Shopping and Strolling through the Heart of Rome

What better way is there to get to know a city than by shopping in it? While in Rome, here are some of best shopping addresses you’ll want to check out while strolling through the heart of the Eternal City. ... Read More

The Sagra – Savoring Italy’s Food Festivals

Autumn is the perfect time to experience one of Italy’s culinary treats. Find out more about Italy’s food festivals why they should be a part of your next Italian holiday. ... Read More

6 Hidden Gems in Florence

Florence is full of world famous sights to see, but here are some of our favorite small museums and churches in Florence to deepen your experience of the city’s rich history. Even if you think you’ve seen all there is to see in Florence, these hidden gems might just have you planning a return trip! ... Read More

Rome’s Most Beautiful Parks and Gardens

As one of Europe’s greenest cities, Rome is home to lush gardens and sprawling parks that in true Roman style are just as full of history as they are natural beauty. From the sweet scent of roses and orange blossoms to spectacular overlooks, here are Rome’s most beautiful parks and gardens. ... Read More

Why Autumn is the Best Season For a Tuscan Getaway

Tuscany is one of the world’s most desirable destinations, but it’s so much more than a spot for a summer holiday. The fall months, when the weather starts to cool and the seasons change, is perhaps the most glorious time to visit the area. For those in the know, autumn in Tuscany is the place to be! ... Read More

Rome’s Most Beautiful Historic Bridges

Rome has an enchanting way of mixing the vibrancy of a modern life with reminders of the city’s ancient past. Enjoy a stroll along Rome’s historic bridges that are as intriguing historically as they are beautiful to admire. ... Read More

Visit These Rome Museums Virtually from Home

Whether you’re planning a trip to Rome or just missing Italy, the free virtual tours of Rome’s civic museums are perfect for an artistic coffee break. You might just discover some gems for your next visit to the Eternal City! ... Read More

A Guide to Rome’s Trastevere Neighborhood

Trastevere is one of those Roman neighborhoods that live up to all of the superlatives and cliches. Ivy-draped ochre buildings. Check. Narrow cobblestones streets. Check. Piazzas, markets and cafes filled with locals. Check. Even if it is only for a few days, you can live like a local with our Trastevere neighborhood guide. ... Read More

Visiting the World’s Oldest Pharmacy: Santa Maria Novella in Florence

In Florence, the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, the oldest pharmacy in the world, has been crafting beautiful fragrances, remedies and herbal products since 1221. A visit to this one-of-a-kind place offers the chance to step back in time and bring home a scent of Florence that will transport you right back to Italy! ... Read More

Discovering the Historic Santa Croce Neighborhood in Florence

Florence is a city of beautiful squares, from the buzz of Piazza del Duomo to sweeping city views from Piazzale Michelangelo and the historic grace of Piazza Santa Croce. Come along on a journey as we delve into the history of Piazza Santa Croce and share our favorite things to see and do in this lively Florence neighborhood. ... Read More

Etruscan Places: Even-More-Ancient Italy in the Roman Countryside

Ancient Roman relics are a common sight while traveling in Italy, but the history of Italy doesn’t start there. Long before the Romans ruled the peninsula there were the Etruscans, a civilization whose origins lay shrouded in mystery. While remnants from the Etruscans are found throughout the country, some of the most impressive sites are a stone’s throw away from Rome and make a perfect off-the-beaten-path day trip. ... Read More

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