I've been traveling internationally for more than 30 years. I've lived abroad, for half that time, in Japan, the UAE,...Read more
Italy is probably one of the most easily recognized countries on a map characterized by it’s distinct boot shaped penninsula. it is lcoated in southern Europe and bordered in the North by France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Italy is also bordered by the Adriatic, Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Seas.
Italian geography boasts an extremely varied terrain. It is home to two well-known mountain regions, The Alps and The Appenine Range, the latter hosting several active volcanoes such as Vesuvius near Naples. Including its islands, Sicily and Sardenia, Italy has over 4,700 miles of coastline, more than five times that of California. Sicily and Sardenia are the largest islands in the Mediterranean. About a quarter of the Italian landscape is made up of plains in the valley of the Po River, a vital element in the irrigation of the agriculture of this fertile land.
Julie and Peter Thorpe discovered the Italian region of Abruzzo when visiting friends who had settled there. "We had been...Read more
The FIFA World Cup is nearly here. By now your Panini sticker albums should be complete and days off work confirmed. From June 14 until July 15 the eyes of the world will be on Russia, hosts of this year’s competition. The big games and World Cup rivalries are about to begin in earnest. The biggest sporting event in the world, more than 1 billion tuned in for the last final in 2014. Current world champions Germany will defend their...Read more