Italy

Italy

Etruscans, Romans, and many other civilizations have left the ruins of their art and architecture sometimes seemingly piled on top of one another in this lovely country. The Renaissance began in Italy and spread outwards. It was a period where art, literature, maths, and science flourished in Italy. Regional cuisines and cultures, in part a legacy of its city-state heritage, means that Italian culture varies between regions.

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Where to Stay in Cinque Terre: A Guide to Choosing Your Favorite Village

Where to Stay in Cinque Terre: A Guide to Choosing Your Favorite Village

Monique26th November 202112 min read
How to choose your perfect village for hikes, culture, and beaches: discover the best Cinque Terre hotels in the 5 UNESCO Cinque Terre villages of Italy.
Herculaneum Ruins: How and Why to Visit in 2022

Herculaneum Ruins: How and Why to Visit in 2022

Monique21st November 202112 min read

When most people think about touring Italy, visiting the ruins of Pompeii often comes to mind—but many have never heard…

Pompeii vs Herculaneum: Pros, Cons, How to Visit

Pompeii vs Herculaneum: Pros, Cons, How to Visit

Monique20th November 202115 min read

If you are trying to make the most out of your Italian vacation, you may be wondering if there is…

Visiting Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius: tickets, travel tips, tours, highlights [2021]

Visiting Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius: tickets, travel tips, tours, highlights [2021]

Monique27th September 202123 min read
Plan your day trip, tour or overnight stay to visit Pompeii – itineraries, major sites, costs, best entrance tickets, & Vesuvius add-ons.
45 Best Landmarks in Italy to Visit in 2021

45 Best Landmarks in Italy to Visit in 2021

Monique1st August 202148 min read
Comprehensive list of Italy’s 45 most incredible landmarks to visit in 2021 – map, opening hours, entrance fees, and photos
How to Get to Cinque Terre – Avoid the Crowds and Enjoy the Beauty

How to Get to Cinque Terre – Avoid the Crowds and Enjoy the Beauty

Monique21st April 20207 min read
All the ways to get to Cinque Terre, Italy – by train, boat, ferry, best hiking and train cards, and best cruise port and day tours from all major towns.
Vernazza Italy: the Colorful UNESCO Masterpiece of Cinque Terre

Vernazza Italy: the Colorful UNESCO Masterpiece of Cinque Terre

Monique14th April 202010 min read
The Blue Path, Coastal Trail, Vernazza Castle, Fortifications, piazza, harbor, beaches, markets and walking streets – what to do & where to stay