Cinque Terre: Italy at its most picturesque

on 22 Sep 2020

Marieke Krämer

Everyone is familiar with the typical Italian photos: beautifully coloured houses that appear to be glued to the rocky yet green coast. An azure sea, the warm Mediterranean light and charming harbours complete the picture. Almost too picturesque to be true. And yet, it really does exist. Welcome to ‘Cinque Terre’ on the Italian coast. There is a reason this special Italian coastal area has been on Unesco’s World Heritage List for more than twenty years already. But where exactly is Cinque Terre and what is the best way to visit this beautiful area of Italy? I would be happy to tell you more about hiking in Cinque Terre and the surroundings of this beautiful area, the Italian Riviera with the lively city of Genoa and charming Portofino.

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Rules for winter tyres in Italy and France

on 5 Mar 2020

Bianca van Steenbergen

As with so many traffic regulations, every country has its own rules concerning the use of winter tyres. If you are going to France or Italy for a wintersports holiday, or will be driving through the mountains on your way to a hotter destination, it’s important to go out on the road fully prepared and with the correct tyres fitted to your car. I’d like to explain to you exactly what you need to know about winter tyres in France and Italy.

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How to find your way to a sustainable campsite

on 28 Feb 2020

Bram Kuhnen

We’re all becoming more environmentally conscious. Windmills, solar panels and electric cars: human beings have understood that it is now time to start treasuring our planet. And the type of human being that likes camping is especially aware of this. Because us campers want to be able to continue enjoying the beautiful nature around us! But are campsites working to make themselves more sustainable? I checked out various campsites to see how sustainable the camping business is in 2020. And how guests can easily find a sustainable campsite.

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The underground beauty of Matera

on 12 Aug 2019

Marieke Krämer

Ever heard of Matera? This unique southern Italian city is a fascinating destination for your next city break. Matera has been chosen as one of the two European Cultural Capitals for 2019. And rightly so, because a visit to Matera is a unique experience! We want to tell you why. Get to know the city where some people live in 9,000-year old homes!

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La dolce vita: camp at an agriturismo!

on 1 Mar 2019

Marieke Krämer

Camp amid the rolling vineyards, dine on pasta made with fresh local produce and while away the days relaxing by the pool. That’s what it means to stay at an Italian agriturismo. Farm camping has been turned into an art form here. No frills, just genuine hospitality and a passion for the land that you can only find at small family businesses nowadays. My four agricampeggio tips.

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