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How to survive Florence

Our road trip in central Italy was coming to an end, and we were eager to come to discover one of Europe’s most historic, enticing...

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World Heritage #0789 – Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

Tuscany is full of picturesque old cities awaiting to be explored – and tourists are not hesitant to do so. Pienza is one of the...

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The essence of Tuscany from Pienza to Florence

This is the third article from a road trip in central Italy. This was going to be a long day and highly exaggerated in terms of ambitions,...

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World Heritage #0990 – Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites

The magnificent basilica dominating the north-west part of the hillside town of Assisi is accompanied by four less important religious...

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Almost spoiled visits to Spoleto, Assisi, Urbino and Cortona

This is the second chapter from a road trip in central Italy. A string of very tempting cities were coming up in Umbria and Toscana...

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Getting a digital detox in Italy

This is the first article from a road trip in central Italy. Our objective was to look up UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this part of the...

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PICS – Italy

This is a collection of picture galleries from Italy, the result of trips to different parts of the country over many years. Consult...

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VIDEO – Italy – Milano

The capital of northern Italia (Italy) is a major city when it comes to finance, fashion and football. Here are 11 highlights from the...

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Getting to know the city of Milano

Following a successful excursion to Lake Como and Crespi d’Adda, the capital of northern Italy was coming up. A modern city with...

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VIDEO – Italy – Milan – Last Supper

“The Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci” is no....

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World Heritage #0093 – Santa Maria delle Grazie (Last Supper)

The world’s second most famous painting, by a universal genius. That is the gem hidden inside this convent in Milan. The UNESCO...

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VIDEO – Italy – Lake Como

Some say that Lake Como (Lago di Como) is the most beautiful of the northern Italian lakes. We visited the town of Como and drove along...

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VIDEO – Italy – Crespi d’Adda

“Crespi d’Adda” is no. 730 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is an outstanding example of the 19th- and early...

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The Lakes Region north of Milano

This started out as a weekend football trip to Milan’s San Siro stadium and ended up with complementary visits to the beautiful Lago...

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World Heritage #0730 – Crespi d’Adda

There are not many factory towns on the UNESCO list, this one in northern Italy is a fascinating one. The UNESCO World Heritage List...

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A day trip to Sicilia

This is the story of a single day side trip from Malta to Sicily and the beautiful village of Taormina, a world heritage coastal region,...

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World Heritage #1427 – Mount Etna

There have been eruptions from this Sicilian volcano for 500,000 years, and there was one on my visit as well. The UNESCO World Heritage...

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VIDEO – Italy – Sicilia – Taormina & Etna

A video visit to the picturesque Sicilian town of Taormina and a short stop on the erupting volcano of Etna. Read the full story here.    ...

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A vacation in Roma & Toscana

A stopover in Rome and two weeks in romantic Tuscany (Toscana) was irresistible for the family. For us grown-ups it would be a coming back...

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World Heritage #0550 – Historic Centre of San Gimignano

One of several Renaissance towns in northern Italy with medieval remains, San Gimignano’s towers are unique. The UNESCO World...

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VIDEO – Italy – Toscana – San Gimignano

“The Historic Centre of San Gimignano” in Tuscany is no. 550 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Audio: “Recondita...

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VIDEO – Italy – Toscana – Siena

The famous Tuscan “Historic City of Siena” is no. 717 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List stating that it is the embodiment...

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VIDEO – Italy – Toscana – Montepulciano

Montepulciano is a typical Tuscan town in a famous wine district. Audio: “Con te Partiro” performed by Andrea Bocelli. Read...

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VIDEO – Italy – Rome

“The Historic Centre of Rome” is no. 91 and “Vatican City” is no. 286 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This...

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World Heritage #0394 – Venice and its Lagoon

A sinking city is left to rot. Seemingly. There is a constant fight against the forces of nature going on in this splendid city of...

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