Handy Tips for Getting Around Florence for Travelers

Handy Tips for Getting Around Florence for Travelers

What’s the best way to get around Florence? On foot, bicycle, taxi, bus, rental car? This is one of the most frequently asked questions from our vacation rental clients when planning sightseeing itineraries and trying to judge time for getting around Florence. The short answer is: Florence is easy to get about. It is small ... Read More

New Multimedia Theater Gives Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome

New Multimedia Theater Gives Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome

Rome and its history is so amazing and vast, it can be quite hard to grasp. We recently  enjoyed a great multimedia introduction to the parts of Rome and its history in a colorful multi-media presentation that surrounds you with images and sound at a new venue called Welcome to Rome. On arrival in Rome ... Read More

4 Great Stops when Visiting the Pantheon

4 Great Stops when Visiting the Pantheon

Marvel at the Pantheon in Rome, a world treasure, then stay a while in a wonderful neighborhood with many fine delights. Round out your visit to the Pantheon with lunch at a terrific seafood restaurant, some shopping and a gelato all within a 5 minute walk. The Pantheon, an ancient Roman temple, itself is a ... Read More

Campo de’Fiori – Today’s Roman Forum

Campo de’Fiori – Today’s Roman Forum

Just as Romans have done for thousands of years, they gather today in Campo de’ Fiori where visitors and locals alike find a beautiful open air market, offering everything from cut flowers to pizza. At night, the piazza transforms into a social hub for young people looking to make the most of the nightlife. Campo de’Fiori ... Read More

Magical Holiday Celebrations in Florence

Magical Holiday Celebrations in Florence

Experience an enchanting holiday with friends and family in Florence where you can participate special holiday events, fine dining and the art and history of Florence.  A family holiday while staying at an apartment in Florence allows people with different interests to head in different directions following their own stars, yet you come together for ... Read More

Favorite Easy Italy Souvenirs – from the Supermarket

Favorite Easy Italy Souvenirs – from the Supermarket

You’ve had a wonderful vacation in Italy and at the end of your trip you suddenly realize that you need to bring back a little something for the neighbor who took in your newspaper and watered the plants, the friend who gave you a ride to the airport, your cleaning person, your hairdresser and the ... Read More

Shopping with a Florence Fashion Expert

Shopping with a Florence Fashion Expert

Florence is a shopping mecca, famous for fine fashion, leather, scents, art, decorated wood, fine papers and shoes. But how do you know which retailers to trust, what price is right and what is good quality? You don’t! It’s embarrassing the number of times we (who have taken shopping trips to Florence since we were teens) ... Read More

Real Roman Experience – Traditional Menu + Ancient Location

Real Roman Experience – Traditional Menu + Ancient Location

Two for one: Feed your spirit with a trip through history and nourish your body dining on delicious, traditional Roman cuisine. ... Read More

Driving in Italy: Most Requested Advice

Driving in Italy: Most Requested Advice

We have put together some really helpful and practical advice of things you should know about driving in Italy in the blogs linked below. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our guests for our vacation rentals in Italy. What is it like driving in Italy? The roads are good and ... Read More

Day Trip from Rome? Four terrific destinations.

Day Trip from Rome? Four terrific destinations.

Exploring Rome can take a lifetime, but if you can carve out time to see what lies just beyond the city, here are some easy day trips  from the Eternal City. You can reach most by train or bus, as well as by car and private driver, see suggestions at the end. ... Read More

Italy Perfect’s Most Requested Advice: Do’s and Don’ts

Italy Perfect’s Most Requested Advice: Do’s and Don’ts

Fortunately Italy is a welcoming country, happy for its visitors and proud of its own fine culture. No need to worry that you might not fit in like a local, but here here a few gentle suggestions or cautions to avoid awkward or embarrassing situations. • Don’t picnic (eat or drink) at the sites like monuments, cathedral steps ... Read More

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