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Isola di Montecristo: a wonderful source of literary inspiration
Sunday, October 28TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Isola di Montecristo: a wonderful source of literary inspiration   Situated in the Tuscan Archipelago, Montecristo island has inspired adventurous legends and it still remains a territory rich in mystery; perhaps so, because it is not easy to reach and visit. The island was the source of inspiration for Le Comte de Monte-Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Wild and silent, it was the perfect scenery for the intricate plot of this famous literary masterpiece. Montecristo's ground is mountainous and it is almost entirely made up of pink granite. Some old buildings are situated in the Cala Maestra...
Elba Island
Monday, February 28TH, 2011 by admin
Isola d'Elba - Porto Ferraio in summer The  Isola d'Elba, an amazing island situated between the Tyrrhennian and Ligurian Sea, is the largest of the Tuscan Archipelago. It can be easily reached from Piombino with both  Toremar and Moby Lines ferries.There is also an airport on the island, Marina di Campo, that is served by Intersky for international flights (to Friedrichshafen, Munich and Zürich),  and ElbaFly for national routes. The Isola d'Elba is a true natural paradise, so beautiful it is hard to describe: see-through, blue waters, green landscapes, beautiful hills, all combined with...
Aeolian Islands
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Aeolian Islands - View The Aeolian Islands or the Lipari Islands is an archipelago of volcanic islands located north of Sicily. The Islands are known to be a very popular tourist destination during summer, and attract more than 200,000 visitors each year. The islands had been declared a world heritage site in the year 2000 because of their unique geological features. There are 8 main islands which make up the archipelago.   Geography and Geology of the Islands The shape of the present archipelago is due to the volcanic activity that took place 260,000 years ago. There are two islands...
Salina
Monday, November 30TH, 2009 by ancos
Salina Salina is the second largest in the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands and is quite different in landscape than the rest of the islands. Due to its numerous fresh water springs, the island is quite green. The island is listed in the UNESCO world heritage list due to its volcanoes. The island is composed of six different volcanoes, and the two most important ones are Monte Fossa Delli Fecci and Monte dei Porri. Both of these volcanoes are quite well preserved. The island is made up of three small towns and some villages and the population of the entire town is approximately 4000. As...
Lido of Venice
Monday, November 30TH, 2009 by admin
Lido, Venice Lido is a small island in the Venetian Lagoon and a very popular place among those who want to escape the chaos and the crowds of the city. Although not many people know of Lido, it is quite trendy and upscale without being overcrowded. Most visitors visit Lido as a day excursion to explore some of its charming streets and handsome mansions. Lido is a very small island and most people on the island work in Venice, some of them work at the restaurants and the hotels on the island. The island has a much laid back and a relaxed lifestyle and most restaurants here have a homely and...
La Maddalena
Monday, November 30TH, 2009 by admin
La Maddalena Harbour, Sardinia La Maddalena is an island located in northern part of Sardinia in Italy. The island is not very heavily populated and is a part of the province of Olbia-Tempio. It is a commune and the largest city on the island is the La Maddalena town. The island is quite famous for its beautiful beaches and has a rocky terrain. There are several ancient ruins and some fortifications that are still left on the island. The island of La Maddalena is connected to the nearby island of Caprera by a narrow causeway. In fact, La Maddalena is known as an archipelago since it is a...
Lampedusa
Monday, November 30TH, 2009 by admin
Lampedusa Island, Sicily Lampedusa is an island located in the Pelagie group of Islands in Sicily in Italy. The island is the largest one in the group of islands and is the southernmost island in Sicily; it is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The island is only 3 Km wide and is 12 Km long. Lampedusa has a very vibrant culture and a historic past since over the centuries it had been inhabited by quite a lot of different nationalities and tribes including the Romans, Arabs and Greeks. The buildings, culture and the architecture here still retains the influences of all these...
Torcello
Monday, November 30TH, 2009 by admin
Venetian Lagoon Torcello is a small island located at the northern tip of the Venetian lagoon in Italy. The island is very sparsely populated but at one point it used to be the oldest region in Venice to be continuously populated. After the Roman Empire's downfall, the locals from the mainland in Venice fled to Torcello to take shelter from the invasions. Due to the frequent Germanic invasions the locals sought permanent refuge in Torcello and it continued receiving a steady stream of people from the mainland including the Bishop of Altino. For more than a thousand years the island became...
Panarea
Friday, November 27TH, 2009 by ancos
Panarea Panarea is a small island located off the Sicilian coast and is one of the Aeolian Islands. Out of the eight islands that make up the chain of the Aeolian Islands, Panarea is the second smallest. The island is only 3 Km. long and 2 Km. wide and there are only around 280 permanent residents on the island which makes it a very charming island. Recently, the island has become a very important tourist destination for wealthy tourists, most of whom explore the coast on their yachts. Due to this, Panarea sees a lot of day-trip tourists that flock here every year especially in the summers....
Burano
Friday, November 27TH, 2009 by ancos
Carnival in Burano Burano is a small island located in the Venetian lagoon in Italy. In fact, Burano is a series of several different islands that are all linked with bridges. The island is located just 7 Km from Venice and can be reached here in boats or ferries that take somewhere around 40 minutes. There is a bridge that connects Burano to Mozzarbo. The island is mainly famous for its lace work and there are several shops here where beautiful lace cloths can be bought. In 16th century the island grew in popularity when the women of the island started making lace with needles and it was...

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