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4 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Rome

4 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Rome

Of course you want to see the sights – the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain – but it’s only when you explore the neighbourhoods that you really get to know Rome. These are four of the most vibrant, all located in or near the city centre. Monti The tangle of streets stretching across the […]

7 reasons to see Naples before you die

7 reasons to see Naples before you die

Naples used to be considered a “must-see” destination, essential for anyone who was interested in exploring Europe.  “Vedi Napoli, e poi muori,” they said – see Naples, and then die. Until you had been immersed in the rich beauty and history of Naples, you hadn’t really lived. The city’s reputation has been in decline over […]

7 top tips for a weekend trip to Rome

7 top tips for a weekend trip to Rome

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and it can’t be seen in one either. Many tourists find it frustrating only having a day or two at their disposal, but if that’s all you’ve got, here’s how to make the most of your time during a quick trip to Rome. Stay centrally You could choose to […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 luxury experiences in Florence

7 luxury experiences in Florence

Florence is perfect for a luxurious city break. Being surrounded by so much beauty is a luxury in itself, as you’ll discover when you take a stroll across the ancient Ponte Vecchio or enjoy a private tour of the Uffizi. Here are some ideas to make your trip even more indulgent. Book a room at […]

8 of the most beautiful secret places in Rome

8 of the most beautiful secret places in Rome

Rome’s beauty is hardly a secret. A walk through the city takes you past gardens of orange trees and umbrella pines, monumental Roman ruins, ornate churches, faded frescoes, Renaissance palazzi, Baroque fountains, marble statues of saints and angels, and so much more. But some of the most beautiful parts of the city are also some […]

6 spectacular places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

6 spectacular places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

Italy has no shortage of breathtaking destinations, but the Amalfi Coast is without a doubt one of the most magical places in the country. John Steinbeck wrote that “Positano bites deep; it is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you’ve gone”. To experience the dreamlike […]

5 of the best alternative travel ideas for Italy lovers

5 of the best alternative travel ideas for Italy lovers

You may have visited the Colosseum, taken a photo of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and joined the tourist trail at the Cinque Terre, but there’s so much more to see and do in Italy. From sleeping in a monastery to crowdfunding the future of Pompeii, these are our alternative travel ideas for true Italophiles. […]

10 top tips for your first trip to Florence

10 top tips for your first trip to Florence

When Stendhal visited Florence in 1817, he was so moved by a visit to Santa Croce and the sight of Giotto’s frescoes that he was overwhelmed by emotion and felt faint. A trip to the world capital of Renaissance art, can be an intense experience, especially if it’s your first time in Florence. To make […]

6 luxury experiences in Rome

6 luxury experiences in Rome

If you’re looking for a luxurious city break, spend a few days taking in the sights and soaking in the spas of the Eternal City. From decadent dinners to designer shopping, Rome has it all. 1. A Roman Holiday dinner BonAppetour offers more intimate dining experiences at some of the most unique locations in Rome, including […]

The 10 best day trips from Rome

The 10 best day trips from Rome

There’s so much to see in Rome that you could easily spend a week or two just wandering the streets and visiting countless churches, museums and ruins. But if you feel like getting out of the city – and if you’re there in the height of the summer, you will – you don’t need to […]

Top 10 cities for art lovers

Top 10 cities for art lovers

In the art capitals of the world, art is everywhere – not only in the famous galleries and churches, but even in the most unexpected places. Turn the corner in Rome to discover a shrine high in the wall, or a colourful mural under a bridge. If you’re visiting a city for the first time, […]

7 reasons to visit Pompeii this year

7 reasons to visit Pompeii this year

Just a few years ago, the Italian government declared a “state of emergency” at Pompeii. The House of Gladiators collapsed, and the rest of the neglected ruins were also in danger. In 2016, however, the situation couldn’t be more different. This fascinating city has been rescued and undergone a €105 million transformation. After the Colosseum, […]

The 5 most stunning views in Rome

The 5 most stunning views in Rome

Rome has seven hills, and countless spectacular views. Some of them are famous, and discovered by every eager tourist, such as the view of the Roman Forum from the Capitoline Hill, while others are harder to find. Even if you think you know the city well, you might suddenly be surprised. Turn into an ordinary […]