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

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

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

5 of Our Favorite Tuscany Hill Towns

These days while we’re all dreaming of being able to return to Italy, there’s one place that’s especially good at capturing our hearts and imagination: Tuscany. Isn’t there just something magical about those picture-perfect landscapes of rolling hills dotted with towns, vineyards, and rows of cypress tress? To inspire your future travel plans and keep Italy close to your heart, we’re sharing 5 of our favorite hill towns in Tuscany. ... Read More

Spaghetti Carbonara – Ultimate Comfort Food

Spaghetti alla Carbonara is a simple and delicious pasta dish considered a signature dish of Rome and made even more popular by lively debates on the most authentic recipe and its origins. Truth or Fiction? When we were children in Rome in the 1960s the story was that the dish is a simple preparation of ... Read More

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. ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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