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Ultimate Travel Guide to Trento

Ultimate Travel Guide to Trento

Trento is an unassuming city surrounded by mountains and if it weren’t for the gelaterias on every corner and many bistros serving huge plates of fresh pasta, you could easily mistake it for a Swiss or Austrian alpine town. In reality, Trento is the capital city of the Trentino-Alto Adige region in Northern Italy, specifically the northwest. A modest-sized city of just over 100,000 residents, Trento is the gateway to the Dolomites region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its natural beauty and adventurous outdoor activities like rock climbing, hiking and skiing. The city of Trento itself is a beautiful, relaxing place to spend a few days or base yourself to explore the wider region. Trento’s Piazza Duomo is the heart of the city and can boast many affordable restaurants serving unfussy Italian dishes with fresh ingredients and tried-and-tested recipes. The San Vigilio Cathedral and Neptune’s Fountain are the…
The Only Honeymoon Guide to Florence You’ll Ever Need!

The Only Honeymoon Guide to Florence You’ll Ever Need!

Florence, the capital of Tuscany is a city of red-tiled roofs and majestic domes, where the ringing of the church bells echo along its historic cobblestone streets filled with Italian charm, perfect for endless wanders. Founded by the emperor Julius Caesar in 59 BC, Florence’s city centre was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the incredible art and architecture from the Renaissance, which was said to have been born in this very city. History and art exudes from every corner of the city and of course, it is one of Italy’s most romantic cities. The birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci, the legendary artist, the city is home to a third of the world’s art treasures making this a fascinating cultural visit for art lovers and budding historians, foodies will not be disappointed with the wide array of specialities hailing from the nearby Tuscan countryside. Aside from all this,…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Genoa

Ultimate Travel Guide to Genoa

Capital of the Liguria region, Genoa (known as ‘Genova’ locally) is the sixth-largest Italian city and one of the least touristy. Some travellers will know it as a huge port city, one of the busiest and most important in the Mediterranean, and a common stop for cruise liners so passengers can catch buses to excursions elsewhere on the Italian Riviera. But Genoa has such a rich cultural history and phenomenal foodie scene that it’s puzzling why more avid travellers don’t step off the usual Milan-Florence-Rome tourist trail and check out a wonderful but lesser-known city like Genoa. A huge part of Genoa’s Old Town has UNESCO World Heritage status thanks to the dozens of grand palaces collectively named ‘Palazzi dei Rolli’ mostly located on the Le Strada Nuova which is Genoa’s main historic street in Old Town. The palaces were built by influential families to host other wealthy and prominent…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Portofino

Ultimate Travel Guide to Portofino

Portofino is a small port town on the Ligurian coast in the Italian Riviera, once a minor fishing village that became a holiday hotspot for British aristocracy and celebrities from the early 1900s onwards. Portofino’s warm yet breezy climate and the seclusion that the hills and vegetation provided made Portofino the perfect place for the rich and famous to find some sought-after respite. Today, Portofino is still a pretty little town with candy-coloured houses lining the busy port and the pint-sized hills and calm waters offer an ideal setting for non-strenuous water activities, sailing and hikers of all abilities. Portofino may be a small town but there are lots to see and do: Castello Brown is a 16th-century castle fort that sits on a hill overlooking the port that visitors love to hike to and there are a couple of beautiful churches too. Some may be surprised at the number…
The Only Honeymoon Guide to Amalfi Coast You’ll Ever Need!

The Only Honeymoon Guide to Amalfi Coast You’ll Ever Need!

If you’ve ever dreamed of a romantic Italian coastal getaway, the Amalfi Coast should be your destination of choice. With over 30 miles of dramatic coastline lined with colourful towns, enchanting villages and sprawling vineyards perched on clifftops, dotted on the mountainside and along the beaches, the Amalfi Coast is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site beloved by travellers. The Amalfi Coast has long been the ideal holiday destination dating back into Roman times when emperors would visit the coast for their holidays and the popularity of this destination among nobles was noted between the 9th and 12th centuries. Nowadays, it is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike and beautiful hotels, spas and restaurants have sprung up along the coast to cater for annual visitors. The gorgeous towns of Amalfi, Ravello and Positano are some of the highlights of the Amalfi Coast, here you can find it all:…
Best Day Trips from Naples

Best Day Trips from Naples 

Naples is the third-biggest city in Italy. Located on the western coast, it is braiding modern urban structures with historical sites and spectacular cultural landmarks. Institutions like Naples National Archaeological Museum filled with ancient artefacts, attract curious visitors from around the world, and everyone who wants to explore an underground kingdom of ancient passageways and winding corridors should pay a visit to San Gennaro Catacombs. Naples is also home to Mount Vesuvius. You can explore it on a day tour from Naples, and if you are looking for more interesting spots to visit, read through our guide to the best Naples day trips! Our suggestions include everything from organized day trips to ferry tours from Naples’ Molo Beverello - find an excursion that suits you! Plan your trip to Italy Need data for your trip to Italy? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling…
Best Day Trips from Rome

Best Day Trips from Rome

The Italian capital is a city of incredible sights! Known for the impressive Colosseum, the city is also home to historical sites like the Roman Forum and a cradle of many contemporary European customs and traditions. Rome attracts tourists with its landmarks and attractions, the world’s most prominent museums and institutions, endless shopping opportunities and, of course, an exquisite dining scene. Whereas Rome has a lot to offer, it does not have it all! Some of Italy’s amazing tourist spots are located outside the capital, so to make your “Roman Holiday” even better, let us guide you through the best side trips from Rome! Plan your trip to Italy Need data for your trip to Italy? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't be an idiot! Make sure you…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Verona

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Verona

The fair city of Verona in the Veneto region in the north of Italy is often overshadowed by the region’s capital, Venice. But visitors who give Verona a chance will find a similar but less touristed and compact alternative to Rome. Verona also extends across a river, the River Adige, in which several beautiful bridges like Ponte Pietra are built on. The city boasts its own majestic Roman amphitheatre, the Verona Arena, as well as lots of charming piazzas and fountains, achingly beautiful churches and many historic landmarks that date back to Verona’s inception around 30 AD. Shakespeare helped put Verona on the map when he located his world-famous play Romeo and Juliet in this pretty Italian city in the late 1600s. One of Verona’s most-visited attractions is Juliet’s House where romantics flock to leave notes and take photos with her statue and check out the museum. Romeo’s House and…
Where to stay in Agrigento

Where to stay in Agrigento

A popular stop along the Sicily travelers trail, Agrigento is a scenic hilltop village on the Southwest coast of Sicily. As one of the oldest towns in Sicily, there is much to see here, especially if you wish to explore some of the ruins around town. It’s estimated that the population during the Golden Age of Ancient Greece nearly reached one million residents. Today, it’s a much smaller town, with a population under 100,000. Fortunately for travelers, there are many places to stay, between Agrigento hotels and surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for the best area for tourists, or wish to get off the beaten path, our guide can help you choose the best place to stay in Agrigento. We will cover off all types of Agrigento accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Agrigento hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Agrigento, the best Agrigento…
Where to stay in Venice

Where to stay in Venice

With so many interesting tourist attractions and activities, choosing where to stay in Venice Italy is an important part of your trip planning. Whether you are looking for family friendly Venice accommodation or budget friendly hostels in Venice, we can help you find the best place to stay in Venice. Keep reading to find out which Venice neighborhood, or sestieri, is right for you. With so many hotels in Venice, Italy, let us help you narrow them down. We will cover off all types of Venice accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Venice hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Venice, the best Venice hotels, best places in Venice to visit, the best places to stay in Venice, hotels near Venice attractions, Venice neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays. Plan your trip to Italy Need data…