The Hanbury botanical garden

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hanbur botanical gardenIf you happen to be near the borderline between Italy and France, and if you are a garden lover, do not miss the chance to visit the Hanbury botanical garden.

Located on the Capo Mortola promontory, it extends on a 18 hectars area, half of which is cultivated with both tropical and subtropical plants coming. They come from several zones on the planet where there is a Mediterranean climate.

The other half of the place contains self-vegetation which usually grows in the Mediterranean area. This is pretty curious actually, since the promontory as a very mild climate, especially in winter, when temperatures seldomly goes below 0°C (which means 32°F). Continue reading

The “Cantinetta di Dante e Beatrice” in Florence

If you are in Florence, you can’t miss the chance to eat in this wonderful place called “La Cantinetta di Dante e Beatrice”, recalling the city’s most important figure, Dante Alighieri.

Situated in the centre, in via del Corso 27/r, just a block from the Dome, the place offers a really nice atmosphere, and, unnlike several other eateries located in the same area, it’s quite spacious and equipped with comfortable seatings.

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A very interesting Etruscan itinerary

Castellina in Chianti, located in the heart of the Chianti region, as the name suggests, is a nice but small town in Tuscany, very famous for its historical past during which the place was lived by the Etruscans.

Situated in a strategic position, halfway between Val d’Elsa, Val di Pesa and the Arbia valley, Castellina hosts numerous old monuments and historical finds, remembering not only the notable importance of the Etruscan civilisation, but also the medieval time, in which the ancient walls around the town were built.

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Tips to save money while you travel to Italy- part 2

It’s not true that Italy is so expensive! It depends of course on how you want to spend your vacation and have fun. Something you can do in order to keep the costs down is making your travel in Italy more affordable.

In the last post we talked about food. Let’s see now something else, so get ready to write everything down.

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