Most popular Italian Notes 2018
As always towards the end of the year, I take a look at Google Analytics to find the most popular Italian Notes 2018.
Last year I noticed a new trend away from the main cities, and I’m delighted to see it continues in the year from October 2017 to September 2018. There is so much more to Italy than Florence, Venice and Rome. So thank you for following my rambles to off-the-beaten-track places spanning the country from Sicily to Alto Adige and from Piedmont to Puglia. I hope there’ll be other discoveries and interesting stories and experiences to share in the new year.
As further recap, here are your faves in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.
10. Cappella Palatina – A Tribute to Tolerance
The Cappella Palatina is understandably one of the main sights of Palermo due to the rich ornamentation that illustrates the peaceful coexistence of people from different cultures and with different languages and creeds.This blog post points out some highlights of the small medieval chapel and tries to put them in a historical context,
9. Civita di Bagnoregio
Ghost towns are always fascinating, and Civita di Bagnoregio also known as ‘The dying Town’ more so. After centuries of continued earthquakes and erosion, the old medieval hilltown floats on a kind of island with steep sides and a long, slim bridge as the only link to civilization.
8. What you must see in The Vatican Museums
With 1400 rooms, chapels and galleries it’s impossible to cover the world’s largest collection of art in less than a couple of days. This is a short guide to what you must see in the Vatican Museums.
7. Things to See in Brescia
Concise lists of things to see and do in particular places are always a hit, so I’m not surprised to find Brescia among the 10 most popular Italian Notes 2018. The town is only a short distance away from the Milan-Bergamo airport, and there are so many attractions waiting to be explored that you need more than a couple of days to cover it all.
6. Fairytale of Bolzano
An attempt to describe the natural beauty and unique atmosphere of Bolzano through history and a fairytale of an abducted princess and the ruler of a kingdom of dwarfs
5. The Three Wonders of Galatina
Galatina is a small town on the southern tip of Salento, and apart from being the centre of the Tarantella dance, it is also the home of a lavishly decorated church and a bit off finger of a saint.
4. Watch out for the Madonelle
All over Italy, Madonnelle figurines and paintings perched on facades and house corners light the way and watch out for the safety of passers-by. This blog post explores the origin and transformation of an ancient pagan tradition.
3. Things to Do in Cosenza
The regional capital of northern Calabria can be a drag or a delight depending on how you get to know it. This list of things to do in Cosenza guides your exploration of the place including street dancing.
2. Things to see in Asti
Guide to the unique attractions of Asti in Piedmont in addition to white truffles, red wine and the annual horse race.
1. Facts about Piazza del Campo in Siena
Campo de Siena is one of the most beautiful piazze I’ve ever seen. In this post that was the most popular Italian Notes in 2018, I have accumulated 31 interesting bits of facts and trivia that may enhance your experience of the place..
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