20 Regions in 2 Years
An Italian Odyssey
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Welcome to the 20 Regions in 2 Years Project - The wild honeymoon idea of two Rome based newlyweds who share a lifelong passion for Italy, her past and present. But what is Italy in 2018? How do the Italians of today live, and how do they see their country? Join us in a Grand Tour of Italy, from the Alps to the Adriatic, from verdant Veneto to barren Basilicata, and from cicchetti to bistecche!
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8th February 2020 - Spoleto!
Over a year and a half into our adventures, we are closing in on our objective of exploring all 20 of Italy's regions. Before our next major expedition to the North, we head inland back into Umbria, and the Apennine heartland of the Peninsula. Once a great Roman city, Spoleto was also once the capital of one of the greatest states in Italy of the Dark Ages. Beautifully straddling the foothills of the mountains, and crowned with a majestic castle, we look forward to a little more medieval magic!
17th February 2020 - Padova!
Heading north once more, we set foot for the first time in the region of Veneto, making our way to the treasured city of Venice. But on the way, there is much to see. The city of Padova hosts one of the world's oldest universities which still thrives today, which counts Copernicus, Casanova and Galileo among its long list of alumni. Yet it is also a wonder of a city, home to the Scrovegni Chapel, one of the greatest masterpieces of pre-Renaissance art, and the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, one of Europe's foremost pilgrimage destinations. We'd best set our alarm clocks early!
Follow our account of our Grand Tour, as we head to the extreme north of Italy, the Alpine region of Trentino-Alto Adige, the historic South Tyrol! Thank goodness Katrina speaks German!