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

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

What to do on a Rainy Day in Florence

Planning your vacation in Florence during the winter and spring months is a great idea. You miss the summer heat and the high season crowds. It is the best time of year for hearty food like pappardelle al cinghiale and glasses of deep Tuscan red wine. Most of your days will be sunny and crisp ... Read More

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

Exploring Rome’s Fascinating Monti Neighborhood

Anchored by some of Rome’s most important monuments and churches the Monti neighborhood  still retains its small neighborhood spirit. ... Read More

Rainy Day in Rome? Five Great Ways to Enjoy the Experience

On the rare day when thunder rumbles and the skies open, we have a few suggestions on how to stay dry on a rainy day in Rome. ... Read More

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