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Visiting the Alba International White Truffle Fair

Have you ever had real Italian food? Really real. Aromas that floor you at the door; rich, earthy flavors that have been cultivated for generations and heightened by the innovative craft. Welcome to Alba, where ugly little mushrooms sniffed out by trained dogs and pigs are washed off, meticulously preserved and shaved sparingly over pasta, […]

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A Holiday Break to the Italian Lakes

Savvy travelers have long known that seeing the best travel destinations in Northern Italy requires that one leaves the confines of Milan or Venice to make the quick journey to the Italian Lakes, the most popular of which are Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda. And with plenty of affordable holidays around the lakes […]

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Visiting Camogli, Portofino and the Italian Riviera

Like its French counterpart, the Italian Riviera likely evokes images of a luxurious lifestyle of mega-yachts and luxury villas. However, that’s only partially true, as while the Italian Riviera does have its fair share of posh travel destinations, it also has a few decidedly low-key destinations that are perfect for those looking to give their […]

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The Four Must-See Major Cities in Italy

Italy is one of the most dazzling and spectacular countries on the planet and it attracts millions of tourists each year because of this. There are so many great things to see in Italy that it’s hard to know where to begin, however when it comes to cities, there are a few places that must […]

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A Summer of Opera in Verona

The historic city of Verona – home of characters Romeo and Juliet in Shakespeare’s classic play – is an interesting place to visit year round, as it has plenty of Roman-era sites and charming trattorias to keep tourists busy. But visitors during the summer are treated to a truly special experience, as it’s the season […]

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24 Hours in Florence

No trip to Italy is complete without at least a cursory stop in Florence. Florence, after all, was the creative capital of Renaissance-era Italy and is literally awash in Renaissance masterpieces. It’s not short on Tuscan charm either, and quaint bed and breakfasts in the city are a perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside […]

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Visiting the Historic Wonders of Rome

Rome was once the capital of the world’s largest empire and the center of the civilized world. Its grandeur was most evident in its giant structures and monuments, which were a testament to the wealth, power and technological advancement of Rome. Now the capital of Italy, and its largest city, visitors to Rome today will […]

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Travel Guide to Rome and its Historical Attractions

The City That Caesar Built Rome, jam-packed with historic and religious icons at every turn, is one of Europe’s premier tourist destinations. Roman, Renaissance, Gothic, and Etruscan, whatever period in time you enjoy, or even if you just have a general interest in history, there’s no doubt you’ll find some spectacular sights here. The city […]

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Review: Hotel Mediterraneo and Sicily

We left Taormina on the 21st of July 2005 and as we entered the city of Catania we hurriedly grabbed our bags and fought our way through the many people gathered in the small hall of the 1950’s train and headed for the exit. The ride had took about an hour and even though the […]

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