San Quirico d'Orcia Tuscany Italy

San Quirico d’Orcia: An Underrated Gem in Tuscany

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San Quirico d’Orcia is a small, hilltop town in Val d’Orcia, Tuscany. This is one of the smallest towns in the area and often overlooked by many travelers. If you have a few hours to spare, this lovely village a joy to visit. Interesting Facts about San Quirico d’Orcia San Quirico d’Orcia is located in Val d’Orcia, Tuscany. Val d’Orcia …

Alberobello Walking Tour

Alberobello Walking Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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If you have plans to visit Alberobello, one of the best things to do in this small town is to stroll the picturesque streets. We came up with a walking tour of Alberobello that includes the highlights of a visit here: the top viewpoints, rooftop terraces, photography locations, and hidden gems. This Alberobello walking tour is perfect for those who …

Tuscany Itinerary

The Perfect Tuscany Itinerary for 3 Days, 5 Days & One Week

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If you are planning your Tuscany itinerary, there are a lot of things to consider. How long should you spend here? Where should you stay? Should you rent a car? What towns are worth visiting? In this guide, we share with you the top experiences in Tuscany and then how to put them together to create your perfect Tuscany itinerary, …

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How to Visit Paestum, Italy: Photos, Tips & Tours

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Paestum is one of the best places in Italy to see Greek ruins. Home to three ancient Greek temples dating back to 450 BC, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is often an overlooked destination in Italy. The ancient city of Paestum sits just to the south of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast. For those with an interest in history or …

Orvieto

15 Best Things to Do in Orvieto, Italy

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With its incredible Duomo, underground wells and caves, medieval streets to explore, viewpoints of Umbria, and museums and archaeological sites, there is plenty here to keep you busy all day. In this guide, we list the best things to do in Orvieto. Interesting Facts about Orvieto Orvieto is a hilltop town that is located in Umbria, Italy. From the 9th …

Things to Do in Lake Garda

Lake Garda Itinerary: The Best Way to Spend 1 to 4 Days in Lake Garda

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Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake, spanning three provinces of Italy (Trentino, Verona, and Brescia). On a visit to Lake Garda, not only can you visit the long list of lovely towns that line the lake, but you can also cruise to Lake Garda’s islands, take your pick from hikes in the area, visit vineyards and go wine tasting, take …

Where to Eat in Matera

Where to Eat & Drink in Matera: Best Restaurants & Bars

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With its maze of cobblestoned streets, stone buildings and churches covering the hillsides, and unique viewpoints, Matera is one of the most picturesque cities in Italy. One of the best things to do in Matera is to eat. Matera is home to quite a few excellent restaurants, ranging from cheap eats to small cafes with a view to Michelin-starred restaurants. …

Monteriggioni Italy

Monteriggioni: Photos, Things to Do, and Helpful Tips

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Monteriggioni is a small, walled town in Tuscany, Italy. A visit here is quick, with a stroll through town and a walk on the walls topping the list of things to do in Monteriggioni. It’s well worth adding onto your visit to Tuscany, especially if you have plans to drive through nearby towns such as Siena, Volterra, and San Gimignano. …

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Tuscany Bucket List: 22 Best Things to Do in Tuscany

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Tuscany, with its hilltop towns, breathtaking landscapes, long list of vineyards, and famous cities such as Florence, Pisa, and Siena, is one of Italy’s most visited regions. But did you also know that you can go canyoneering, relax in a hot spring, or visit an island in Tuscany? In this guide, we list 22 of the best things to do …

St Peters Square

One Day in Rome: 3 Ways to Plan Your Itinerary

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If you are planning to spend one day in Rome, there are several ways you can do it. Do you want to spend the day visiting the highlights of Rome, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican, and historic heart of Rome? With proper planning, you can do this ambitious itinerary, but it will be an extremely busy day. If you …

Things to Do in Sorrento

Best Things to Do in Sorrento, Italy

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Sorrento is one of the best places to stay if you have plans to visit Pompeii, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast. From this town, you can easily get to each of these places, since Sorrento is a hub for public transportation. And with its marinas, beach clubs, shopping streets, and long list of great restaurants, you’ll want to make sure …

Amalfi Coast Itinerary

Amalfi Coast Itinerary: 5 Ways to Plan Your Trip

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Visits to beautiful coastal towns, wine tastings, dinner and drinks with a view, shopping, boat tours, relaxing on the beach…these are all the wonderful experiences that you can have on the Amalfi Coast. If you are planning your Amalfi Coast itinerary, there are multiple ways to do it. For those on a whirlwind tour through Italy, you just may have …

Florence Cathedral

One Perfect Day in Florence: Must-See Sights & Sunset Views

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Planning a trip to Italy and only have enough time for one day in Florence? With a well-planned day, you can visit Florence’s top sights, including the Duomo, Michelangelo’s David, the amazing Uffizi Gallery, and Ponte Vecchio. Watch the sunset, stroll through Florence’s scenic streets, and enjoy views of the Florence Cathedral from a rooftop bar. This itinerary is a …

Southern Italy Itinerary

Southern Italy Itinerary: Amalfi Coast, Matera, Alberobello & Puglia

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This southern Italy itinerary includes some of Italy’s most popular places to visit as well as some hidden gems. Spend your first few days on the Amalfi Coast, visiting Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, and several Amalfi Coast towns. From here, visit Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa. You may not have heard of these towns before, but they could be one of the most …

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Where to Stay in Florence 2024: Best Hotels & Neighborhoods

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Trying to decide where to stay in Florence? You have lots of great options to choose from, from cozy boutique-style hotels, highly rated budget properties, luxurious 5-star hotels, family friendly apartments, and hotels with a view of Ponte Vecchio or the Duomo. An important factor to consider is the location of your hotel. There are several neighborhoods in Florence to …

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3 Days in Rome: The Ultimate Rome Itinerary

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Visit the Colosseum, stroll through the historic heart of Rome, tour the Vatican Museums, climb to the top of the dome on St. Peters’ Basilica, cycle the Appian Way, have an aperitif with a spectacular view of Rome, dine on gelato and pizza by the slice…these are all things you can with 3 days in Rome. Rome is filled with …

Day Trips from Florence

15 Amazing Day Trips from Florence (+ HELPFUL Tips & Photos)

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Florence is not only filled with some of Italy’s most awe-inspiring sights, but it also makes a fantastic home base for exploring Tuscany and nearby cities. There is a long list of day trips from Florence, from quick visits to Tuscan hill towns to full day excursions to the Cinque Terre, Siena, and Pisa. In this guide, we list the …