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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,...

Monticchiello Road 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...

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...

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 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...

Sunny Sorrento
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...

Orvieto
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...

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...

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...

Lake Garda
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,...

Guy Fieri
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...

Palio de Siena
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...

Sicilian Olive Harvest
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...

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...

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...

Lagos Beach
Favorite Honeymoon Beach Destinations in Europe

Many couples are looking forward to their honeymoon in a distant location. One of the best experiences for celebrating a honeymoon is by getting close to the sea. The beauty of the beach along with the serene location is the best place for the couples...