Top 5 most amazing and unusual Chapels in Italy

1. Cave chapel of Genga (Marche)   In 1971 a group of speleologists from Ancona discovered a complex system of remarkable karst caves in the municipality of Genga. The cave system, known as Frasassi grottos, is the largest in Europe. … Continue reading

Top 10 most unique churches of Italy

1. Multicolored, russian orthodox Church (San Remo, Liguria) The multicolored Russian Orthodox church of Christ the Savior, St. Catherine and St. Seraph was built for the Russian nobility that, following the example of Tsarin Maria Alexandrovna, had chosen the little … Continue reading

Top 10 most beautiful and famous villas of Italy

(updated June 9, 2014) 1. Villa Rufolo, Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Campania Villa Rufolo is located in the historic center of Ravello. Built in the 13th century by the wealthy Rufolo family, a member of which was cited by Boccaccio in … Continue reading

7 unusual and legendary walls of Italy

While Italy is known for its many historic walls – Roman, Etruscan, Norman and Aragonese, among others – some Italian towns feature walls which have acquired fame for rather original and unusual reasons: walls of fame, love walls, challenging walls … Continue reading

Top 10 Italian castles turned into hotels

Updated June 24, 2015 The following list includes castles and historic buildings, which have all been beautifully restored and renovated into hotels, while retaining all the features of their original medieval or Renaissance architecture. Five of these castle hotels are … Continue reading

Living nativity scenes in Italy (Live Christmas crèches)

(updated december 2013)   Many towns in Italy celebrate the centuries-old Italian tradition of Christmas crèches with traditional wooden or ceramic statues, but some villages are so keen on the tradition that the roles are performed by local people. The … Continue reading

Top 10 best ski resorts in Italy

With its top class infrastructures, wonderful scenery and après-ski scene, Italy is a popular Winter destination among skiers, snowboarders, free-riders and aficionados of cross-country ski. Good skiing and winter sports can be found in at least five different regions of … Continue reading