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Staggeringly beautiful, there are a thousand reasons why Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world

Italy is incomparable. Its coastline and islands are nothing short of staggering. For scenery, there is everything from the rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany to the jagged peaks of the Alps and Dolomites, to the steep valleys of the Apennines to active volcanoes.

Then there’s the history and heritage, with some of the greatest surviving Ancient Greek ruins, and the might of the Roman Empire, and its Byzantine successor, before you come to the matter of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

 

 

 

 First-time visitors often gravitate to the ‘big three’ cities, Rome, Venice and Florence, and quite rightly. But others are just as compelling, from the slightly anarchic but absolutely beguiling Naples to the food capitals, Bologna and Parma, and the medieval wonder of Siena. There are so many others.

 

Then there are the churches, high art, architecture, music, fashion and high end fast cars.  And the food, a mixture of regional cuisines, some of which have gone on to become staples around the world.

(Italy also usually takes up about half of David’s wish list at any one time.)

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Venice Landmarks

Venice Landmarks

It may be a fairly small city, but there is a seemingly endless array of Venice landmarks wherever you go. It’s partly because Venice history is so rich that there is so much Venice sightseeing to do.  With so many landmarks in Venice to see, how are you going to...

Day Trip To Venice Itinerary

Day Trip To Venice Itinerary

Can you see Venice in a day? It would be stating a White House-style ‘alternative fact’ to say,”Yes”. However, one day in Venice may be all you can fit in. You may never get the chance to visit Venice again. What can you reasonably hope to accomplish in 1 day in...

The Ultimate Italy Food Tour

The Ultimate Italy Food Tour

An Italy food tour is many people’s idea of heaven, mine included. There’s no single Italian cuisine as such: Italian food really encompasses around twenty different regional cuisines. The one thing they’ve all had in common, for me, is that they’re mouth-wateringly...

Rome to Pompeii Day Trip

Rome to Pompeii Day Trip

Planning a day trip to Pompeii from Rome? How do you go about it? Will you have enough time to accomplish a Pompeii day trip from Rome? Is it better to travel by yourself on the train from Rome to Pompeii, or is it easier to book a Rome to Pompeii tour? We’ll answer...

Your Guide to the Best Things to do in Padua

Your Guide to the Best Things to do in Padua

Like many others, I chanced upon Padua because of Venice.  I opted to stay in Padua – Padova in Italian - because all the hotels in Venice were booked out. In doing so I stumbled upon one of the best cities to visit in Italy.   I was amazed at how many things to...

Venice Off The Beaten Path

Venice Off The Beaten Path

You don’t have to veer far from the crowds to discover Venice off the beaten path. Even in the swarming crowds of San Marco in summer, a secret Venice is only a couple of minutes away.   Most visitors are on a day trip to Venice, and they all want to see the same...

The Best Churches In Venice Italy

The Best Churches In Venice Italy

There are so many incredible churches in Venice Italy. There are around 170 Venice churches, including the city and the outlying islands of the lagoon. Many of these are among the top Venice attractions, while others are true Venice hidden gems....

Things to do in Burano, Venice

Things to do in Burano, Venice

A visit to Burano island is one of the best day trips from Venice. It is one of the most memorable Venice islands because of its brightly coloured houses.  Many say that the star Venice attraction is the city itself rather than any of the main sights, and the same...

Your Guide to the Festa di San Gennaro, Naples

Your Guide to the Festa di San Gennaro, Naples

One of the most amazing things to do in Naples is to attend the Festa di San Gennaro on 19th September each year. On the feast day of San Gennaro Naples celebrates this ancient patron saint of the city. Crowds gather in the Duomo, or Cathedral, to pray for and witness...

Best Things to Do in Bologna

Best Things to Do in Bologna

Bologna is one of the best cities to visit in Italy. It’s the capital of the Emilia Romagna region, between Venice and the Veneto in the north and Florence and Tuscany to the south.   There are a whole host of things to do in Bologna. As it’s the biggest city of...

3 Day Venice Itinerary

3 Day Venice Itinerary

3 Day Venice Itinerary - Everything you need to know to make your 3 days in Venice wonderful. It’s amazing how much you can see if you’re spending 3 days in Venice. Many visitors spend a weekend there, which is enough time to cover the best things to do in Venice, and...

The best day trips from Venice

The best day trips from Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and also a great base from which you can explore the Veneto region and beyond. I’ve always found it difficult to tear myself away, but there are many compelling day trips from Venice. Some are very easy,...

Your Guide to the Best Day trips from Bologna

Your Guide to the Best Day trips from Bologna

The city of Bologna is one of the most beguiling in Italy, with a wonderful medieval centre and some of the best food in the world. It’s home to the classic ragù sauce that most of the world calls Bolognese, and much more besides.   Bologna is worth a few days of...

Ortigia Sicily

Ortigia Sicily

 Ortigia Sicily   A Feast For Your Senses & One Of The Most Beautiful Islands In Italy Siracusa, Sicily is one of a handful of places around Europe that can lay a strong claim to once having been the most powerful city in the Western world. And in...

Best Places to Stay in Tuscany

Best Places to Stay in Tuscany

Deciding on where the best places to stay in Tuscany are is ultimately down to you. When choosing where to stay in Tuscany, you’ll decide based on what you want to see, what your particular interests are, how much time you have, your budget and whether you’re driving...

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3 Day Venice Itinerary

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Venice Landmarks

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The Most Beautiful Churches In Venice

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How To Spend 24 Hours In Venice

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Best Day Trips From Venice

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Things To Do In Burano

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