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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 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

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October 31st this year you can turn the rest into a frightening world tour if you want. It may not be a relaxing trip, but at least you’ll keep your adrenaline going at full speed.

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October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

Take Viator With You – Download Our Insider’s Guides

At Viator, our goal has always been to help travelers find the best things to see and do around the world. Our team of travel insiders handpicks every tour, our mobile apps keep you connected on the go and our blogs bring you tips and advice from real locals. Now you can also download our Insider’s Guides so you can […]

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July 9, 2015 by | Comments Off

TripAdvisor’s World’s Top 25 Landmarks

Lists covering the world’s top attractions or travel destinations are nothing new — magazines, guidebooks and TV shows put them out every year. The jet-setting editor or TV host can be helpful, but sometimes you just want to hear what fellow travelers are out there doing. The TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Landmarks Awards are just that.

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May 26, 2015 by | Comments Off

Unique Transport Tours Around the World

Seeing the world takes time and energy. Being on the move, going here and there to see all the sights can really take it out of you. So instead of spending your evenings propping up your aching feet, think about cruising, rolling, trotting or even floating from place after place. There are some pretty unique […]

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July 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments

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

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

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

A Taste of Tuscany in a Day

Looking over the Tuscan countryside in Pienza

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 person, but with only one travel day available and more than 9,000 square miles at my feet, I knew I needed a plan. I didn’t want to lose time zigzagging around a new city. With a local guide from Tuscany, there was no getting lost and visiting three hilltop villages was the best way to discover the less travelled part of Tuscany in a Day.

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July 18, 2013 by | 2 Comments

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