The busy administrative capital of the Marche region and the largest city in the region may not seem like an obvious tourist centre. Give it time though, and you may acquire a taste for the salt and spice of this restless seaport. This thriving and elegant centre boasts a sophisticated old centre and lively cultural life that should not be missed.
The capital of Puglia region, Bari, stands on the Adriatic coast, on the edge of the hollow of the same name. Bari has maintained its ancient tradition over the century, becoming the leading trade centre in the southern Adriatic and Ionian areas.
Catanzaro stands in the middle of the narrowest part of Italy, perched on hills in a beautiful panoramic position. Its origins date from the end of the 9th century, after the Byzantine reconquest of Calabria.
The regional capital of Tuscany, Florence is one of the most significant capital of the arts in Italy and in the world. Resting on the banks of the Arno River, Florence is blessed with a charming atmosphere that has never failed to delight its visitors.
Matera has gained international fame for its ancient town, the "Sassi di Matera", meaning "stones of Matera". Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, the Sassi are houses stacked one on top of the other and linked by tiny, narrow streets and wide stairways.
Visitors usually have a wealth of knowledge, images and stories regarding Rome. This is perhaps the key to the charm of a city that seems to invite its visitors to feel part of its complex reality and its millennial history.
Discovering Turin means exploring twenty centuries of history. As part of the most densely populated and economically active regions in Europe, this city is a backbone that runs from London to Benelux, Germany and Switzerland.
Immersed within the gently rolling hills of The Marches, amidst the Metauro and Foglia Valleys lies Urbino, a city rich in history and art. It is so easy to lose oneself in this jewel of a city, walking its streets and sidestreets with your eyes geared up toward its magnificent palazzi.