Ancient Rome: What You Should See

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Archaeology buffs are spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring ancient ruins in Rome and below is some information about two of Rome’s most famous highlights that are not to be missed on a visit to the Eternal City. The Colosseum Much of the success of the ancient Romans was due to their ingenious…

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Five Essential European City Breaks This Summer

Europe is packed with great visitor spots that are at their most alluring in the summer. If you’re keen to experience the very best that the continent has to offer, then consider the following five essential city break destinations. 1) Venice Long revered as one of the most romantic and picturesque cities in the world,…

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How To Be Pleasantly, Culturally Confused in Bolzano, Italy

A mix of German and Italian sings throughout the Dolomite mountain air. Biergartens rub elbows with pizzerias. Two names, Bolzano and Bozen can be seen on signs. Set up in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy, Bolzano, or Bozen by its German name, sits in the middle of a cultural confusion. While technically apart of…

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24 Hours in Venice: Take the Romance, Hold the Hassle

If you’ve only got a short stay in Venice, one of Europe’s most romantic cities, don’t despair. The best sights and the atmosphere of Venice can be yours in as little as 24 hours— as long as you plan it right. Read on for tips on getting the most from a quick trip to Venice.

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Answering To Alberobello’s Other-Worldly Architecture

In Italy’s Puglia region, the architecture starts to look more gnome-like than Italian villa. Specifically in the town of Alberobello, clusters of these settlements, known as trulli, set up in a bewitching fashion. Standing in the midst of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you half expect a gnome to pop out from a trullo. And…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Cinque Terre

With an estimated hike time of 5 hours and 11 kilometers to cover, Cinque Terre sounds more like a workout than a vacation destination. This piece of the Italian Riviera is the most popular and well known in the country. Travelers suffer through the expensive hostels, restaurants and workouts for views unlike any other. To…

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Prepping For Matera’s Caves

As the sun shines on Matera, you need sunglasses to dull the brightness. What doesn’t seem real, a town not on the same page of any other Italian town, Matera nestles away in one of Italy’s most forgotten regions. A city so bright is hard to imagine in any other light. Unlike any other vision…

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Sorrento For the Lingerer

The Romans called it Surrentum. The Greeks thought it was poison. Sorrento has captured attentions regardless of what previous residents have called her. Her beauty is undeniable, with location naturally favoring the southern Italian town. Clinging to the dramatic cliffs that lookout on to the Bay of Naples, Sorrento keeps a close watch on Mount…

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