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Where to stay in Naples

Where to stay in Naples

To some, Naples may sound like a quaint Italian village, but in fact, it’s Italy’s third largest city, with over three million people living in the surrounding area. Naples and the entire Campania region, are filled with tourist attractions and a rich history dating back centuries. With so many areas to choose from, finding the best area to stay in Naples can be a challenge. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the best districts to stay in Naples, from family friendly to budget friendly, with specific recommendations for Naples accommodation in every price range. Keep reading to find out where to stay in Naples Italy. We will cover off all types of Naples accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Naples hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Naples, the best Naples hotels, best places in Naples to visit, the best places to stay in Naples, hotels near Naples attractions,…
Luxury Travel Guide to Rome

Luxury Travel Guide to Rome

Rome, the Eternal City. In the streets you can hear the chimes of church bells echoing  through historic city streets, transporting you to another time in history. Rome is a destination for gourmands, culture and history lovers and couples in love. Rome was the heart of civilisation after being founded in 753 BC by the twins Romulus and Remus who according to legend, were raised by a wolf. Rome became an empire which lasted for centuries and is known as the birthplace of many great philosophers, artists and writers. The majestic city is an architectural wonder, being home to over 900 churches and nearly 300 fountains! Walking through the city, you can discover charming trattorias, historic buildings and palaces and an Italian flavour of life that permeates all things in the city. What better way to experience Rome but on a luxury long weekend or a few leisurely days in…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Venice

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Venice

Venice has a reputation to uphold. It’s found on travel bucket lists for good reason. History, culture, architecture, and food are all great reasons to visit the city, and you won’t have to go out of your way to experience any of these things. Travel tips will help you make the most of your time here, but Venice is also a great place to simply dive into. The romantic city located in the Veneto Region of Northern Italy. What makes Venice unique, as you probably know, is that there are no roads, only canals. Taking a gondola ride in the narrow canals is a bucket-list item that you can’t miss. However, there are a handful of other sites to see and things to do that will make your time in Venice unforgettable. This travel guide will help you get the most of your time in Venice, one of Europe’s most…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Umbria

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Umbria

Umbria is  often proclaimed the “Green Heart” of Italy and is a tiny region, one of the smallest in Italy, bordering on Tuscany this region is famed for its special wines that hail from the numerous vineyards spread out across the landscape and its high-quality regional produce. In other words, Umbria is a gastronomical paradise! Situated a short distance from Rome and easily reached by train, visiting Umbria feels like stepping into the heart of Italy, where life and local traditions carry on, untouched by mass tourism in the bigger cities. It feels like one of Italy’s best kept secrets and is sometimes called “Tuscany without the tourists”. In Umbria you will be transported into the past visiting medieval cities whilst immersing in the local rustic gastronomy. Umbria is the perfect destination for history lovers. It’s regional capital is the gorgeous medieval Perugia where you can see magnificent architecture of…
Top 7 Things to See at the Vatican Museums

Top 7 Things to See at the Vatican Museums

It is normal to start to feel overwhelmed by the size, and amount of things to do at the Vatican Museums. You could easily spend hours in the Vatican Museum and still not see everything it has to offer. To make sure that you can have enough time to see as much as possible, book your entry to the museum ahead of time and skip the line at the Vatican Museums. This guide will tell you the top 7 things to see at the Vatican Museum to make sure your experience is complete in the limited time you have. CHIARAMONTI MUSEUM Named after Pope Pius VII, the Chiaramonti Museum is home to over 1,000 ancient sculptures. The Chiaramonti museum represents an important part in the history of the Vatican’s collections. Many of the sculptures were seized by Napoleon and taken to France in the late 1700’s. It wasn’t until decades…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Cinque Terre

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Cinque Terre

The incredible Cinque Terre in Northern Italy is made up of five villages. Each unique town is nestled into the cliffs along the coastline of the Italian Riviera. With the ocean on one side and mountainous national parks on the other, it’s a scenic destination, to say the least. Combine these natural landscapes with vibrantly-coloured houses, a slow-paced way of life, and endless gelato? You’ve got Cinque Terre, a paradise you’ll never want to part from. Want to learn more about the Cinque Terre towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, and Corniglia? Read on for the best places to see, explore, eat and stay at while visiting Cinque Terre. This ultimate travel guide to Cinque Terre will show you all the most beautiful places in Cinque Terre, what to expect when visiting, where to stay in Cinque Terre and things to do in Cinque Terre which will help…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Bologna

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Bologna

Bologna is one of Northern Italy’s most historic cities, but it’s a destination that has yet to fully emerge onto the Italian tourism scene - at least in comparison to much more popular locations such as Rome or Milan. That makes this an excellent place to visit for travellers looking for an intriguing yet quieter location to explore, and you’ll quickly find that there are a lot of things to see in Bologna. Aside from being the home of Bolognaise, a dish that can now be found across the world, the city is also home to Europe’s oldest continually operational university. You can find leaning, medieval towers to match Pisa, a culinary scene that rivals anywhere else in Italy, and a vibrant culture that will intrigue and delight. To help inspire your trip to northern Italy, this ultimate travel guide to Bologna will show you all the most beautiful places…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Matera

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Matera

Matera, the City of Caves, was once a poor community that didn’t attract much attention from tourists, despite being an ancient city etched into the surrounding limestone rocks that has been populated since Palaeolithic times, some 7,000 years ago. The residents of Matera built their homes in caves that they dug out of the landscape, which secretly conceals a network of caves, creating a troglodyte village which remains standing until this day. The city was once known as “the shame of Italy” due to the extreme poverty and being riddled with malaria, but it emerged from obscurity in 1945, when the famous Author and Painter Carlo Levi published “Christ Stopped at Eboli” highlighting the plight of Matera’s people in his memoir. Due to the public outcry that such poverty and squalor existed, the Matera officials re-established the townspeople in modern housing and even relocated them to other towns, and by…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Florence

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Florence

Florence is where the Renaissance began. For centuries the Italian city was at the heart of medieval culture, history and literature, as artists and merchants turned Florence into a creative hub the likes of which Europe had never seen before. This was the home of the Medici Family, this is where Michaelangelo's David was sculpted, where Dante wrote his infamous works and where the modern Italian language was born. This intense history is recognised today, as much of Florence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and tourists flock here from across the world to marvel at the architecture, the heritage, and the art galleries and museums that are filled with historic treasures. There are many great places to visit in Florence, and to help inspire your trip to the Rennaissance capital of Europe, here’s our ultimate guide to visiting the city. This ultimate travel guide to Florence will show you…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Agrigento

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Agrigento

Imagine being transported into the past where towering Doric pillars support the structures of temples from ancient Greece on top of a cliff, to a backdrop of the azure Mediterranean Sea and endless blue skies. This place does truly exist and you can find this and more in a town on Sicily’s coastline called Agrigento. The archaeological site of the “Valley of the Temples” is one of the most well-preserved Greek archaeological sites in Italy. Agrigento is also a city which has a rich history, it dates back to 581 BC, when it was originally established as the city of “Akragas” by early colonists from Gela. Since then it has endured numerous conquests and sackings and its diverse Carthaginian, Arabic, Greek and Roman roots are reflected in all aspects of the city and surroundings. Though the silent and majestic ruins on the top of the cliff appear peaceful, it was…