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A colorful journey among Italian landscapes
Italians would say anche l'occhio vuole la sua parte, appearance counts too, and colors certainly play a huge role when it comes to it. When traveling through Italy, tourists can be sure of one thing, they'll never face the same view. The country offers a variety of landscapes, often associated to vibrant colors people hardly forgets.
When recalling a place, we all naturally tend to associate it to a particular smell, taste or, indeed, colors: some locations shine thanks to their vivacity and are known for them . If you, too, like to see places become alive through colors, you must check these areas of Italy when visiting:
The ocra, ochre, of Tuscany
Itineraries are self guided tours. This section groups a set of suggested Itineraries. This section of Life In Italy is dedicated to the Self Guided tour (no tour guide). We will describe guided tours in the section Italy Tours.
Itineraries are self guided tours. This section groups a set of suggested Itineraries.
This section of Life In Italy is dedicated to the Self Guided tour( no tour guide ). We will describe guided tours in the section Italy Tours.
Hi there, Here we are Joe & Eva, two people who decided to change their lives. We talked about it for ages. As you know, there is always a long road between wanting something and actually doing it !! We were also entangled in our responsibilities - jobs, kids, money, without even mentioning our fear of jumping into the deep end.
Up until now we have been talking about biking in terms of those big powerful shiny machines that roar through the countryside. Now I am going to talk to you about the traditional biking, that is on a two wheel vehicle with pedals and transmission chains, that gets you to your destination after a lot of huffing and puffing, and honest to goodness exercise. But this is also the form of transport that gives you the time to look around and to savor the silence and beauty of your surroundings.
Ride as the Romans Do - With Caution
Imagine a whirlwind tour of the Eternal City - the Forum, Coliseum, Castel Sant'Angelo, Vatican, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps as today's Romans do; from atop a bicicletta. The best time to peddle through this gorgeous city is from May through September, when the historic center is closed to autos and motorini every second Sunday of the month. During this time, the city center is nicknamed Isola Verde or "Green Island" referring to the environmentally friendly aspect of reduced air and noise pollution. Touring by bicycle is a perfect way to see Rome from literally a fresh perspective.
Motorcycle Dolomite Tour
It was a beautiful clear day, with a deep "azzuro" blue Italian sky. Only a few patches of snow hung on the high Dolomites. Cumulus clouds drifted in the wind as if they were out to see if all is well out there.
So in a split second we decided, "Let's go!" We got dressed and off we went. We decided to take our motorbike into the high Dolomites. We checked the map and headed out to Longarone, then on to Pieve di Cadore. This part of the SS 51 way is not very exciting.