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Religious Rome

Religious Rome
Destination(s): Rome

Rome is not only home to the stunning St. Peter's Basilica and the Cathedral Church of Rome (Basilica San Giovanni) in the San Giovanni district, it also offers a significant variety of synagogues and mosques for its visitors. Though you could spend days on end exploring the various religious landmarks in the city, this two day visit covers the most commonly visited sights. read more about Religious Rome... Read More

Best Things to do in Florence

Best Things to do in Florence
Destination(s): Florence

First time in Florence, here are the essential places to see and enjoy. Your first visit should include the big landmarks like the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and museums like the Uffizi and the Accademia. read more about Best Things to do in Florence... Read More

Covering Rome in Six Days

Covering Rome in Six Days
Destination(s): Rome

With main avenues that loop around the Colosseum and cat sanctuaries nestled into ancient ruins, Rome has taken careful steps to build its current foundation around the ruins of the ancient city. Archaeological findings are common to this day and have been well preserved to allow locals and tourists alike to glimpse into one of the oldest civilizations in history. read more about Covering Rome in Six Days... Read More

Turin: Best Cafés

Turin: Best Cafés
Destination(s): Turin

Beguiled by their décor, tempted by their aroma, enthralled by their history, Turin’s coffee houses are unique. These cafés are the beating heart of this, historic, elegant and arty city. Modern Italy was created in and around some of these extraordinary cafés, reflecting Turin's 18th century baroque splendour. Today, Turin's 21st century future can be seen in the latest additions to this impressive café portfolio. This is not just about coffee however, these cafés offer a mouth watering selection of hot and cold drinks, delicacies and snacks, lunches and dinners. So sip a bicerin, enjoy a gelato, savour an apertivo and watch the Torinese in action.. read more about Turin: Best Cafés... Read More

Top 10 Romantic Things To Do In Tuscany

Top 10 Romantic Things To Do In Tuscany
Destination(s): Siena

Tuscany is by definition a romantic spot to visit, so just breathing that perfumed Italian air should already have you in a romantic mood. Add the culturally significant buildings and all the art to be found in the area and you get a great overall experience for you and your special someone. However, there are some highlights that you should definitely not miss, and wine does have something to do with them, so try paying a visit to Badia a Coltibuono to see some of the original Chianti vineyards and allow yourself the pleasure to take part in the Florence Chocolate and Wine Tasting, which obviously needs no further introduction. There are also some wonderful delights for your sight in Tuscany, out of which we mention the Giardino dell'Orticoltura, an impressive glass pavilion that is home to lots of exotic plants, and the Sculpture Park of Chianti, that is all about the art and not about the wine, just for a short change. read more about Top 10 Romantic Things To Do In Tuscany... Read More

Your First Time in Naples

Your First Time in Naples
Destination(s): Naples

Naples stretches out along the Bay of Naples and is the largest city in southern Italy. Basking in the warm Mediterranean sun, but with the ever-present Mount Vesuvius looming nearby, Naples is a city of striking contrasts. Unlike some of the more touristy destinations in Italy, Naples has a grittiness and vibrancy that is both real and refreshing. And once you sample the local cuisine, you’ll quickly understand why Naples is a haven for food lovers in Italy.

When you’re planning your first trip to Naples, don’t be overwhelmed by how much there is to see and do. While Naples is a sprawling city, the most important sites to see on your first trip are located in the historic center of the city or are near the waterfront. These areas can be easily explored on foot, and there are public transportation options to reach the sites located away from these two areas.

Naples is the city that will draw you back again and again. You’ll find there a warm southern Italian charm in both the city and the Neapolitans, famous (even by Italian standards!) for their lively gestures and captivating traditions. read more about Your First Time in Naples... Read More

Venice 2007

Venice 2007
Destination(s): Venice

We first visited Venice in November 1999. It's probably our favorite place away from home: every inch of the city is interesting and beautiful and completely walkable (no cars!), the people have a distinct local character that's survived centuries of tourism, and the food, probably Italy's most underrated, is excellent, usually unpretentious, and completely of its place. When we came back we made sure to visit all our old favorites, and we made time for the Bienniale. read more about Venice 2007... Read More

One Full Day in Rome

One Full Day in Rome
Destination(s): Rome

Nowadays, Rome's revered historic monuments coexist with life in a big city. Walking around the historic center, it is almost impossible not to bump into some sort of excavation. For example, the construction of Rome's third metro line has been ongoing for years but is frequently impeded by a new discovery tracing back to ancient Rome! If you have just one day to see the city, you will probably want to spend the majority of it visiting sights from the Imperial and Renaissance periods. Make the day more feasible by sticking mainly to the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia/Via del Corso neighborhood. read more about One Full Day in Rome... Read More

Off the Beaten Path Florence

Off the Beaten Path Florence
Destination(s): Florence

Although Florence is full of some of the world's best known art and landmarks, there are also plenty of incredible things to do and see that are off the tourist track. read more about Off the Beaten Path Florence... Read More

Locavore

Locavore
Destination(s): Florence

The hope of any trip to Italy is that of great food and excellent wine. Florence and Tuscany hold their own very well in a country with one of the richest and most diverse ga*tronomic traditions in the entire world. Italians are locavores by definition and their food reflects that. For your two day trip you will visit one of the best vineyards in Chianti and eat at one of the favorite restaurants of the Florentines. read more about Locavore... Read More