Italy Archive

Top 5 Tourist Mistakes in Rome

If you are passionate about travel, Rome should definitely be on your bucket-list around the world. With its remarkable attractions, this city deserves all the attention that millions of tourists are offering every year. As a visitor of the region, though, you shouldn’t make the following common mistakes: Continue reading “Top 5 Tourist Mistakes in Rome” »

Top Three Weird Traditions in Venice

Every city in this world, including Venice, has its own traditions. The simple ones are known by people around the globe while the weird traditions have a small audience, respectively the locals of the city. In the following lines, you’ll read about some of the weirdest traditions in Venice. Continue reading “Top Three Weird Traditions in Venice” »

Tuscany, the Italian Riviera and Other Italian Travel Highlights

Perhaps it’s because I’m of Italian ancestry but this is one of my favorite countries to visit.

In Italy you’ll find timeless hill towns, classic farmhouses surrounded by vineyards or olive trees, ancient walled towns set atop hilltops, cypress trees, a Riviera every bit as beautiful as the French Riviera (I still remember my first trip to Portofino.) Alpine lakes and much more. Then, of course, there is the food and wine which is simply delicious and impossible to resist. Continue reading “Tuscany, the Italian Riviera and Other Italian Travel Highlights” »

A visitor’s guide to Florence, Italy

Are you really crazy about the art from the 13th to the 17th century? Must you see Gothic altar pieces, world famous Renaissance pictures, Flemish, French and German masters of the Baroque? If so, you *must* go to the Uffizi, of course. But certainly you don’t want to wait half a day to get in, you’ve got better things to do! Continue reading “A visitor’s guide to Florence, Italy” »