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Where you can go where the boats are bigger than the apartments? Portofino, Italy that’s where. Once a little fishing village clustering around a small harbor, since the 1950s this small town on ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, June 2012
Train is one of the best ways to travel around Italy
– it’s affordable, efficient and you get to see the landscape passing
by. As the service adds high speed trains you’ll find travel times of ...
Written by Florence Expert: Elisa, Italy, June 2012
For the past 10 years, Elisa Acciai has been working in the tourism
industry, both as a Concierge at 4-5 star hotels and now as a private Florence guide
– her dream job. As a native Florentine, ...
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 ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012
Giorgio Vasari. It’s unlikely you can visit northern Italy and not hear this name. He was a Renaissance painter, architect and writer who left us a legacy of pretty good paintings, great ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
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, ...
Visiting a spa while on vacation can be the perfect way to unwind from the busy “real world.” Of course, a trip to Tuscany sounds like a pretty good way to relax, too. So, why not skip the agonizing ...
Written by Jessica, USA, December 2012
It’s no myth – Venice
is notoriously expensive to visit. You’ll get more out of your stay if
you can spend at least one night on the islands, but that may mean
watching your euros more closely ...
Written by Jessica, USA, September 2012
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to Vatican City .
This city-state, entirely enclosed within Rome’s borders, is home to
the headquarters of the Catholic Church, and although its list ...
The historic center of Florence
is compact so it’s easy to move between the main attractions on foot
quite quickly. The railway station is also close in to the center, only
about ten minutes ...
There are some people who won’t be discouraged from climbing a mountain, any mountain, even if they hear it’s one of the most active volcanoes on earth, in a near-constant state of erupting. That’s ...
Naples is a city that only seems to make the international news when something bad happens, so it may seem strange that it’s such a major port for Mediterranean cruises. The truth is that Naples is ...
If you like towers, you’ll like San Gimignano ,
the medieval Manhattan: this is the town where many centuries ago
wealthy merchants built yet bigger and higher towers in an effort to
outdo their ...
The only wheeled traffic in Venice
are the trolleys used to take things from barge to shop. And prams.
There are no cars and very few bicycles, because of all the steps. It
seems obvious to say ...
Written by Venice Expert: Elisabetta, February 2012
This year, the 14th February, the time we celebrate San Valentino, the patron saint of lovers, falls very close to the most important time of the Carnival, the weekend following the last day of ...
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