Exploring Alberobello, the capital of the curious cone-roofed drystone dwellings

Alberobello, the capital of the trulli, is located at the edge of the beautiful Valle d’Itria, in the Puglia region of Italy, at the crossroad of the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto. The town and surrounding countryside is characterized … 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

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