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Five Reasons to Visit Trieste

Five Reasons to Visit Trieste

April 30, 2024

Gorgeous seaside scenery, castles, caves, and of course the city itself: Trieste, nestled in Italy’s northeast corner, might be a little out of your way, but here are a few reasons it’s worth a visit.  This diverse city that sits…

The best way to visit Pompeii: 5 tips

The best way to visit Pompeii: 5 tips

April 15, 2024

The excavated archaeological site of Pompeii is unlike anything you’ll ever see. Even if you’ve visited in the past, continuing excavations have unearthed new wonders worth a second stop—and if it’s your first visit to southern Italy, a stop here…

5 Spectacular Castles near Parma

5 Spectacular Castles near Parma

March 31, 2024

Foodies flock to the Parma area for its spectacular gourmet blockbusters like Parmigiano Reggiano cheese,  Prosciutto di Parma ham, Lambrusco wine, and more; while cyclists love the area because it’s relatively flat compared to much of the rest of Italy…

Cinque Terre Hiking

Cinque Terre Hiking

March 15, 2024

The Cinque Terre are five towns that appear to cling to the rocks along a small section of northern Italy’s Mediterranean coastline, and are famous for the mule trails that connect them: paths which attract thousands of hikers each year. I worked as a hiking guide in and around the Cinque Terre, and if you’ve seen photos of the area and are thinking about hiking the trails, here are the things you should know.

Venice Shopping Guide: What to buy in Venice

Venice Shopping Guide: What to buy in Venice

February 15, 2024

Venice represents the very best and the very worst of shopping in Italy.  There is no denying that the streets around St. Mark’s Square and other headliners are crammed full of tacky souvenir shops that cater to daytrippers who have…

Five Spectacular Capri Hiking Paths

Five Spectacular Capri Hiking Paths

January 30, 2024

Capri is a walker’s paradise, full of incredible views and scenery, but most visitors never venture beyond the winding lanes of the island’s two towns, Capri and Anacapri. If you want to put some distance between you and the crowds…

The Amalfi Coast off the Beaten Path

The Amalfi Coast off the Beaten Path

December 31, 2023

The towns on the Amalfi Coast are popular for good reason, but the most famous ones like Positano and Amalfi overflow with tourists in high season. That said, like many A-list destinations in Italy, it’s not that hard to find…

A Luxury Italy Itinerary

A Luxury Italy Itinerary

December 15, 2023

The luxury travelers we work with aren’t necessarily looking for over-the-top VIP treatment. Rather, these down-to-earth and well-traveled clients want their luxury Italy itinerary to be about service and comfort while getting to know the locals as much as possible….

Christmas in Italy: A Guide

Christmas in Italy: A Guide

November 30, 2023

Christmas in Italy is festive, with markets, lights, Christmas trees, and music in the streets. And the best part is that the Christmas season lasts an entire month! The Christmas season in Italy starts on December 8th (Immaculate Conception) and…

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