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The climate of the Dolomites: when to go to the Dolomites

The Dolomites are located in the northeastern part of Italy and its territory is divided almost equally between Trentino, Veneto and Alto Adige. The Dolomites are famous for skiing in winter and mountaineering, trekking, cycling, and other activities in the open in summer, spring and autumn. The climate of the Dolomites is the classic alpine climate but due to the ...

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Florence climate: when to go to Florence

The climate of the city of Florence is a mixed climate between the Mediterranean climate and continental climate. The city undergoes marine influences from the Tyrrhenian Sea, which make the winters not too cold, and the continental influences, that are evident in the summer with high temperatures also caused by the city’s position largely surrounded by hills that block the ...

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Sicily climate: when to go to Sicily

Island located in the middle of the Mediterranean, Sicily has a typical Mediterranean climate made of long hot and dry summers and short mild winters. In the interior highlands and in the reliefs, however, the benefits of the Mediterranean climate is significantly reduced. The average maximum temperatures reach up to values around 30 ° C during July and August, while ...

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Lombardy what to see: the tourist attractions

Located at the center of the Po Valley, Lombardy is the most industrialized region in Italy, its capital is the city of Milan. Lombardy is bordered to the north by the Canton Ticino and the Canton of Grisons which are part of Switzerland, while in the east are Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, to the south lies Emilia-Romagna and to the west ...

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Lazio what to see: the tourist attractions

Lazio is the region where it is located the city of Rome, Italy’s capital city and the ancient capital of one of the largest and most powerful empires in history. Lazio, which to the west is bathed by the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, bordered to the north with Tuscany and Umbria, to the north-east with Marche, to the east with Abruzzo and ...

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Capri: the jewel island of the Gulf of Naples

The island of Capri is located in Campania, and is one of the many islands of the Bay of Naples. Capri is located about 30 km from Naples and covers an area of about 10.4 square kilometers. The island is divided into two municipalities: Capri and Anacapri, which have a total resident population of over 12,000 inhabitants. The island territory ...

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Campania what to see: the tourist attractions

Campania (13,590 km²) is a region in southern Italy located between Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, and Basilicata to the south-east. The ancient Romans called this Italian region “Campania Felix” which means “prosperous Campania”, thanks to the richness and fertility of the volcanic soil. Campania is today the second Italian region by population (5,835,000), ...

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Basilicata climate: when to go to Basilicata

Basilicata is a southern Italian region with a mediterranean climate along the coast and a continental climate in the interior with winter snowfalls in mountainous areas. The climate of the region varies greatly according to the geographical location and the topography of the area. The region is affected by the presence and the proximity with three maritime versants: Tyrrhenian, Adriatic ...

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Abruzzo what to see: the tourist attractions

Abruzzo is a region in south-central Italy, it has made historically part of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, for this historical reason it’s often considered a region of Southern Italy. The region is bordered to the north with the Marches, to the west with Lazio and to the south with Molise. The largest city of the region is Pescara, situated in the middle ...

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Calabria climate: when to go to Calabria

The climate of Calabria is strongly influenced not only by the presence of the sea but also by altitude and the presence of mountains. The climate type of coastal areas of the region is the Mediterranean climate. But between the two coasts, there are considerable differences in temperature and rainfall. The interior mountain areas have a typical mountain climate with ...

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Sardegna what to see: the tourist attractions

Sardinia is located almost in the center of the western Mediterranean, between the Balearic Islands, the Italian Peninsula, Corsica and Africa. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily. The Sardinian coasts which extend for over 1,800 kilometers are generally high and rocky, but also have numerous beaches of fine white sand, the island is indeed renowned for its ...

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia what to see: the tourist attractions

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a region located in northeastern Italy, it is bordered to the east with Slovenia, and to the north with Austria, while to the west lies the Veneto and in the south the Adriatic Sea. The territory of Friuli-Venezia Giulia has undergone major changes with the end of the Second World War, as Italy has lost most of Venezia Giulia, ...

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Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe

The Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe is located about 5 km from the center of Ravenna. The basilica was built by Giuliano Argentario on the orders of Archbishop Ursicino during the first half of the sixth century A.D. The consecration of the Basilica took place on May 9th of the eighth year after the council of Basel, that is in ...

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Ravenna: the city of mosaics

Located in the plain of Romagna, near the Adriatic Sea, Ravenna is a world famous tourist destination. Classe, the port of Ravenna, was during the Roman Empire the main strategic port in the eastern Mediterranean. Ravenna was the seat of the Roman Empire in the fifth century A.D., the seat of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths in the sixth century ...

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Tuscany what to see: the tourist attractions

Tuscany is one of Italy’s north-central region, located along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which has a common border with Liguria in the north-west, Emilia Romagna to the north, the Marche and Umbria to the east, and Lazio to the south. The region is characterized by a flat area crossed by the Arno river and its tributaries, where there are ...

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Marche what to see: the tourist attractions

The Marches is a region in north-central Italy which it lies along the Adriatic Sea between Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Abruzzo. The coast stretches for over 170 km and is mostly flat and smooth, with the exception of the coast north of Pesaro and the Conero promontory, south of Ancona. The interior of the region is hilly and mountainous, ...

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Molise climate: when to go to Molise

Molise has mainly two types of climate: a continental climate in the inland areas and a mediterranean climate along the Mediterranean coast. Much of the territory of Molise has a cold and harsh climate in winter with frequent snowfalls. The summers are hot and dry. The narrow coastal strip has a milder climate with extremely hot summers and mild winters. Along ...

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Liguria climate: when to go to Liguria

The climate of Liguria is Mediterranean, influenced by its location between the mountains and the sea. The sea affects the climate of Liguria mitigating temperatures and causing that long the coast winters are never rigid. Even the mountains that shelter the region from cold winds from the north contribute to ensure that the region has a mild climate for most of the ...

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Tellaro: a charming seaside village in the Gulf of Poets

Tellaro, charming fishing village overlooking the Gulf of La Spezia, is a small fraction of the town of Lerici, from which is a few kilometers to the southeast. The village is accessible by car via a single road that from Lerici runs through the villages of Maralunga and Fiascherino. Founded in the Middle Ages, probably in the fourteenth century, the village was ...

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Liguria what to see: the tourist attractions

Nestled between the sea and the Apennine mountains, in the north-western side of Italy, Liguria is a region projected on the sea, the sea connects the region with the rest of the world. The Ligurian are a people of sailors, Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of America, was born in this land, and here is the most important Italian port and one of the ...

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Portovenere: ancient seaside village near Cinque Terre

Portovenere is a wonderful seaside village of Roman origin, but which developed in the Middle Ages as a bulwark of the Republic of Genoa against the hated enemy Pisa. The picturesque village of Portovenere is located at the end of the rocky peninsula that closes to the west the Gulf of La Spezia, in front of the peninsula are also ...

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Portofino: the most popular mundane resort of Liguria

Portofino is a small coastal town on the eastern Liguria, which has become a famous place to be frequented by the elite tourism. The village retains its medieval appearance arranged along the harbor, which was once the center of the maritime activities of the borough, and is now the center console of this charming popular tourist center. The fishing village ...

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