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The Governor General's Horse Guards from Toronto, Canada will be to Italy on a tour from May 16 th - 26 th, 2019 to commemorate the 75 th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. The Italian Campaign was an important military effort for Canada during the Second World War. The Canadians, along with their allies from Great Britain, France and the United States, fought from the south to the north of Italy over a 20-month period, Canadians faced many difficult battles against some of the German army's best troops. Canadian casualties in the Italian Campaign totalled more than 26,000, nearly 6,000 of which were fatal.
Governor General’s Horse Guard’s Cavalry and Historical Society are pleased to announce that on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:00 am EDT (5pm Italy Time), Canadian officials, will dedicate a monument to the Governor General’s Horse Guards in theTown of Aquino, Italy. The Canadian delegation will be joined by a WW2 Veteran, (Trooper Edward Stafford), honoured guests, proud sponsors members of the Governor General’s Horse Guards and local towns people.
A second monument will be dedicated on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:00 am EDT (11am Italy Time) at Canadian War Cemetery in Villanova, Italy. You can read more about the Governor General's Horse
Guard Memorial projects here.
We are planning to stream the both dedication ceremonies. The monument dedicated in recognition to the Governor Generals Horse Guards efforts in the liberation of Italy will be unveiled on May 19 @ 5pm Italy time (11am EDT). You can watch it on YouTube, link below.
This is a tentative link for the event that will be subject to change but you can bookmark this page and on the day of the event. The official live link will be posted here as soon as possible on the day of the event.
Enjoy this link to Archive Army Reels on the Italian campaign in the meantime. https://youtu.be/J1_rnjdLNCQ
The second monument will be dedicated on May 23, 2019 @ 11AM Italy time (5 am EDT), subject to availability.
The beautiful island of Sardinia has picture perfect beaches surrounded by beautiful topography and foilage. The island does not receive the attention that many of the Greek islands in the Mediterranean do but that is not a problem for many of the Italians that visit. They would rather keep it a secret and have vacation memories that are belissima ones.
Beautiful Civita di Bagnoregio, a medieval village perched high on a hilltop, is a must-see travel destination in central Italy, not too far from Rome, in the Lazio region of Italy. Long neglected since residents left this iconic village, it has been saved by tourists and becoming a popular attraction in Italy. There are pages of Instagram photos from travelers that have captured the unique perspective of this village. It is an astounding sight to see this ancient village sitting high atop a rock hill, which is only accessible by a long steep pedestrian bridge. The walk to the village via the foot bridge takes about 15 breathtaking - in all definitions of the word - minutes, but it's well worth the views and the trek around this quiant little town with stunning views of the countryside through little alleyways and various points throughout the town.
Civita is actually the name of the hilltop town and Bagnoregio is the nearby town. Only a handful of people live in the village now. The volcanic tufa rock on which the town sits is gradually eroding over time.
To visit Civita, buses from the nearby town of Orvieto drop people off in Bagnoregio where they can catch a minibus or walk to the top of the hill. You can also drive to the town of Bagnoregio and park at the bus lot or at the base of the bridge walkway, which is much closer and more convenient since the walk up the hill to the village isn't for those not in reasonably good shape.
From Rome there are tours that take day trips and you can take a train from Rome to Orvieto and then the bus to Civita di Bagnoregio. Many may think you can do both Orvieto and Bagnoregio in a day but that would be challenging unless you get a very early start.
The main sites to see when visiting Civita are the Romanesque Arch built by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago at the entrance of Civita, the remains of the Renaissance Palace, the Piazza with its amazing Etruscan columns, the Church and its impressive bell tower, the Etruscan Caves on the east end of the town, and Maria's garden on the far side of the town with spectacular canyon views from her garden. She'll show visitors the garden for a euro or two.
There are several B&Bs in Civita where you can stay the night and some small restaurants for food and refreshment.
The featured tourism video in this article includes stunning aerial drone video and scenes inside this historic village. This location draws tourists and photographers because of some of the beautiful opportunites the village provides to capture Italy is days past. Can you imagine living here hundreds of years ago? Watch the video to get ideas on how you can capture your memories in long wide angle views and then close ups within the village walls. While this video was captured mainly by drone there are strict requirements for flying in Italy including steep insurance so always check regulations if you fly drones. We will be bringing our favorite 4K DSLR Sony a7R II camera and EVO Rage gimbal to capture some of our own amazing video and our other photo gear. If you capture some great video or photos will visiting, share with with #somedaytrips for a possible feature on instagram, twitter or facebook.
If you do have the chance do take the time to spend a day or part of a day visiting Orvieto another great day excursion from Rome.
This is one of our favorites among our Venice travel videos. You will be taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of life in Venice, without all the tourists. This short video gives you a glimpse of what everyday life is like on the island. It's so hard to imagine Venice without all the people, but this video takes you on a quieter, more peaceful tour of the city. There are scenes of an empty St. Marks square in the early morning, expressions of the gondoliers before their day starts, the boats delivering supplies, and glass-makers at work. It is an enjoyable departure from the frenetic pace of the daily crowds that descend on Venice.
Hungry for some Italian food? Experience 3 minutes of a mouth-watering Italian foodie journey in Ferrara, Italy. You'll be dreaming about taking a trip like this someday. Buon Appetito!
More from the StoryTravelers: We're in Ferrara province, that lies in the region of Emilia Romagna which is also knows as "the kitchen of Italy", That's like crème the la crème, right? We were invited to taste mouthwatering dishes explore all corners of the spectrum of flavor. I can assure you that your taste buds are going to like it.
Pizza anyone? How about a quick lesson from Chef Jason Bartner on how to make Pizza Bianco, or white pizza, which is made with thinly sliced potatoes, ricotta and rosemary. Delizioso!
Ashley Bartner's comments on her film and cooking school: A taste of Italy and life in Le Marche at La Tavola Marche (farm, inn and cooking school). Chef Jason Bartner prepares dinner for the guests al fresco at their farm sharing the recipe for a local favorite Pizza Bianco.
Set to a cheery and familiar Italian tune, we're off to cooking school in Tuscany, Italy. Just as you might imagine, everyone's having fun while making pasta, preparing fresh bread, baking delicious deserts, and drinking champagne. Your mouth will water at the sight of beautifully plated food, chocolates, cheeses, wine, and more wine. And the views of the breathtaking Tuscan countryside are the topping on the cake, so to speak. This video comes with a warning, though, you will be hungry after watching this.
Take a few moments to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Expedia takes you on an amazing and picturesque tour of the beautiful places one can see along the coast. We were lucky enough to take the journey by car along the windy roads not too long ago. Around every bend, there were breathtaking views, quaint little towns, and lovely beaches. We stayed a few nights in the town of Amalfi in the Hotel Marina Riviera, perfectly situated overlooking the town and the beach. We stayed in their incredibly luxe and spacious Amalfitana Suite that has a large deck/balcony and exquisite interior decor. Check out our video of our visit to Amalfi and the Marina Riviera Hotel here.
There is much to see along the Amalfi Coast, including the famous cliff-side village of Positano, featured in many films, also the town of Ravello, which is perched high up on the hills affording amazing views of the coast. One can also take a boat cruise to the well-known island of Capri and stroll around the cliffs there on foot paths, or take a small boat ride into the famous Blue Grotto cavern. Take a look at our short video of our experience here. You'll see water that is bluer than anything you've ever seen before. Read on for more details about the Amalfi Coast from Expedia and enjoy their video.
Fodor's travel offers some tips on where to go to escape the crowds if you are visiting the Amalfi Coast in the summer.
The Amalfi Coast stretches for 30 miles along the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Southern Italy.
There are some places that are so famous and so legendary that even before you set foot there, it feels familiar. The Amalfi Coast or “road of a thousand bends” is one such place. This route has attracted society’s rich and beautiful for thousands of years and inspired some of the world’s greatest artists and writers.
The area’s largest city, Amalfi is a great place to begin this legendary journey. A wealthy and powerful town during medieval times, merchants here were amongst the few who had gold coins to spend instead of the barter system used throughout the rest of Italy. Visit the magnificent buildings that reflect that early wealth.
Positano is perhaps the best known destination on the coast. A favourite of celebrities since the 1950’s this town glitters with old-world glamour. From Marina Grande Beach, most of the paths lead right to the town centre and the Byzantine Santa Maria Assunta.
Visit the Terraces of Infinity, at Villa Combine, a view so stunning that the famous american writer, Gore Vidal called it “the most beautiful view in the world.”
Before it’s medieval glory days, the Amalfi Coast’s charms drew the Roman aristocracy.
With its endless sunshine, mediterranean colours and a landscape of gripping drama and breathtaking beauty, the Amalfi Coast truly is a legendary destination.
This video brings you a tour of Venice from day to night in a fast-paced hyperlapse format of the many splendid landmarks that make Venice a one of a kind city on the water. You will visit the Piazza San Marco, the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge, experience a gondola ride through the narrow canals, and much more. Venice is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in Italy. Experience it in this short video.