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Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

September 22, 2021

The Christmas season in Italy starts on December 8th (Immaculate Conception) and ends on January 6th (Ephiphany). Christmas in Italy is festive, with markets, lights, Christmas trees, and music in the streets. And the best part is that the Christmas…

The best way to visit Rome’s Colosseum

The best way to visit Rome’s Colosseum

May 17, 2018

When we create Italy itineraries that include Rome, our travelers always ask: “what’s the best way to visit Rome’s Colosseum?” As with all of Italy’s attractions, the best way to visit Rome’s Colosseum depends on the travelers and personal preferences….

Your Roman Holiday: Experience Vintage Glamour in Rome

Your Roman Holiday: Experience Vintage Glamour in Rome

July 23, 2015

This is a guest post by Jonathon Spada – thank you Jonathon! First-time visitors to Rome are often enchanted by the vintage glamour from the classic mid-century films set in the Eternal City. A happy-go-lucky Audrey Hepburn atop a vintage Vespa zipping…

Cività di Bagnoregio: tips for visiting this unique Italian village

Cività di Bagnoregio: tips for visiting this unique Italian village

July 08, 2015

With a population of only 20 people and access limited to a pedestrian footbridge, the Italian town of Cività di Bagnoregio is a unique destination and a stop I include frequently in Italy itineraries for travelers going between Rome and Tuscany. But it’s…

Off the beaten path in Italy

Off the beaten path in Italy

October 23, 2014

Because of the name of my company, I get regular requests for itineraries that are at least partly off the beaten track. The definition of off the beaten path in Italy differs depending on how well you know the country….

Trastevere, Rome: 5 spots to relax and unwind

Trastevere, Rome: 5 spots to relax and unwind

June 12, 2014

This is a guest post by Katy Sewall, who has lived in Trastevere, Rome, for the past year. I asked Katy to write this post after listening to every episode, and wanting more, of the wonderful podcast she does with…

What to see and do in Rome

What to see and do in Rome

January 20, 2014

Most of the Italy itineraries I create for clients – for even the most beyond the obvious travelers –  include a few days in Rome. After all, Italy’s famous attractions are famous for a reason. Use the recommendations below for…

A luxury Italy itinerary

A luxury Italy itinerary

June 05, 2013

The luxury travelers I work with aren’t necessarily looking for VIP treatment. Rather, they are down-to-earth and well-traveled, but they want their luxury Italy itinerary to be about service and comfort while getting to know the locals as much as…

Ten useful and interesting signs in Rome

Ten useful and interesting signs in Rome

April 27, 2012

Street signs, placards, new signs, old signs – I photograph them all when I travel. Sometimes they represent interesting cultural differences, sometimes they’re just useful, and sometimes the photo is just a placeholder to give context to the rest of…

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