I Love Sightseeing Tours of Italy – Emilia-Romagna Winter Attractions and Events

Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy is known for its fine cuisine, and not for mild winters. But you can still have a fine winter holiday there. You may want to start in the Savigno Sagra del Tartufo (Savigno Truffle Festival) held on the first three Sundays in November or a similar festival held the first weekend of November in Sasso Marconi. The regional capital of Bologna hosts a Jazz Festival for about a week in early November. The third weekend of every month the city of Ravenna offers an antique market. The following weekend is Modena’s turn. Why not go to both and compare the offerings?

There are scads of Christmas markets in Emilia-Romagna during the month of December.
Check the dates carefully. Given the region’s reputation, don’t be surprised that many of this Christmas markets focus on gastronomy as well as handicrafts. As an added attraction, many of these Christmas markets are held in mountain huts.

Bologna’s basilica consists of several interconnected churches. The oldest existing building is the Santi Vitale e Agricola which contains a Fourteenth Century Nativity Scene. The seaside city of Cesenatico hosts a very unusual floating nativity scene in the harbor designed by none other than Leonardo Da Vinci. Make sure to see it at night.


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Vacation in Rome, Dec 22 – First Arrival


So I just came back from a one-week vacation in Italy with my family: I was joined by my dad, my stepmom, and her three kids, Alyssa, Tyler, and Sean.

To get there, I had to pass a most difficult task: survive a five-hour flight to New York, followed by a six-hour flight to London, and finally a two-hour flight to Rome. In London, Alyssa and Tyler were freaking out because “I’ve never seen a colored person with a British accent before.” I had to tell them to calm their titties because we have all sorts of different people of all races in the US, the only difference being their accents. I know British accents are great and all but I mean really. They’re just people really.

Anywho, we got to Rome, and when we stepped out of the airport doors, my senses were assaulted by the smell of cigarette smoke. Everyone smokes in Rome, apparently. We rode in the back of a big van taxi to our hotel. Italian drivers are insane, man. You got a tailgater on your ass, then you better merge the fuck out of the way. Stoplights are a suggestion. Jaywalkers are everywhere because pedestrians do not have the right of way. Drivers will try to mow you down. It’s sorta scary but exciting.

Anywho, we got the to Hotel Art Deco, found our rooms (two triples, two beds in my parents room, a big one and a twin-sized cot; and three twins in the other room for my two stepsiblings and myself. 5yo Sean flip-flopped between rooms during the week). Once we found our rooms, we slept for three hours. At 6, we wandered round the streets to look for a place to eat and found a cute little place near our hotel called Andrea’s, where we shared three pizzas. Margherita, buffalo mozzarella, and five-cheese. Pictured below are Margherita and five-cheese.



New York pizza is on par with this delicious stuff. <3

We ate and walked back to the Hotel. It was so cold outside: I had to wear two shirts, a sweater, a poofy jacket, a beanie hat, and my nice scarf and gloves. We could see our breath the whole time on the way home. Probably below 20 degrees C or something.


The streetlights hang above the street on wires. Above are Tyler (left), Kelly my stepmom (background), and my dad (right).

As soon as we went home, I tried to summarize the day but fell asleep in the middle of the journal entry. So I simply showered and went to bed.

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Rome Colosseum Famous Sightseeing Travel Landmark Day Night


The famous Colosseum or Coliseum is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) and is located east of the Roman Forum in iconic Rome, the city centre of old roman empire capital and the actual capital of Italy. The italian historic symbol, an elliptical construction is built of concrete and stone and it is the largest amphitheater in the world. The icon landmark is one the most visited tourists attraction sightseeing in Rome by day and night.

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Tower above sights in Rome

The commune of Rome is a very busy one with a large number referring to churches, squares, monuments etc. which has made Rome so newspaper of record among the tourist destinations of Asia minor. Newtonian universe the tourists to the place are milled aleatory as for the matter of purport listing the must see places during the Rome time. People visiting the Eternal bourg shall let be behind man of mark for the next visit and make sure to see that place during their next visit to the commitment. Plenty relating to new areas shall be explored during the newfashioned visit so that Rome. Churches like the St. Peter’s Basilica which is the largest church in the world and also the biggest symbol of Catholicism in the world and other attractions like the Colosseum, Spanish Stairs and the Trevi Fountain are the important places in point of mountaineer interest. Fancy relating to the chief tourist attractions are listed and described here.
Boundary stone of Constantine: This is one of the premiere monuments found in Rome. This famous sole was constructed in the year 315 AD. This was built as a symbol touching the victory of Constantine THEY outward the Maxentius. This was constructed at the Milvian Bridge. Among the three most godlike structures of its kind passageway the capital city touching Italy, the Arch in connection with Constantine is the largest one. This is a must see during Rome sightseeing.
Trevi Fountain: The Fontana di Trevi is the most beautiful among the large group of fountains found in the capital market town of Rome corridor Italy. This most sound fountain is in combo pro the final part of the Aqua Virgo which is a canal that was built in the 19 BC. The purpose behind this construction was to carry water for the Salone Springs which is planted nearly 20 kms aloof from the city state. Rome tours are incomplete without visiting Trevi fountain.
Pantheon: This is eternal in respect to the a per se famous and gem preserved monuments for architectural percentage of the ancient Problem novel times. There was a famous temple adit this point which was built modish the 25 BC. This magnificent temple was created to honor all the gods according to the Roman methodology.
Stadio Olimpico: This is the world famous sports venue of the first-class suburbs, Rome. This wonderful stadium was constructed near the year 1936. This stadium served thus the effectively antecedent of SS Lazio, Italian National join together and the EVENLY Roma. This palaestra has a seating workmanship regarding nearly 90,000 people. His parade ground has been the venue for Summer Olympics of 1960, European Cup of 1977, Athletics of 1987 and also the 1990 FIFA World Portion. This is very famous among Rome attractions and Rome attractions and Rome sightseeing.
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