Tag Archives: Italy
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The Ten Best Nude Beaches in Europe

Bikini season is nigh, but this summer, ditch the expensive swimwear and show off those hard-won abs on a nude beach. For maximum seen-and-be-seen appeal, make sure it’s one of Europe’s top nude beaches, where the relaxed and tolerant attitude is as welcoming as the sparkling sunshine and warm waters. From Brigette Bardot’s former playground […]

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Heartbreak Hotel: The Best Places to Get over a Breakup

With Valentine’s Day looming, it can be a tough time to be single. It can be an even tougher time to be newly single. In 1966 Jimmy Ruffin asked the eternal question “what becomes of the broken hearted?” – well, Jimmy, let me tell you – the broken hearted go on holiday, have some fun […]

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The Ten Most Visited Countries in Europe

With such a crush of languages, cultures and opinions about what it means to be on time in such a small space, Europe has always held a certain charm to travelers, and it’s hard to choose where to start. The top ten visited European countries, based on international arrivals according to the World Bank, show […]

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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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