Bellarome Italian Holidays: February 9th Blog Highlights

Welcome back to another instalment of the latest news, recommendations and inspiring blogs about our favourite holiday destination, Italy.

As usual, we’ve got another fabulous selection of the finest Bellarome Italian Holidays blogs for your enjoyment:


rieti-sunrise.jpg227 Super Villages to Explore on Your Next Italy Multi-centre Holiday

As you learn more about Italy you’ll soon discover this incredible land of natural beauty holds a number of picturesque villages that are some of the country’s finest hidden gems.

In this blog, you’ll learn about the latest villages to be added to the exclusive list of Italian “orange villages”, which are award-winning villages that have earned the prestigious orange flag from the Touring Club Italia.

This year, 19 new flags have been awarded, bringing the total of distinguished villages to an astounding 227!


Italy Hotels Win Big at “the Oscars for Hotels”

TripAdvisor’s annual “Traveller’s Choice” hotel awards returns to recognise the world’s leading hotels with their top accolade.

This award program was established to highlight the finest accommodation, from the best family hotels to the most affordable.

Often called “the Oscars for Hotels”, TripAdvisor recognises the finest hotels each year and, in 2018, Italy has won a whole host of awards. Read this blog to learn about the hotels that have risen to the top of this distinguished awards program.


Lucca trees.jpgWalls, Churches and Alleys (the Wonders of Lucca)

Fondly referred to as “the city of a hundred churches”, Lucca is dense with history and beauty. With ancient structures found throughout, Lucca proudly stands as one of Italy’s most beautiful cities.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide on the best aspects of the city and the must-visit locations, this blog covers all that and more. We look at the historic centre of Lucca with its impressive squares, courtyards, churches and boutique shopping opportunities.

Take a thorough look at this city of wonder in this latest blog about the stunning Tuscan city of Lucca.


Tactile Museums in Milan and More (Accessible Family Art & Culture)

Italy is a country with an incredible culture, so it comes as little surprise that there are a plethora of museums that capture the best of this illustrious country.

With the goal of making Italy attractions more accessible, the region of Lombardy has focused its attention on a new type of museum known as the “tactile museum”.This new type of museum has sprung up around Italy to provide a one-of-a-kind interactive experience for patrons.

With new features to increase accessibility, these tactile museums have implemented captions, illuminations, descriptions, guided audio paths and much more. Learn about this new type of museum here and find out where Lombardy’s top tactile museums can be found.


Euro_coins_and_banknotes.jpgWelcome to Noto (a €10,900 Sicily Greeting)

The Sicily city of Noto gets a new art instalment to welcome visitors. At the entrance of the city a new greeting, displaying the phrase “Welcome to Noto”, will be built.

In this blog, we look at this new €10,900 greeting and learn more about this great Italy city that is often overlooked by tourists. Discover why Noto remains as one of Sicily’s hidden gems and the sights you must see the next time you travel to this remarkable area.


Milan is a Candidate for the Best European Destination 2018

Another prestigious award program kicks off in early 2018. This time it’s the Italian city of Milan that takes the spotlight as the “Best European Destination” awards begin.

As another annual award program, each year sees a new batch of candidates all competing for this distinguished award. This year, all the top European countries have been nominated, from Paris to Prague and Amsterdam to Athens.

This year, however, Milan looks to be the favourite for the “Best European Destination” award. Last year, the Italian city took second place and this time around it seems they’re aiming for pole position.


Agrigento, Juno Temple.jpgExtraordinary Archaeological Discovery on Tavolara Island

New archaeological discoveries are continuously being made in Italy and the Sardinia island of Tavolara is home to the lasted revelation.

Recently, evidence of an ancient civilisation has been uncovered, drawing a lot of attention to this unassuming Italian island.

During an excavation, archaeologists found the remains of an ancient Etruscan civilisation that dates to the 9th century BC. Uncover more about this ancient settlement in our latest blog.


5 Best Milan Attractions

As Milan keeps cropping up in our blogs this week, it’s only fair we look at what makes this Italy city such an important place.

Learn about the five best Milan attractions to visit when you next explore this marvellous city. Absolutely full of character, this vibrant city is a must-visit for any Italy holiday itinerary.

Be sure to discover why Milan remains as one of Italy’s best holiday destinations on our new blog.


beach-bag.jpgCity and Coast Italy Twin-centre Holidays

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, then we’ve got you covered. With these Italy twin-centre holidays, you’ll be able to combine a fantastic beach holiday with a vibrant city break.

With so much diversity on offer, we’ll help you find the best combinations of twin-centre holidays for your next Italian holiday.


Five Idyllic Mediterranean Cruises for 2018

Mediterranean cruises have become more popular in recent years as holidaymakers look for relaxed and diverse ways to enjoy their holiday time.

This blog takes a look at five of the best Mediterranean cruise packages for 2018, featuring the top Europe cruise providers, such as SeaDream, Silversea and Viking Ocean Cruises.


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