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The world has been thrown a curveball, a terrible one we all hope to recover from real soon. However, there’s always a silver lining. Stick with us for the next 10 minutes and we’ll guide you there.

We understand that your long awaited vacation has been cancelled and you’re quarantined within the confines of your walls. How does experiencing the glory of Italy from the comfort of your couch sound? Hear us out.

Walk the cobbled streets of Rome, play a quick round of trivia, read some travelogues and novels set in Italy and maybe even learn to whip up a few authentic Italian delicacies. Traveling from your couch has never been more exciting.

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Where would you like to travel?

  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Venice
  • Milan

Rome

The ancient seat of the progenitors of Western Civilisation, Rome is a classic European city that is a mix of historic ruins, stunning works of art & architecture, great food and a vibrant city life making it one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world.

Experience Virtually

Thank god for videos and VR, you can (virtually) walk the cobbled streets of Rome from your couch! Walk through the Colosseum’s Arena, stroll the many halls of the Vatican Museum and appreciate art at the Borghese Gallery . We know you’re stuck at home, but these videos will sure make you feel like you’re in Rome.

Eternal City

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Top Sights in Rome

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Colosseum

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Vatican

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Borghese

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A Walk Through Rome

Discover the beat and vibe of Rome

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Florence

Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Florence is often referred to as the 'Athens of the Middle Ages'. The city is credited as the birthplace of the Renaissance and is home to countless masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture.

Experience Virtually

Thank god for videos and VR, you can (virtually) wander the artistic lanes of Florence. Unveil the treasure trove of renaissance from the comfort of your house with virtual tours of world-class museums in Florence. Beware, you might just experience the stendhal syndrome from your couch

The Renaissance Era

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Top Sights in Florence

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Duomo Florence

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Other Attractions in Florence

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A Walk Through Florence

A city so full of life and culture

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Venice

A doorway to Spain’s past, Seville is a city that slowly charms and wins you over. The land where Columbus departed from for his world exploration has evolved to a rousing mix of Mudéjar palaces, gothic churches, flamenco clubs and winding medieval lanes.

Experience Virtually

Thank god for videos and VR, you can (virtually) glide on a gondola from your couch!. Wander the gold clad Doge’s Palace, marvel at the byzantine marble at St. Mark’s Basilica and walk through the bustle of Rialto market. We know you’re stuck at home, but these videos will sure make you feel like you’re in Venice.

City Of Canals

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Top Sights In Venice

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A Walk Through Venice

We wish we could bottle the aromas of the orange-scented courtyards for you

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Milan

Dotted with remarkable gothic architecture and gifted with a legacy of art and history, Milan is a city waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re someone who is an art enthusiast, or someone who appreciates fashion or food — there is something for everyone.

Top Sights In Milan

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A Walk Through Venice

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From novels like A farewell to arms and The city of fallen angels - travel the farthest corners of Italy through the power of words and your imagination. We promise, you’ll be a more learned traveler the next time you head to Italy. Choose your pick and get reading!

Stories in Italy, set to steal your heart and soul.

A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Genre: Literary Realism
Lieutenant Frederic Henry, a young American ambulance driver with the Italian army during World War I, takes a winter leave from the front. When he returns, he meets and quickly falls in love with Catherine Barkley, an English nurse's aide in the town's British hospital

The City of Fallen Angels

The City of Fallen Angels

Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Adventure Fiction
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare is the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments series. In it, Simon Lewis tries to get used to his new life as a vampire, while Clary seeks to establish a steady relationship with Jace. Lilith, a demon, seeks power in New York. The book opens with Simon at the age of sixteen.

The Prince

The Prince

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Genre: Non-fiction
The Prince is an extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. It includes 26 chapters and an opening dedication to Lorenzo de Medici. The dedication declares Machiavelli's intention to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Author: Patricia Highsmith
Genre: Crime Thriller
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1955 psychological thriller by Patricia Highsmith. It is the first book starring the iconic anti-hero Tom Ripley, a small-time con man and master manipulator whose skill with people and manipulation allows him to get access to power and influence.

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Author: Mary Beard
Genre: History
Mary Beard's “SPQR” is an excellent, readable and engaging history of the Roman world from its beginnings through the times of the second emperor of the Severan dynasty, Caracalla, in 212 CE. ... It works better to supplement an existing knowledge of Roman history and to help one think critically about historical events.

Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons

Author: Dan Brown
Genre: Crime Fiction
When Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon discovers the resurgence of an ancient brotherhood known as the Illuminati, he flies to Rome to warn the Vatican, the Illuminati's most hated enemy. Joining forces with beautiful Italian scientist Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer), Langdon follows a centuries-old trail of ancient symbols in the hope of preventing the Illuminati's deadly plot against the Roman Catholic Church from coming to fruition.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun

Author: Frances Mayes
Genre: Romance/Comedy
A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life. Frances Mayes is a San Francisco-based literature professor, literary reviewer and author, who is struggling in writing her latest book. Her outwardly perfect and stable life takes an unexpected turn when her husband files for divorce.

Romeo And Juliet

Romeo And Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare
Genre: Tragedy/Romance
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays

There’s no better time to fulfill your couch potato fantasies. Binge watch and expand your Netflix horizons! We have a few recommendations that will keep you occupied for a few 20 hours, and then some more.

It’s Time For Some Italian Binge

We hope you pick up some Italian. It’ll surely come handy!

Medici

Medici

Genre: Historical Drama
Seasons: 3
A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.

The Borgias

The Borgias

Genre: Historical Fiction Drama
Seasons: 3
In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.

Baby

Baby

Genre: Teen Drama
Seasons: 2
Fed up with their families and classmates, two teens from the wealthy part of Rome are drawn to the city's underworld ands tart leading double lives.

Rome

Rome

Genre: Historical Drama
Seasons: 2
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Suburra

Suburra

Genre: Crime Drama
Seasons: 2
In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican.

My brilliant friend

My brilliant friend

Genre: Coming-of-age
Seasons: 2
When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. Based on the bestselling series by Elena Ferrante.

Gomorrah

Gomorrah

Genre: Crime Drama
Seasons: 4
The show tells the story of Ciro Di Marzio, a member of the Savastano clan, headed by Pietro Savastano, a high-ranking member. Ciro aims to navigate the dangers of the criminal world, while also fighting a brutal civil war.

The Young Pope

The Young Pope

Genre: Drama
Seasons: 1
After a surprising turn of events, Lenny Belardo becomes the first American pope in history and begins to change things to suit his own needs after assuming authority.

Killing Eve

Killing Eve

Genre: Spy Thriller
Seasons: 2
Villanelle is a psychopathic assassin, and Eve is the woman charged with hunting her down; the two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.

A room with view

A room with view

Genre: Romance
The Emersons come to Lucy's rescue when she finds herself alone in Florence. She falls in love with George Emerson, but back home in England her fiancee awaits her return.

Gladiator

Gladiator

Genre: Historical Action Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

Two Popes

Two Popes

Genre: Bigraphical Drama
At a key turning point for the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI forms a surprising friendship with the future Pope Francis. Inspired by true events.

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Genre: Comedy Drama
Restless reporter Marcello drifts through life in Rome. While Marcello contends with the overdose taken by his girlfriend, Emm, he also pursues heiress Maddalena and movie star Sylvia, living life carefree. Despite his hedonistic attitude, Marcello does have moments of quiet reflection, resulting in an intriguing cinematic character study.

Life is beautiful

Life is beautiful

Genre: Comedy Drama
A Jewish father and his family are surrounded by Nazi death camps. Living in a hostile environment, he uses humor to shield his young son from the grim realities of war.

Eat Pray and Love

Eat Pray and Love

Genre: Comedy Drama
Elizabeth Gilbert's perfect world comes shattering down when she gets divorced. She then embarks on a journey across the world in an attempt to rediscover her true self.

Call me by your name

Call me by your name

Genre: Coming-of-age Romance
In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty

Genre: Art Drama
An ageing writer has spent many years seducing his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday, he starts to look past the nightclubs and parties to find a landscape of exquisite beauty.

Only you

Only you

Genre: Romantic Drama
After a chance meeting on New Years Eve while waiting for a taxi home, Elena and Jake soon enter into a whirlwind relationship. Together, they explore what it takes to create an enduring relationship out of a fast love.

PS: Use Netflix Party to watch our recommendations with your friends online. You can synchronize video playback and add group chat as well!

How about grooving to the beats of Umberto Tozzi and Jimmy Fontana to keep you company at your WFH set up? Our carefully curated “Social Distancing - Italy Edition” playlist is just what you need to keep you going through these drab long days where your laptop, pet and spouse are your only company.

Top artists in Italy

If you haven’t heard of them, today’s the day.

Umberto Tozzi

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Andrea Bocelli

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Jimmy Fontana

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Social Distancing Playlist - Italy Edition

Maximum volume is recommended so your neighbors can dance with you!

The kitchen is your playground and the possibilities are endless. Learn to whip up some bowls of Carbonara and end your meal with some home-made Tiramisu! How fun would it be to perfect the recipe before tasting the real deal in Italy!

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

Try your hands at Italian plates - beyond pasta and pizza!

Napolean Pizza

Tiramisu

Carbonara Spaghetti

Traditional Pesto Chicken

Italian Bruschetta

Hot Choclate - The Italian Way!

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