The archaeological site at Agrigento, in Sicily, was inserted into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. The remains from the Hellenic city, and additionally from the successive Punic-Roman era, the imposing Doric temples – to this day almost completely intact – the agora, the pagan and Christian necropolises, and the crawling network of subterranean acqueducts, constitute the richness of this site. Extending over approximately 1,300 hectares, it recounts a millenary history that began in the 6th Century B.C. with the foundation of the ancient Greek colony of Akragas.
Beaches, art cities, beautiful spots, UNESCO World Heritage sites such as: Castel del Monte, a symbol of medieval military architecture, Trulli of Alberobello, prehistoric buildings characterized by circular plants, white dry stone walls, small windows and unique spectacular pinnacles. About 1500 Trulli are today still functional as houses, charming hotels and shops. Other UNESCO World Heritage masserie are Sassi di Matera with the Park of the Rupestrian Churches, which show the evolution of a culture in an historic atmosphere, and the Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo, located in Monte Sant'Angelo, was the main worship center of the West. Natural sites as the beautiful National Park of Gargano, located inside the promontory, which contains a variety environment unique in the region, the Salt Mines of Santa Margherita di Savoia, the Canyons of Castellaneta and the protected oasis of Alimini lakes. Not far away, Ostuni, a white pearl in a clear blue sea, famous for its picturesque historic center consisting of whitewashed houses and buildings dating back to the Middle Ages, and for the Masserie, old farmhouses dotting the countryside which preserve the memory of traditional farming life and are now stylish country houses.
Argentina is a traveler´s paradise: gorgeous landscapes, cosmopolitan cities with European flair, lively local culture, tango and Malbec wines. Argentina, the land of Silver and the land of 6 continents offers unique experiences from the endless Pampas in the Northwest, through Mesopotamia, to the majestic breathtaking Iguazu Falls, one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, in the North East bordering Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, to Cordoba in the heart of Argentina and the city of Tango and football in the region of Buenos Aires, to the wine region of Mendoza in Cuyo, until stunning landscapes, glaciers, marine life in Patagonia and the southernmost area of Tierra del Fuego, the neverending sand beaches along the coastline and the protected areas for wild animals as Peninsula Valdes and Punta Tombo, with plenty of exotic wildlife, colonial cities with superb cuisine and vibrant culture.This is Argentina, a diverse and welcoming land of contrasts which will undoubtedly entice visitors of all ages, year round.
Iguazú Falls are located within the Iguazú National Park, a protected area extending over 67,720 hectares on the Northern border of the Province of Misiones. The Park comprises a series of 275 waterfalls at the heart of the Paranaense Rainforest, located 17 kilometers from the Iguazú River mouth into the Paraná River, where the Argentine, Brazil and Paraguay borders meet, and where the cities of Puerto Rico, Argentina and Foz do Iguaçú, Brazil are. In 2013, UNESCO awarded Iguazú National Park once again for its Exceptional Universal Value, being a site of such extraordinary cultural and natural value transcending national borders, a site of value for humanity’s present and future generations.
Italy is known for its unparalleled mix of wonderful landscapes, rich cultural history, fabulous food and wine and of course for its friendly and outgoing people. Walkers and trekkers are spoil for choice, with any number of beautiful regions to discover. From the Roman Empire to the Medicis; from Fellini to Rossellini; from Michelangelo to Botticelli; Italy has it all. From the snow-capped peaks of the high Alps in the north to the lava strewn slopes of Vulcan Etna in the south and the rugged, beach-fringed island of Sardinia to the west, there are countless opportunities for walking and trekking holidays in Italy. There are numerous choices in the Italian Alps, including the spectacular, pale silver Dolomites in the north-east, which were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Famous for their near vertical cliffs and spires, which make them arguably the most spectacular string of mountain peaks in Europe, the Dolomites attract walkers, trekkers and climbers from all over the world. Download PDF
Located on the shores of Golfo Nuevo with calm waters and beautiful beaches were transformed with the years in the most relevant Patagonian beach, with excellent food service and lodging. But the most important part of this city is that it has a very strategic location, providing easy access to Peninsula Valdes, where you can spot a good number of Southern Right Whales, seals, elephant seals, dolphins, killer whales (orca), declared Patrimony of 1999 Humanity by UNESCO. From Puerto Madryn there are several daily excursions to the main points of interest such as the Peninsula Valdes, the Punta Tombo penguin colony, Puerto Pirámides, Punta Loma, the Doradillo Beach, and others.
Bathed by the waters of the Golfo Nuevo and located only 100 km away from Puerto Pirámides, the city of Puerto Madryn is the entrance gate to Peninsula Valdés, which has been declared a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. Its roads conveniently communicate it with the main tourist attractions in the region, such as the Nature Reserve Peninsula Valdés, the Penguin Reserve in Punta Tombo, the Welsh colonies of Dolavon and Gaiman, and the wide coastal line of the Atlantic Ocean. Observing the huge whales from its shores at sunset is a truly unforgettable experience!
Rome is one of the world's most beautiful ancient cities and contains priceless works of art, palace, museums, park, churches, garden, Basilicas, Temples, Villas, piazzas, Fountains, Theaters and other venues in general, with its unique Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Sistine Chapel and The Roman Forum. The historic center of Rome and Holy See including the Vatican and the Basilica of St. Paul Fuori le Mura make up one of the 50 Italian sites inserted in UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Discover the essence of the multifaceted universe that is Argentina. Whether it’s the endless landscapes of Patagonia, the millenary culture of the Altiplano, the award-winning wine regions of the Andes, the vibrant cities. Argentina is home to some of the most fascinating wonders of the world. It features landscapes and cultural sites that have been declared World Heritage, like The Glaciers, Iguazú National Park, Valdés Peninsula, and La Quebrada de Humahuaca. Active travelers find their paradise in the vast and diverse territories of Argentina. Explore and walk through Patagonia; ride on horseback through the Andes or take in the stunning views of the majestic Iguazú Falls: any of these options will surely make for a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. GULLIES TOURS DMC & T.O. is specialized in tailor-made leisure tours to discover the beauty and natural wealth of Argentina.
Italy has a complete offer for any traveler: sea, mountain, lakes, city of art, ancient towns, culture, traditions, fashion, wellness, climate, food and wine. Italy boasts the largest number of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: 47 Cultural and 4 Natural, such as the Dolomites, the City of Verona, Ferrara and the Po Delta, the historical center of San Gimignano and those of Florence and Rome, Hadrian's Villa and Villa D' Este in Tivoli, the archaeological area of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, The Sassi and the Park of the Rock Churches of Matera, the Amalfi Coast, Aeolian Islands, the Valley of the Temples. From a climate perspective, it is favored by the Mediterranean Sea that surrounds almost every side of the country. Food and wine is one its strengths: pizza, pasta, pastry and wine quality have made Italy a symbol of a lifestyle and quality living. GULLIES TOURS DMC & T.O. is specialized in tailor-made leisure tours to discover the beauty and natural wealth of Italy.
Comprising almost the entire southern half of South America, Argentina is the world's eighth largest country. The diversity ranges from wild, rugged and remote in southern Patagonia, to the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires in the north. Trekking Argentina, you can find some of the world's tallest mountains and volcanoes, including Aconcagua, one of the seven highest mountains on the seven continents. There are expansive deserts, endless plains of the pampas, fast-flowing rivers and even the deep, blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Italy is known for its unparalleled mix of wonderful landscapes, rich cultural history, fabulous food and wine and of course for its friendly and outgoing people. Walkers and trekkers are spoilt for choice, with any number of beautiful regions to discover. As with any popular destination with a well-developed tourism infrastructure, the best way to get under the skin of the place is by exploring on foot. From the snow-capped peaks of the high Alps in the north to the lava strewn slopes of Mount Etna in the south and the rugged, beach-fringed island of Sardinia to the west, there are countless opportunities for walking and trekking holidays in Italy. There are numerous choices in the Italian Alps, including the spectacular, pale silver Dolomites in the north-east, which were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Famous for their near vertical cliffs and spires, which make them arguably the most spectacular string of mountain peaks in Europe, the Dolomites attract walkers, trekkers and climbers from all over the world.
Tuscany is one of the best Italian region, the birthplace of the Renaissance, with immense and unique art, culture, history, landscapes, typical Tuscan products, world renowned wines as Chianti Classico red wine, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Sassicaia DOC, UNESCO World Heritage sites as the historic center of Florence and Siena, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, Medici Villas and Gardens, enchanted Lucca with its tree-lines walls, charming villages as San Gimignano, Pienza, Montalcino, etruscan towns Volterra and Populonia, unique landscapes of Val d’Orcia and Chianti region, the natural Park of Maremma, mountain landscapes of Abetone, Amiata and Apuan Alps with its unique marble quarries of Carrara, thermal parks of Montecatini Terme, Etruscan Coast and Bolgheri with its Super Tuscan wine, the blue Versilia Sea to Costa degli Etruschi, the blue lagoon of Argentario and its 7 jewels of the Archipelago, including Island Elba and Giglio. Discover, live, taste and breath this enchanted land! Download PDF Discover Tuscany
Celebrated throughout the world for its singular beauty, Venice and its lagoon were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1987. The most famous place in Venice is Piazza San Marco and the five-domed St. Mark's Basilica, near Palazzo Ducale. These two buildings are joined by the monumental Porta della Carta. The Campanile di San Marco realized in 1173, was reconstructed in front of the Palazzo Ducale after it collapsed in 1902. From the small loggia at the top of the bell tower it is possible to admire reliefs depicting the ventures and undertakings of the “Republic of the Golden Lion.” Venice is also celebrated for its historic cafes, especially the Florian; its exhibits, galleries and museums, such as Ca' Rezzonico; the Gallerie dell’Accademia and, of course, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection; and its world-famous festivals, i.e. for cinema and the Biennale for art, music and dance. The Teatro della Fenice is the monumental home to the city’s operatic music, and hosts the International Festival of Contemporary Music.