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[29 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
I-Padova – your audio guided tours around Padua

We step already into an era of Pod-domination and Italy is trying to catching it up with the new way of getting information “on-the-go”.
The city of Padua, in the heart of Veneto, has launched 5 podcasts for travelers wishing to discover Padua at their own leisure.

These audio tours will guide the visitor around the city of Padua on 5 tourist trails:

from the Roman Arena to the caffè Pedrocchi
the Palazzo della Ragione and the squares around it
the jewish Ghetto and the Reggia Carrarese
the Prato della Valle and the Cittadella Antoniana
the Walls …

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[29 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
Welcome on Board – The Lake Garda regatta “La Virgiliana”

Lake Garda waters and beautiful setting is not new to be an unique and ideal destination for a number of water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, paragliding, kitesurfing, canoeing and even scuba diving and the background to many national and international races. That’s also merit to its winds that blow all over the waters’ lake: brisk winds are most known at the top northern lake to gentle breezes at the foot.

To open the sailing season 2010 is the traditional regatta “La Virgiliana” that sees beautiful boats battling it out in …

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[26 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Venice – “People Mover” a completely new way to get around the “City on Water”

The fake overseas Venice in Las Vegas has one already running through it but this time the monorail has finally landed also to the authentic Venice making it an epic change in the “city on water” where before the only two ways to get around it were either by boat or on your own feet, not anymore! Even if it’s only for a short distance, since last Monday this monorail connects riders to 3 hotspots of the city,  Piazzale Roma and its train station to Tronchetto Island with a stop on …

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[14 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
The 32° “Su e zo per i ponti” Venice’s marathon

This 18th of April Venice will be once again the background for the 32nd race “Up and down the bridges”. The event is all about experiencing Venice in an unusual way: a fun day of healthy, non-competitive marathon running over a 13-km walk, up 53 bridges. If you are not-so-fit try the shortcut, a 6km walk up and down 26 bridges, better? Yet, you don’t have to worry about proving your athletics’ skills, instead focus on soaking up the beauty of Venice, winding your way through the major sightseeing …

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[12 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Asparagus’ crazy: the debut of this quintessential spring vegetable

The season of the leafy radicchio is over but it’s now leaving the way to another great vegetable ingredient par excellence of many spring dishes: the white asparagus a long, fat, full-flavoured, deliciously sweet and remarkably tender white stalk.
It is harvested throughout Veneto from Silea, Bibione, Cimadolmo, Padova to Bassano some protected by an IGP (Protected Geographical Indications) or DOP (Denominations of Origin) denomination to guarantee the authenticity and genuine characteristics of the product but which one is the best asparagus? Don’t make the farmers started on this one as …