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Travel & Cycling: 87-Mile Lake Garda, Italy Bike Path Opens In 2021 – “Gorgeous”

The 140-km bike path will offer amazing views over Italy’s largest lake and the mountains that surround it. It is expected to attract many bike enthusiasts who already travel to the area to ride on the Dolomites paths.

It will circle beautiful Lake Garda in northern Italy from Capo Reamol on the lake’s western shore to Limone sul Garda at the border with Trentino. The path crosses three regions, Lombardy, Trentino and Veneto and uses both existing cycling tracks and newly built paths.  

Lake Garda is already a paradise for those who love exploring on a bike; from 2021, even more so, as the so-called Garda by Bike project, is scheduled to be completed. 

The project has been in the works for two years and the stretch that is yet to be completed promises to be one of the most spectacular as it’s built right above the lake, next to cliffs that almost jut out into the water.  

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The path is suitable for everyone as it’s 2.5 meters wide and doesn’t have any particularly steep section. It can be biked on both road and mountain bikes. The speed limit is 30 km per hour. 

And if you don’t like biking, no worries: the path includes a pedestrian lane for those who prefer walking.  

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Timelapse Travel: ‘Campo Imperatore’, Italy (Video)

Filmed and Edited by: Giovanni Lattanzi

Magic vision of Campo Imperatore plateau, in Italy. An amazing timelapse video, entirely shooted in night time, both with or without moon. Tha dance of the cloud and fog, the run of stars and milky way.

Campo Imperatore is a mountain grassland or alpine meadow formed by a high basin shaped plateau located above Gran Sasso massif, the largest plateau of Apennine ridge. Known as “Little Tibet”, it is located in Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, near L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy.

Travel: The ‘Top 100 Cities In Europe’ (Video)

The cities of Europe remain unmatched to the rest of the world! From the canals of Venice, to the Ancient ruins of Athens, it’s impossible to beat the history and architecture of Europe’s cities. I’ve spent the last few years traveling Europe and I want to show you my favorite cities! This video was months in the making and i’m so excited to finally share it with you! I tried to include cities from all parts of Europe.

Timestamps: 0:34 – London, UK 1:17 – Edinburgh, UK 1:43 – Lisbon, Portugal 2:23 – Valletta, Malta 3:05 – Tallinn, Estonia 3:50 – Milan & Venice, Italy 5:01 – Bologna & Rome Italy 6:48 – Vatican City, Vatican 7:27 – Naples & Positano, Italy 8:34 – Palermo & Catania, Italy 9:08 – Zurich & Lucerne, Switzerland 10:28 – Grindelwald & Zermatt, Switzerland 11:33 – Prague & Cesky Krumlov, Czechia 12:53 – Barcelona, Spain 13:32 – Toledo & Cordoba, Spain 14:22 – Ronda & Granada, Spain 15:07 – Obidos & Porto, Portugal 16:11 – Cologne & Rothenburg, Germany 17:35 – Munich & Berchtesgaden, Germany 18:19 – Salzburg & Hallstatt, Austria 19:04 – Innsbruck & Vienna, Switzerland 19:36 – Bratislava, Slovakia 20:53 – Paris & Etretat, France 22:00 – Colmar & Lyon, France 22:34 – Carcassonne, France 23:08 – Monte Carlo, Monaco 23:52 – Kyiv & Odessa, Ukraine 25:25 – Lviv, Ukraine 25:47 – Luxembourg City 26:45 – Brussels & Bruges, Belgium 28:20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands 29:04 – Rotterdam & The Hague, Netherlands 29:40 – Copenhagen, Denmark 30:21 – Malmö & Gothenburg, Sweden 31:20 – Stockholm, Sweden 31:52 – Helsinki & Rovaniemi, Finland 32:40 – Oslo & Bergen, Norway 33:36 – Alesund & Tromso, Norway 34:30 – Reykjavik, Iceland 35:18 – Dublin, Ireland 35:43 – Warsaw & Gdansk, Poland 36:54 – Wroclaw & Krakow, Poland 37:40 – St. Petersburg & Moscow, Russia 38:58 – Vernazza & Verona, Italy 39:34 – San Marino 40:24 – Ljubljana, Slovenia 40:58 – Dubrovnik & Rovinj, Croatia 42:15 – Zagreb, Croatia 42:59 – Riga, Latvia 43:28 – Vilnius, Lithuania 43:49 – Minsk, Belarus 44:25 – Budapest, Hungary 45:02 – Bucharest & Brasov, Romania 45:53 – Kotor, Montenegro 46:20 – Sarajevo & Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina 47:50 – Belgrade, Serbia 48:16 – Athens, Greece 48:47 – Istanbul, Turkey 49:55 – Tbilisi, Georgia 50:33 – Berlin & Hamburg, Germany 51:52 – Frankfurt, Germany 52:18 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain 52:47 – Valencia & Seville, Spain 53:52 – Madrid, Spain 54:19 – Bern & Geneva, Switzerland 55:29 – San Gimignano & Siena, Italy 55:54 – Pisa & Florence, Italy

Renaissance Villa Tour: Pistoia In Tuscany, Italy

Magnificent and elegant luxury villa in Tuscany built in 1893 in the late Tuscan Renaissance style that dominates the plain of Pistoia and offers a spectacular panoramic view towards Florence. The exclusive villa near Florence is a testimony of the aesthetic culture of the end of the century and of the taste of high society of that time, with the creation of unique and exclusive artifacts and locals for the most important persons of the nobility and of the rich international community that, at that time, was attending Florence.

The most famous artist-decorators then active in Tuscany, such as Peter Baldoncoli Francesco Morini, Mariano Coppedè and Giuseppe Michelucci, participated in the realization of this residence, which is typical of Sixteenth-century style and it was celebrated as a dwelling worthy of the Renaissance. The interiors feature rich finishes, beautiful antique furnishings and wonderful wall-paintings.

Walking Tours: ‘Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy’ (Video)

Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists, with a population of 353. 

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▼▼Video Timeline Links▼▼ 0:00 – Drone Intro 1:19 – Walk begins 2:59 – Piazzale Papa Innocenzo IV 6:18 – Manarola Water Wheel 8:46 – Tunnel to train station 9:03 – Piazza Dario Capellini 12:01 – the Marina 17:19 – walk out to scenic lookout 21:53 – Scenic lookout 23:59 – Cliff trail out 26:47 – Cliff trail back 29:02 – Scenic lookout 32:44 – Manarola Cemetery 33:19 – Walk back towards town 36:14 – Walk through the residential district 39:40 – Scenic viewpoint 44:50 – Main street 48:36 – Church of San Lorenzo

Video Tour: ‘Castello Torinese’, Piedmont, Italy

Located on top of a hill overlooking a historic center of Piedmont, we find this imposing medieval castle for sale in Italy, masterfully restored and converted into a luxury 28-bedroom hotel. In a very panoramic position, the castle is also the ideal location for weddings, ceremonies and congresses thanks to a set of beautiful conference halls (up to 250 seats) and a welcoming restaurant (400 seats) offering typical Piedmontese and international dishes.

New Walking Tour Video: Riomaggiore – Cinque Terre, Italy (2020)

Cinque Terre, meaning “Five Lands” consists of five coastal towns along the northwestern coast of Italy. Riomaggiore is the southern most town and is considered to be the starting point for hikers walking along the Via dell’Amore, a trail that joins all five villages. This walk was filmed on August 4th, 2020.

Top Hotel Tours: ‘Forestis Dolomites’ In Italy (Video)

Join me on a full tour of Forestis, an incredibly stylish and uber-luxurious 5-star hotel in the Italian Alps. Cool, tranquil and connected to its stunning setting, Forestis is a ski-in/ski-out, adults-only sanctuary in the Dolomites’ spectacular mountainscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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FORESTIS is located in a densely wooded area, 1,800 m above sea-level, with a view of the Dolomites. The area’s unique and outstanding natural character had already prompted the Austrian monarchy to establish a tuberculosis sanatorium at precisely this special site.

Architecture

The architecture of FORESTIS is inspired by the same natural features that were once decisive in establishing a sanatorium. The excellent water, air, sun and climate are reflected here in equally authentic materials. Stone, from which the spring emerges, glass, as clear as the air, warm materials that warm like the sun, and the wood that grows best in this climate. Outside and inside, these natural materials are in harmony with each other, just like nature itself.

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Walking Tours: Spoleto, Umbria, Italy (Video)

Spoleto, Umbria, Italy, walking tour of Upper Town.

Spoleto is a city in Umbria, Italy. It’s surrounded by hills, olive groves and vineyards. Dating from the 12th century, Spoleto Cathedral has a porticoed facade embellished by a mosaic. Inside is a cycle of frescoes by the medieval artist Filippo Lippi. The National Archaeological Museum complex displays items from the Bronze Age and Roman times. It also includes the restored Roman Theater.