Montepulciano Italy

Top 10 Things to Do in Montepulciano, Italy

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Perched on a hilltop, overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany, sits Montepulciano. This medieval town, with its underground wine cellars, medieval churches, and scenic streets, is a delight to explore. In this guide, we list the best things to do in Montepulciano, where to go wine tasting with a view of Val d’Orcia, and how to plan your visit. Interesting …

Best Amalfi Coast Towns

17 Beautiful Towns on the Amalfi Coast (+Map & Photos)

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Dotting the dramatic coastal cliffs of the Amalfi Coast are small, colorful towns that are a delight to explore. Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello are some of the most famous, but some of the smaller, less known towns, such as Tramonti and Nerano, are well worth some of your precious time. In this guide, we list 17 beautiful towns on the …

Seceda Dolomites Italy

Best Way to Visit Seceda (with Little to No Hiking)

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Seceda is one of the most popular viewpoints in the Dolomites. From the summit of Seceda, you can look out across the jagged, slanting pinnacles that makes this viewpoint so famous. One of the best things about visiting Seceda is that very little hiking is required. A cable car whisks you to the summit, eliminating what would be a very …

Assisi Umbria Italy

One Day in Assisi, Italy: Walking Tour of the Historic City Center

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With one day in Assisi, you have just enough time to visit the highlights of this beautiful city. In this guide, we provide an Assisi walking tour that covers the main sites within the historic city center. On this walking tour, visit the churches and important religious sites in Assisi, wander through picturesque streets, and learn where to get some …

Basilica di San Francesco

16 Wonderful Things to Do in Assisi (+ Helpful Tips & Map)

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Located in Umbria, sitting on the slopes of Monte Subasio, is the beautiful city of Assisi. This city, which is the birthplace of St. Francis, is filled with spiritual treasures and works of art. There are many things to do in Assisi…visit the long list of churches and basilicas, stroll the picturesque streets, go shopping for souvenirs, and enjoy the …

Dolomites Things To Do

Best Things to Do in the Dolomites (With Little to No Hiking)

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The Dolomites are one of the best places in the world to go hiking. But what if you don’t want to go hiking. Is it still worth visiting the Dolomites if you never plan to set foot on a hiking trail? Yes!! In this guide, we cover the best things to do in the Dolomites that involve little to no …

Forcella Ambrizzola

How to Plan a Trip to the Dolomites: Things to Know Before You Go

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The Dolomites. This is where jagged pinnacles of rock soar into the sky, mountain huts and cabins dot the green, rolling hills, cable cars whisk hikers and skiers to the highest mountain peaks, and hiking trails connect small hamlets and towns. Located in northeast Italy, the Dolomites are one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe. For many …

Venice

12 Beautiful Views of Venice (Map, Helpful Tips & Photos)

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With its canals, iconic bridges, ornate cathedrals, towers, and piazzas, Venice is exceptionally photogenic. Whether you are looking for that perfect Instagram shot or you simply want to fill you camera’s memory card with the most picturesque views of Venice, we have a wonderful list of places to share with you. In this guide, we cover where to get the …

Lago di Braies Dolomites

Best Way to Visit Lago di Braies in 2024 (HELPFUL Tips & Photos)

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Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee) is one of the most popular places to visit in the Dolomites. This crystal-clear aquamarine lake, with its dramatic mountainous backdrop, easy walking trail, and rowboats, has long been attracting visitors. Recently, it has become even more famous, since it is the filming site for an Italian TV show, Un Passo dal Cielo. If you …

Aiguille du Midi Chamonix France

Aiguille du Midi + Panoramic Mont-Blanc: The Ultimate Guide

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One of the best things to do in Chamonix, France is to ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi. Once here, visit the viewpoints and exhibits at the mountain station, or continue the journey by riding the Panoramic Mont-Blanc to Italy. We have ridden cable cars to many mountain peaks in Europe and this is one of the best. …

Best Dolomites Hikes

15 Epic Day Hikes in the Dolomites (RANKED!!)

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The Dolomites are one of our favorite places in the world to go hiking. This area is truly a hiker’s paradise. Hike to the highest peaks, to picturesque alpine lakes, and to jaw-dropping viewpoints. In this guide, we list 15 of the best hikes in the Dolomites…15 wonderful adventures to add to your trip to this beautiful corner of Italy.About …

Geisler Odle Group Photo

How to Hike the Adolf Munkel Weg to Geisler Alm

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The Adolf Munkel Weg is a point-to-point hiking trail that runs along the Odle/Geisler mountain group in Val di Funes. This hike is on the longer side (13 km) and since it is point-to-point, you will have to use public transportation or do some extra hiking to get back to the starting point. We shortened the hike, turning it into …

Scaligero Castle Sirmione

9 Wonderful Things to Do in Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy

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Perched on the tip of a long, narrow peninsula, Sirmione is a medieval town surrounded by gardens, thermal spas, beaches, and the aquamarine water of Lake Garda. Explore an ancient castle, wander the narrow city streets, tour historical sites, and go on a sunset cruise around the peninsula. Here are the best things to do in Sirmione. Overview of Sirmione …

Lago Federa Photo

Croda da Lago Circuit Hike (+ Lago Federa & Forcella Ambrizzola)

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The Croda da Lago Circuit is one of the most underrated hikes that we did in the Dolomites. With a beautiful walk through the woods, a visit to an alpine lake (Lago Federa), close up views of Croda da Lago, and panoramic views of the Dolomites, the scenery is constantly changing, making this one of the most interesting trails in …

Riva del Garda Photo

Best Things to Do in Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

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Riva del Garda is a picturesque town located on the north end of Lake Garda. With colorful buildings, medieval towers, and narrow alleyways, this is a wonderful place to go for leisurely stroll. From Riva del Garda, you can also take your pick from short hiking trails that lead up into the mountains, visit medieval towns and archaeological sites, and …

Best Dolomites Hike

How to Hike to the Cadini di Misurina Viewpoint (Map, Photos & Helpful Tips)

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The hike to the Cadini di Misurina viewpoint is one of our favorite short hikes in the Dolomites. This is a gorgeous hike every step of the way, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, a unique view of the “backside” of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and of course, an awesome view of the Cadini di Misurina. We did this …