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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

Venetian Arsenal

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
The Venetian Arsenal is also an architectural landmark of world significance. It was built to equip warships in 1104. The Republic of Venice actively participated in the Crusades in the early 12th century. It needed powerful warships. The arsenal building was significantly expanded in the 14th century. New buildings were built for it. Many historical buildings managed to survive unchanged to this day.

The arsenal has been converted into a museum today. An interesting collection of military and naval exhibits is kept in it. Visitors will be told about the history of the arsenal during a visit to the museum. It is difficult to imagine that about 16,000 workers were constantly working here in the early Middle Ages. The Republic of Venice successfully competed in shipbuilding with many … Read all

Basilica of San Vitale

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
A beautiful early Christian basilica is also preserved in Ravenna. It is considered a striking example of the Byzantine style. It was named after Saint Vitale. The basilica has been a UNESCO site since 1996. Unique mosaics are considered to be its main value. They managed to survive in their original form after hundreds of years. Construction of the basilica began in 527. The Bishop of Ecclesia was its founder.

The consecration of the basilica took place in 548. It was decorated with unique mosaics in the same period. Even a layman in the field of art can notice that the mosaics are made in different styles looking at them today. This is because different masters worked on their creations. The basilica has many new architectural elements for hundreds of years of existence. The new bell … Read all
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New Elite Scotch Club Opens in the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh

The new elite club promises that each visit will be a memorable one. A team of whisky experts and ambassadors will prepare something new every time club members come to enjoy the finest whisky. The amber drink carefully selected by The Macallan is served in Lalique glasses. This French crystal maker is famous for its flawless quality. Whisky Ambassadors can also make cocktails with the Macallan Malt Scotch Whisky. Read this

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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
Assisi
This one is attractive not only with a variety of beautiful plants but also with natural viewpoints from which you can take wonderful pictures of the city and its surroundings. Many old stone paths and bridges have been preserved here among admirable age-old trees and rare plants. The rapids of a river flowing through this area form beautiful waterfalls. It's nice to visit the picturesque park at any time of the year. Many charming historic buildings and statues have been preserved here to the … Read more

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