Category Archives: Italian Vacations

Churches in Rome

Churches in Rome
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There are nine hundred churches in Rome brimming with artefacts, so it can be rather overwhelming to decide which ones to see when you are visiting the Eternal city. Here are some suggestions. A few minute walk from the Colosseum you will find the 12th century Basilica of San Clemente, that has one of the […]

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What to do in Tuscany: truffle hunting

What to do in Tuscany: truffle hunting
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The lush green hills of Tuscany produce not only outstanding olive oil and excellent wine appreciated by connoisseurs worldwide. Precious truffles are one of the region’s treasures. If you are looking for ideas on what to do in Tuscany truffle hunting could be a great Italian experience. Dubbed as “diamonds of the kitchen” Italian truffles can […]

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Top places to visit in Italy: Pisa

Top places to visit in Italy: Pisa
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There is more to Pisa than the Leaning tower. The city is one of the top places to visit in Italy for many reasons. If you spend some time wondering in Pisa you will discover its charm, gastronomy and traditions. Piazza dei Miracoli is certainly worth a stop. While others strike a pose for snapshots […]

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Day tour excursion from Rome: Tivoli & Villa d’Este

Day tour excursion from Rome: Tivoli & Villa d’Este
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The sound of falling water from the innumerable fountains and the many steps take us on a series of ups and downs that encourages us to discover this place in its entirety. This place is Villa D’Este, a building with three floors and gardens decorated with majestic marble. Protected by the Unesco, it is located […]

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Best places to eat in Italy: delicious Tuscany

Best places to eat in Italy: delicious Tuscany
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Tuscany is about not only lovely bucolic landscapes, beautiful medieval hilltop towns and ancient abbeys but also delicious food. Without a doubt, this region is one of the best places to eat in Italy. Tuscany is famous for its white truffles of San Miniato, Chianina beef, and olive oil. Wine lovers across the world appreciate […]

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Florence attractions: the best gardens in the city

Florence attractions: the best gardens in the city
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Visiting Florence can be overwhelming sometimes with hordes of tourists queuing to the museums and churches, looking at palaces, exploring shops, enjoying the fine dining that the city has to offer. However, don’t forget one of the Florence attractions: the city’s beautiful gardens where you can escape from the busy streets and chill out among […]

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Best museums in Italy: the Wine museum in Torgiano

Best museums in Italy: the Wine museum in Torgiano
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Best museums in Italy are not always large and widely known. Some of them are hidden gems frequented mostly by connoisseurs of all things Italian. The Wine Museum (Museo del Vino) in Torgiano in central Italy is a good example. The museum opened in 1974 born from the passion of the Lungarotti family for history […]

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Valley of the temples: Agrigento

Valley of the temples: Agrigento
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If there were an award for picking the best location to build temples, the ancient Greeks would win it hands down. The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is a proof of that. It is one of those amazing places that you remember for a long time after visiting, so if you are trying to […]

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Where to go in Tuscany: Montalcino

Where to go in Tuscany: Montalcino
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You can never tire of small hilltop towns in Tuscany. Each of them has its own character and atmosphere. Montalcino, near the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, is one of them, with charming cobbled streets, medieval walls and a stunning ancient castle. It is the place to go when you are wondering where to go in Tuscany. […]

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Churches in Venice: private tours of Italy ideas

Churches in Venice: private tours of Italy ideas
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There are over 250 churches in Venice, each one better than another. Even smaller ones were built by greatest architects and decorated by artists such as Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, Bellini, Lotto. The most famous of churches in Venice is Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, commonly known as Saint Mark’s Basilica, a gem of the […]

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