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Things to do in Trieste Italy

Trieste is the capital of Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in the North-east of Italy, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Taking advantage of its perfect location on the sea, Trieste used to be a very prominent port city. Remnants of the past can be seen in piazzas (squares) along the water’s edge. Present day locals are more …

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Things to do in Bologna, Italy

There are so many things to do in Bologna, Italy. Attractions in Bologna (other than the divine cuisine!) include dozens of museums, landmarks, parks and gardens. In addition, UNESCO crowned Bologna the “City of Music” in 2006. The European Union declared it the European Capital of Culture in 2000. Bologna is located in northern Italy …

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Things to do in Catania, Sicily

Catania, Sicily is the second largest city in Sicily, an Italian island just off the “toe” of Italy’s “boot.” It is situated on the east coast between the notorious Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea. A deep-rooted history, rich culture, and some of Europe’s most fascinating architectural structures combine to ensure there is never of …

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Discovering the Medieval Hill Towns of Central Italy

In Italy, about midway between Florence and Rome, there are a seriesous of Medieval hill cities and towns. The region doesn’t receive a great deal of attention from travel sites and guidebooks, but it is dotted with places with history that extends back well before Roman times. Many of these towns were built on top …

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Five Reasons to Visit Naples Italy

Fellow traveler Paolo Barissano offers up his reasons why we should have considered a visit to Naples during our last trip to Italy. Unfortunately we didn’t make it that time, but a visit to the city is definitely on our wish list. We have some mixed reviews about Naples. First, that it has a grittier side, but also some of the …

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Villa Lante Bagnaia, Viterbo Italy

Villa Lante is a stunning estate in Bagnaia, Italy. Bagnaia is a little gem of a village just 78 kilometers (48 miles) north of Rome. There are several reasons to consider a visit to this small village in the Viterbo Italy province, including the important fact that very few people do. After fighting the crowds …

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Enjoying a Puglia Food Cooking Experience in Lecce Italy

Of course, we had to take a cooking class in Puglia, Italy. We have spent a significant amount of time traveling around Italy, but before this trip hadn’t made it to this region located on the “heel” of the boot that is Italy. Our Italian friends from the region wouldn’t let us forget this. We …

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An Insider’s Tour of Italy’s Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia Regions

Like many people who have visited Italy, our first visit has not been our last. In fact we’ve been to Italy three times so far, and are now spending a few months slowly touring our way through the country. This has given us the opportunity to explore beyond the top destinations that come to mind, …

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