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Tips for exploring Selinunte on a cruise excursion in Sicily

A Magical Cruise Excursion in Selinunte, Sicily

Tips for exploring Selinunte on a cruise excursion in Sicily

Imagine columns from the ruins of a Greek temple standing amid fields of wildflowers on a perfect spring day. When Alan and I traveled to Selinunte, Sicily, on a Mediterranean cruise excursion with Silversea, that’s exactly what we found. And it was a beautiful reminder that the most magical of travel experiences happen when we least […]

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Prato della Valle, Padua, Italy

Strolling through the Top Sights in Padua

Prato della Valle, Padua, Italy

As is obvious from our many trips to the country, our love of Italy is pretty much boundless. Fun road trips through the north and south of the country have proved that the country is full of fascinating sites at virtually every corner. Today’s guest contributor, Naomi Elster, is taking us on a history-filled tour […]

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Dolomites Mountains

Hiking Italy’s Majestic Dolomites

Dolomites Mountains

The surreal beauty of Italy’s Dolomite Mountain Range is legendary and well, you know how much we love a great hiking story. Read along as guest contributor, Susan Guillory from The Unexplorer, describes her amazing adventure hiking the Dolomite Mountains, which are, without a doubt, one of Italy’s most beautiful sites. What I love about […]

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Carrara Marble Mine

Touring the Carrara Marble Mines

Carrara Marble Mine

It’s safe to say that Italy has been blessed with more than its fair share of greatness. Exploring Italy really makes you realize how plentiful the country is in terms of culture, art, landscape, history, and, of course, culinary excellence. And if that’s not enough, they even make something like marble mines incredibly interesting …

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Agritourismo in Italy

A Farm Stay in the Umbrian Countryside

Agritourismo in Italy

To say that Italy is full of charming sites would be an understatement. From its chaotic capital to its off-the-beaten-path villages such as Orta San Giulio, this country nevers ceases to amaze travelers. If you’re planning a trip to Italy and looking for an authentic Italian experience, while not try out the country’s agriturismo options?  […]

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View from Bell Tower

Exploring Florence

View from Bell Tower

Updated 05.01.2017 They say that you haven’t really seen Italy until you’ve seen Florence. This gorgeous town is where the Renaissance period began and today, Florence is very much a work of art in itself. Sure, it’s an incredibly popular tourist area, but its full-on Italian splendor and sophistication will leave you breathless nonetheless. Today’s […]

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Boats in the harbor at San Domino in Italy's Tremiti Islands

Tremiti Islands: An Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure in Italy

Boats in the harbor at San Domino in Italy's Tremiti Islands

Updated 05.01.2017 Want to go off-the-beaten-path in Italy? The Tremiti Islands off Italy’s Gargano Peninsula qualify. Okay, I’m sure that most Italians and Western Europeans know about these tiny islands near the Adriatic coast but how many Americans visit? We’re raising our hands, here, and giving you reasons to add them to your next European road trip. Most visitors arrive at […]

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Il Lavatoio offers charming lodging in Castel di Sangro.

Staying in an Italian Wash House in Castel di Sangro

Il Lavatoio offers charming lodging in Castel di Sangro.

“You’ll be staying in a converted wash house, but it’s quite charming,” Claudio Fontana of A La Carte Italy Tours told us in an email discussion about Il Lavatoio, our lodging choice at Castel di Sangro in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It would be the first night of a ten-day Southern Italy road […]

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