Cheers! Create an Italian Aperitivo at Home

Cheers! Create an Italian Aperitivo at Home

With a little creativity—and a little alcohol—la dolce vita can certainly be experienced just about anywhere. In fact, with some prep and planning, it’s easy to put together an Italian aperitivo at home.

Opera Houses in Italy: What to Know about Going to the Opera in Italy

Opera Houses in Italy: What to Know about Going to the Opera in Italy

Italy certainly has flair for the dramatic. It makes perfect sense that opera has its origins  here. Verdi and Puccini wrote stories filled with melodrama and heartbreak. The first opera was produced in Florence in 1598, with the original charter being developed in the actual room that forms part of La Camerata Fiorentina apartment from

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Movies and TV Shows to Inspire your Trip to Italy

Movies and TV Shows to Inspire your Trip to Italy

There is so much information to plow through when you are planning a trip to Italy. Do you head to your local library or bookstore for a pile of guide books? Maybe you prefer Instagram, saving posts that catch your eye. There are blog posts to read and podcasts to listen to. Now you can

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What to do on a Rainy Day in Florence

What to do on a Rainy Day in Florence

Planning your vacation in Florence during the winter and spring months is a great idea. You miss the summer heat and the high season crowds. It is the best time of year for hearty food like pappardelle al cinghiale and glasses of deep Tuscan red wine. Most of your days will be sunny and crisp

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10 Great Places to see Art Exhibitions in Rome: Beyond the Vatican Museums

10 Great Places to see Art Exhibitions in Rome: Beyond the Vatican Museums

There is certainly no shortage of art to see when you are visiting Rome. Pop into just about any church, there are over 900, and you can find sculptures by Bernini and Michelangelo and paintings by Caravaggio. The Vatican Museums are arguably one of the world’s finest collections of art and absolutely worth a visit

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Exploring Rome’s Fascinating Monti Neighborhood

Exploring Rome’s Fascinating Monti Neighborhood

Anchored by some of Rome’s most important monuments and churches, Monti retains its small-neighborhood spirit. Narrow medieval buildings covered in ivy are interposed with grand 18th-century palazzos. In the Monti neighborhood, you will find chic boutiques and quaint housewares stores, well-stocked wine shops, innovative jewelry designers and maybe even a former Italian first lady sitting

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Rainy Day in Rome? Five Great Ways to Enjoy the Experience

Rainy Day in Rome? Five Great Ways to Enjoy the Experience

Rome is a terrific city during the cooler times of year. Even after summer heat has faded most days will be blue-skied and sunny. On the rare day when thunder rumbles and the skies open, we have a few suggestions on how to enjoy a rainy day.  Storms usually roll through fast and fierce in

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Wine Tours in Tuscany: 4 Itinerary Ideas

Wine Tours in Tuscany: 4 Itinerary Ideas

People travel to Italy for many different reasons, but one of the most popular attractions is, of course, the wine. Perhaps it’s even one of the reasons you’re visiting Italy! If you’re wondering where to start and which wineries to add to the top of your list, we hope this guide will be a helpful

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What to Eat in Italy in the Fall

What to Eat in Italy in the Fall

Every season in Italy has its own delights, and autumn is definitely the star of the show when it comes to food, the harvest and culinary festivals. Some of Italy’s most famous dishes are based on autumn’s harvest bounty – truffles, pumpkin ravioli, porcini mushrooms, chestnuts and artichokes. Come along with us as we take you on a quick journey of everything you should eat in Italy in the fall!

Exploring the Spanish Steps Neighborhood in Rome

Exploring the Spanish Steps Neighborhood in Rome

If you’ve heard of the Spanish Steps in Rome, but haven’t seen them, you might be thinking: what’s so special about a staircase? The Spanish Steps have a special type of grandeur that one must appreciate in person, much like the steps leading up to the Sacre Coeur in Paris. The steps have been a

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A Guide to the Fountains in Rome and Why You Shouldn’t Miss them

A Guide to the Fountains in Rome and Why You Shouldn’t Miss them

In a city of stunning and ancient architecture, it really says something that the fountains in Rome stand out on their own as beautiful attractions. The fountains are not only architectural marvels, but also gathering places for locals, settings for street musicians and the perfect places to relax with an after-dinner gelato.

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