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Last month, Porto was elected “The European Best Destination in 2017” for the third time (2012, 2014 and 2017), thanks to the votes of worldwide travellers from 174 countries, who confirmed the city as an exceptional and unique place to visit this year.

Considered one of the most ancient cities of Portugal, Porto city - before Portus Cale, which contributed to the choice of the name of the country – is located in the North of Portugal, where Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean. This is what turns Porto into a maritime and, simultaneously, a riverside city.

“Frammenti d’Antico” (“Fragments of the Past”), an event which calls back the past, is hosted every year in Bagnoli del Trigno (IS), on august 18th. It is sponsored by Regione Molise, Provincia di Isernia, and the CCIAA, and it draws 20.000 people every year.

Crecchio is my hometown, the place where I grew up in, and my biggest love. This picturesque and medieval-looking village which is situated half-way between the Adriatic coast and the mastodontic Apenines, is the birthplace of one of the most awaited events in the whole province of Chieti: ‘A Cena con i Bizantini’ (Dinining with the Byzantines).