Besides thousands of places to discover, amazing Italian cuisine and the famous Italian sun, there are three main reasons to go to Italy:
1. The best coffee in the world
2. The unique atmosphere of siesta time
3. The taste of the italian grapes from vineyards and figs picked by yourself during a bicycle ride in the countryside.
This year I went to Emilia Romagna and here are some of my favourite places and pictures.
Piazza Cavour is an important place for all Fellini's fans, here the famous movie "Amarcord" was made.
But Rimini is not only a popular seaside resort, it's also full of signs of the great and long history of the Appennine Penisula. Here the bridge of Tiberius (a roman emperor I century a.C.)
And here the arch of triumph of August
And this is Caesar, he came to Rimini after crossing the Rubicon.
Tempio Malatestiano is a masterpiece of renaissance architecture
Tempio Malatestiano inside.
15 kms only from Rimini is Cesena - a lovely little Italian town, during siesta time complitely empty. You are alone and the city is yours
A part of the Cathedral's gate
The fortress and the fountain
A closed laundry in the siesta time
A DAY ON BICYCLE IN THE VALLEY OF THE MARECCHIA RIVER
A bicycle ride is a fantastic way to discover the peacfull, wonderfull and sometimes breathtaking Italian countryside, with it's delicious grapes and figs.
The "Blue Lake"
"Blue Lake" again
San Arcangelo di Romagna - a typical, little Italian town, just gorgeous
Back to the countryside
Little sanctuary on rocks
The same sanctuary seen from it's left sight
Classical Italian landscape
San Marino seen from the sanctuary - is it possible to go to Italy and not fall in love with it?