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Top Palaces in Genoa

By Viator, February 2018

Tours & Tickets

There are fortified buildings you might call castles all over Italy, but in Genoa there are only a couple of buildings that really look like traditional castles. There are, however, several palaces ...  Read more

Catch the Dream of Italy TV Series on PBS

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 745 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Italy is home to rich history, warm locals, and diverse landscapes. And while there’s much to discover across this beautiful country,   Dream of Italy , a 6-piece travel TV series airing in ...  Read more

Pompeii Tours from Sorrento

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 690 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The ancient city of Pompeii, buried in volcanic ash after an epic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s most visited archaeological treasures. Today the ...  Read more

Exploring Sicily's Cyclops Riviera from Catania

By Viator, February 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Stretching north of Catania, beneath the mighty peak of Mt. Etna, Sicily’s Cyclops Riviera (Riviera dei Ciclopi) is known for its dramatic black basalt rocks and mythological connection with ...  Read more

Food and Wine Lover's Guide to Puglia

By Viator, February 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 64 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Way down on the southern heel of Italy, the sun-drenched region of Puglia is the country’s food basket, providing up to 80 percent of Europe’s pasta from durum wheat, a vast percentage of Italy’s ...  Read more

How to Experience Venice Carnival

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1851 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Venice Carnival is one of Italy's most spectacular annual events—a riot of color, elaborate historical costumes, glamorous masquerade balls, and a week of live concerts, street parties, and ...  Read more

Best Ways to Experience Mt. Etna

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Mighty Mt. Etna, towering over the cities of Messina and Catania on Sicily’s east coast, is Europe’s highest active volcano and one of Italy’s most photographed natural wonders. Whether you want to ...  Read more

Sicilian Cooking Classes in Taormina

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

World-renowned Sicilian cuisine incorporates culinary traditions, ingredients, and cultures that are as varied as the island’s history and heritage. There’s no better way to discover Sicily’s unique ...  Read more

Top Ancient Sites in Taormina

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The hilltop town of Taormina is best known for its gorgeous beaches, lively beach resorts, and magnificent views of Mt. Etna. Yet the Sicilian resort town is also home to some of the island’s most ...  Read more

Baroque Hill Towns in Sicily

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Rebuilt after an earthquake devastated much of the region in 1693, Sicily is famous for its striking baroque villages. Most notable of these are the hill towns of the Val di Noto, a UNESCO World ...  Read more

Baroque Architecture in Catania

By Viator, January 2018

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Baroque architecture flourished on Sicily following the massive earthquake of 1693, when authorities began rebuilding the island. With traditional baroque curves and flourishes, the buildings stand ...  Read more

Top Markets in Catania

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tucked away on the eastern shores of Sicily with beautiful views over the Ionian Sea, coastal Catania ranks alongside neighboring Palermo as one of the largest cities in Italy. Here are your options ...  Read more

Food Lover's Guide to Bologna

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 157 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Italians are fiercely proud of their culinary prowess and with good reason. It’s widely known among natives and visitors alike that some of the country’s best food comes from the Emilia-Romagna ...  Read more

Food and Wine in Sorrento

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 242 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There are many reasons to visit Sorrento, the sunny town on the Sorrentine Peninsula midway between gritty Naples and the glittering Amalfi Coast, and a very good one is to sample the area's famous ...  Read more

Top Day Trips from Palermo

By Viator, January 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 154 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Between dazzling historic churches, mouthwatering markets, and sandy beaches, there’s plenty to do in Palermo. But if you’re itching to explore beyond the Sicilian capital, try these rewarding day ...  Read more

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