Swabian Castle Bari

Swabian Castle in Bari

The city of Bari is Puglia’s capital, and it’s a huge and important port. The historic center, however, has plenty of attractions that will whisky you back in time – as opposed to transporting you over the sea. One of the most notable is the Swabian Castle, also known as the Castello Normanno-Svevo.

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October 16, 2014 by
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Bike in Verona

Verona on Two Wheels

The historic center of Verona is easy to explore on foot, but if you want a break from the usual transportation mode then you’re in luck – Verona offers you a few options for getting around the city on two wheels. With a couple of those options, you can even get out into the countryside easily – something that would take much more time if you were just walking. Here’s an overview of how to see Verona on two wheels.

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October 9, 2014 by
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Romeo & Juliet’s Houses in Verona

The balcony on Juliet's House in Verona

Even if you’re not a theater buff, you’re probably familiar with Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers – Romeo and Juliet. You may even know that the story is set in Verona. What you may not realize is there is both a Juliet’s House and a Romeo’s House in Verona you can visit today.

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September 25, 2014 by
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The Trulli of Alberobello

The trulli of Alberobello

The tiny town of Alberobello in the Puglia region could easily get overlooked by visitors if not for one feature – its distinctive “trulli” houses. These historic structures may have started simply as a means to avoiding the Italian taxman, but now they’re an important part of Puglia’s cultural identity – and a major tourist draw.

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September 11, 2014 by
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Herculaneum: The Smaller Version of Pompeii

Herculaneum

While most visitors in Italy have heard of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city so famously buried by Mount Vesuvius, far fewer know about a contemporary city that was buried at the same time and is better preserved than its better-known neighbor. Herculaneum isn’t far from Pompeii, but visiting this excavated site is a completely different experience.

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August 28, 2014 by
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Verona’s Roman Theater & Archaeological Museum

Verona's Roman Theater

Many visitors to the northern Italian city of Verona are prepared for the grandeur of its impressive Roman arena. The arena is the focal point of the historic city center, and the venue for the city’s popular summer opera festival. But Verona has another Roman performance venue worth visiting – a Roman theater with an archaeological museum next to it.

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August 14, 2014 by
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