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Active vacation in Italy - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

Lecco town after sunset, Lombardy Italy can be an ideal place for lovers of outdoor activities. In this country there are all possibilities for water extreme entertainment, mountain skiing, downhill skiing, hiking and cycling. The developed infrastructure and a wide range of services will make the holiday unforgettable. Fans of a non-trivial vacation will be able to fly over the Italian valleys in a hot air balloon, take a ride on racing sports cars on the tracks for racing Formula 1, do paragliding or diving. Mountain climbing and trekking are very developed in Italy. An abundance of mountain peaks will allow you to choose a suitable route, and the trip will become a bright and memorable walk.
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Fans of mountain climbing in Italy will be able to go to the Alps. The most attractive for mountain climbers are Matterhorn, Mont Dolan and Monte Viso. Matterhorn is on the border with Switzerland and has a recognizable pointed shape. The height of its peak is almost 4.5 thousand meters. Its conquest is one of the most difficult. For this reason, the mountain has long remained unconquered due to its frightening appearance. Climbing it is suitable only for professionals. Mon-Dolan was conquered more than a hundred years ago, climbing it is considered relatively less difficult. The mountain of Monte-Viso has been repeatedly mentioned in the poems of Virgil, its height is 3.8 kilometers. The climbing belongs to the 2nd-3rd group of complexity. From the top you can see the border with France and enjoy the magnificent Alpine views.
Italy is a very popular place for skiers. You can go skiing in the Alps. One of the most elite resorts in the country is Cortina d'Ampezzo, located in a cozy and picturesque town. There are 38 lifts and all conditions for a luxurious holiday are created. The resort annually holds competitions in bobsleigh, ski and luge. Another popular resort is Courmayeur, located at the foot of the highest peak of the Alps - Mount Mont Blanc. The total length of the ski runs of the resort is more than 100 kilometers. One of the largest ski centers in Italy is the Southsea Wales. The resort is designed for skiers with an average level of training, but the choice of trails on it is incredibly huge. In total the length of the trails is more than 400 kilometers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Another fashionable area for active tourism in Italy is diving. The best places for diving are in Liguria in the waters of the Ligurian Sea, in Sicily, Sardinia, and the Pontiac archipelago. On the coast of Italy, there is no such a diversity of the underwater world, as in tropical countries. Under water however, you can find a huge number of artifacts. Near the coast of Sicily there are wrecks of sunken warships, some ships have been resting on the seabed since the time of the Roman Empire. At the coast of Ustica in Sicily, you can dive into submerged caves and meet with local inhabitants - barracudas, tunas, rays and morays. At the bottom of the banks of the Pontic archipelago, many divers are hoping to find the lost pirate treasure. Very popular diving at Cape Portofino, off the coast of the island of Elba, you can find red corals, squid, jellyfish, sea urchins and scorpions.
Monte Compatri Fans of surfing, kiting and windsurfing can also find great places in Italy. The most popular spots are on the coast of Sardinia. You can surf there all year round thanks to good weather. The wind in Liguria is more capricious and unstable, but there are also excellent conditions for extreme water entertainment there. The best place for surfing in the region is the "Golden Beach", the best time to tame its waves is winter and spring. Kite surfing and windsurfing can be practiced not only on the sea coast, but also on the inner lakes, where the water surface is calmer and the wind is more stable. The most popular resort is Lake Garda at the foot of the Alps.
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To get acquainted with the sights of Italy, enjoy its amazing nature and history, you can use the most fascinating walking tours. It is suitable for trekking in almost all regions and provinces of the country. One of the best places to walk is the Cinque Terre National Park and the Blue Trail passing through it. The path is laid along the coast of the sea and connects small coastal villages. The length is 12 kilometers, the journey can be divided into 2 days to enjoy a sea holiday and spend the night in one of the local villages. Another famous route is the "Franks Road", which runs throughout Europe. The Italian segment of the route occupies Sienna, Lucca, Pavia, and Lausanne. Travel will be a great opportunity to get to know these cities and plunge into history.
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Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy
♥   Restaurant '2 Camini' BASELGA DI PINÈ. Type - Regional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant '21.9' Pióbesi d’Alba. Type - Creative. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant '28 Posti' Milano. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant '3 Archi' NOTARESCO. Type - Regional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant '3 Gigli all’Incoronata' LODI. Type - Lombardian. On the map   Photos
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in Italy
♥   Water park 'Canevaworld' Lazise, Verona. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Etnaland' Belpasso, Catania. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Gardaland waterpark' Milano. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Le Vele Acquapark' San Gervasio Bresciano, Brescia. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Mirabilandia Beach' Savio, Ravenna. On the map   Photos
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks in Italy
♥   Amusement park 'Cowboyland' Voghera. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Edenlandia' Naples. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Europark Idroscalo Milano' Segrate. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Felifonte' Castellaneta. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Fiabilandia' Rimini. On the map   Photos
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Italy
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Pollino' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Vesuvio' . On the map   Photos

Unique attractions in Italy

Santissimo Nome di Gesu Cathedral

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
Santissimo Nome di Gesu Cathedral has placed right in the centre of the so-named square in Rome. It was built in 1584 and at first, it was a monument in the mannerism style. However, after the reconstruction, the church has received bright features of Renaissance. One of the main peculiarities of the inner decoration is the unique frescoes. They were painted in modern 3D technique. For the medieval times, this technique was quite unusual.

The church has become a home for some unique religious artefacts. The thing of main value is a St. Maria icon of the 14th century. Saint Ignatius of Loyola is a founder of this church and the first man of the Jesuits Society of Jesus. The church has saved the founder’s room. It is practically unchanged since that time.

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Volcano Campi Flegrei

From the series “Sleeping Super-Volcanoes Capable of Destroying Whole Regions”
Volcano Campi Flegrei has placed not far from Napoli. The caldera diameter is 13 kilometers. If once this volcano erupts, the largest part of Europe will be wiped off the map. The area of the volcano active plate is about 100 square meters. The magma goes quite close to the earth ground. That causes a lot of changes in the surrounding area. Nevertheless that this region is drastically dangerous, there you can find several small towns.

Locals see how the cliffs level of the high changes from the vibrations of the earth layers. Even more the coastline goes closer and closer. Pozzuoli is a popular touristic place. There were found a lot of outstanding antique items. Tourists can order an interesting coastline excursion and see the drowned Seneca city. It went under the water within a short … Read all
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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Italy

Rome
You can always listen to live music in the club named Chiariti Café, which is located in Monti district. During the daytime this is a cozy cafe that serves aromatic coffee and soft drinks, and when night falls to the city the club attracts fans of blues and jazz. Escopazzo is a popular club that offers to its visitors not only an exciting cultural program, but also richest choice of exotic drinks. The club’s bar is a great place to try original cocktails and snacks. By the way, each visitor … Read more
Alghero
If you like exploring interesting natural attractions, do not miss an opportunity to visit the Porto Conte Regional Park. This park is also situated not far from Alghero. The majority of hiking trails are available in summer. Porto Conte has a mostly hilly terrain. The park is proud of its fabulous pine forest. Birds are the main inhabitants of the park area – there are more than 150 species of them here. Visitors can explore the park on foot or make a cycling tour. The areas where visitors … Read more
Florence
The city has really many nightclubs and bars, but their main visitors are tourists. Local residents can hardly be called fans of night entertainments. Among the popular clubs of the city are such venues as Cantinetta di Verrazzano, Le Volpi e L'Uva, Space Electronic and The Red Garter. Each club offers to its visitors interesting entertainment programs. Doris is the most popular disco. Lovers of dances until dawn will surely value a huge dance floor with the original lighting. Those, who want … Read more
Milan
One should not forget about the nightlife of Milan – the city is home to numerous clubs and bars that will surely suit every taste. Alcatraz night clubs often hosts performances of well-known DJs. The music style of this club changes all the time. Despite the fact that American Disaster club is mainly plays the music of the 70s – 80s of the last century, it is one of the most popular establishments among young people. The reason for this is festive and relaxed atmosphere. Fans of rock … Read more
Venice
Beach lovers should certainly move their feet to the Lido Island. This is a magnificent place with beautiful beaches. Here you will find various sports equipment rentals and diving schools. The island is also the location of the most luxurious hotels and spas. This place will be surely appreciated by fans of extra quality rest. Each year late August is the time of an internationally famous event as the island becomes the location of Venetian Film Festival. The festival traditionally attracts … Read more
Agrigento
Do you like beautiful nature? In this case, Riserva Naturale di Punta Bianca is a must-visit place. This natural reserve is located only 6 kilometers from Agrigento. Although the distance is so short, it is not easy to reach Riserva Naturale di Punta Bianca. A dirt road suitable for all-terrain vehicles only connects the reserve to Agrigento. Car excursions are the most popular here. A small wild beach with crisp white sand is the main attraction of Riserva Naturale di Punta Bianca – the … Read more
Alberobello
Outskirts of Alberobello are rich in natural attractions, and Grotte di Castellana, a karst cave system, is the most famous and important of them all. No more than 20 minutes by car separate the caves from the center of Alberobello. There are daily excursions to the caves from the town in summer. The caves are very beautiful, they have interesting stalactites and stalagmites, and even underground rivers. A state-of-art illumination system was installed in the caves several years ago, and so it … Read more
Rimini
The Fiabilandia amusement park will be a good place to rest for a whole family, the park takes a rather large territory offering a wide assortment of entertainments. Tourists will find colorful slopes, a picturesque pond, and a children’s railway, unique water attractions, and a beautiful winding lanes for hiking. The youngest visitors will get an opportunity to take memorable photos with favorite cartoon heroes and enjoy tasty treats in a cozy restaurant located on the premises of the park. A … Read more

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