Home in Italy - Luxury villas in Italy
Europe +39 075 505 78 65
UK toll free 0 808 189 0999
US and Canada toll free 1 877 293 7654

you are viewing travel tips Italy

Secret Italy to be discovered

posted by Home In Italy on February 4th, 2016

Mines, castles, villages of fishermen and natural oasis. A book reveals 101 “unusual” places in Italy worth to be visited at least once in a lifetime.
A place not to be missed.” “I do recommend it, you should go there!”. These are the phrases you probably have heard from friends and relatives returning from their holiday in Italy. But if you are planning a trip in the Bel Paese, how to decide where to go? The choice is often a problem, especially if you have already visited the most famous destinations of Italy.
Some ideas might come from a book, “101 unusual places in Italy where to go at least once in a lifetime “(Newton Compton Editori), written by the journalist Giuseppe Ortolano. He selected the most hidden jewels of Italy, destinations accessible to all, from North to South, easy to reach and not too expensive.
Villages and towns with an ancient history which were able to preserve their most intimate and silent soul, far from tourism mass. Fishing villages, castles inhabited by ghosts, silent and cultural oasis.
Where to start from?
Away from the clamor of Venice, one ideas could be discovering the hidden islands of the Venetian lagoon. Among these, the island of Vignole, with it ruins of the ancient church Santa Erosia and San Lazzaro degli Armeni, an island home to one of the first centers of the Armenian culture.

Even more unusual is a tour in Rovereto, in the province of Trento, where it is possible to follow the footsteps of the dinosaurs in the paleontological site.
To satisfy your “sweet doing nothing” desire, just go in Renon (Bolzano), where the Freud-Promenade path connects connects Soprabolzano to Collalbo in about one hour. And in the midst of this beautiful scenery, enjoy nature and fresh air.

For those who love the thrill and mystery, Ortolano recommend a “ghosts hunting” in the Castles of Parma and Piacenza. The Bardi Castle was home to the khight Morello, who killed himself for love. The
wandering of his restless spirit was even photographed by two Bolognese parapsychologists.
Another gentle ghost, the fairy Berna, occupies the castle of Montechiarugolo. It is said to appear to the young women on the eve of the wedding day to educate them on their new life. From ghosts to goblins the step is very short!

Venice celebrates Carnival!

posted by Home In Italy on February 1st, 2016

Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. O. Wilde

Great excitement and suspense for the most important event which opened the 2016 edition of the Carnival of Venice yesterday, the 31st of January; Irene Rizzi, wrapped in an elegant orange dress designed and made by the Atelier of Stefano Nicolao, reached the St. Mark’s square in the famous Volo d’angelo (the flight of the angel).
The Flight of the Angel dates back to the mid-500, when an acrobat amazed and shocked the city by walking on a rope from the dock to the bell of the tower of St. Mark. The artist reached the balcony of the Doge and the crowd strongly applauded this courageous young man. Since that time, the event was organized every year.

A busy and interesting program this year: until the 9th of February many events and historical re-enactments for this edition called CREATUM arts and traditions! a name centered on the ancient origins of Venice and also linked to the topography of the city. There are countless streets and squares of Venice which recall the ancient arts and traditional crafts.
St. Mark’s Square, the hub site of the festivities, from 30 January to 9 February, will host artisans who through the excellence of their work will tell the unique story of Venice. The audience will be entertained by the presence of mask makers, instrument makers, glass makers, tailors who will exhibit their wares in the shops of Piazza San Marco and show the beauty of their art. A real dive in the Venice of the ’700 with actors and masks that will emphasize the moments and the most important passages of all crafts.

The Carnival of Venice 2016 is enriched with a new event: from Thursday the 4th to Tuesday the 9th of February in Campo San Geremia, near Piazzale Roma and the train station of Saint Lucia, there will be a large pavilion in eighteenth-century style curated by the designers of the theater La Fenice in Venice. The pavilion will present the Italian regional excellence on a journey through the flavors and typical products but also through folklore and crafts. Timeless atmosphere of the Carnival, The Field of flavors and traditions narrate an old history, by telling the memory and culture of wonderful places of our country to intrigue and win in a cheerful and festive audience. This will be done through the typical wine and food and craft products, not only memory and art of an area, but often promoters of history and innovation.

The most exclusive golf courses of Italy

posted by Home In Italy on January 19th, 2016

In Italy you can play golf in about 300 fields, from the Valle d’Aosta to Sicily. Home in Italy presents a selection of the most exclusive golf courses in Italy

Chervò Golf San Vigilio – Pozzolengo, Lombardy
Designed by Kurt Rossknecht, the golf course has 36 holes, including 27 championship, divided into three routes Benaco, Solferino, San Martino and 9 executive. Thanks to these the less experienced players can practice, while those skilled one can improve their performance.
Le Betulle Golf Club – Biella, Piedmont
Designed by British architect John Morrison, considered a master of the field. Even in 2013 the magazine Il Mondo del Golf has ranked first in Italy (18 times first, during the 27 years of awarding the prize) and the most famous international guides have consistently placed in the top of the charts worldwide.
Golf Club Castelconturbia – Conturbia, Piedmont
Refounded and redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1984, this golf club near Novara became a course of 27 holes and finished among the top 10 golf fields of Europe. The modern course is spread over an area of over one million square meters in the background of Mount Rosa.
Circolo Golf Villa d’Este – Montorfano, Lombardy
It is located in the hills above Lake Como, in a forest of more than thirty thousand trees. The Golden Book of the Club include the signature of King Leopold of Belgium, Edward of England, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Costantino of Greece and all the big names of the European aristocracy, and the flower industry , art and film like Clark Gable and Bing Crosby.

Pevero Golf Club Porto Cervo – Porto Cervo, Sardinia
According to experts, the Pevero Golf Club is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world for the beautiful view. The 18-hole course, which stretches for 6,107 me has a par 72, is regarded as an extremely hard for her obstacles that test even the best golfers.
Golf Club Acquasanta Rome, Via Appia Nuova – Rome, Lazio
One of the oldest and most prestigious in Italy (since 1903), and has since remained one of the most fun and delicate Italian golf courses, and we can say that as a whole is perfect, and as an old painting can be only restored and preserved, but never changed.
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Agrigento, Sicily
Tee shot on the seashore, paths through the arid mountains on one side and the Mediterranean on the other, the three fields of vegetables, two 18-hole golf course, a nine hole golf course, all fashioned by a vast plateau. Designed by Kyle Phillips, it is considered among the five best golf resorts in Europe. The Club has the largest golf course in Italy with its two courses and is the pride of Italian golf.
Golf Club Ca ‘della Nave Martellago-Venice
Arnold Palmer is the designer of this golf course where the peculiarity is given by the abundance of water hazards created with artificial lakes that affect as many as 12 of the 18 holes, the consistent presence of large bunkers, from the technical aspects and the pleasantness of the landscape surrounding that rank among the best golf competition made in Italy.

Jesolo Golf Club – Jesolo, Veneto
And ‘it situated in the area of Lido di Jesolo, surrounded by the green of the path of play: greens and fairways framed by an elegant and refined, a natural paradise, ideal for those who are not golfers. Architects Gian Paolo Mar and Marco Croze have created a project of high class who want to enhance an entire area. With a full range of facilities and trails for players of all levels, this Golf Club is an event of great significance in the Italian golfing scene.
Circolo Golf Torino The Herd – Turin, Piedmont
And ‘it situated in the regional park of the most beautiful and fascinating of the Po Valley, already hunting reserve of the Savoy, a stone’s throw from the baroque splendor of the Royal Palace of Venaria. Palmares of the Circle of the Herd is the richest and titled of Italy. In its wall are the successes in all the most important trophies golf internationally, as well as all the competitions and national competitions.
Royal Park I Roveri Fiano, Piedmont
With a picturesque location makes it unique in Europe: surrounded by the Olympic Alps and immersed in the Regional Park of the Herd, Royal Park I Roveri is a short walk from the Palace of Venaria Reale, attention to detail and offers personalized services for members and guests, and wide availability of facilities for relaxation and wellness.

Europe, mother of Post Impressionism.

posted by Home In Italy on January 8th, 2016

It will take place until March 13 2016 in Verona, a unique exhibition of post Impressionism in Europe. Seventy masterpieces come Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, including Van Gogh’s masterpiece (1887), the famous “Self-Portrait”. Following to it, “The Dining Room” Signac (1886-87), “Sunday in Port-en-Bessin” Seurat (1888), and “Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue” by Mondrian (1927). Born in France around 1886, Post-Impressionism, was also called “divisionism” in the Netherlands and Belgium, where many artists were eager to express their art outside the model given by the Impressionists. Some works of the leading exponents of this new technique, which gave birth to the revolution of abstractionism, have been collected and gathered by Helene Kröller-Müller in his gallery. The exhibition is a great opportunity to admire the artistic heritage of a museum that is located in the Dutch countryside, away from the more usual tourist itineraries. The exhibition will also give great space to scientific experiments on colour, and on processes the optical-visual and photography.
Palazzo della Gran Guardia Piazza Bra 1, Verona.