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A trip to Italy isn’t always easy on the wallet, but thankfully most
cities have at least a few attractions that are totally free. It’s not
often that those attractions are also the most popular ...
Written by Jessica, USA, September 2012
We have long been fascinated by gladiators, as evidenced by things like
the blockbuster Russell Crowe movie, but how much do we really know
about the gladiators of Ancient Rome ? Editor’s Note: ...
The island of Murano in the Venetian lagoon has been the setting of the glass blowing art work since 1291 when the Republic of the Doges decided to protect the secrets of the art and preserve Venice ...
Written by Jessica, USA, October 2012
If Venice ‘s dark
alleys seem like the perfect setting for a ghost story, take heart –
this is a city with plenty of tales to tell. Whether or not the spirits
walking the city streets are real, ...
The central part of historic Florence is quite walkable – it’s compact, most major sights are close together, and much of it is flat. Still, if you’re planning any short excursions to neighboring ...
Tuscany has long been one of the most popular places to visit in Italy, and you’ll certainly find plenty of other people there no matter when you go. Still, there are a few relatively quiet corners ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2011
Siena is a lovely city rivaling Florence
in its architecture and art; the divide being that Siena’s highpoint
was the Medieval era and Florence’s, the Renaissance. Throughout much of
Wine is to Italy
as water is to the rest of us: essential to life. The annual Chianti
Wine Festival held in Greve is a great way to sample wines from one of
the great wine-producing regions in ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, August 2011
Florence ’s most famous son must be Michelangelo. Yes, he left for Rome and painted the Sistine Ceiling for the pope, but in Florence I always feel his presence very strongly. There
is The ...
Although Milan is often skipped by visitors in Italy, it can be a particularly good city to include on a winter itinerary. Unlike some destinations where major sights are outdoors and therefore rely ...
There are monasteries in different parts of Italy that can be interesting places to visit or – in some cases – provide a budget accommodation option. In the Casentino Valley of Tuscany, there are two ...
Few mountains have the notorious reputation of Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy. This is, after all, the volcano that laid waste to Pompeii 2,000 years ago – and which continues to threaten the area ...
In the lagoon of Venice are a number of significant islands, one of which is Murano , home to the glass making industry for which the city is famous. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was ...
Written by Jessica, USA, March 2013
One of the great things about visiting cities as old and constantly inhabited as Naples is that you often get two cities for the price of one. Specifically, there’s a whole other city underneath what ...
Written by Jessica, USA, December 2012
Rome is one of the most popular places to visit in Italy
year-round, and with good reason. On New Year’s Eve, the city gets even
more popular, with Italians from other parts of Italy heading ...
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