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Exploring: Cinque Terre and Porto Venere.

Exploring: Cinque Terre and Porto Venere.

DAY TRIP
Cinque Terre remains a remote jewel in the heart of the Mediterranean. There is a long history of the families that have lived in these five ‘lands’ who have fought hard to keep these towns owned by the people who dwell here. Once only accessible by sea, this rugged coastline is a perfect place to take a sailing tour to see the terraced green hills, explore ancient villages and discover beautiful natural wonders.

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Frascati & Roman Castles Tour

Frascati & Roman Castles Tour

1/2 DAY TOUR
Explore the Roman Hills; enjoy the typical Frascati and other wines! This tour includes an overview of Castel Gandolfo, summer residence of the Pope; the towns of Albano, Genzano, Ariccia, Nemi, Rocca di Papa; and Frascati with stop for wine tasting.

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Oasi di Sant’Alessio : Animals in an Ancient Italian Fortress Near Milan

Oasi di Sant’Alessio : Animals in an Ancient Italian Fortress Near Milan

DAY TRIP
Wild, beautiful and dangerous animals in an ancient Italian Castle? Crocodiles, piranha, toadfish and many other beasts are just a part of the colorful and blooming jungle of Oasi Sant’Alessio. You can find this amazing green maze just about 40 minutes away from Milan. This incredible Oasi was found in 1973 on the lands of the fascinating fortress of Sant’Alessio built back in far 1413.

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Mt. Etna

Mt. Etna

MOTHER EARTH RUMBLES
Mount Etna, is a spectacular place to visit for scientists and tourists alike who are looking to see the forces of nature at work. And while the unfortunate eruption at Mount Stromboli makes residents and tourists fearful, there are many reasons to continue to explore Etna. And while events like the Stromboli eruption are unpredictable, Cultural Italy relies on the expertise from the nature guides on Etna. These experts get their information directly from the Visitor’s Center on Etna, which provides educational and research services to tourists and scientists and is open year-round.

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Silent Paradise: Limone sul Garda

Silent Paradise: Limone sul Garda

DAY TRIP
Silent, relaxing and surrounded by steep rocky cliffs from one side and waters of Italy’s largest lake from the other, Limone sul Garda is an unbelievable escape from busy cities, traffic and crowds. Not to mention the pure mountain air, crystal clear lake, spectacular views and picturesque promenades.

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Liguria: On a Rock Alone

Liguria: On a Rock Alone

DESTINATION
Liguria – Amazing sea, breathtaking landscapes and Italian architecture indeed magnetize a lot people. Yet, if you are an adventurous soul, it doesn’t take a lot to find a very intimate, almost private paradise veiled from regular sightseers.

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Turin: The First Capital

Turin: The First Capital

DAY TRIP
Piedmont’s main city and one of Italy’s most unsung cities – will surprise and fascinate you. The first capital in 1861 (when Italy was unified and became a kingdom) it still exudes the atmosphere of that époque, thanks to its austere yet elegant architecture and the historic and literary cafés.

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