More Articles on Italy

Carrara Marble Mine

Touring the Carrara Marble Mines

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 to […]

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Agritourismo in Italy

A Farm Stay in the Umbrian Countryside

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 never ceases to amaze travelers. If you’re planning a trip to Italy and looking for an authentic Italian experience, why not try out the country’s agriturismo options? […]

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View from Bell Tower

Exploring Florence: Art and Culture in Italy

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 guest contributor, […]

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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

Want to go off-the-beaten-path in Italy? Visit the Tremiti Islands off Italy’s Gargano Peninsula. Okay, I’m sure that most Italians and Western Europeans know about these tiny islands near the Adriatic coast. But how many Americans visit? Alan and I are raising our hands, here, and giving you reasons to add them to your next […]

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The Basilica of Sant'Andrea in Subiaco, Italy

Stopping in Subiaco

On a Subiaco walking tour, cobblestone alleys twist and turn down the hillside from Subiaco’s old town to the commercial center. Alan looks at me and says, “This is the real Italy.” Ochre-colored buildings with stone accents line the narrow streets. The delicious smells of lunch preparations waft through an open window. Is this how […]

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