Lake Como Day Trip

How to Plan the Perfect Day Trip to Lake Como

Julie Italy 21 Comments

Lake Como is a wishbone-shaped lake nestled in the foothills of the Alps. This is where the rich and famous vacation in luxurious villas and visitors flock to the colorful lakeside towns. It is one of Italy’s most scenic destinations and easily visited from Milan and Lugano, Switzerland. If you are planning a day trip to Lake Como, we have …

Things to do in Bellagio

8 Amazing Things to do in Bellagio, Italy

Julie Italy 14 Comments

Lake Como…a destination that is glamorous, romantic, and gorgeous. This lake is a slice of Italian paradise, and for many people, a visit to Bellagio is the highlight. Also called the Pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio is the perfect mix of photogenic streets, small shops, wonderful restaurants, and gorgeous views across Lake Como. If you are planning a visit to …

Tre Cime Hike

Tre Cime di Lavaredo Loop: The Complete Hiking Guide

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The 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. As far as hiking goes, this is a relatively easy hike. Tre Cime is great for kids, so if you are here on a family …

Milan Day Trip

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

Julie Italy 9 Comments

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 Italian Dolomites

Julie Italy 45 Comments

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 9 mile hike along some of the highest mountain peaks in the Dolomites.  The hike involves 500 meters of climbing (a chairlift shaves …

Lagazuoi Tunnels

Hiking the Lagazuoi Tunnels in the Dolomites, Italy

Julie Italy 26 Comments

The Dolomites is by far our favorite place to visit in the Dolomites. On our first visit to Italy, we spent four memorable days driving incredibly winding roads, up and down through mountainous territory, enjoying some of Italy’s best views. Our first hike, the Lagazuoi Tunnels, really showed us just how beautiful this area is. First Impression of the Dolomites …