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Want to see unique sights of Rome along with the major attractions in a fun and easy way? Try biking! You can get across the Eternal City faster than walking while avoiding car traffic and going to ...
It's no wonder why Florence is one of Europe's most walkable cities; setting out on foot through the compact medieval streets, you can reach many of Florence's most popular attractions. After all the ...
It’s easy to get off the beaten path in Venice – just ignore the yellow signs pointing to the Rialto or San Marco or the train station and, hey presto, you’ll be lost and away from the madding crowd ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, April 2012
Italy loves Easter, or Pasqua in local terms. Aside from the deeply religious observation at the many Papal Masses held in Rome , and the explosive tradition of fireworks in Florence ,
Some cities are just lone wolves – they are not like anywhere else,
they have passed from country to country during political upheavals and
so have ended up a bit of a hybrid, and geographically ...
Written by Jessica, USA, August 2012
Some cities lend themselves well to bicycles as a mode of
transportation, while others seem to create an atmosphere in which it is
more intimidating to hop on a bike when everyone else is ...
Written by Liguria Expert: Loredana, March 2012
The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. Cinque Terre means Five Lands and comprises of the ...
Did I hear you say you wanted a room with a view? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Cortona is the town that tumbles down a hillside, virtually guaranteeing that every building has plenty of ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012
The mainland region surrounding Venice is called the Veneto. This is where the nobility of Venice would escape to when the canals became too stinky to bear in the hottest months. Most of us think ...
When in Rome
it’s tempting and very easy to stay in the Centro Storico, the historic
center. But as they say, when in Rome do as the Romans do, which means
you need to cross the river and head ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, October 2011
There’s just something magical about islands. I’m not sure what it is. I love the sea and I love the idea of solitude, although I doubt I’d like the reality of being Robinson Crusoe. Elba is an ...
I’ve always been curious about Fiesole because it was hometown of one of my favourite artists, Fra Angelico, a Dominican monk who painted gorgeous religious icons during the 15th century. It’s only ...
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: ...
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, ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012
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 ...
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