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

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

Why Pompeii Should Be On Your Italy Bucket List

Why Pompeii Should Be On Your Italy Bucket List

Italy is home to countless treasures from the past and one of the country’s most visited spots is the ancient city of Pompeii. Over the past year, excavations at Pompeii have revealed incredible finds. So whether you’ve visited Pompeii in the past or are planning your Italy travels, here’s why you’ll want to visit Pompeii on your next Italy holiday. ... Read More

Verona’s Romantic Inspiration from Romeo and Juliet

Verona’s Romantic Inspiration from Romeo and Juliet

Called the City of Love, Verona is famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. Find out fact from fiction with Verona’s connection to these star-crossed lovers and see why you won’t want to miss a visit to this charming city. But be prepared … you might just fall in love! ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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

To help you explore more of Rome’s artistic treasures in Renaissance, we have put together this list of 10 great places to see art exhibitions in Rome. ... Read More

Here’s How to Beat the Summer Heat in Italy

Here’s How to Beat the Summer Heat in Italy

The summer heat in Italy can be quite warm, and we know that you don’t want to let it get in the way of all the wonderful things you came to see. Fear not! We have a few expert tips to help you stay healthy, hydrated and cool! Whether you’re out exploring museums, relaxing by ... Read More

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. ... Read More

Ideas for Planning One Week in Italy – Our Best Advice

Ideas for Planning One Week in Italy – Our Best Advice

Italy has so many wonderful locations and attractions it can be challenging to plan just a week’s stay. We have helped thousands of guests plan such trips and have some good advice. Here are our suggestions about how to maximize your time if you have only one week in Italy. ... Read More

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 ... Read More

Italian Truffles: Pricey, Earthy Gourmet Indulgence

Italian Truffles: Pricey, Earthy Gourmet Indulgence

Truffles are one of those foods that tends to get a strong reaction. Like cilantro, Brussels sprouts and blue cheese, you either love ’em or hate ’em! Truffles are intensely fragrant and hard to find in most places except Italy. They are the underground fruit of ascomycetous fungi.  The fruit spores are dispersed though being ... Read More

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, ... Read More

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