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The ritual of Aperitivo

Aperitivo ritual is most certainly a must-try during your stay in Italy to enrich your food experience. It usually consist of pre-dinner drink and some salty snacks. The word “Apéritivo” comes from the Latin verb “aperire”, which means “to open.” It usually involves a beverage served before a meal to stimulate the appetite. Classic aperitivo […]

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Your Italian autumn

There is no bad time to visit Italy, however, autumn brings out a different and unique side of this beautiful country. There are also a few more practical reasons that make Italy your perfect autumn destination. Less crowds Sometimes it can be hard to appreciate beauty when you are standing in the line for hours. […]

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In search of the perfect gelato in Rome

Every Roman has its own favorite gelateria and they could spend hours arguing about it. You will find a gelato shop around every corner in Rome, however, remember that the most impressive display or most colorful ice cream rarely guarantee an equally amazing taste. Therefore for you not to get lost, we have prepared for […]

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Supercar museums in Italy

Italy is known for good food, fine wines, fashion, architecture and miraculous beaches… And even though that’s quite a list already –  that is not it. There is something that could make your husband book tickets to Italy sooner than you think! Italy is also home to some finest sports cars ever created: from Lamborghini […]

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Must-buy souvenirs from Italy

Have you ever been so immersed in enjoying your holiday that you almost forgot to buy souvenirs for your family and friends? Last-minute souvenir shopping can be way too stressful if you haven’t done homework. But not to worry! We have prepared you a small list of things worth bringing back home from Italy! Taste […]

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Vegan & Vegetarian places to eat in Rome

Yes, you heard it right. There is more of Italy and Rome than just pizza & pasta or mozzarella & prosciutto.  And although it may not seem the most vegan/vegetarian friendly city at first sight, there is actually quite a few great spots to taste flavorsome Italian cuisine. Here is few of our suggestions for […]

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Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen

Hendrik Christian Andersen was a Norwegian-American sculptor, who was born in 1872 and died in 1940. Although his name is similar to another H. C. Andersen, then the two of them has nothing in common. Hendrik was born in Bergen, Norway and he is presumably the only Norwegian who has a museum in Italy. We […]

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Five vacation homes at the Adriatic sea

The Adriatic is the sea that divides Italy and the former Yugoslavia. A long coastline beginning at Trieste in the northern part of Italy and stretches down to Puglia in the south. Along this long coast, there are many wonderful sandy beaches, lovely seaside resorts and a little inland where you can visit cozy villages. […]

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Shopping in Rome

Rome has much to offer for those who visit the city. The attractions are queuing, and include such things as: Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and the Spanish Steps. We could continue for ever. At times, however, it’s also nice to do something different than visiting attractions. A […]

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Top five vacation homes with the finest pool

The swimming pool is often the most used equippemnt on a vacation, and this also applies when you stay in a vacation home. Most of our villas have their own swimming pool and this make them perfect for a family vacation. Can you imagine something better than sitting on the terrace with some good food […]

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Top 5 vacation homes for the golfplayer

Do you enjoy playing golf and have you dreamed about a long weekend or a vacation where it’s possible to play golf? We do understand that. It’s a lovely thought to walk or drive a short distance, enter the golf course with some friends or by yourself after a nice Italian breakfast, while the rest […]

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Five reasons to visit Sicily

This big island in the south of Italy have so much to offer when it comes to giving you the perfect vacation, whether you prefer to go there for your summer vacation or just a long weekend. You will find that choosing Sicily as your destination gives you many advantages, one of them is that […]

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Long-term holiday in Italy

You are probably not the only one who, during autumn or winter, has dreamed of staying somewhere with a warmer climate, where the sun is shining and you can relax on the balcony after a nice lunch. It’s not impossible to achieve this and it’s actually healthy to. We all need sunshine, some more than […]

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Five beautiful churches in Rome

Rome, also called the Eternal City, has many attractions to offer. From the magical Colosseum to the Spanish Steps, where people from all over the world meet. Since the Catholic church resides here, you will find many beautiful churches in Rome. And if you like to walk around, just looking at those beautiful, old buildings, […]

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Good advice about car rental in Italy

Italy is a country that many people have a very good relationship to. Here, you will find a nice and warm climate, especially during the spring, summmer and autumn. Lots of nice food, nice wines, beautiful landscapes, cozy villages and a friendly population. You will find many places to visit and you can either choose […]

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5 reasons why you should go to Italy for an autumn break

Summer is definitely over now that we welcome the month of September. For many it seems like an eternity since the summer vacation, and perhaps it is time to have another small vacation in October. In October it starts to get cold and windy, so what would be more perfect than an autumn vacation in […]

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Take a vacation in Tarquinia, a city full of beauty and history

    When you rent a vacation home in the city of Tarquinia, you will have a holiday in a town full of history. The city is close to Rome, only 90 km away from the Italian capital. It is easy to drive here from the airports                   in […]

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Southwestern part of Sicily – Beautiful beaches, landscapes and history

The southwestern part of Sicily, is first of all known for the strong wine, Marsala, its beautiful beaches and the city of Agrigento, with its old temples. When you land in either Palermo or Trapani, it will only take you a short drive to arrive in Marsala. In the area around Marsala, as well as […]

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Cortona

Cortona – The movie and cultural city of Tuscany You will find this beautiful city on the outskirts of Tuscany, not far from Arezzo. The city is known as the number one film and cultural center in Tuscany after Arezzo, and has added streets and houses to a movie from  Hollywood.  The movie is called […]

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North eastern Sicily – Resort towns and historical gems

When you are going to visit this part of Sicily, then it’s easiest to fly to Catania. This city is also the biggest city on the eastern coast and the second largest city on Sicily, with its 300.000 habitants. It was founded in the 8th century B.C. The city has a violent history and has […]

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Asti

The city of Asti i situated in Piedmont. It is one of the most important cities there, when it comes to wine. The region of Piedmont is the second largest in Italy, with regards to square kilometres, only surpassed by Sicily. There lives a little bit more than four million people in Piedmont and close […]

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Five things you MUST see when you are in Florence

Florence is the official capital of the region of Tuscany. This well-known and famous city, is situated in the northern part of Tuscany and it is the biggest city of the area. It lives around 400.000 people within the city limit of Florence, but more than 1.5 million people in the area around the city. […]

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The north western part of Sicily – Historic places and beautiful islands

The north western corner of Sicily, is the most populous part of this big and wonderful island. It is the biggest island in the Mediterranean and with a population of about five million people. In this part of Sicily, you will find the capital, Palermo, which also happens to be the largest city on Sicily, […]

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The Amalfi Coast

This must be one of the most beautiful places in all of Italy and Europe. Here, you will find small villages on the steep mountainside, just like they were glued to the rocks, marvellous beaches and a view that is nothing short of breath taking. So, it’s not that strange, that this part of Italy […]

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Lake Garda

Garda When you rent or own a vacation home in the beautiful area around Lake Garda, would it be nice to know a little bit more about this beautiful place.  We have therefore, a few recommendations about activities you should not miss. The Lake Garda itself, is 52 kilometres from north to south, a few […]

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Discover Abruzzo

Get Away from It All with an Abruzzo Adventure With stellar beaches and majestic mountains, there are plenty of reasons to holiday in Abruzzo. Primarily, because Abruzzo is the go-to Italian destination for those who love the great outdoors. From swimming to skiing, from hiking to horseback riding, from mountain to rock climbing – Abruzzo has exhilarating […]

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De 10 beste stedene i Roma for en “APERITIVO”

I Italia betyr “Aperitivo” god mat og en drink, alt til en fast pris. Nyt det sammen med vennene dine og de innfødte. Hva? Ja, i Roma og andre italienske byer møtes venner og kollegaer med nye mennesker hver dag fra kl. 18.00 til 21.00, for å nyte en appetittvekker som kalles “Aperitivo”. Faktisk tilbyr den evige […]

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The Little-known Marche

Marche is a county next to the Adriatic Sea, in the northern part of Italy. The county borders to several other Italian counties. You find Tuscany to the west, Lazio, Umbria and Abruzzo to the south and Emilia-Romagna to the north. In addition to this, Marche also has borders to San Marino. The easiest way […]

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The famous Siena in Tuscany

Renting a villa close to Siena means that you are very close to plenty of exciting attractions. One villa close to town is Villa Perignola The city of Siena is on of the must famous city of Tuscany. Around 55.000 people live in the city. It is not among the largest cities of Italy, but […]

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7 things to do in the south of Tuscany

Pitigliano – the beauty of this village astounds you. It has a history that is 3500 years long. A city carved into the mountain in a way that makes it difficult to tell the difference between city and mountain. In addition to all the beautiful buildings, that you can rest your eyes upon, you can […]

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Italians love children

Paternity leave in Italy

Many of us are dreaming about a break from the stress of everyday life. For some it remains a dream, others choose to use parts of their paternity leave to fulfill it. So, where to go? There are many considerations to take, like climate, food, language, economy and distance. Italy is a very good alternative. […]

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Autumn holiday in Italy

  If you are planning a trip for the autumn holidays, there are several requirements that you have to put in place. We are a family of four: mother, father and two daughters, ages 12 and 13. Our youngest daughter may want to swim, the eldest daughter may want to go shopping in town, mother is interested […]

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The best beaches in Sicily

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is a wonderful holiday destination for its cuisine, its welcoming city and its history. Thanks to the geographical position of this large island, it offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. If you love the beach and want to plan a vacation, here is a list […]

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Sicily, Marzamemi

Travel and Baroque towns in southern of Sicily

    When planning a trip to Italy, Sicily is undoubtedly one of the regions that tourists cannot overlook. Being the largest island in the Mediterranean, there are several choices of cities to visit. If you are a lover of history and art, it would be appropriate to plan a trip to the baroque cities of Sicily. There are […]

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Umbria, Orvieto city

10 things to experience in Umbria

Like many places in Italy, Umbria has beautiful and interesting old towns and stunning landscapes. This county has long been visited by tourists from the Netherlands and the United States, and is certainly less familiar to us from Norway. There is much to see in Umbria in terms of interest and surrounding landscape; lush forests, green hills and […]

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10 reasons why Italy is perfect for a girls trip

There are trips that stimulate girls all year round, whether it is a short vacation on the outskirts of the city or a long journey in a foreign country. If you love traveling and visiting new places, you should definitely put Italy on the list of countries where you can do many things, you just […]

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5 things I learned to check before you book a vacation

For the seven years that we lived in Norway, we booked our holidays and rented cottages in Italy. We totally enjoyed these holidays. They are ideal for those with young children and also you cancook for yourself if you want to. We always tried a large outdoor area, but at the same time we also wanted to live more like […]

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