Matera, one of the oldest living cities in the world, is also one of Italy’s best-kept secrets.
Created by Giotto in the early 14th century, the Scrovegni Chapel cycle of 37 frescoes it is widely recognized as one of the milestones in the evolution of European art.
A short boat ride away from its legendary center lay a Venice few tourists ever see: small islands scattered throughout the lagoon, each with its own history and personality.
Separated by the Grand Canal from the shuffling crowds of San Marco, the Dorsoduro District is home to the most inviting House Museums in the city: the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation and the Ca’ Rezzonico Museum of 18th century Venice.
Beyond the grand tourist clichés of the central St. Mark district, in the labyrinth of ancient side canals and back alleys of the Castello, Venice lives on as it has for centuries.
Venice requires no introduction. The fabled destination is on everyone’s European wishlist, a distinction that from Easter through October can turn it into a chaotic citywide museum. But come winter the tourists fade away, the Venetians reclaim their city and the Serenissima becomes once again serene.
From the eagle’s nest city of Corte to the mighty Genoese seaside bastion of Bastia, one last look at the epic vistas of the mountain island of Corsica.
Teetering at the edge of a high limestone cliff, the Romanesque fortress city of Bonifacio offers one of the most dramatic seascape in the Mediterranean. .
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