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What could possibly be more fantastic than zipping through the streets of Rome on a Vespa scooter? After all, you’ve seen it done in many a Hollywood film, and it looks so easy. As you might expect, ...
Written by Jessica, USA, January 2013
Italy may be at its tourism peak in the summer, but the country is open for business year-round. No, you aren’t likely to be lying on the beach or frolicking in the Tuscan hills when it’s cold ...
Written by Viator, May 2011
Known as piccola Roma (little Rome) for its importance in imperial days, Verona is all about art and architecture, history and great love. It's hard not to fall in love with this beautiful city. ...
Written by Jessica, USA, August 2012
The words “happy hour” can be music to the ears of any budget traveler,
but everyone knows things sound better in Italian. Yes, you might see
the occasional sign in English declaring a bar has a ...
Most of us are familiar with Venice’s Carnival – the elaborate costumes, the decorated masks, and the extravagant parties – but did you know there’s a carnival in nearby Verona every year, too? ...
There are several boat races in the Venetian lagoon from May through
September, and the last one of the season is the Burano Regatta – the
Regata di Burano in Italian. It is, as the name suggests, ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
It’s not just Venice that celebrates Carnival in style. In the lovely seaside Tuscan town of Viareggio, Carnival is less about masked decadence and more about their world-famous parade of ...
Whether or not you’re a serious opera aficionado, you’re probably familiar with Italy ‘s
prominence when it comes to the opera world. Many of the world’s most
famous opera composers came from ...
Long before Frances Mayes arrived in Tuscany and bought a now-famous farmhouse called Bramasole here, the hillside town of Cortona was already drawing tourists from all over Europe. Now, of course, ...
Eating well in Italy isn’t terribly difficult, but sometimes eating well on a budget isn’t as easy as you might think. In a city like Florence, which is extremely popular with both Italian and ...
If you’ve ever walked into an enormous old church in Europe and noticed
the spectacular acoustics, you might have followed that thought with the
realization that a musical performance in such a ...
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 Philippa Burne, UK, January 2012
Venice consists of 117 islands, 150 canals and 409 bridges. The biggest of all the canals is, unsurprisingly, the Grand Canal but it’s only crossed by four bridges. Until three years ago, this ...
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 ...
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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