Tag Archives: Italy

May Top Photos of the Month: Ciao, Italy!

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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 on May Top Photos of the Month: Ciao, Italy!

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

Making homemade "orecchiette" pasta in Puglia, Italy.

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 […]

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April 28, 2015 by | Comments Off on 10 Must-Try Food and Drinks of Southern Italy’s Puglia Region

Discovering the Old Italy: Puglia and Basilicata

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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 | Comments Off on Discovering the Old Italy: Puglia and Basilicata

The Magic of Turin: 7 Reasons to Visit

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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 […]

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August 29, 2013 by | Comments Off on The Magic of Turin: 7 Reasons to Visit

Rome Vespa Tour: Off the Beaten Path

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 […]

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August 8, 2013 by | Comments Off on Rome Vespa Tour: Off the Beaten Path

A Taste of Tuscany in a Day

Italy’s greenest and richest region was always a faraway place I only experienced in the movies, on postcards from friends, or in the pages of romantic memoirs. Beyond the crowded tourist attractions in Italy like Pisa and Florence, I was anxious to explore Tuscany’s rolling green hills, local medieval towns, and quaint countryside vineyards in […]

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July 18, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Cooking Classes Around the World

One of the best ways to learn about a country, its people, history and its culture is through its food. Tasting the recipes and spices from around the world that are unique to a country or city can help you connect to a place, and bonding with people over food – even if you don’t […]

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June 12, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cooking Classes Around the World

The Dorsoduro District of Venice

One of the most enduring and increasingly fashionable districts of Venice, Dorsoduro. juts out from San Polo and lies to the South of San Marco with its tip almost opposite the Doge’s Palace.  It also embraces two islands across the canal to the south, Giudecca and the less fashionable, Sacca Fisola.

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March 20, 2013 by | 2 Comments

World’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

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For those who love experiencing beautiful landscapes, visiting waterfalls is one of the best ways to add some extra beauty to a day in the outdoors. Not all falls are created equal, however. If you want to view some of the world’s best cascades, here are our suggestions.

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March 15, 2013 by | 5 Comments

A Room with a Pew: Convent Accommodations in Rome

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Born from a centuries-long Roman tradition of offering shelter to pilgrims, a convent guesthouse can offer travelers amenities such as quiet gardens, a chapel, a library, or clean common areas with a TV, refrigerator or microwave. You may find yourself lodging in a grand palazzo or a terracotta townhouse. Many have excellent locations for the […]

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December 19, 2012 by | Comments Off on A Room with a Pew: Convent Accommodations in Rome