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Top 10 International Photos Every Traveler Needs

Some photos are necessary — crucial, even. These are shots every traveler should strive to have in their album: photos in front of the most iconic sites in the world. If you visit these locations and fail to get a photo proving that you were there … well, you might as well retire your passport now.

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March 24, 2016 by | Comments Off

Europe’s Most Colorful Gardens

Mirabell Gardens, Austria

It’s hard to resist a garden in full bloom, especially one sampling every color of the rainbow. While one can easily find a slew of scenic gardens and public parks in just about any city, there are a few European destinations boasting quite impressive flowerbeds this season. From larger-than-life palace grounds and artist-inspiring, free-growing shrubs to an island dedicated to flowers, here are eight gardens definitely worth an afternoon stroll.

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March 21, 2016 by | 2 Comments

Easter Week in Rome, Italy

St. Peter's Basilica

There is nothing like attending mass in St. 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. And when it’s Easter week in Rome, it will be especially busy at the Vatican.

Pope Francis is certainly now a fixture in Rome and in the Catholic Church, but the newness of a pope isn’t what draws thousands to Vatican City for Easter. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside, Easter in Rome constitutes one of the city’s peak tourist seasons.

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March 11, 2016 by | 30 Comments

10 Valentine’s Day Traditions All Around the World

Romance in the Philippines

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, stores are flooded with candy hearts, chocolates and stuffed animals. In the U.S., 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 11, 2016 by | 1 Comment

Carnival Celebrations Around the World

Most of us are familiar with some of the most famous Carnival celebrations in the world — Rio, Venice and New Orleans among them. But Carnival is celebrated all over the world in nearly any place that has a strong Catholic background, so there are plenty of places where you can enjoy festivities even if you’re not in Brazil or Louisiana this year. In addition to the majors, here are places with some of the more interesting Carnival celebrations around the world.

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January 20, 2016 by | 2 Comments

Where to Spend Christmas in Italy

Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses – you’ll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds plus 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 would be 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 take the holidays to another level.

Here are a few suggestions for where to spend Christmas in Italy.

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November 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment

France & Italy: The Best of Two Great Foodie Destinations

Enjoy Italian wine country!

There’s no disputing the culinary prowess of France and Italy. Both countries have long been held up as examples of the finest food traditions, although for completely different reasons.

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July 2, 2015 by | Comments Off

May Top Photos of the Month: Ciao, Italy!

Say, “Ciao!” to Italy this spring by taking a look at Viator’s May Top Photos of the Month!

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May 5, 2015 by | Comments Off

10 Must-Try Food and Drinks of Southern Italy’s Puglia Region

It’s easy to be well-fed in Puglia, Italy. Situated in the southern heel of the boot-shaped country, the region is known for its broad plains and limestone hills, as well as its simple, rustic cuisine: handmade orecchiette pasta,creamy burrata cheese, and tons of locally harvested seafood. If you love good food and drink, here are ten treats you won’t want to miss.

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April 28, 2015 by | Comments Off

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

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