Romantic Experiences in Italy: Beyond the Gondola Ride

Romantic Experiences in Italy: Beyond the Gondola Ride

Look at any list of the top romantic experiences in Italy and you’re sure to find one staple: the gondola ride in Venice. We’re not trying to say that a gondola ride down the Venetian canals isn’t romantic, but we want to make an argument for a few other pretty appealing options. This is, after

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Add These Traditional Foods in Venice to Your Culinary Bucket List

Add These Traditional Foods in Venice to Your Culinary Bucket List

We share some of our favorite traditional foods in Venice, including everything from traditional rice dishes to the Venetian “tapas” you will be happy to try, and of course a few desserts!

5 New Year’s Traditions in Italy

5 New Year’s Traditions in Italy

New Year’s Traditions in Italy go beyond giant feasts, time spent with family, celebratory beverages and include delightful red underwear, the throwing of various things, and tombola. If you want to have a truly unique New Year’s experience, Italy might be the perfect place.

Where to Go and What to do in Italy?

Where to Go and What to do in Italy?

Planning a vacation in Italy is a wonderful puzzle and a delightful discussion with your travel companions. There are so many places to visit and wonderful things to enjoy, you should take into account the experiences and interests of your traveling companions.

5 Books to Read Before Visiting Italy

5 Books to Read Before Visiting Italy

Planning for a dream vacation is almost as fun as the vacation itself! Creating your Pinterest board, picking out your outfits, and, of course, figuring out which book will get you into proper vacation mode. When thinking about books to read before visiting Italy, you’ve probably heard of all of the obvious ones: Eat, Pray,

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Three Christmas Traditions in Italy: Food, Family and that Weird Bread

Three Christmas Traditions in Italy: Food, Family and that Weird Bread

We’re going to say something that might be a little controversial: visiting Italy at Christmas is just as fun as visiting Italy in the summertime. Hear us out!  Instead of sweating it out on the Spanish steps with a gelato in each hand, you can enjoy a stroll through a lively Christmas market with a

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Making Restaurant Reservations in Italy

Making Restaurant Reservations in Italy

Good restaurants in Italy book up for dinner during the busier times of year, generally from mid-March well into November. Don’t hesitate to make reservations so you don’t find yourself stumbling into a restaurant that has a waiter out front waving in tourists. It might be a good restaurant, but usually the best ones don’t

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Hidden Fantasy Rome Neighborhood – Coppedè Quarter

Hidden Fantasy Rome Neighborhood – Coppedè Quarter

Take a delightful break from the dense history and architecture of the central part of Rome among the whimsical and strange architecture of the Coppedè district.  It is just east of the Borghese Gardens in an upscale neighborhood, filled with embassies. From the Spanish Steps it is a 15 minute taxi ride, 30 minutes by

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Orvieto, Hill Town Jewel, Easy Day Trip from Rome

Orvieto, Hill Town Jewel, Easy Day Trip from Rome

Orvieto is a gem of a town in Italy. Perched high atop an Umbrian hill, it has beautiful spaces, dramatic views, famous art and dramatic history for visitors to enjoy. The old part of the city is a bit of window into the past because it is virtually traffic-free. Only an hour-and-a-half north of Rome,

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What to See in Three Days in Florence

What to See in Three Days in Florence

Once upon a time a group of artists, intellectuals and politicians from a city in the centre of Italy, whose works and ideas would have shaped the future of human civilization. It was the XV-XVI century, and that place was Florence: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raffaello Sanzio among the others, under the reign of

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Rome’s Largo di Torre Argentina Where Cats Sunbathe Amidst Roman History

Rome’s Largo di Torre Argentina Where Cats Sunbathe Amidst Roman History

Growing up in Rome I spent many an hour waiting for the bus at Largo di Torre Argentina, commonly referred to as Largo Argentina. My only thought about Largo Argentina at the time was that it was a convenient central bus hub to get all around Rome. It is and was easy to find because

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