Solo, Tourist Allergic and On A Budget in Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy is a city travelers either love or hate. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground for opinions in the Renaissance city. The first time I visited Florence, I didn’t love it. The second time, I spent some more time with the city, getting to know the Renaissance open-air museum of a city…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Amalfi Coast

A romantic, stunning and bucket list worthy destination, the Amalfi Coast is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason. Coastal mountains, gastronomic delights, festivals, Instagram worthy sights, cliff top Amalfi Coast villas, lush forests, exhilarating hiking trails and the list goes on. What’s not to love? So here’s everything you need to…

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Ancient Rome: What You Should See

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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