Day trips & excursions

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Presepe (the Nativity Scene) takes its origins from the Christian tradition and represents nothing else but the Holy Night when baby Jesus was born. The biggest Presepe is in Manarola, Cinque Terre in Liguria. Listed by Guinness Book of Records, it covers the entire Tre Croci hill and consists of 300 real-scale statuettes, 17 thousand light bulbs and over 8 km of electric cables. Truly impressive!

Marina Abramović: for the first time in Italy, at Palazzo Strozzi


The great Marina Abramović is coming to Italy, and the first exhibition of one of the most celebrated and controversial personalities of contemporary art, is taking place in Florence, at Palazzo Strozzi.
And it gets better. On September 22nd, at 3.30pm, the artist will be the protagonist of the special event Marina Abramović Speaks, organized by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

A Green Escape on the Liguria Coast

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This garden counts over 5,800 plant species. It measures 18,800 hectares you will need the whole day to explore it. Besides a huge variety of medicinal and fruit plants coming from different climatic zones of the world, it also has a spectacular view of the sea, an elegant villa, the Europe’s longest pergola with stone pillars, numerous elegant fountains and the sea-view terraces!

POMPEII THEATRUM MUNDI: Ancient theatre among the ancient ruins

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For theater lovers, “the First Edition of the Festival of Ancient Drama” is an opportunity to see five masterpieces of ancient drama in a venue that was built in 55 BC.

Under the Yellow Hood: Ferrari Museum in Modena

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These cars are for millionaires. So expensive that sometimes it is hard to believe that people actually buy them. Indeed, there is no chance to get a Ferrari just like that off the assembly line. They are individual luxury products that the majority of us can only dream about … or see, touch and even test if you are planning to visit Modena.

Duomo di Genova

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Genoa, the capital of Liguria, has the second busiest port and is the sixth largest city in Italy. One of the most beautiful cathedrals if found here. The Duomo di Genova or Cattedrale di San Lorenzo was consecrated in 1118. Updated and embellished through the centuries, today it is famous for its almost two bell towers, a catchy façade, Gothic portals and stunning marble decorations.

Piazza Ducale in Vigevano

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134 meters long by 48 meters wide, and surrounded by continuous arcades on its three sides, this giant piazza in Vigevano seems to be almost out of scale. It is really surprising indeed that such a tiny town possesses such a spectacular and epic city square. Impressive, however not only in terms of its dimensions, but relevant also for its stunning architecture.