Day trips & excursions

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Exploring by Sea: Cinque Terre and Porto Venere.

Cinque Terre |

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.

Scary Monsters: Horror Films, Festivals and Eerie Destinations

Siena |

Whether it’s the release of dopamine and endorphins or something else, people like to be scared. The rising popularity of escape rooms and horror films receiving mainstream recognition indicates people enjoy fear in controlled dosages. Birthplace to famous horror directors like Dario Argento and Mario Bava, Italy has a dark underbelly with destinations and events for the fearful and fearless alike. If ghostly tours, ghastly sites or scary festivals tickle the ‘scary’ bone, give Cultural Italy a ‘scream’.

Tutta Colpa Della Luna: Teatro Sociale Di Como’s Moon Inspired Season

Teatro Sociale Como |

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Como’s theatre Teatro Sociale announces a whole season with the moon as its inspiration. Taking history’s ‘small step for man, a big step for humanity’ as inspiration, the season explores uncharted territory, with historical relevance and glimpses into the mysterious.

Tropea: Italy’s Best Beach

Tropea |

Tropea is known the world over for its’ breathtaking beach. White sand, crystal clear water, spectacular rocky cliff and a lot of history. Tropea beach, located on the tip of the Italy’s “boot” and washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea, is a mind blowing place not to miss if you are planning to visit Italy this summer.

Mt. Etna

Mt. Etna |

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.

Silent Paradise: Limone sul Garda

Limone sul Garda |

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.

Toys As You Have Never Seen Them Before: Doll Museum in Angera / Lake Maggiore

Angera - Lake Maggiore |

Even if you are not a baby anymore, you will love this museum. Thousands of dolls, from giant to impossibly small ones, all decorated with incredible details, filling up the historical Castle Rocca Borromea di Angera located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.

Sore High Up In The Sky: Birdly Flight Simulator In 5VIE

Milano |

At Palazzo Litta in the heart of 5VIE design district on the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2019 you can find “Simulazione Milanese” by Birdly, a technologic bird flight simulator. Lay on it and fly! Swiss-designed “Simulazione Milanese” is a modern interpretation of Plato’s cave allegory, in which the cave is replaced by a giant birdcage hanging over Milan.

Celebrations For Leonardo: 500 Year Anniversary Celebrates Da Vinci’s Life

Leonardo da Vinci |

Genius. The definition is the embodiment for Leonardo Da Vinci. Celebrated artist, inventor and thinker, this year marks the 500th anniversary of his death, with celebrations and events around the world. Across his home country are celebrations and events giving a glimpse into Da Vinci’s brilliance. With so many events to choose from, here is a sampling, starting in his home town: VINCI

15.000 Butterflies Invade Historical Milanese Palazzo

Milano |

You will definitely have chills entering this magic space. 15,000 black butterflies dramatically cover the whole interior of the historical Milanese apartment at Fondazione Adolfo Pini in the heart of Brera Design District. Entitled “Black Cloud” this is a site specific art installation created by the Mexican artist Carlos Amorales.