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Plan a Family Vacation To Umbria, The Green Heart of Italy

Plan a Family Vacation To Umbria, The Green Heart of Italy

Are you thinking that you are one of those lucky parents whose kids will not change the way they travel, well think again! Sooner or later, you’ll certainly realize that your young toddlers have changed everything about the way you travel.

Umbria in Italy’s mid-section is a terrific destination for a trip with with your children and family. You’ll find that this beautiful Italian region offers a large number of excursions that suit your entire family and helps you move at your own pace making your trip a pleasure and simply unforgettable.

January 6, 2014 | By More
How To Plan A Budget Honeymoon in Italy

How To Plan A Budget Honeymoon in Italy

A honeymoon in Italy has it all: culturally rich cities, ancient treasures, contemporary art, cozy wine bars and panoramic vistas that create romantic backdrops. It’s one of the world’s premiere honeymoon destinations for good reason: Italy has everything you’ll ever want for the perfect getaway with the person you love most.

The country’s beauty and popularity attracts millions of visitors each year. Its allure comes mainly from its historical significance, its aura of high taste and its natural beauty. However, this same popularity has its drawbacks: Italy’s classy reputation and relative distance can intimidate couples who are working with a tight budget.

December 13, 2013 | By More
Sightseeing in Rome Off The Beaten Path

Sightseeing in Rome Off The Beaten Path

If you’ve visited Rome for the first time, chances are you’ve seen Rome’s architectural marvels, the Coliseum, St. Peter’s, Trevi Fountain and its other famed and fabled tourist attractions. But if you’re willing to get away from the crowds and discover some unusual tourist attractions, you’ll be rewarded with a some very special glimpses life in the eternal city. Consider adding some of these intriguing Roman sites to your itinerary:

November 25, 2013 | By More
3 Magnificent Mediterranean Islands Worth Exploring: Malta, Gozo and Comino

3 Magnificent Mediterranean Islands Worth Exploring: Malta, Gozo and Comino

These three islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino are unknown to many international travelers, but are situated in the Mediterranean sea, in close proximity to Italy.

Malta is a magnificent country that most visitors fall in love with, once they walk the beautiful little streets of Valletta, Mdina, Vitorioso or any other little town or village. Each of them is filled with history, magnetism and Mediterranean spirit! Almost all exhibit buildings in shades of yellow, making streets look nicer and brighter. The architecture is a mixture of varying styles, which somewhat reminds me of Sicily.

August 1, 2013 | By More
Wonderlust and Wine – Memorable Walks in Tuscany

Wonderlust and Wine – Memorable Walks in Tuscany

For many visitors to Italy, Tuscany is the region that surpasses all others. The cultural and historical significance of Florence and other Tuscan towns rival the most popular locations anywhere in Europe. In addition, the famed rolling hills of vineyards and olive groves provide a plethora of excellent walking routes that balance beautifully with the man-made splendour of the cities. These scenic walks will not only reveal the natural beauty of the landscape, but enables travelers to feast on the fine rustic cuisine of the area and sample the superb wines produced in this exquisite part of the world. In the past decade Tuscany has become one of, if not, the most popular tourist destination in Italy.

July 22, 2013 | By More
Guide To Visiting The Uffizi Gallery in Florence

Guide To Visiting The Uffizi Gallery in Florence

  How To Sample the Delights of the Uffizi, Florencene The legendary Uffizi Gallery in Florence is considered one of the world’s oldest art museums and possesses what may be the greatest collection of Renaissance art found anywhere. The Uffizi was built in 1560 for the ruling Medici family to serve as a complex of […]

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Here a Villa, There a Villa – Top Villa Rentals in Tuscany

Here a Villa, There a Villa – Top Villa Rentals in Tuscany

While staying in Italy most folks choose a base in an established, international hotel chain in the major urban centres. However, some of the more romantic and memorable accommodations are to be found in converted, traditional Italian villas and secular buildings that are scattered around the rich Tuscan countryside.   There are many Tuscany villas for […]

April 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The World’s Most Beautiful Vineyards

The World’s Most Beautiful Vineyards

The World’s Five Most Beautiful Vineyards   A holiday to a wine resort is one sure-fire way of guaranteeing a good time. Wine inexplicably tastes better when you’re drinking it whilst admiring the vines that created it. Of course, with good wine, comes good food and luxurious accommodation. And then there’s the educational aspect of […]

December 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sunny Sorrento – A Perfect Base to Explore Southern Italy

Sunny Sorrento – A Perfect Base to Explore Southern Italy

Sorrento makes a perfect base to explore the beauty of southern Italy.  Here are the top 5 places to easily visit from Sorrento. The world is a smaller and more accessible place these days and we are reaching more destinations with ease. It’s intriguing to experience another culture, try a different dish, sip on local […]

November 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Discover Umbria – The Beauty of Tuscany Without The Crowds

Discover Umbria – The Beauty of Tuscany Without The Crowds

Known as ‘the green heart of Italy’ Umbria is less trodden than its much talked about neighbour, Tuscany.  Yet Umbria offers a relaxing alternative without the crowds and expensive tourist prices with an equally impressive array of rich cultural and historical centres, edible treasures and natural spectacles.  Discover Umbria as a great destination for lovers […]

October 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Discover Seductive, Secluded, Salento Italy

Discover Seductive, Secluded, Salento Italy

Discover the charm and beauty of Salento – Italy’s less touristy vacation destination Salento is the southernmost region in Italy’s fashionable boot and is loved by Italians for its beautiful weather, long sandy beaches, delicious food, charming classical towns and vibrant festivals.  As it’s only in recent years that the region has been discovered by […]

October 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Lonely Planet Offers Free “Best of” Travel Apps

Lonely Planet Offers Free “Best of” Travel Apps

All of my favorites are included!  Just in time for the new iPhone 5, free apps for the very ‘best of ‘ are being offered free of charge for Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, and Rome by Lonely Planet, one the most respected travel publishers in the world.  Lonely Planet has earned the reputation of […]

October 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Wander The Prosecco Road in North-East Italy For A Bubbly Good Adventure

Wander The Prosecco Road in North-East Italy For A Bubbly Good Adventure

An Introduction To The Prosecco Road in Northeast Italy. There was a time when Prosecco wine would be the drink of choice of only a few fortunate Italian northerners, a common presence at the end of their meals or to celebrate special occasions.  But with exports of this sparkling white continuously on the rise, it’s […]

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Enchanting Towns of Lake Garda Italy

The Enchanting Towns of Lake Garda Italy

A Guide To The Enchanting Towns of Lake Garda Lake Garda in the North of Italy is a popular tourist destination, and for good reason. From the rocky mountainous landscapes surrounding the northern end of the lake, to the rolling vineyards and orchards at the south, the emerald green waters of Lake Garda have a […]

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Munch Your Way Through Florence – Gourmet Food Tours in Tuscany

Munch Your Way Through Florence – Gourmet Food Tours in Tuscany

Come meander through Florence and experience the many gourmet food tours in Tuscany! Italian cuisine is renowned worldwide for its delicious cooking styles and amazing recipes, and it is nowadays being served in some of the most sought after and famous restaurants in the world. Little did we know that this traditional cooking style stems […]

May 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tours Inspired By Your Favorite TV Shows

Tours Inspired By Your Favorite TV Shows

Have you ever watched an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and wished you were sitting in that red Camaro riding along with Guy Fieri, nibbling and chatting your way down the road?  Or perhaps you’ve  watched a PBS special and fantasized about exploring a wilderness region with the host.  Well perk up….  there’s a […]

April 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Grab Your Camera, It’s Festival Time in Tuscany!

Grab Your Camera, It’s Festival Time in Tuscany!

Tuscany is home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in Italy, a place where extensive culture and indulgent relaxation go hand in hand. The cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena are well-trodden by tourists keen to see sights such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Uffizi museum and Michelangelo’s ‘David’. Also popular […]

April 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Foodie’s Intro To Luscious Sicilian Food

A Foodie’s Intro To Luscious Sicilian Food

If the current BBC TV series ‘Sicily Unpacked’ is anything to go by then our fascination with the beauty of Sicilian food and culture continues to grow. The show features Giorgio Locatelli, widely considered to be one of the best Italian chefs working in the UK, inspiring his travel companion, Andrew Graham-Dixon with some of […]

February 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Trulli Madly Deeply Romantic Puglia

Trulli Madly Deeply Romantic Puglia

The Caribbean, the Seychelles, Barbados; while these are all great romantic destinations, they can also be, well, a little clichéd! One up-and-coming destination is Puglia – often referred to as the next Tuscany or Italy’s biggest secret. Puglia is situated at Italy’s south-easternmost region (known to many of us as the heel of the boot) and is […]

January 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Where To Eat On A Budget in Florence Italy

Where To Eat On A Budget in Florence Italy

The cuisine of Florence is one of the most scrumptious delicacies in the world. There are numerous restaurants which offer all types of cuisines such as Continental, Chinese, Fusion, Caribbean, Latin American and certainly Italian. Restaurants in Florence which offer delicious cuisines are generally expensive however there are some cheap and budget friendly restaurants where lip-smacking food is served at affordable prices.

December 28, 2011 | By | Reply More