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Take an unprecedented journey through Italy. Soar high above the magnificent peaks of the Alps, to the rural fields of Tuscany, to the breathtaking coastal regions of Umbria and Basilicata, to the romantic canals of Venice to the historical streets of ancient Rome. Bear witness to an inexhaustible reign of castles, fortresses, and places of worship. Glide majestically above breathtaking coasts to secluded romantic bays and picturesque islands. Travel to bustling seaports and millenary towns before heading inland to the productive farmlands and hillside villages in the peaceful countryside steeped in ancient and modern traditions. Magnificent Italia is a true mosaic of cultures, nature, and art revealing three millennia of history.

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SEASON 3

From Capo Malfatano to Capo Mannu

From Capo Malfatano to Capo Mannu

Towers guard the sea on the southern coast overlooking Pula. Costa Verde contrasts with Oristano’s sand dunes, where flamingoes anticipate the Sinis peninsula, located between the Mal di Ventre Island and the Capo Mannu beaches with their blue waters and white quartz

From Maddalena to Asinara

From Maddalena to Asinara

The Archipelago of Maddalena has its history dating back to the days of Nelson and Garibaldi. The wind swept Gallura has its centre in the fishermen village of Castelsardo. Porto Torres and charming Stintino emerge from a coast pointed by cliffs. Wild Sardinia can be admired at its best from the Island of Asinara.

From Punta Campanella to Paestum

From Punta Campanella to Paestum

The visit to the Amalfi Coast starts from Punta Campanella with its breathtaking views. Amalfi impresses with the beautiful Dome while Lemon trees point the uphill road to Ravello. The National Park of Cilento uncovers natural sceneries until Capo Palinuro. The journey ends in Paestum with its famous Greek temple.

From Taurasi to Caserta

From Taurasi to Caserta

Taurasi, homeland to a prestigiious wine, marks the discovery of Irpinia. Benevento with its Roman theatre and the Arc of Emperor Adrian is still witness to the ancient memory of the Sannitic people. Caserta is domi-nated by the Royal Palace and its park second only to French Versailles.

From Bracciano to Bolsena

From Bracciano to Bolsena

Volcanic lakes introduce to northern Lazio: From Bracciano to Anguillara Sabazia. The necropolis of Cerveteri and Tarquinia bear the Etrurian mark with nearby medieval Viterbo and fascinating Civita di Bagnoreggio high above an isolated rock. The journey ends on the Bolsena Lake.

From Rieti to Circeo

From Rieti to Circeo

The Ripasottile and Lungo Lakes announce the artistic city of Rieti. Beyond the Albani Hills and the Roman Castles the medieval atmosphere can still be experienced in Norma and Sermoneta. Southwards the Pontina valley tells of old land reclamations from where the Circeo Park emerged, a natural paradise for fauna and flora.

From Terracina to Ventotene

From Terracina to Ventotene

Southern Lazio is mainly sea. The charming whitewashed Sperlonga and Gaeta point the legendary Ulisse‟s Riviera and stand opposite to the Pontino Archipelago with its paradise islands of Ponza, Gavi, Zannone, Santo Stefano and Ventotene.

From Sorano to Pienza

From Sorano to Pienza

Land and water merge in the Orbetello Lagoon, dominated by the Argentario and facing the islands of Giglio and Giannutri. Talamone marks the entry to the Regional Park of Maremma while the thermal baths of Satur-nia and Bagno Vignoni lead to beautiful Val D‟Orcia with stunning Montalcino and Pienza

From Montepulciano to Pisa

From Montepulciano to Pisa

Siena is introduced by the stunning Dome emerging from the unusual Piazza del Campo, birthplace of the Palio. Just above on the shores of Arno lies Pisa, one of the most famous Italian art city with its hanging tower and the Campo dei Miracoli. The journey ends in the charming oasis of Massaciuccoli.

Ventimiglia to Gallinara

Ventimiglia to Gallinara

The visit to western Liguria starts from Hanbury Villa and its beautiful gardens and continues along the Flow-ers Riviera with famous Bordighera and Sanremo. The journey along the coast gets up to Alassio with its wall of fame. Nearby the Island of Gallinara offers charming views offshore.

From Albenga to Pegli

From Albenga to Pegli

Castles and villages like Zuccarello and Balestrino tell of the ancient history of Liguria. The Finale area ex-presses the double soul of mountain and sea with its steep rocky cliffs best suited to extreme climbing. A less wild but more artistic nature can be appreciated in the park of Villa Durazzo-Pallavicini of Pegli.

From Alta Marca Trevigiana to Cortina d’Ampezzo

From Alta Marca Trevigiana to Cortina d’Ampezzo

Piave is one of the most iconic Italian rivers for its WWI heritage with its famous battle of Vittorio Veneto. This is also the birthplace of Prosecco originating in Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. But most of all this is a moun-tain region dominated by the Dolomites and the skiing kingdom of Cortina d‟Ampezzo.

From Colle della Maddalena to Monferrato

From Colle della Maddalena to Monferrato

The discovery of southern Piemonte begins on the alpine peaks bordering France. Valleys pointed by indus-trial districts introduce to the medieval city of Cuneo. From there the Argentera massif overlooks Limone Pie-monte. Castles and art treasures mark the Monferrato area with Valenza and Alessandria.

From Gran San Bernardo to Gran Paradiso

From Gran San Bernardo to Gran Paradiso

Gran San Bernardo points the beginning of an historical path that once used to take pilgrims to Aosta and Piemonte. Villages, ancient castles and churches are to be found along the way. Up in the mountains we enter Gran Paradiso with is wildlife and glaciers the once holiday destination for Pope John Paul II.

From Angera to Livigno

From Angera to Livigno

The northern area of the Lombard region offers breathtaking views: from Angera on Lake Maggiore to the picturesque Menaggio of the high Lake Como. The river Adda leads to the Valtellina area with its whilte val-leys and its food specialties from Bitto to Pizzoccheri. Further north the Stelvio Park with beautiful Bormio and Livigno.

From Oltrepò Pavese to Mantova

From Oltrepò Pavese to Mantova

Located between Lombardia, Piemonte and Emilia Romagna Oltrepò Pavese is a hilly land with vineyards and farms crossed by minor rivers running towards the Po. Artistic centres like Lodi, Crema and Cremona, homel-and to the famous Stradivari, take to Mantova and Sabbioneta, real Renaissance treasures.

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