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Where to Spend Christmas in Italy

Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses – you’ll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds, and you’ll get to see the country decked out in all its holiday finery. December 25th isn’t the biggest holiday of the winter season in Italy (that’s Epiphany, in early January), but it’s still a great time to go – and you’ll find a festive atmosphere in every corner of the country. There are a few areas, however, that seem to take the holidays to another level. Here are a few suggestions for where to spend Christmas in Italy.

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December 3, 2014 by | 1 Comment

A Local’s Guide to Rome

Born and raised in Rome, Dino Margiotta has always been fascinated by the city’s winding cobblestone streets, famous sights and rich history. His love for his hometown inspired him to pursue a Ph.D. in history from the University of Rome. Today he shares his passion and extensive knowledge with visitors, working as a private Viator guide and creating custom tours for travelers interested in Rome’s food, culture and history.

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April 7, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Easter Week in Rome, Italy

There is nothing like attending mass in Saint Peter’s Square. It’s the stuff bucket lists are made of. Packed inside the little area are thousands of people from all over the world. This year, Easter mass and the events leading up to Easter will be especially busy in the Vatican.

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March 21, 2014 by | 30 Comments

Save 20% in Italy

Lake Como

From now until April 2, 2014, when you buy two Italy tours you get 20% OFF of your 3rd tour! That’s right – Buy 2 tours, save 20% on your 3rd!

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March 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments

10 Valentine’s Day Traditions All Around the World

England Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, stores are flooded with candy hearts, chocolates and stuffed animals. In the US, shelves brimming with teddy bears and boxes of chocolate are typical Valentine’s Day fare, but not every country turns to greeting cards and heart-shaped candies to declare love. Some exchange wooden spoons and pressed flowers, while others hold a special holiday for the loveless to mourn their single lives over black noodles. Here is a look at how 10 countries celebrate Valentine’s Day traditions all around the world.

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February 14, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Discovering the Old Italy: Puglia and Basilicata

Matera from above

It wasn’t long ago that travel guidebooks ignored Southern Italy, but the regions of Puglia and Basilicata have long been top travel destinations among Italy’s domestic travelers. Why let them have all the fun?

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February 3, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Meet Francesca Maria Casertano, a Private Guide in Rome

Meet Francesca!

Having been born and raised in Rome, Francesca Maria Casertano possesses a native’s intimate knowledge of Italy’s exuberant capital. Not only is she full of the sort of lesser-known facts and anecdotes that can truly bring Rome to life, she is also a licensed tourist guide and archaeologist who has worked at some of the sites you will visit, allowing her to provide an impressive amount of detail on each site.

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December 3, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Meet Sergio Grom, a Private Guide in Rome

Meet Sergio!

An historian and certified guide who has been working in the tourism industry for more than 40 years, Sergio has led tours all over Italy and Europe. Over the last few years, however, his focus has been on his native city. Simply put, Sergio knows his territory and can help his clients design the perfect tour, one that meets their specific needs and preferences.

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September 25, 2013 by | 0 Comments

The Magic of Turin: 7 Reasons to Visit

Mole Antonelliana

Turin has never approached the popularity of top Italian tourist draws like Venice or Florence, but that undiscovered quality is just part of its charm. Turin, or Torino as the Italians call it, is an elegant city of arcaded streets and monumental squares, and on a clear day, the Alps gleam in the distance. But the magic doesn’t end there.

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August 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Rome Vespa Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Riding through Rome

From its ancient ruins to grandiose cathedrals and architecture there are many things to do in Rome. The UNESCO-designated historical centre of Rome always leaves me in awe but this time I wanted to get off the tourist track. I wanted to experience the Eternal City from a local’s perspective and explore what tourists rarely see. Like the Romans, what better way to do that than a private tour on a traditional Italian Vespa?

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August 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments

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