Shoulder seasons travelers − There are many benefits to this kind of traveler – smaller crowds, lower prices, and usually decent weather.

Today we can give a definition of the shoulder seasons tough to pack for − shoulder seasons are, transition periods from one weather extreme to another. So you often end up with a smattering of both ends of the weather spectrum. In Italy, the shoulder seasons are spring and fall – and while they’re slightly different weather-wise, figuring out what to pack for Italy travel in spring or fall is pretty much the same question.

While it’s not possible to create one master packing list that will work for every Italy traveler, we can give you some ideas for things you may not have thought of bringing with you. These weeks of early spring Early spring is going to be more like winter, while late spring is going to be more like summer – so plan accordingly.

Shoulder seasons travelers you should yoi know:

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Chances are, unless you’re visiting higher altitudes in early spring time you’ll need a jacket to deal with rain more than cold. Bring with you a lightweight, waxed jacket and packable. That’s at least water-resistant, knowing you’ll rely on your clothing underneath your jacket for warmth if needed.


Don’t forget to having a scarf is good idea if it might get cold, and if it’s warm and you’re wearing a tank top you can wear a shawl-sized scarf over your shoulders to get into churches (more on “church appropriate” clothing below). You can choose big pashmina-style scarves, because they serve so many purposes. Usually you bring mine on the plane to keep warm you, use it to covering my shoulders before going into a church, and if it’s chilly in the evenings it’s a scarf around my neck


If you can find a hat that performing as double duty, shielding you from potential rain and potential sun. You’re doing well, usually err on the side of sun protection, bringing a packable sun hat, if its rainy use the hood of my jacket or my umbrella.


Church “Appropriate” Clothing

In Rome there are so many historic churchs to visit. This doesn’t mean wearing your “Sunday best” for mass, it means being appropriately-attired to go into the churches in Italy. In Rome there are so many historic churchs to visit. This doesn’t mean wearing your “Sunday best” for mass, it means being appropriately-attired to go into the churches in Italy.May you shold do the same if you will visit Turkey. Many have strict rules for how you have to be dressed to go in – and that means your shoulders, knees, midriffs, and (ladies) cleavage must be covered.

Why do we celebrate Women’s Day and Why should we celebrate it?

This internationally celebrated day has a very deep meaning and aims to spread the message that there can be no development without gender equality.
The keywords of the day are:

  • Female emancipation
  • Fight against violence
  • Leadership
  • Inclusion


Infact the UN officializated the International Women’s Day – but the day of the woman was born many years before with the workers demonstrating in New York in 1857, even if the origin dates back to 8 March 1909 in which works of works died in a fire in the textile textile ‘Cotton and Cotton’ where they worked in New York or according to other sources on March 8, 1917 when a St. Petersburg women showed up for the end of the First World War – March 8 is still a important, symbolic, significant date.

“Inclusion rider” Frances McDormand said this statement last night at 90th Oscar Accademy Night in which she urged all other female nominees to stand up and reminded had to tell and projects that needed financing. Quoting Stacy Smith during his speech at the TED TALK, who researches gender equality in film and television at the University of Southern California, has put it, it’s the idea that line “positions”, where women, people of color, and members of LGBT communities are traditionally underrepresented.

women's day woman travelling alone

New York City – United States

Are Looking for amazing places to travel alone in America? Explore the Big Apple’s outer boroughs and the streets of Manhattan with no arguments over which iconic landmark, cutting-edge galleries and world-famous museums to visit, as the MOMA. This city can be expensive, if you are not prepared to put your money as Carrie Bradshaw, in shopping and in expensive restaurants. You may also go rollerblading in Central Park, take a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson, people watch in Times Square, or browse a Brooklyn flea market and eating around typical markets on international neighborhoods.


Reykjavik – Iceland

The Institute for Economics and Peace has been have ranked Reykjavik at first position of the Global Peace Index.
It is one of the safest places to travel alone in the world, for women’s day. That city is know for its safety, but not mistake not only for it.
Mystic, laid-back and downright beautiful, in Reykjavik is a great base for a day trips, it will be easy to move around and display Iceland’s postcard-perfect attractions, such as the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights.


Bali – Indonesia

If you should just a relax and take it easy you can wish for a trip in Indonesia relaxing beaches, temples as well as inexpensive accommodations and food are just some of the top reasons why Bali is often deemed one of the ultimate places to travel alone for females. You will be so busy unwinding and soaking up your karma with yoga lessons and also the wondrous Balinese culture that you’ll forget that you are traveling alone.


Rome – Italy

Shall you indulge all your five senses? Found Rome. As a female solo traveler, walking around this vibrant Italian city will let you feel empowered and fully present. Not to mention, you may even get a marriage proposal, as you wander around Rome, as a solo traveler. Shall you indulge all your five senses? Found Rome as your next choose for a female solo traveler in women’s day. When you are walking around this vibrant Italian city will let you feel empowered and fully present. Not to mention, you may even get a marriage proposal, or you will hope to meet from a romantic unknowed as you wander around Rome, as a solo traveler.

Here, you can visualize the Roman Empire, in its full glory, by visiting the city’s awe-inspiring ancient sites, such as the Pantheon, Roman Forum and Coliseum. Likewise, you can see the pope’s home at The Vatican City and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Then, you may put on a pair of comfortable shoes and explore the piazzas and cobble laneways, while drinking sterile water from the city’s eye-catching fountains.


Melburne – Australia

Melbourne can serve as a base for exploring awesome places to visit in Australia as well, such as Philip Island, The Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park. For Women solo traveling can be the best places to praised for its live music, award-winning food and artistic culture. In fact Melbourne is a safest places to travel alone for women, also labeled as the cultural capital of Australia. As a matter of fact, you can even walk around there at night on your own. In addition, Australia is an English-speaking country, meaning it is easy for solo travelers to get around and navigate in Melbourne. If you ever need help, you may ask anyone walking by, and they will be happy to assist you.

An unusual icy winter blasting through Europe reached  snow in Rome, blanketing the Italian capital of a rare four inches of snow. Last monday a spotless awakening surprised the eternal city of Rome. While schools were closed and public transportation paralyzed, residents of the Eternal City were given the rare opportunity to enjoy, ski, sled and build snowmen. Priests and students held a snowball fight in St. Peter’s Square and at the Colosseum.

The unexpected episode was chalked up to a Siberian weather system dubbed “the Beast from the East” which has plunged much of the continent into sub-zero temperatures.

The last time it snowed in Rome was in February 2012. On Monday, the temperature in Rome fell to 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). Keep in mind that the average high in Rome for February is about 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius).

Snow in Rome is rare. It last really fell here in 2012, after a hiatus of nearly 30 years.

Carnival in Naples – When we talking about a good city to spend the Carnival season in, Rome or Naples certainly does not comes to your mind this city as Carnival symbol. We usally thinking to Carnival as Venice and Brazilian Carnival. But though Rome should put on its party mask with the same fervour as Venice.

Spirit of Carnevale

Carnival festival usually is not only for children, in the past the carnival period meas like rebirth where it is necessary to vent the strict from control of the family community exercised during the year. The pagan transgression is therefore all in the creation of an exaggerated dish, able to make hunger forget, to exorcise the pains. They ate very abundant dish as to be able to say enough, so rich as to remain alive. In short, primary needs was met on the physical level but not yet in the collective unconscious. Coming to the primary physical needs refer to the most famous culinary traditions in southern Italy during the carnival days, we would you tell you the napolitan traditional dishes for Carnival season.

What to Eat in Naples during Carnevale 

An important part of the Carnival in Naples and to rest of Italy yet, are the fried desserts, of course. Usually these start to hit the fryers of the bakeries by the end of January. The most popular in Naples are chiacchiere and castagnole. The Chiacchiere (chatter bla bla) are sweet and crunchy dishes, often covered with powdered sugar. The the castagnole are shortcrust pastry fritters the size of a chestnut covered in sugar. But sometimes you can find inside a yellow cream. Usually they goes chiacchiere with a chocolate cream called Sanguinaccio (black pudding). These sweetes are tipical for all Carnevale period with last rich dinner previusly of 40 days of Lent. Catholics people wish to observe Lent, they are encouraged to skip meat. Last fat eaten on the evening of Mardi Gras consist of Lasagna a rich dishes pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce.


Needless to say that Rome is one of the most romantic cities in the world. With “La Festa Degli Innamorati,” -as Valentines Day is called in Italy. Our propose of Lovers To-Do list to spend  some special days in Rome, surprising your amore. You should chose to many romantic Valentines day in Rome events lined up, you are spoilt for choice. You start the surprise with booking a room at ancient centre of Rome and from there on you plan the rest of your day. You will celebrate your love story and you could be feel as the two lovers players of the famous movie “Vacanze Romane”. Here you will find some suggestions about our five ways to spend Valentines day in Rome.


Bike addicted – If the weather permits you will rent a bike or a rickshaw and get on, buy some goodies to take with you. Head for one of the romantic spots in the city to celebrate Valentines day in Rome, like Villa Borghese, the Trevi Fountain, Giardino degli Aranci, the Janiculum hill or the Monte Mario Observatory to see the eye catching landscape.

Art lovers – Another option for photographers and photo lovers is to go visit an charming exibition.
The Great Masters. 100 Years of Leica photography: exhibition in Rome to celebrate 100 Years of Leica photography at the Vittoriano Complex – Ala Brasini that pays homage to the first camera with 35 mm film, to vintage photography and all the artists who have interpreted the history of twenties to the days of today, celebrating their images.There are over 350 works by major and most prestigious authors you will find Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gianni Berengo Gardin, William Klein, Robert Frank, Robert Capa Elliott Erwitt and many others with dozens of original documents, and vintage equipment.

Music fans – For couples who love music there is an exhibition not to be missed: “The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains”. After the huge success of the debut a few months ago at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which saw the participation of more than 400,000 people, the exhibition moves to Rome for the first international stage. The exhibition opened at MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome in via Nizza on January 19th.

Turistic way – You could start a scenic tour of the couple city, with a panoramic bus. To living a romantic experience and to breathe this atmosphere of the city of Rome. The most loved places for couples they are waiting for you. And also you will reach the same destinations described on first point of the this list.

Taste and love – Once you wold have finished your day’s tour, and you totally lose yourself in the romantic atmosphere of Rome, there is nothing better, in the evening than ending up with a romantic dinner. There is something for every budget on varying from traditional roman cuisine to a sophisticated and starry cuisine. Rome can offer to you all of this. Those are actually are loves fishfood. A red prawn tartare from Mazara del Vallo, with kiwi and mango ratatouille, and bass ravioli, “secondi” flavored with lemon and bottarga to finish the cheesecake with raspberry and mint coulis.

Carnival is an important italian celebration, and them changing region for region.
Planning a visit to Italy during the Carnival season? Here are seven celebrations not to miss!
Some cities, however, have a centuries-old tradition of celebrations that is expressed in very special ways. Piemonte’s region there is the traditional Battle of the Oranges of the Carnival of Ivrea, while in the province of Ferrara there is the Carnevale di Cento famous for the carters of papier-mâché.

In Fano instead for three weekends you can attend one of the oldest carnival festivals with parades of allegorical floats and masks. In Offida, in the province of Ascoli Piceno, the appointment is with the reenactment of the ox hunt, Lu Bov Fint, recreated in papier-mâché. In Rome, the Roman Carnival is celebrated on the streets of the center recalling the ancient Roman Carnival, when the city was given to the people for a day.

In Campania the Carnival is celebrated in Montemarano (Av) where you can dance in the mask with some good wine with a tarantella rhythm.
The Carnival of Fano and that of Foiano della China are among the oldest in Italy, while the one in Venice is among the most famous international carnivals. Born around the year 1000 with a spirit that resembles that of the ancient Rome of bread and circus, or with the aim of providing the people with 2 intense months of celebration in which to vent mood and misery. It then becomes a wonderful institution with the Serenissima: a long period of celebration in which anyone could hide their identity behind the mask and live acting.

Scrolling through below you will find the  Carnival Calendar for events of 2018 In Italy: dates and locations.

Carnival City Date
Carnevale di Venezia Venezia 27 jan – 13 feb
Carnevale di Fano Fano 28 jan – 4 -13 feb
Carnevale Ambrosiano Milano 17 feb
Carnevale di Viareggio Viareggio 27 jan- 17 feb
Carnevale europeo di Cento Cento 28 jan – 25 feb
Storico Carnevale di Ivrea Ivrea 10 – 13 feb
Carnevale Romano Roma 11 – 13 feb
Carnevale di Mamoiada Mamoiada 27 jan – 14 feb
Carnevale storico di Offida Offida 17 jan – 13 feb
Carnevale di Castrovillari Castrovillari 3 – 13 feb

The art’s exhibitions can be a good reason to organize a trip through city discovery tours. It will be a synonymous with beauty and knowledge.  And right now Italy is hosting a nice slice to discover art. From the shots of Kertész in Genoa to those of McCurry in Pavia, through the paintings of Picasso and De Chirico in Brescia and the drawings of Correggio and Guercino in Modena, up to the collective imagination of the 2000s on show in Catanzaro. Your journey to discovery city with art can start from here.

BRESCIA – From futurism to metaphysics, from “Return to order” to informal art in a path of surprising beauty: this is the exhibition “Picasso, De Chirico, Morandi, 100 masterpieces of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from the private collections of Brescia, set up at Palazzo Martinengo from 20 January to 10 June, which presents a selection of works of the most beautiful and important residences of Brescia and its province.The review, curated by Davide Dotti, is an opportunity to admire the likes of Balla, Boccioni , Depero, De Chirico, Savinius, Severini, Morandi, Carrà, De Pisis, Sironi, Burri, Manzoni, Vedova and Fontana Among the works, also the fomous “Still Life with the Head of a Bull”, an oil on canvas exhibited for the first vault, painted by Picasso in 1942.

GENOVA – A seaside town, between historical events, exhibitions to discover art walks in the Ligurian capital, without forgetting a visit to the Aquarium, We need to get from the sea to understand Genoa, because it is from the water that the Ligurian capital has built its way to being and his fortune. It is set in Genoa at the Palazzo Ducale foundation from 24 February to 16 June.A ‘visual diary’ with intimate and poetic tones that reveals the expressive power of small things is what emerges in the great retrospective dedicated to André Kertész. It is curated by Denis Curti.

PAVIA – If you went in Pavia you would live symbolic journey of emotions and experiences conducted between India, Afghanistan, Burma, Japan, Cuba and Brazil that proposed by the exhibition Steve McCurry. Among the works is the portrait, now become an icon, by Sharbat Gula, the Afghan girl that McCurry has photographed in the refugee camp of Peshawar.

MODENA – The Gallery Estense in Modena hosts from February 17 to May 13 a selection of drawings by authors such as Correggio, Nicolò dell’Abate and Lelio Orsi, Ludovico, Annibale and Agostino Carracci, the Scarsellino, Guido Reni and Guercino in the large exhibition entitled ‘ From Correggio to Guercino. Masterpieces on paper from the Este dukes’ collection. The works on display, from free studies of invention to real preparatory drawings, come from the great heritage of the collections kept in the Gallery’s store.

CATANZARO – The collective exhibition curated by Luca Beatrice, set up from January 13 to March 20 at the Marca Museo delle Arti in Catanzaro, is titled ‘The Millennium is Age’, which offers a focus on the 2000s and its protagonists. Starting from obsolete objects and people, such as telephone cards, cassettes, floppy disks, Lira, but also the Twin Towers, Oasis and Gianfranco Fini, and coming to those who have now replaced them, from the smartphone to Facebook and Spotify, from the Euro to Netflix, to Justin Bieber, the Movimento 5 Stelle and Matteo Renzi, the exhibition itinerary tells the first 18 years of the new millennium through the gaze of 10 artists who were completing their studies in 2000, or moving the first steps.

The discovery of the Pompeii, showed the Neapolitan antiquarians arts and the Bourbon Court, especially the good fortune in Rome’s people. Which have been spent their pleasure time at Gulf of Naples and pass down to us these treasure.
During last year 2017, the archaeological park of Herculaneum has been amazing successful and also the mention in the top 30 of the most visited museums in Italy. Today the Ercolano archaeological park extends the offer with the opening of four domus, just restore.

The first domus known as Casa dei Cervi on two floors, the second for the servants. From today visitors and tourists have the opportunity to admire the Casa del Bel Cortile, a completely new type of construction compared to the typical Pompeian houses: it is a house that stands out from the others of the ancient city for the presence of a courtyard paved with a mosaic white and hooked black crosses; from here it was possible to access the upper floor thanks to a staircase and a masonry gallery.

Following the Casa dei due Atri in Herculaneum, whose facade preserves a blind arch above the portal and, inside, a head of Gorgone against the evil eye. The interior is characterized by the presence of two atria.

The Chiostro del Bramante in Rome are cloisters from the early 16th century, now used for hosting art exhibitions, conferences and concerts. It is considered to be one of the high points of Renaissance architecture in Rome.

Emulsione su legno di Michael Lin
Emulsione su legno, di Michael Lin – Photo Credit: Raffaella De Pietro

The building is part of the complex that also includes the adjacent Santa Maria della Pace church, home to the famous fresco Sibyls by Raphael, and was designed by the architect and painter Donato Bramante, one of the most prominent artists of the Renaissance.


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TIPS From the café you can see the fresco Sibyls by Raphael inside the adjacent Santa Maria della Pace church

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ADDRESS Via Arco della Pace 5, Rome, Italy
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Santa Maria della Pace's church lay the groundwork on the site of the medieval chapel of Sant'Andrea de Acquaricariis. In the end of the 15th century. Pope Sisto IV commissioned its  fabrication to Baccio Pontelli. The building while we know today was rebuilt by Pietro da Cortona, whose facade with a semicircular pronaos his architectural masterpiece and one of the greatest achievements of Roman Baroque architecture. After this discovery, the entire square became like a baroque theater, of which the church is an ideal stage. Inside the masterpieces of Raphael, Maderno and the Chiostro del Bramante stand out.


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WHERE: Church of Santa Maria della Pace ADDRESS: Via Arco della Pace, 5 Rome