What to do Pictures of Italy




written by Emilio Aronica

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Many places in the world are known for their beauty, and Italy is definitely one of them. With millions of tourists visiting every year, La Bella Italia has become one of the most popular holiday destinations ever and it looks like this trend will never fade.

Cities like Rome, Venice and Florence are some of the most popular choices between those who decide to visit Italy, but there are countless other places in the country that are just as magical, if not more. One of them is Anghiari, in the province of Arezzo.

In Anghiari you will find the B&B Il Cardo Resort, a farmhouse located in a strategic place where its visitors will be able to enjoy the views of the Valtiberina, also known as The Valley Of Silence. If you are looking to spend some relaxing holidays surrounded by nature and magical places, spending some days in the accomodation Il Cardo Resort will satisfy you to no end.

Anghiari doesn't only look amazing, it's also a very interesting place to visit because in the valley right underneath it, in 1440, the famous Battle of Anghiari took place, which inspired Leonardo da Vinci to paint a fresco which he titled "Battle of Anghiari".

But the best thing about the Il Cardo Resort is that it's located in a priviledged place, right in the centre of some great villages you must not miss. These are contained in the compelling tour of the five burgs of the Upper Tiber Valley: Città Di Castello, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Lippiano, Monterchi and Citerna.

Città Del Castello is completely filled with ancient monuments and by simply walking around its streets you will be able to realise how big the reinassance heritage is around the village. It's a very rural place where you will be able to savour some of the most amazing food thanks to all the little restaurants which use traditional ingredients.

Then there is Monterchi, an extremely small village that has the honour of being the residence of a masterpiece: la Madonna del Parto, a fresco by Piero della Francesca which was painted in 1459. Monterchi is the perfect place to discover slowly, by walking around the streets and taking all the ancient art that fills it.

Although Citerna and Monte Santa Maria Tiberina are seriously small, they will make you feel as if you had been catapulted back to the 15th Century thanks to their extremely rural and narrow streets and their pinturesque surroundings. Every little shop that you will find both in Citerna and Monte Santa Maria offer products which are impossible to find anywhere else since most of them are handmade by the inhabitants of both villages.

But if as well as lovely ancient buildings and nice traditional shops you would like to visit a place surrounded by nature, Lippiano is the village you were looking for, which is located on top of a hill and the views from there are the greenest you could ever see.

For sure you must have noticed after reading this piece, deciding to stay in the Il Cardo Resort is a safe bet if what you want from your holidays is to be able to relax in a gorgeous place surrounded by nature.

More info: www.ilcardotoscana.it

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