iDotto, an audio guide that is like a little travel buddy to accompany you through the city in your pocket and make your life or visit to Rome a lot easier. A useful app for tourists visiting Rome.
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I often say the Volterra is my favorite Italian hill town. Returning this year for my research chores, I was wondering if that was overstating things. But as soon as I settled into the town, my opinion was affirmed. It's got everything just right: beautifully preserved; far enough away to not have the crippling crowds; just enough tourism to be entertaining and welcoming; enough local economy so that tourists don't feel like they have a price on their scalp; big enough to have plenty of good restaurants, cafés, and bars; small enough to be mostly traffic-free. [...]
Ride the quiet country roads of Italy on a bike tour with DuVine. Explore Tuscany, Piedmont, Sicily, Puglia, Umbria and beyond. [...]
The ladies at DuVine are offering a Women-only Bike Tour through the picturesque Italian region of Tuscany. The 6-day itinerary reads like a dream Italian holiday with medieval towns and fortresses, local wine tasting, a private cooking class, ancient villages, and of course, plenty of delicious delicacies like fresh pasta, regional cheeses, and Chianti. This is a trip for active women with daily rides of up to 30 miles and a fair smattering of hills. Saddle up for an Italian adventure! [source]
If a trip to Rome is in your future, here are a few ideas on what to wear to the Vatican any time of year. Tips from a fashionable vatican tour guide! [...]
Generally speaking when entering any religious building modesty should be considered. However, depending on varying factors this may or may not be enforced or practiced.
guExploring Italy’s most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, we visit five tiny port towns: dramatic Vernazza, surrounded by vineyards; reclusive Corniglia, high on its bluff; pastel Manarola; hardscrabble Riomaggiore; and the pint-sized resort of Monterosso.
Of course, you visit and participate in the Mille Miglia because you love cars. But there is much more to Italy than great driving roads and history—and don’t tell us you were planning on finding your meals in between fuel additives at the closest gas station.
Three of our favorite borghi from the north, center and south of Italy:
If you have never been to Venice I highly recommend you take a private water taxi to your hotel. I emailed the water taxi company before we left to make sure that it would be okay to have Tucker in the boat with us and they were fine with it. It is one of the most expensive ways to enter the city, but trust us, it is an awesome experience!!!
We quickly learned once in Italy that all restaurants are dog friendly as long as you have a well-behaved dog. You do not even need to ask .....you just walk right in with your dog! [...]
Adored for its simplicity, panoramic views and natural beauty, Isola di Procida, one of a group of five islands that make up the Partenopeo Archipelago out in the Tyrrhenian Sea, just off the coast of Naples in the Campania region of southern Italy, has served as the narrative and backdrop for novelists, screenwriters and moviemakers alike. [...]
The Palladian Traveler provides a tad of historical perspective, a dash of humor and tidbits of info that you wouldn’t normally know existed unless you carefully looked between every bit of cobble along the way.
Always and forever at the forefront, for the last two thousand years. Always in the limelight, through thick and thin. We never lost our vocation for olive cultivation and oil production, and this is why Italy is considered as the oil country par excellence
As I unpacked my bag, a profusion of pressed wildflowers tumbled out of my notebook. I had given up trying to record their names – from the globe-like, bright yellow "troll flowers" to the deep blue gentians and the pretty pink alpenrose – and simply stuck them there for future reference.
Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees, and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit.
Milan: A revitalized city welcomes the world.
Sure, Italy is rich with romantic cities like Florence, Venice and Rome — but its most vibrant might just be Milan. And this is the year for tourists to explore its charms, as it hosts the 2015 World Expo.