Tag: Italy Travel Tips

Survive Italy Like A Local – 8 Tricks For A Better Trip

Survive Italy Like A Local – 8 Tricks For A Better Trip

When I mention to others that I live in Italy, I usually receive glares full of jealously and sighs expressing some unfulfilled dreams. Why does Italy seem idyllic to so many people I meet? This is a question I’ve been asking myself for a while now, and I think I finally found the answer. Italians are proud to be Italians and they do everything to cultivate their strong national, regional and local cultures.

Here are 8 essential tips to help you survive the Italian peculiarities, strange habits and a daily dose of the absurd.

September 8, 2015 | By More
Purchase Venice Tickets in Advance – Avoid The Lines

Purchase Venice Tickets in Advance – Avoid The Lines

Venice Connected is a  new site that has been launched by the City of Venice to help tourists purchase services in advance of their arrival. Purchases can be made online with a credit card up to 3 days prior to arrival – although discounts are available for purchases made 15 – 7 days prior to […]

May 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Tour Italy Like A Rich Movie Star

Tour Italy Like A Rich Movie Star

Can’t you just hear the deep purrrring roar of your vintage italian sports car as you burst into a medieval hillside hamlet, sun glasses on, hair blowing in the breeze, and don’t forget the long flowing silk scarf!  This vision of sophisticated abandon can be yours when you travel with the Italy By Vintage Car […]

January 6, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Record Venice Floods Halt Tourism

Record Venice Floods Halt Tourism

Poor wet, cold, soggy Venice!!! “Anyone thinking of coming should think again”, exclaimed Venice Mayor, Massimo Cacciari, last week after devastating flood waters streamed into the city.  Water rose to over 5 feet above sea level, the highest point in more than 20 years, submerging homes, shops, historic monuments are precious artwork alike.  An ill […]

December 8, 2008 | By | Reply More
Essential Italy Driving Tips

Essential Italy Driving Tips

Driving in Italy is not for the timid, it’s often frenetic and exuberant with vehicles squeezed onto streets designed as lanes for livestock. On the other hand if you think of your car as a suit of armor in which you venture forth to do battle with all you meet – you’re going to love […]

March 11, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More