Category: Italy

Happiness is a hiking trip through Tuscany

Happiness is a hiking trip through Tuscany

When travelers talk about Tuscany their eyes often glaze over as they reminisce about its unforgettable beauty-undulating green hills covered with twisted grape vines and silvery olive trees, atmospheric hilltop towns perfect for whiling away an afternoon, medieval monasteries and hidden castles just begging to be explored, and (here their voices often drop in great […]

Lights... camera... action! 10 film locations you must visit

Lights… camera… action! 10 film locations you must visit

“Lights, camera, action…!” And you should definitely have your camera ready for these amazing breath taking film locations. So many times I have watched some fabulous films and been inspired by the backdrop, wishing I could be transported there or indeed know where they are in order to get my itinerary arranged and tickets booked […]

Eating fresh and local in Rome: the city's 5 best slow food restaurants

Eating fresh and local in Rome: the city’s 5 best slow food restaurants

Perhaps no other aspect of Italian culture has been exported throughout the world more than its culinary traditions. Italian cooking, and eating for that matter, embodies a simple elegance and restaurants in the country’s capital are packed with diners exuberantly taking in and projecting that spirit. Even in a city such as Rome with the […]

Top 5 shock city secrets!

Top 5 shock city secrets!

You can never know a truly great city, as the world’s finest metropolises are ever-morphing, ever-changing enigmas, unable to be captured in one moment in time. That is exactly what makes them great – they’re unexpected, unpredictable, and entirely fascinating. Here are 5 secret tips that will help you uncover the best of your favourite […]

Lamborghini Museum

5 unique experiences in Italy for car enthusiasts

Most people know that Italy is home to the famous automobile makers Ferrari and Lamborghini, but there are other reasons that the country is a fantastic destination for car enthusiasts of all types. The unique experiences below can be included in an Italy itinerary along with food, wine, history and culture. Or, they can be […]

8 of the world's best villas for golf lovers

8 of the world’s best villas for golf lovers

A golf holiday can be a great way to spend and have a great time while enjoying your favorite sport: from mountain lodges to sea side estates, there are plenty of properties around the world that are right on the green. Villa Manzu, Costa Rica Staying at Villa Manzu is an unforgettable experience in itself, […]

Scenic walks: Eckabauer Peak to Garmish, Berggasthof

Soothe your soul: 4 scenic walks in Germany and Italy

Hiking is for many people the embodiment of a luxury holiday par excellence. Whatever your definition of ‘walking’ or ‘hiking’ť, it soothes the soul, relieves the stress and fills your memories with scenic moments. Invigorating autumn walks on both sides of the German-Italian border are fantastic breakaways. Here are a few suggestions: Eckbauer Peak to […]

 24 hours of fabulous food in Florence!

24 hours of fabulous food in Florence!

Florence, the capital of Tuscany and the cradle of the Renaissance, is renown for its remarkable art, culture, and architecture, but I was really there for the food! While others queued up to see Michelangelo’s statue of David, the Duomo, and the Uffizi Gallery, my mission was to search out the finest gelato, lampredetto, pizza, […]

5 surprising things to see in Venice

5 surprising things to see in Venice

This trip to Venice was meant to be a search for the unexpected and secret gardens of Venice. It turned out to be a difficult search as most of these gardens are private and cannot be seen. One might be able to get a glimpse of greenery hidden behind a wall, behind a palace or […]

The 10 best pizzerias in Rome

The 10 best pizzerias in Rome

When you think of Italy, and especially Italian food, there is a good chance the word “pizza” will be the first thing that pops to mind. Why wouldn’t it? It’s delicious and you can get it anywhere from New York City to Tokyo. If you are traveling to Rome and want to get a local […]

5 of the most beautiful, underrated towns in Tuscany

5 of the most beautiful, underrated towns in Tuscany

There’s so much more to Tuscany than Florence and Siena – stunning cities which are often, unfortunately, swamped with tourists. For your next trip to Italy, why not explore some of Tuscany’s “hidden gems”? Lucca Lucca is refreshingly – and surprisingly – untouristy. For many visitors it’s seen as a second choice after Siena, but […]

5 most photogenic spots to visit in Italy

5 most photogenic spots to visit in Italy

Due in no small part to its rich heritage, grand architecture, picturesque scenery and enviable climate, Italy is a must see destination for tourists and travellers the world over. Whether you have a modest smart phone or top of the range DSLR camera you will want to keep it fully charged as there is sure […]

Italian Islands, Isola Bella

7 spectacular lesser-known Italian islands

The boot-shaped Italian peninsula is almost entirely surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, so it’s no surprise that the country has a lot of islands. Sicily, Sardinia, Capri, and Venice are probably the most well-known Italian islands, but there are many others worth visiting that don’t get as much press. Some are an ideal beach destination, […]

6 of the best places to eat gelato in Rome

6 of the best places to eat gelato in Rome

When you’re craving gelato on a hot day in Rome, anything cold will do. But some gelato is definitely better than others – avoid any gelateria where the gelato is piled up high, in shades of neon blue and lime green, and look out for places which use fresh, seasonal ingredients. There’s plenty of good […]

Top 5 must-try culinary experiences in Rome

Top 5 must-try culinary experiences in Rome

After much archaeological explorations and piazza perusing, food is on the top of the list for every traveler to Rome. Food tourism in the eternal city is an educational and cultural activity in its own right. It is an experience that allows you to savor the city’s age old traditions, all the while providing you […]

The 5 most amazing town-to-town hikes in Italy

The 5 most amazing town-to-town hikes in Italy

Hiking trails of every length and difficulty crisscross Italy, but we didn’t pick the walks below with backpackers in mind. We’re recommending these town-to- town hikes for active travelers who enjoy slow travel. Walk through medieval towns and fields of sunflowers, and enjoy countryside vistas, then arrive at a fantastic hotel and sleep on crisp […]

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