Tag Archives: Italy

Aerial Views: The Conical Roofed ‘Trulli’ Cottages Of Alberobello, Italy (4K)

Alberobello is a town in Italy’s Apulia region. It’s known for its trulli, whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs. The hilltop Rione Monti district has hundreds of them. The 18th-century Trullo Sovrano is a 2-level trulli. Furniture and tools at the Museo del Territorio Casa Pezzolla re-create life in the trulli as it was centuries ago. Southwest of town is the Casa Rossa, a WWII internment camp. 

Walks: ‘Collepardo In Central Italy’ (Video)

Collepardo is a small commune and town located in the Lazzio region in Italy in the province of Frosinone. The town is located close to Rome and Frosinone. The area of Collepardo is 25 sq. km and the population is close to 950.

Collepardo is not really a tourist destination; however, several people who visit Rome and Frosinone come to Collepardo as a day excursion. The economy of the town is based on agriculture and production of olive oil. The locals in town have a laid back lifestyle and the village like atmosphere is what attracts many people to Collepardo.

Travel Guide: ‘Rome – How To Plan Your Trip’ (Video)

Here’s a quick rundown of essentials you need to know before planning your trip to the spectacular city of Rome in Italy’s Lazio region.

Timeline:
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​ Introduction 00:05​ The Basics 00:15​ Airports 00:31​ Public Transport 01:15​ Key Phrases 01:35​ Best Time to Visit 01:51​ Five Neighborhoods to Visit 03:18​ Landmarks 04:24​ Etiquette 04:54​ Cuisine

Walks: Cannaregio West In Venice, Italy (HD Video)

Lively Cannaregio is known for the 16th-century Jewish Ghetto. The Strada Nova is a popular local shopping thoroughfare, and the backstreets are a destination for crafts and vintage goods. Casual canalside restaurants and bars line nearby Fondamenta della Misericordia and Fondamenta dei Ormesini. The stately Ca’ d’Oro palace displays a Renaissance art collection.

The Venetian Ghetto was the area of Venice in which Jews were forced to live by the government of the Venetian Republic. The English word ghetto is derived from the Jewish ghetto in Venice. The Venetian Ghetto was instituted on 29 March 1516. It was not the first time that Jews in Venice were compelled to live in a segregated area of the city. In 1552 Venice had 160,000 inhabitants, including 900 Jews, who were mainly merchants.

Profiles: ‘Marbled Paper’ Makers Of Florence, Italy

In the Italian city of Florence, high-quality colored paper and gift wrap have a long tradition. In fact, some of it is still made by hand. These papers are famous for their delightful patterns, shiny colors, and their Italian Renaissance-era motifs. We went to visit paper manufacturers in Florence to find out more about this age-old tradition!

Sailboat Racing: Luna Rossa Italy Tops UK INEOS In Prada Cup (Video Recap)

A strong boat, and an impressive sailing performance saw Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli beat INEOS Team UK by 7 victories to one in the Prada Cup final. The Italians will now go on to the America’s Cup itself.

Walking Tour: ‘Bologna – Italy’ (4K UHD Video)

Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. Its Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio. Among the city’s many medieval towers are the Two Towers, leaning Asinelli and Garisenda. 

Italian Villas: ‘Camogli – Portofino Peninsula’

Located in a quiet residential area in the upper part of Camogli, with a beautiful view over the sea of Liguria, 600-sqm Liberty style villa with ample garden. The property, restored in 2015, offers a total of 6 (up to 11) bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and features beautiful living rooms with rich decorations. The villa could easily be split into two independent residential units.

Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. As of 30 April 2017 its population was of 5,332.

Poetic Short Films: ‘NELLA MIA CITTÀ (In my city)’ – A Tribute To Venice (Video)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Milton Kam

NELLA MIA CITTÀ (In my city) is my visual ode to Venice. The film observes the lagoon city and its residents during the relative scarcity of tourists in its streets. From the lustre of its famous spots to the anonymity of its quiet alleys, Venice feels as if ‘the future did not come,’ to borrow a line from the poem, which the film is based on.

Nella mia città is written by Anna Toscano and was taken from her book Doso la polvere, Milan, La Vita Felice, 2012

With music by Federico Toffano (cello), Liesl Odenweller (soprano), and Ivano Zanenghi (lute).

IN MY CITY by Anna Toscano

The future does not exist
the future does not come
in my city:
however long my step is
however much you have the favor of the wind
the number 2 does not go more than 22 km per hour.
How to get beyond the past
how not to look back
(at this speed)
with your neck always at three quarters:
time stops in piazzale Roma
so we live entangled
in the stories of peoples.
We stand, happy,
in a rearview mirror.

Walks: ‘Tiber Island’ In Rome, Italy (4K UHD Video)

The Tiber Island is the only island in the part of the Tiber which runs through Rome. Tiber Island is located in the southern bend of the Tiber. The island is boat-shaped, approximately 270 metres long and 67 metres wide, and has been connected with bridges to both sides of the river since antiquity.

Video timeline: 0:00​ – [Brief Intro] 1:40​ – [Tiber Island walk begins] 1:50​ – [Fabricius Bridge – Oldest bridge in Rome of 62 a.C.] 4:00​ – [Via di Ponte Quattro Capi] 4:28​ – [S.Bartolomeo all’Isola Square] 5:16​ – [View of Cestio Bridge] 5:46​ – [St.John Hospital on the right] 8:00​ – [Walking around the island] 15:41​ – [The roman marble shape of the Boat that famously was used to bring Asclepius’ statue to the island – it’s still visible the symbol of the snake around the ship mast] 17:37​ – [Southern bank of the island]