Why Italy is in love with their Vespa mopeds.
One of the most iconic modes of transport in Italy is the Vespa moped. Meaning ‘wasp’ in Italian, the Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in Pontedera, Italy in 1946 to a full line of scooters. After World War II, Italy had its aircraft industry seriously restricted in both capability and capacity, and with the disastrous state of the roads, meaning a lack of development of automobiles, the country was looking for a modern transport option which they were in urgent need of. This is where the Vespa came in.
It’s time to break through procrastination and book your 2017 vacation this weekend using some amazing Cyber-Monday travel sales.
Cyber-Monday has become THE one day to book travel at discounted prices. Yes, we all plan to run away to the ski mountains or blissful sunny beaches this winter, but perhaps we’ll think about that later after the holidays are behind us. Well, be aware if you wait that long, the great deals that come along once a year on Black-Friday/Cyber-Monday will be off the table.
Surely nowhere else on earth are there as many celebratory festivals as there are in Europe each year. For centuries local cultures have gathered to honor and celebrate everything from gaming competitions to religious holidays, to cultural traditions and even an abundance of beloved food items. The result is a kaleidoscope of festivals worthy of your participation.
Here’s a look at some of Europe’s most popular festival gatherings month by month:
In this age where most everything is turning digital, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Books are still your best travel companion for quick, well researched, destination information. DK Eyewitness Travel has just released their newly redesigned Top 10 Guides in a streamlined size that’s perfect for throwing in your backpack or travel bag. Any avid travelers knows that DK Eyewitness Travel guidebooks have always been well known for their succinct information coupled with lots of maps, photos and illustrations.
A feast for the senses – Annual Food Festivals of Italy
Italian food culture really is something special. It’s not just the simplicity of flavours and the pride in fresh ingredients that permeates the everyday eating experience here, but the relish with which these are served – food is not merely to feed the body, but the soul – and in particular the soul of the family and the community. Even in these fast food, global-busy days there is still a sense in Italy that real food is important to take time for.
When I mention to others that I live in Italy, I usually receive glares full of jealously and sighs expressing some unfulfilled dreams. Why does Italy seem idyllic to so many people I meet? This is a question I’ve been asking myself for a while now, and I think I finally found the answer. Italians are proud to be Italians and they do everything to cultivate their strong national, regional and local cultures.
Here are 8 essential tips to help you survive the Italian peculiarities, strange habits and a daily dose of the absurd.
4 Best Places For Romantic Souvenir Photos in Rome
On checking out the list of best romantic destinations in the world, Rome is sure to find a place among the top 3 locations. Though many opine that Paris is the city for lovers, Rome too has its own unique charm and you should not miss. Rome is termed the Eternal City and it stands as a wonderful place to capture a photo of your eternal love.
Viator.com, the web’s most popular website for booking sightseeing tours around the globe has announced a great end-of-summer sale. Select sightseeing tour tickets in some of Europe’s most popular destinations can be booked at a discount during August and used throughout 2014.
A honeymoon in Italy has it all: culturally rich cities, ancient treasures, contemporary art, cozy wine bars and panoramic vistas that create romantic backdrops. It’s one of the world’s premiere honeymoon destinations for good reason: Italy has everything you’ll ever want for the perfect getaway with the person you love most.
The country’s beauty and popularity attracts millions of visitors each year. Its allure comes mainly from its historical significance, its aura of high taste and its natural beauty. However, this same popularity has its drawbacks: Italy’s classy reputation and relative distance can intimidate couples who are working with a tight budget.
If you’ve visited Rome for the first time, chances are you’ve seen Rome’s architectural marvels, the Coliseum, St. Peter’s, Trevi Fountain and its other famed and fabled tourist attractions. But if you’re willing to get away from the crowds and discover some unusual tourist attractions, you’ll be rewarded with a some very special glimpses life in the eternal city. Consider adding some of these intriguing Roman sites to your itinerary:
All of my favorites are included! Just in time for the new iPhone 5, free apps for the very ‘best of ‘ are being offered free of charge for Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, and Rome by Lonely Planet, one the most respected travel publishers in the world. Lonely Planet has earned the reputation of […]
Have you ever watched an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and wished you were sitting in that red Camaro riding along with Guy Fieri, nibbling and chatting your way down the road? Or perhaps you’ve watched a PBS special and fantasized about exploring a wilderness region with the host. Well perk up…. there’s a […]
Make the most of your end-of-year holidays and spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve abroad. As well as the big city celebrations around the world, some hostels have also arranged parties on-site to create a friendly and festive atmosphere. Party where you’re sleeping and there will be no expensive taxis home or late night waits for the bus.
Beware The Speed Monitoring Traffic Machine! It seems the exuberant Italians have a new love, the inexpensive speed monitoring traffic machine! After the introduction of this nifty traffic snapping photography machine a few years ago, Italian authorities have become true devotees of this technology – snapping photos of unsuspecting motorists going a mile or two […]
This sale from Alitalia really grabbed our attention! Imagine spending a romantic weekend strolling the cobbled streets and lanes of Rome with your heart’s desire. Stop for a cappuccino here, pick up a chic leather handbag there, oh new butter soft leather gloves? – well of course!…, and then let’s meander into a gelaterie to […]
Local food markets give a glimpse into the soul of a destination. The crops that local farmers grow and the culinary creations that food artisans produce speak to the history of the location and the traditions of its citizens. Nothing is more pleasing and engrossing than roaming among the stalls of a neighborhood farmer’s market […]
The ancient world meets the virtual world in the famous Diocletian Baths in Rome. Open for just a month, this new venture invites visitors to immerse themselves in a virtual world where they walk the streets of ancient Rome while exploring public buildings and a regal villa. The virtual reconstruction, which cost more than $1.1 […]