Vatican Museums Staircase

How to Visit the Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s Basilica in 2023

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If you are planning your first trip to Rome, then most likely a visit to Vatican City is on your to-do list. In this guide, we cover what you need to know about how to visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, including what to do when you are here, the best time of day to …

Things to Do on the Amalfi Coast

15 Best Things to Do on the Amalfi Coast of Italy

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What do you look for when picking the perfect vacation spot? Beautiful beaches? Charming towns to explore? Shopping? Restaurants with a view? Colorful sunsets? Romance? What if I told you that you could get all of these in one place…the Amalfi Coast. In this article, learn about the best things to do on the Amalfi Coast with tips to have …

Matera at Night

Matera Bucket List: 25 Best Things to Do in Matera

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Matera is a city with a long and fascinating history. A complex of cave dwellings, stone buildings, and churches sit on the rolling hillsides, creating one of the most photogenic cities in Italy. Matera has recently been featured in numerous films, increasing its popularity. Strolling the picturesque streets, sleeping in a cave hotel, trying traditional foods, and getting a history …

Where to Eat in Rome

Where to Eat in Rome: Restaurants, Cheap Eats & Food Tours

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Where should you eat in Rome? With outdoor cafes, rooftop restaurants, wine bars, and a long list of restaurants selling pizza, pasta, and gelato, your choices may seem overwhelming. In this guide, we list some of the top restaurants in Rome. Ranging from quick, cheap eats to Michelin starred restaurants with a view, there is something here for everyone. This …

Marmolada View

Ultimate Guide to Marmolada | Photos, Tips & Is It Worth It?

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Marmolada, also called the Queen of the Dolomites, is the tallest mountain in the Dolomites. A series of cable cars zips you to the top, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Dolomites. In this guide, we cover how to visit Marmolada, the best things to do while you are here, and whether or not Marmolada is worth it. …

Alpe di Siusi

Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm) in Summer: Things to Do, Photos & Tips

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Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm in German) is the highest alpine meadow in Europe. This lush, green meadow is located in the Dolomites of Italy. Cabins, rifugios, and hotels dot the landscape. Hiking trails and biking trails run along the hillsides, connecting the small villages. And Sassolungo, with its jagged, rocky peaks, looms over the area. There are lots of …

Amalfi Coast October

Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast in October | Weather & What to Expect

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What is it like to visit Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast in October? We have the answer in this guide. To cut right to the chase, October is a beautiful time to visit the Amalfi Coast. We spent 10 days on the Amalfi Coast in mid to late-October. With warm temperatures and mostly sunny skies throughout our visit, the weather …

Where to Stay Dolomites

Where to Stay in the Dolomites 2023: Best Locations & Hotels

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One of the most important (and sometimes the most challenging) things to decide when planning a trip to the Dolomites is where to stay. On a map, the Dolomites may not look all that large. But the narrow winding roads and multiple mountain passes make it slow going when driving through the Dolomites. It can take as much as two …

Northern Italy Itinerary

Northern Italy Itinerary: Venice, Dolomites, Verona & Lake Como

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For those who want to combine a few Italian cities with some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, you’ll love this northern Italy itinerary. After a few days in Venice, you’ll spend four days exploring the Dolomites, a world-class hiking destination filled with some of the best outdoor scenery in all of Europe. Not a big hiker? Not to …

Montalcino

5 Wonderful Things to Do in Montalcino, Italy

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Montalcino is one of our favorite hill towns in Tuscany. Perched on a hilltop, overlooking the Sangiovese vineyards and stunning landscape of Val d’Orcia, a visit to this small town is a must for wine lovers. Climb the fortress walls for views of the town, stroll the city streets, and go wine tasting for Brunello di Montacino wine…these are just …

Alberobello Italy

15 Amazing Things to Do in Alberobello (With Photos & Helpful Tips)

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Have you ever seen photos of a place and think “that can’t be real.” Well, that’s what we thought when we first saw photos of Alberobello. This tiny town looks like it has been plucked from the pages of a fairytale. Alberobello is famous for its trulli, small round buildings with conical roofs made of stone. Stroll the hilly maze …