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🇮🇹Tidbits Of Italy 🇮🇹  Italy through the eyes of a true Italian. Born and raised in Italy, now living in the States and keeping my culture alive just sharing it with you.

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Portofino, a must on your traveling bucket list.
History: the name comes from the first Latin name given to the city, Portus Delphini (the harbor of dophins) due to a high presence of dolphins. In the following years the name has changed to the one we use today.
Photograph by @gabryfab

The Reggia di Caserta was commissioned by the King of Naples Carlo di Borbone at the end of the 1700's to be the Royal residence. It was inspired by the Palace of Versailles and today is considered the biggest Royal Palace in the world.
Fun fact: Film director George Lucas used the palace to film the first two episode
Photograph by @federico_cotroni

Bellagio is a village on a promontory jutting out into Lake Como, in Italy. It’s known for its cobbled lanes, elegant buildings and Villa Serbelloni Park, an 18th-century terraced garden with lake views.
Fun fact: Bellagio is known also for rowing. Many athletes from this town have won international competitions.
Photograph by@kardinalmelon

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Procida is one of the Flegrean Islands off the coast of Naples in southern Italy.
Fun fact: Geologically, Procida was created by the eruption of four volcanoes, now dormant and submerged.
Photograph by @marcocriscuolo85

The Colosseum is placed in the center of Rome and it has been there for about 2000 years.
Fun fact: It is thought that over 500,000 people lost their lives and over a million wild animals were killed throughout the duration of the Colosseum hosted people vs. beast games.
Photograph by @donquiellumbera_

Day to day life in Bologna. Walking through the little alleys of Bologna it's an experience itself: shops, osterie, vegetables stands and people socializing, create a very unique atmosphere.
Fun fact: Bologna’s center during the weekends becomes a pedestrian center, in fact the three major streets are closed to traffic from Friday at midnight to the same time on Sunday.
Photograph by @dario_di_giorgio

Every year on the 24th of June in Sala Comancina, over the Como Lake, it's possible to attend a spectacular firework event.
Fun fact: For this event it is used about 1 ton of fireworks.
Photograph by @alessiapeverelli

Venice, Italy.
Fun fact: Venice has about 150 canals and over 400 footbridges spanning the canals.
Photograph by @idroneman

Another amazing shot of Val d'Orcia in Tuscany. Full of beautiful landscapes and medieval towns.
Tip: Rent a car, drive and get lost.
Photograph by Francesco Martini

Mount Vesuvius is about 4,190 feet high and measures about 30 miles around its base. Geologists estimate it to be about 17,000 years old. Vesuvius is the only volcano on the European mainland that has erupted during the last century and is still active.
Fun fact: It has erupted over 50 times during the last 2,000 years. It's last eruption dates back to 1944.
Photograph by @vincepenta

Did you know that Church bells in Italy ring a different tune according to the occasion – a wedding, a funeral or an invitation to the faithful to attend mass?
Fun fact: Verona is famous for (among other things) its bellringing art which was developed in the 18th century.
Photograph by @dordognevillafrance

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