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10 Gorgeous Views of Italy and Where to Photograph Them

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If you are researching where to go in Italy, without a doubt you are finding gorgeous, vibrant photos of Italy’s top destinations. Would you like to know how to get these same gorgeous views of Italy? In this post, find out how to get a bird’s eye view over Venice, where to get one of the best views of the …

First Visit to Florence

10 Best Things To Do On Your First Visit To Florence

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Florence is one of Italy’s most popular cities to visit, especially for first-timers. Not only is Florence the art capital of the world, it’s a gorgeous city with streets to wander, towers to climb, great places to go shopping, and lots of gelato to eat. Here is a list of our favorite experiences, a good starting point for your first …

How to Get to Amalfi Coast

How to Travel from Rome to Sorrento, Capri & the Amalfi Coast

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How to travel from Rome to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast can be a little confusing. You can’t simply hop on a train in Rome and ride it all of the way to Sorrento or Positano. In this post, we explain your different options for getting around this region. Rome to Naples By Train Whether your final destination is Sorrento, …

2 Days in Rome Itinerary

2 Days in Rome: The Perfect Rome Itinerary for Your First Visit

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If you are planning your first visit to Rome and have limited time, this Rome itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Rome, you have just enough time to visit the highlights. Tour the Vatican, enjoy the amazing view from St. Peter’s Basilica, marvel at the Colosseum, get a history lesson at the Roman Forum, and stroll through …

Pompeii

How to Visit Pompeii when Traveling Between Rome and Sorrento

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A visit to Pompeii is one of Italy’s most fascinating history lessons. Pompeii can be visited as a day trip from Rome, Sorrento, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast. For those in transit between any of these cities, Pompeii makes a nice, quick side trip. Here’s how to do it. Traveling from Rome to Pompeii to Sorrento If you are traveling …

10 Day Italy Itinerary

10 Days in Italy: 3 Amazing Itineraries

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Italy is a country that is on many travelers’ wish list. And why not? Italy has it all: fabulous cuisine, gorgeous cities, towering mountains and beautiful beaches, and ancient historical sites. Throw in some gelato and wine and you have the perfect ingredients for a memorable 10-day holiday in Europe. If you have 10 days in Italy, we have three …

Julie Rivenbark Ironman Italy

Racing IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna

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Ironman Italy is destination racing at its finest. Swim in the Adriatic Sea, cycle past pink flamingoes and through Sangiovese vineyards, and then run through a charming coastal town. What a spectacular setting for a race! Add in its location near popular spots like Venice, San Marino, and Florence, and this makes a great destination to combine Ironman triathlon racing …

San Marino

Best Things to Do in San Marino, Europe’s Most Underrated Destination

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San Marino is a tiny, independent nation completely surrounded by Italy. It has a spectacular location, nestled in the mountains near the Adriatic Sea. The capital city, also called San Marino, is a maze of hilly, medieval streets, dotted with cafes and small shops. From the guard towers and the piazzas, the views over the surrounding countryside are gorgeous. In …

Venice in Photos

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Venice Italy

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Venice is a photographer’s paradise. With its maze of canals, its colorful, crumbling facades, and gondolas silently drifting through the city, it’s hard to leave Venice without a memory card full of beautiful images. In this article, we display our 20 favorite photos of Venice, Italy. Our Visits to Italy So far, we have visited Italy three times. The first …

Best Places to Visit in Italy

20 Best Places to Visit in Italy (+ Map & Photos)

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Are you planning a trip to Italy? If so, be prepared to fall in love with an extraordinary country. The food, the wine, the history, the art and architecture, the quaint, hillside towns in Tuscany, and the underrated Dolomites…there is something here for everyone. The list of best places to visit in Italy is long. So long, in fact, that …

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Tre Cime di Lavaredo Loop: The Complete Hiking Guide

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Tre Cime di Lavaredo is one of the Dolomites’ iconic hikes. Three massive rocky prominences rise up from the rolling scenery of the Dolomites, surrounded by amazing views and, during the summer months, wildflowers. In this guide, we cover everything you need to know to hike Tre Cime di Lavaredo. About Our Experience We have done this hike twice. The …

Best Views of Florence

Best Views of Florence, Italy

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Are you planning a trip to Florence? Sure, you can’t miss Michelangelo’s David, the Ponte Vecchio, Italian food and gelato, and the galleries of Renaissance Art, but you also cannot miss the best views of Florence. No trip to Florence would be complete without a climb up the Duomo or a view from Piazzale Michelangelo. Where to Get the Best Views of Florence The Duomo …

Cinque Terre on a Budget

The Cinque Terre for Budget Travelers

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The Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most scenic spots. It is here that five colorful, gorgeous towns precariously sit on the hills that tumble into the Mediterranean Sea. The popularity of the Cinque Terre has exploded in recent years, with photos of Riomaggiore and Vernazza plastering the internet. The Cinque Terre was one of our favorite spots in Italy. In fact, …

Milan Day Trip

How to Day Trip to Milan from Florence, Venice and the Cinque Terre

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Why go to Milan? It’s the home of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” one of the most famous paintings in the world. Milan is also home to the Duomo, world-class museums, and trendy shopping areas. Milan is undergoing an architectural Renaissance and is worth even a few hours on the fastest of itineraries. If you like the idea of spending …

Puez Odle Hike Italy

How to Hike the Puez-Odle Altopiano Trail in the Dolomites

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The Puez-Odle Altopiano is a spectacular hike from start to finish. With jaw-dropping views of the Dolomites, fields of wildflowers, and endless alpine views, this is our favorite hike in the Dolomites. The Puez-Odle hike is a 10.6 mile hike along some of the highest mountain peaks in the Dolomites.  The hike involves 850 meters of climbing (a chairlift shaves …

Lagazuoi Hike Photo

Lagazuoi to Passo Falzarego: Hiking the Frontline Trail

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This short, easy hike starts with a cable car ride to one of the highest peaks in the area. From this spot, the views across the Dolomites are incredible. To turn this into a hike, it’s a completely downhill walk back to Passo Falzarego (the Falzarego Pass). On the way, you can explore bunkers and tunnels from World War I. …