Category: Italy

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Top 10 Reasons to Travel in Fall

So long, sweet summer. The air is crisp, school is back in session and literally everything tastes like, smells like, looks like and feels like pumpkin. Regardless of your sentiments toward the season, autumn is the ultimate time to travel. Don’t believe us? Here are the top 10 reasons (in no particular order) why you …

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Top 3: Cultural Deep-Dives

The Vatican What? A country within a city and home to some of the world’s most significant relics, the Vatican is a bucket list destination for travelers of all walks of faith. Skip the line with a local guide to stroll through the centuries-old structures and see the ceilings of the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo painted his …

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Gelato: A Love Story

Traveling is one of my favorite things; and while, yes, I travel for the eye-opening experiences, the memories, the incredible art & history and the all-around fun of adventure, I, most of all, travel for the food. It won’t be hard to imagine that Italy is my favorite country for all of these things, but …

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Tips on Tipping: Europe

The topic of tipping is enough to stir up minor anxiety when traveling to a new place.  While it’s commonplace for those of us from the States, the rules change by country, situation and region – confused yet? Don’t be. To avoid an awkward faux pas abroad, give these tips on tipping a look. Basic moolah tips …

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Summer Escape: Cruise Around the Island of Capri

Capri is an enchanting place to visit. Located just a few miles from mainland Italy, this island escape is known for its striking blue waters, breathtaking rock formations, sea caves and luxuriant vegetation. Of course, Capri also lent its name to short pants. Introduced in the late 1940s, these pants rocketed to fame when movie star Grace …

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Eating in Florence: Tips for Finding Foodie Heaven

Tuscan food is the equivalent of standing in front of the gates of foodie heaven. It relies on simple ingredients–things like olives, garlic, unsalted bread and tomatoes. And of course, olive oil. Olive oil is on every table. Have a spoonful, seriously, you might live to be 120 years old if you consume enough. Surprising to …

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Cities We Love: Venice

It’s everywhere. From the signature city canals to the shores of the Adriatic, Venice is a land of aquatic association. Boats and gondolas are the supreme mode of transportation, winding through a labyrinth of waterways that snake under 409 bridges.   By day, the bustle of street merchants and tourists bring the city to life. The history of Venice is integral …

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5 Highlights of Europe You Didn’t Know Existed

The London Eye. Eiffel Tower. Guinness Factory. Big, iconic landmarks that are a huge draw for travelers considering the Highlights of Europe trip. But what about the hidden gems? Learning the lesser-known history of a destination, finding a hole-in-the-wall bar or restaurant and blending in like a local are how the best travel memories are …

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ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?? Travel Flick Picks: Rome

Is this not why you are here?? This week’s theme for cinematic adventures to inspire your wanderlust: Rome. RT = Rotten Tomatoes | IMDb = International Movie Database   Gladiator (2000), obviously. RT: 76%  |  IMDb: 8.5 This is such a no-brainer that it almost didn’t make the list. But it did make the list. Because …

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Wine Tasting and San Gimignano

  Some of the world’s best wines come from Tuscany, and now you get to sample the local product at a scenic winery. Who knows, you might even become a connoisseur. Next head to the town of San Gimignano, aptly known as the “City of Beautiful Towers.” The small medieval walled city is not only …

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