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Best Day Trips from Florence

Best Day Trips from Florence

Tourists have been flocking to Italy’s Tuscany region for generations. Lush, rolling hills bear the olives and grapes that produce some of Italy’s finest products. Florence is the capital of this region, and a great place to base yourself for a Tuscan vacation. The city of Florence has much to offer to it’s visitors: some of the world’s most famous Renaissance art and architecture is found here. Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and a cultural hub for Renaissance art and architecture. You will see many references in Florence to the Medici Family, a political dynasty that ruled Florence for 300 years and used their banking fortune to help foster the Italian Renaissance. Florence is also a hub for delicious and simple Tuscan cuisine. Florence is relatively small and easy to travel by foot and/or public transportation. The major airport is in nearby Pisa, and you can then…
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Hidden Secrets in Milan

Steeped in history, arts and culture, there’s certainly no shortage of things to see and do in the magnificent Italian city of Milan. Whether it’s soaking up the amazing and unique examples of Gothic or Neoclassical architecture, or marveling at the modern skyline of towers reaching for the clouds, there’s plenty to catch the eye. Milan is also considered one of the fashion capitals of the world, offering one of the most famous shows on the fashionista calendar, thanks to being the home of world-famous brands such as Gucci, Versace and Prada. Sports fans will also be familiar with the capital of the Lombardy region and Italy’s biggest stadium, the San Siro, which is home to soccer clubs Internazionale and AC Milan, two of the most successful clubs in the world. Beyond the hustle and bustle of the main tourist attractions and the biggest crowds, however, there are plenty of…
12 Things to do in Florence

12 Fun Things to do in Florence

Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and a cultural hub for Renaissance art and architecture. You will see many references in Florence to the Medici Family, a political dynasty that ruled Florence for 300 years and used their banking fortune to help foster the Italian Renaissance. Florence is also a hub for delicious and simple Tuscan cuisine. Florence is relatively small and easy to travel by foot and/or public transportation. The major airport is in nearby Pisa, and you can then catch a train into Florence. Being just 3 hours from Rome by vehicle, Florence is also a popular stop for an Italy road trip, and while Florence does see crowds in the summer, you won’t have to contend with cruise ship crowds as in other cities. To help you start planning your Tuscan vacation, we’ve got a list of all the fun things to do in Florence.…
13 Things to do in Venice for Everyone

13 Things to do in Venice for Everyone

Venice is one of the world’s most romanticized cities, built on more than 100 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon, along the Adriatic Sea in Northern Italy. In place of roads, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has water canals, lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Venice has also become a popular stop on Mediterranean cruise ship itineraries, adding to an increasing overcrowding problem in Venice. Venetian officials are currently seeking ways to manage crowds and still allow visitors to enjoy all the things to do in Venice. Despite the crowds and tourist management programs, Venice is a beautiful city worth a spot on your Italy vacation. Here are some ideas for things to do in Venice. Read more on Italy: Weird, Unusual and Unique Things to do in Rome for First Time Travellers (Plus a Few Classics) Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions An Artist’s Playground:…
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Jesolo: Enjoy a Beach Holiday close to Venice!

Jesolo is the ideal choice if you want to combine the pleasure of a beach holiday and the opportunity to visit cultural attractions, reaching Venice. Located at the northern end of Venetian Lagoon, Jesolo is well-known for its 15 km long sandy coastline that gently slopes down to the sea, and its clean and safe water, winning the “Blue Flag” award for 13 years. It is great news for those who want to (or have to) visit Venice in the high season: a real oasis in summer, with wonderful beach and comfortable services, possible to reach Venice in short time but staying totally out of the crowd. Read more on Italy:  Weird, Unusual and Unique Things to do in Romefor First Time Travellers (Plus a Few Classics) Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions An Artist’s Playground: Top Attractions for Art Lovers in Rome Hotel Review of THE FIRST Luxury…
Tuscany - A Gem of Northern Italy

Tuscany – A Gem of Northern Italy

Ask anyone who has ever been to Tuscany and you’ll most surely hear that this region of Italy is a perfect match for those searching for an all-embracing and enriching Italian experience. Why? Simply because this part of Italy has it all: mouth-watering local cuisine, top-notch DOC wines, world-class Renaissance art, small historic towns with authentic architecture, and, of course, jaw-dropping landscapes of endless green hills of olive trees and vineyards to fall in love with. In this piece find out everything you need to know to get the most out of your Tuscany tours. Read more on Italy:  Weird, Unusual and Unique Things to do in Rome for First Time Travellers (Plus a Few Classics) Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions An Artist’s Playground: Top Attractions for Art Lovers in Rome Hotel Review of THE FIRST Luxury Art hotel Rome 13 Of the Best Instagram…
Where to stay in Rome

Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions

Rome is a beautiful city to visit and very high up on my recommended lists of where to visit! However like most cities, it’s difficult to work out where to stay, we’ve done our best to provide a list of accommodations close to famous sites depending on your budget.  Our hot tip: would be to stay close to the Spanish Step, Pantheon or Trevi Fountain if you are looking for a central location or if you’re looking for stunning views, check out hotels near St. Peter's Basilica or the Colosseum. We have created a list of hotels in Rome close to famous sites depending on your budget, the list includes Where to stay in Rome for the first time, Budget hotels in Rome, best places to stay in Rome on a budget, romantic places to stay in Rome and so much more... Read more on Rome: Weird, Unusual and Unique…
13 Of the Best Instagram photos in Rome & who to follow!

13 Of the Best Instagram photos in Rome & who to follow!

Each month we will be featuring some of the best Instagram photos from around the world. Today we are featuring Best Instagram photos in Rome. Please follow and support these amazing photographers and travellers who often have an amazing perspective on everyday places. Rome is Italy’s capital city and is well known for it's influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum are a huge highlight to everyone who visits Rome. This city also hosts a city within a city; the Vatican City which is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. Within the Vatican is St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and many many more amazing pieces of artwork. Read more on Rome: Where to stay in Rome  Weird, Unusual and Unique Things to do in Rome The best Rome private…