort (very value for money with good views of the Antelao mountain, nice breakfast spread, included spa access and located beside the petrol kiosk for easy refueling if you are driving) there’s also EV charging for Tesla available! Book through Trip.com for the best deal!
Places to visit near Ortisei:
2. Passo Gardena
4. Val Gardena
5. Val di Funes
6. Geisler Alm
7. Seisler Alm
8. Sella Pass
9. Fassa Valley
10. QC Terme Dolomiti
11. Lago do Carezza
November is a great period to visit Dolomites if you are driving and you don’t mind that some of the areas and services like cable car are closed.
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Milan Through My Lens ✨🇮🇹
Milan, located in the province of Milano, is one of the prettiest city to visit while in Italy! Known for being one of the world’s fashionable city and famous for its haute couture, Milan is home to international famous fashion brands such as Gucci, Prada. And Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the testament to it! It is Italy’s oldest active shopping centre lined with high end boutiques (Louis Vuitton) and cafes! Be sure to visit if you’re into luxury shopping. Also, Piazza del Duomo, the landmark of Milan is a must visit! It is one of the largest churches in contemporary Europe, absolutely stunning and magnificent architecture! Might have quite a number of pigeons at the square! Overall, stunning and beautiful city that I would love to revisit!
#christmastrip #freehotelstay #historicallandmarks #familytrip #milan #italy
A spectacular city in Italy 🇮🇹
One of the special and unique city in Italy located in the North East side, and that’s Venice. This place is known for the romantic atmosphere, floating city and river.
Last week, I have been Venice and got the opportunity to explore around the city. One of the attractions, bridge of signs is really beautiful and I have captured the picture in there. Moreover, I have bought the water bus pass to go sightseeing in different point of the boat stop.
#tripcom #Venice #Italy
Lost in the centuries
In the heart of Milan, my journey through Duomo di Milano was a captivating blend of history, art, and breathtaking views. As I ascended the stairs to the terraces, the cityscape unfolded beneath me, a modern metropolis juxtaposed against the timeless beauty of the cathedral’s spires.
The sculptures adorning the exterior told tales of craftsmanship and dedication. Each intricately carved figure seemed to breathe life into the stone, whispering stories of the artisans who had left their mark over the centuries. It was a tangible connection to the past, a living testament to the city’s rich history.
Reaching the terraces, the panoramic view was nothing short of enchanting. Milan stretched out in all directions, a vibrant canvas of life and culture. The juxtaposition of ancient architecture against the backdrop of a modern cityscape created a visual symphony that left me in awe.
Inside the cathedral, the play of sunlight through stained glass bathed the space in a kaleidoscope of colors. The air was filled with a sense of reverence as I wandered through the vast interior, marveling at the intricate details of the chapels and the soaring arches above.
Duomo di Milano was not merely a structure; it was an immersive experience that transcended time. Each step carried me through centuries of history. Imagine, they spent over 6 centuries to build it! 😍Each glance revealed the artistry of those who had contributed to its creation. It was a day where the beauty of the view, the allure of the sculptures, and the richness of history converged, creating a memory etched in the tapestry of my traveling.
I definitely recommend to buy a tickets to the top 🔝 upstairs, it’s a pure beauty, combined with city view, which I explained above. :)
#freehotelstay#italy #italytrip #milano #duomomilano #milan #milancathedral
Italian touch on the streets🍕🍝🇮🇹
My Italian colleague recommended this place for super delicious homemade pasta and pizza.
If you have dinner there- get an Aperol spritz!!!
Quadrifoglio is the name of that restaurant.
During weekends this place might be very busy but it worth to wait and have an amazingly delicious pizza and glass of wine. Highly recommend!!!!!#Shanghai #autumn #lunch #italy #italianpasta #Italianpizza #homemadefood
Autumn at Botanical Garden Cagliari 🗺️
The Botanical Garden of Cagliari is a lush oasis that transports you from the bustling city to a serene natural haven. As a visitor, I was captivated by this botanical gem located in the heart of Cagliari.
The garden's location, just a short walk from the city center, makes it an easily accessible escape. Strolling through its tranquil paths, I discovered an exquisite collection of plants, from native Sardinian species to exotic specimens from around the world. The well-manicured landscapes are a testament to the garden's dedication to conservation and education.
The garden's attractions include a charming pond, historic greenhouses, and an arboretum, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely walk or a moment of relaxation. Nearby, you can explore Cagliari's archaeological museum, the Basilica of San Saturnino, and the historic district of Castello.
The Botanical Garden is a true treasure for nature enthusiasts, offering a harmonious blend of beauty, biodiversity, and tranquility within the vibrant city of Cagliari. #cagliari #italy #sardinia
Exploring the Eternal City in Italy 🇮🇹
Rome, often referred to as the eternal city! My recent trip to this historic city was an unforgettable experience that providing me an additional insight into this rich historical city.
One of the most beautiful place in Rome is Piazza Venezia. The ancient and the modern building are insane and when I walking by, I feel excited to see and can’t wait to explore !
#italy #境外遊 #tripcom #photography
🇮🇹 Lake Como-Must visit once in a lifetime
Wow wow wow! Lake Como is such a dreamy place that exceeds expectations. It is a destination with a pure beauty, a marvelous nature and breath-taking views. Every spot is so pleasing to eyes where I can walk, relax, discover the peace and enjoy the calm of an holiday. The cute little shops, small alley and the chilled vibes are so enjoyable. Sipping a cup of hot coffee, overlooking at the peaceful lake water, pondering about life, I think that’s the ultimate goal of travelling. #italy #lakecomo #explorer #timetotravel
Cathedral of Cagliari 🗺️
The Cathedral of Cagliari, also known as Cagliari Cathedral, is a majestic and spiritually resonant monument in the heart of Sardinia's capital. As a visitor, I was struck by the awe-inspiring architecture and historical significance of this cathedral.
Located in the heart of Cagliari's historic Castello district, the cathedral is a focal point of the city. Its stunning façade, with intricate carvings and a magnificent bell tower, is a testament to the city's rich heritage.
Inside, the cathedral's grandeur continues with its majestic nave and ornate chapels. The crypt houses the revered relics of Saint Ephysius, a significant figure in Sardinian history.
Surrounded by other attractions like the Royal Palace and the Archaeological Museum, the Cathedral of Cagliari is a must-visit for history enthusiasts and those seeking a spiritual connection. It's an architectural marvel and a cultural gem that encapsulates the essence of Cagliari's historical and spiritual legacy. #cagliari #italy #sardinia
Thinking of travelling to Italy? Time to go! 🌎
Italy is one of the famous country across the world. Why? As Italy known as food paradise, affordable prices, historical places and beautiful nature!
One of the most historical place in Italy is Rome . It is the capital city of Italy and this place is such an amazing place for visiting and you should add this country in your list.
The most stunning historical place is Vatican Museum, you can see loads of art inside and admire those arts from Ancient Rome !
Don’t wait, book your flight to Italy and explore more!
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Valley of the Temples Sicily 🗺️
The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily, is a mesmerizing testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek architecture. My visit to this archaeological wonder left me in awe of the past and the enduring legacy of Greek civilization.
Strolling through the valley, I marveled at the remarkably preserved temples, each with its unique character and history. The Temple of Concordia, with its towering columns, stands as a symbol of classical beauty and perfection.
The setting, overlooking the Sicilian countryside, adds to the enchantment. As the sun sets, the golden hues bathe the temples in a warm glow, creating a magical atmosphere.
The Valley of the Temples is not just a historical site; it's a spiritual and artistic experience. It's a place that makes history come alive, and I left with a profound appreciation for the timeless beauty of ancient Greece. #agrigento #italy #sicily
Basilica of San Vitale Ravenna 🏛️
The Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy, is an architectural gem that left an indelible mark on me. Its exquisite Byzantine design and remarkable mosaics are a testament to the artistry of a bygone era.
Upon entering, I was immediately struck by the resplendent mosaics that adorned the walls and ceilings. The intricate scenes depicting biblical stories and the stunning depiction of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora are nothing short of breathtaking.
The basilica's octagonal shape and elegant design create a sense of harmony and symmetry that adds to its allure. The play of light on the golden mosaics throughout the day enhances the spiritual atmosphere.
San Vitale is a place where history, art, and spirituality converge, offering a glimpse into the rich heritage of Ravenna and the Byzantine world. It's a must-visit for anyone with an appreciation for art and history. #italy #ravenna
The beautiful Parma Cathedral 🗺️
The Parma Cathedral, or the Duomo di Parma, is an exquisite masterpiece of Romanesque architecture that left me in awe. Located in the heart of Parma, Italy, this cathedral is a testament to the skill and artistry of its builders.
As I entered the cathedral, I was immediately struck by the sense of grandeur and spirituality that fills the space. The intricate sculptures, stunning frescoes, and the beautiful rose window captivated my senses.
The highlight, however, was the stunning Baptistry adjacent to the cathedral, a true gem of medieval architecture. Its interior is adorned with breathtaking frescoes by the renowned artist Benedetto Antelami.
Visiting the Parma Cathedral is a must for anyone exploring this charming Italian city. It's a place that transports you to another era and leaves you with a deep appreciation for the beauty of religious art and architecture. #italy #parma
Lavazza Museum Torino 🗺️
The Lavazza Museum in Turin, Italy, is a coffee lover's dream and a cultural gem all in one. My visit to this museum was a delightful journey through the history and artistry of coffee.
The museum's sleek and modern design provides a fantastic backdrop for its rich content. I was immersed in the world of coffee, from its origins to the intricate process of brewing. The interactive exhibits allowed me to engage all my senses, from smelling the coffee beans to tasting different blends.
The highlight was the coffee art gallery, showcasing the creative possibilities of coffee as a medium. It left me in awe of the talent and innovation within the coffee industry.
Visiting the Lavazza Museum is a must for both coffee enthusiasts and those seeking a unique cultural experience in Turin. It's a place that awakens your senses and deepens your appreciation for the beloved beverage. #italy #torino #museum #turin
Miramare Castle Trieste 🏰
Miramare Castle in Trieste, Italy, is an enchanting gem perched on the Adriatic coast. My visit to this magnificent palace was a journey into the opulence of the 19th century. The castle's white façade, set against the backdrop of the azure sea, is a sight to behold.
The interiors are a showcase of imperial grandeur, with sumptuously decorated rooms, fine art collections, and breathtaking sea views from every window. The beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the castle are a serene oasis, offering a perfect blend of formal and natural beauty.
What truly captivated me was the history of Maximilian and Charlotte, the former residents of Miramare. Their tragic story adds a poignant layer to this already captivating place.
Miramare Castle is a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts. It's a place that leaves you with a profound appreciation for art, history, and the sheer beauty of Italy's coastline. #trieste #italy #castle #instatravel
Unity of Italy Square 🗺️
The Unity of Italy Square, also known as Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia, is an awe-inspiring masterpiece located in Trieste, Italy. As I stood in this grand square, I was struck by its sheer size and breathtaking beauty.
The square faces the Adriatic Sea, offering stunning views of the water and the surrounding architecture. It's a place that exudes a sense of history and unity, with majestic buildings lining its sides.
The most iconic feature of the square is the stunning Town Hall, a magnificent neoclassical building that adds to the grandeur of the space. Surrounding cafes and restaurants provide the perfect vantage points for people-watching and savoring Italian cuisine.
Visiting the Unity of Italy Square is a must for anyone exploring Trieste. It's a place that evokes a sense of national pride and leaves you with a deep appreciation for the city's rich heritage and stunning vistas. #trieste #italy
Naples Zoo 🦏
The Naples Zoo, located in the beautiful city of Naples, Italy, is a charming and family-friendly attraction that offers a delightful escape into the world of wildlife. As I explored this zoo, I was pleasantly surprised by its well-maintained enclosures and the variety of animals it houses.
The zoo is home to a diverse range of species, from exotic big cats to playful primates. What sets it apart is the opportunity for close encounters with some of the animals, like the lemurs, which you can feed by hand.
The Naples Zoo also places a strong emphasis on conservation and education, making it an excellent place for visitors of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting our planet's biodiversity.
Visiting the Naples Zoo is a must for families and animal enthusiasts, offering a fun and educational experience while supporting conservation efforts. It's a place that leaves you with a sense of wonder and appreciation for the animal kingdom. #naples #italy #napoli
Baths of Caracalla 🏛️
The Baths of Caracalla in Rome are an awe-inspiring testament to the grandeur of ancient Roman engineering and luxury. As I walked through the colossal ruins of these thermal baths, I was transported to a time of opulence and relaxation.
The sheer scale of the complex is astounding, with massive walls and towering arches that once housed a series of baths, gymnasiums, gardens, and more. Exploring the vast ruins, it's easy to imagine the ancient Romans enjoying leisurely afternoons here.
What truly sets the Baths of Caracalla apart is their historical significance and the sense of walking in the footsteps of emperors and citizens of ancient Rome. The intricate mosaics and frescoes that have survived the centuries are a testament to the artistry of the time.
Visiting this archaeological wonder is a must for history enthusiasts and travelers seeking a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of ancient Rome. It's a place that leaves you with a deep appreciation for the city's rich past. #italy #rome
Park of the Appian Way 🗺️
The Park of the Appian Way (Parco della Via Appia Antica) in Rome, Italy, is a serene and historic oasis that offers a delightful escape from the bustling city. As I explored this ancient road, I was immersed in a captivating blend of nature and history.
The cobblestone path, flanked by towering pine trees and ancient ruins, creates a surreal atmosphere. Walking along the same road that ancient Romans used is a mesmerizing experience, and the well-preserved tombs and landmarks along the way offer glimpses into the past.
What truly sets the Park of the Appian Way apart is its tranquility. It's a place where you can escape the city's chaos and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Roman countryside.
This park is a must-visit for history buffs and nature lovers alike, leaving you with a deep appreciation for Rome's rich heritage and natural beauty. #italy #rome
Roman theatre Teano 🏛️
The Roman Theatre in Teano, Italy, is a captivating historical treasure that offers a remarkable journey into the past. Stepping into this ancient amphitheater, I was instantly transported to a time when the Romans gathered here for entertainment and cultural events.
The theatre's well-preserved structure, with its stone seats and stage, is a testament to the architectural prowess of the Romans. It's awe-inspiring to imagine the performances and gatherings that once took place in this very spot.
What truly sets the Roman Theatre in Teano apart is its sense of history and the feeling of connection to a bygone era. As you explore the site, you can't help but marvel at the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the ancient Romans.
Teano's Roman Theatre is a must-visit for history enthusiasts and travelers seeking to immerse themselves in Italy's rich past. It's a place that leaves you with a profound appreciation for the cultural heritage of this region. #italy #teano
Medieval farmhouse - Balsignano 🏛️
The Casale Medievale di Balsignano is a hidden gem nestled in the enchanting Italian countryside near Gubbio, Umbria. As I explored this medieval farmhouse, I was transported back in time to a place of rustic charm and tranquility.
The casale's stone walls and traditional architecture exude a timeless beauty, and its scenic location overlooking rolling hills and forests is simply breathtaking. It's a perfect retreat for those seeking a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
What truly sets the Casale Medievale di Balsignano apart is its authenticity. From the cozy interiors to the surrounding gardens, you can feel the history and heritage that permeate every corner.
This hidden gem is a must-visit for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience in the Italian countryside. It's a place that leaves you with cherished memories of serenity and the beauty of medieval Italy. #italy #bari #apulia #modugno
The Basilica of St. Anthony 🏛️
The Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy, is a sublime testament to both architectural grandeur and spiritual significance. Stepping inside this magnificent basilica, I was immediately awestruck by its Gothic and Romanesque beauty.
The interior is a masterpiece of art and devotion, with intricate frescoes, exquisite altars, and sculptures that inspire reverence. The tomb of St. Anthony is a focal point, drawing pilgrims and admirers from across the globe.
What truly sets the Basilica of St. Anthony apart is the palpable sense of spirituality and tranquility that envelops you as you explore its hallowed halls. It's a place where history, faith, and art converge to create a deeply moving experience.
The basilica's surroundings, including the charming square, add to its allure. A visit here is a must for anyone in Padua, leaving you with a profound appreciation for its cultural and spiritual significance. #padova #italy #padua
Chinatown Milan 🗺️
Chinatown in Milan is a bustling and culturally rich neighborhood that offers a delightful escape into the heart of Chinese tradition and cuisine. As I wandered through its vibrant streets, I was immediately enveloped in the sights, sounds, and flavors of this dynamic enclave.
The colorful storefronts, adorned with Chinese characters, create a vivid atmosphere that transports you to a different world. The lively markets, filled with exotic ingredients and trinkets, invite exploration and discovery.
What truly sets Chinatown Milan apart is its culinary scene. The array of authentic Chinese restaurants, serving everything from dim sum to Sichuan hotpot, is a food lover's paradise.
Chinatown is a must-visit for those seeking a multicultural experience and a taste of China in the heart of Milan. It's a place that leaves you with a sense of cultural immersion and a satisfied palate, making it a delightful addition to the city's diverse landscape. #milan #italy #chinatown
Archaeological Park of Herculaneum 🗺️🏛️
The Archaeological Park of Herculaneum is an awe-inspiring journey back in time that left me profoundly moved. As I walked through the well-preserved ruins of this ancient Roman city, buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, I felt like a time traveler.
The site's meticulous excavation and restoration efforts bring to life the opulence and everyday life of the Roman elite. The beautifully preserved frescoes, intricate mosaics, and remarkably intact structures are nothing short of remarkable.
What truly sets the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum apart is its sense of intimacy and authenticity. It's less crowded than its famous neighbor, Pompeii, allowing for a more immersive experience and a deeper connection to the past.
Visiting this archaeological wonder is a must for history enthusiasts and anyone seeking a profound understanding of ancient Roman civilization. It's a place that leaves you in awe of the enduring legacy of Herculaneum and the devastating power of nature. #ercolano #naples #italy #herculaneum #southitaly
Plebiscito Market 🗺️
Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples is an awe-inspiring and monumental square that embodies the grandeur of this historic Italian city. As I stood in the midst of this vast open space, I was immediately struck by the sense of history and the sheer scale of its architecture.
The square is framed by impressive landmarks, including the Royal Palace of Naples and the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, which create a stunning backdrop. The open expanse of the square itself invites leisurely walks, gatherings, and cultural events.
What truly sets Piazza del Plebiscito apart is its role as a gathering place for locals and tourists alike. It's a vibrant hub of activity, whether it's hosting concerts, festivals, or simply providing a space for people to enjoy the city's ambiance.
Piazza del Plebiscito is a must-visit when exploring Naples, offering a grandiose introduction to the city's rich heritage and a sense of awe-inspiring beauty that stays with you long after you've left. #italy #naples
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum 🏛️
The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan is a remarkable treasure trove of art, history, and culture that left me utterly captivated. As I explored its meticulously restored Renaissance palace, I was transported back in time to a bygone era of Italian aristocracy.
The museum's collection is a testament to the Bagatti Valsecchi brothers' passion for art and their commitment to preserving the past. From exquisite paintings to intricate furniture and decorative arts, each room is a feast for the eyes.
What truly sets the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum apart is its immersive experience. The painstaking attention to detail in recreating historical interiors is astonishing, making it feel like you've stepped into a living museum.
The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is a must-visit for art aficionados, history buffs, and anyone seeking a glimpse into Milan's aristocratic past. It's a place that leaves you with a profound appreciation for artistry, heritage, and the romance of bygone eras. #italy #Milan #Lombardia
Indro Montanelli Gardens 🗺️
Indro Montanelli Gardens in Milan is a charming urban retreat that captures the essence of the city's elegance and tranquility. As I stepped into this beautiful park, I was immediately struck by its refined atmosphere and the sense of serenity it offers.
The park's lush greenery, tranquil pathways, and decorative fountains create a perfect setting for a leisurely stroll or a moment of relaxation. The historical statues and sculptures sprinkled throughout add to its cultural richness.
What truly sets Indro Montanelli Gardens apart is its location within Milan's bustling center. It's a peaceful oasis amid the urban hustle, a place where you can escape the city's noise without leaving its heart.
Indro Montanelli Gardens is a must-visit for both locals and visitors, offering a serene interlude within the vibrant city. It's a hidden gem that leaves you with a sense of tranquility and appreciation for Milan's unique blend of nature and culture. #Milan #italy #Lombardia
Milan under tha rain is still beautiful! 🌧️
I went to Milan for a weekend with my husband and my little Momo (a 10-months-old Labrador) and we still enjoyed walking around even if there was rain. Italy is super accomodating fow what it concerned to dogs that even it she was really wet we were able to go into restaurants and cafés. We visited the city by foot, enjoy every little thing we found on our way. Amazing. #localescapes #timetotravel #milan #italy #summervacation
Venice - the beauty of Italy
Let your intuition guides you, follow your instinct, keep your eyes open for any details. Quiet canals, residential areas, discrete hidden gardens, renovated palaces, the city host more that you would ever imagine. Take the time to enjoy the local way, far away from the touristic stops. Venice will never stop to surprise you! Grazie mille 💙
#venice #italy #explore #architecture #canals #romantic
🇮🇹Palermo's Enchanting Alleys!🌈🌍
Palermo and its alleyways are a unique experience that I had the privilege of living. This charming city in Sicily captures the heart with its historic beauty and vibrant character.
The narrow and winding alleys of Palermo are like a labyrinth of stories and cultures. You can get lost for hours, discovering lively markets, ancient churches, and authentic restaurants serving local delicacies. The atmosphere is filled with energy and authenticity.
Palermo is a city that embraces the past and present in a fascinating way. From the majestic Norman palaces to the vibrant street murals, this city is an irresistible mix of history and creativity.
Furthermore, the hospitality of the Palermitans is warm and welcoming. I had the opportunity to taste some of the most delicious Sicilian dishes and learn more about the local culture.
In short, Palermo and its alleyways are a hidden treasure that I highly recommend exploring. It's an unforgettable journey through the history, culture, and cuisine of Sicily.#palermo #TravelInspiration #trip #italy
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