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Rome

City

rome art
hotels from 18.33 USD per night
wine art

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Louise

3 Must See Cities in Sicily

  • Eat chocolate in Modica. This southern Sicilian city is a chocolate-lover’s paradise. With ancient Aztec recipes, Sicilians will please your chocolate cravings with flavors you’ve never even heard of! Want proof? Ever heard of minced meat chocolate?
  • Spend a night in Noto. This UNESCO Heritage Site becomes something absolutely magical by night. The limestone building materials shades the city with a fairytale-like color of soft honey which will leave you breathless.
  • Visit Palermo’s Ballarò street market. The atmosphere alone is movie-set like. But put your cameras down and take in all the smells and sights which make this one of the most famous street markets in Italy. If you want to get some local street cred, try the pani ca meusa (aka spleen sandwich). And don’t go home without trying a cannoli.
Meet the team

Louise is a Brooklyn native who now lives in Rome. When she’s not traveling around Italy, she’s probably home sewing, gardening or cooking!

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Matera

City

matera art
hotels from 50.1 USD per night
art

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Food
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Prosciutto & Figs

Giulia is as cool as figs and prosciutto, her favorite Italian dish.

Giulia
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Val d'Elsa ed Empolese

Holiday Area

val d'elsa ed empolese nature
nature wine

San Gimignano

City

San Gimignano Nature
hotels from 61.1 USD per night
nature

What clothes should I pack for a trip to the north of Italy?

Answer

What clothes should I pack for a trip to the north of Italy?

Depends completely on when you go and what you plan to do! In winter, you could be skiing or snowboarding by day and rubbing shoulders with the international jetset by a roaring fire in a fancy Alpine ski resort by night. So, pack your skis and your party best. Prefer something a slightly more low-key? Whether you are marveling at the sights of Venice or catching up on the latest winter fashions in Milan, you can’t go wrong with comfortable walking shoes, some warm clothes, and some fancier wear for the evening. In the summer, you could be soaking up the rays on beaches of the Italian Riviera, hiking in from town to town in Cinque Terra, paragliding over Lake Como, wine tasting in Piedmont, and, of course, showing off your evening finery everywhere. So the only advice is to always take some sun protection, your swim trunks, walking shoes, and your coolest sunglasses. The rest is really up to you!

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Slang
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Let's eat

Matteo is hungry so Louise asks him out… without speaking!

Matteo
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Venice

City

venice art
hotels from 31.77 USD per night
art

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Adam

Discover Tuscany’s most famous wine area!

Escape crowded cities into Tuscany’s picture-postcard landscape by visiting the delightful towns and rolling green hills in the Chianti countryside between Siena and Florence. Here are my 3 favorite towns in the area where Chianti Classico wine comes from:

  • Gaiole in Chianti’s main attractions are the superb wineries you can visit all around. The Castello di Brolio is a “must”, being the place where Chianti Classico was “invented” by Baron Bettino Ricasoli back in the 19th Century. The garden offers some breathtaking views over Chianti and Siena too.
  • Greve in Chianti with its Wine Museum is the perfect place to soak up a little Italian life by enjoying a bite to eat at one of the little restaurants under the porticos in the main square after having checked out the artisan and food shops like the town’s ancient Tuscan butchery that has been going since the 18th Century. Saturday mornings is a good day to go since the weekly market is a lively affair!
  • Radda in Chianti is a real medieval gem, perching on a hill top overlooking the Arbia and Pesa valleys. After wandering around the town’s narrow lanes, main square and Romanesque churches, be sure to pay a visit to the Museum of Sacred Art of Chianti before heading off into the countryside to try wine tasting at a local vineyard.
Meet the team

Adam is a history buff, art lover, and all-around aesthete who enjoys farming on the weekends in his olive grove in the countryside near Rome.

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Livigno

City

livigno ski
hotels from 45.32 USD per night
ski

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Food
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Mozzarella di Bufala

Stefano's love for mozzarella di bufala has no limits.

Stefano
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Trentino-Alto Adige

Region

trentino alto adige
nature ski

Montepulciano

City

Montepulciano Nature
hotels from 61.1 USD per night
nature

Apart from Rome and its wonders, what else is there in central Italy?

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Apart from Rome and its wonders, what else is there in central Italy?

Tuscany – in particular, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa, and the surrounding countryside – is a must! Perhaps the quintessential Italian region, Tuscany epitomizes everything that makes Italy famous. From great art to fabulous food and wine, from stunning landscapes to beautiful city centers, from high culture to local traditions, Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and breeding ground of geniuses like Michelangelo and Leonard da Vinci, has it all. If you have a little more time, then Umbria is also a must. In fact, many say that the Umbrian hills, with their beautiful medieval hill towns, are second to none, including their more renowned Tuscan cousins. Spoleto and Perugia are must visits, especially for their music and art festivals in the summer. Medieval Viterbo, in Lazio, is wonderful for those who fancy thermal baths, while Sardinia is a beach and seafood lover’s paradise! More? Well, don’t miss island life in Ponza and Ventotene!

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Langhe

Holiday Area

langhe wine
wine

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Milan

City

Milan Art
hotels from 21.99 USD per night
art

Tuscany

Region

tuscany
beach wine art

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Vito

Top 3 Apulia Beaches

The summer is a perfect time to get a golden Italian tan and relax. There is no better place to do this than Apulia. Here’s a list of 3 beaches everyone should visit at least once…

  • Vieste Beach. This 30km-long stretch is famous for its pine groves which offer an ideal backdrop to the amber sand and crystal clear waters. Its enchanting marine grottoes are breathtaking.
  • Baia dei Turchi Beach. This bay is famous for its white, sugary sand and for the Mediterranean nature scents which linger in every sea breeze. Breathe in, breathe out…!
  • Punta Prosciutto Beach. The name says it all. This beach is as delicious as it sounds. The sapphire water and powdery sand make this protected natural reserve a hidden paradise.
Meet the team

Vito has never stop looking for new beaches and cool spots which he has not visited. He pledged to himself that he must visit at least 1 new beach each year and collect some of its sand for his special collection.

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Madonna di Campiglio

City

madonna di campiglio ski
hotels from 50.1 USD per night
ski

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Slang
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Bella

Claudia teaches us how to properly use the Roman slang word "bella".

Claudia
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Val di Chiana

Holiday Area

val di chiana nature
nature art

Perugia

City

perugia art
hotels from 21.99 USD per night
art

What’s unique about the south of Italy?

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What’s unique about the south of Italy?

Every Italian is a natural chef but some credit must go to the high quality, fresh ingredients that go into most of their everyday specialties! Your taste buds are sure to be amazed by some classics such as the Sicilian arancino rice ball, spaghetti with localbottarga tuna sauce, Neapolitan sfogliatella ricotta-filled pastry, creamy burrata cheese and of course Apulian velvety olive oil. Now that’s food worth traveling for!

Southern Italy beaches not only boast a warm climate but warm and welcoming people as well. The range of beach types only add to the appeal of the south where you’ll find white fine sand beaches to the darker volcanic black sand, as well as pebbled seaside inlets. Probably the most impressive aspect of southern Italian beaches is their pristine, unspoilt nature which attracts both tourists and locals alike. Bring your sunscreen because it gets hot!

Sacred art and architecture in southern Italy is must for historians and art lovers. Religious art plays an important role in the everyday lives of locals in southern Italy. Take a walk around any historic city center and you’ll be greeted by street shrines of medieval frescoes, ornate Baroque churches glowing with gold and precious altarpieces and Sicilian Arab Norman cathedrals. You’re sure to find art to meditate and reflect upon.

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Veneto

Region

veneto
beach art wine

Florence

City

florence art
hotels from 25.66 USD per night
art

Meran

City

meran ski
hotels from 84.31 USD per night
ski

Lombardy

Region

lombardy
nature ski wine

Siena

City

siena art
hotels from 40.32 USD per night
art

Chianti

Holiday Area

Chianti
wine nature

Naples

City

naples art
hotels from 29.33 USD per night
art

Piedmont

Region

piedmont
ski art wine

Bolzano

City

bozen ski
hotels from 103.86 USD per night
ski

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Castellina in Chianti

City

castellina in chianti nature
hotels from 72.09 USD per night
wine nature

Emilia-Romagna

Region

emilia romagna
art beach

Bologna

City

bologna art
hotels from 28.1 USD per night
art

Val d'Orcia

Holiday Area

val dorcia nature
wine nature art

Cortina d'Ampezzo

City

cortina d'ampezzo ski
hotels from 61.1 USD per night
ski

Sicily

Region

sicily
wine nature art

Assisi

City

assisi art
hotels from 35.44 USD per night
art

Barolo Wine Area

Holiday Area

Barolo
wine

Verona

City

verona art
hotels from 45.37 USD per night
art

Lazio

Region

lazio
nature beach wine

Trento

City

trento ski
hotels from 36.66 USD per night
ski

Courmayeur Ski Area

Holiday Area

courmayeur ski area
ski

Turin

City

turin art
hotels from 40.32 USD per night
art

Campania

Region

campania
beach art

Courmayeur

City

courmayeur ski
hotels from 61.1 USD per night
ski

Maremma

Holiday Area

maremma
wine beach art

Monteriggioni

City

monteriggioni nature
hotels from 42.77 USD per night
nature

Apulia

Region

apulia
art beach wine

San Martino di Castrozza

City

san martino di castrozza ski
hotels from 32.99 USD per night
ski

Val Gardena

Holiday Area

val gardena ski
ski

Cortona

City

cortona nature
hotels from 53.76 USD per night
nature

Umbria

Region

umbria
art

Treviso

City

treviso art
hotels from 42.77 USD per night
art

Sassicaia Wine Area

Holiday Area

sassicaia wine
wine

Genoa

City

Genoa Art
hotels from 53.76 USD per night
art

Liguria

Region

liguria
beach art nature

Brixen

City

bressanone ski
hotels from 63.54 USD per night
ski

Cervinia Ski Area

Holiday Area

cervinia ski area
ski

Sirmione

City

Sirmione Nature
hotels from 46.43 USD per night
nature

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Region

friuli venezia giulia
beach art

Trieste

City

Trieste Art
hotels from 54.99 USD per night
art

Valpolicella Wine Area

Holiday Area

valpolicella wine
wine

Basilicata

Region

basilicata
wine

Cortina Ski

Holiday Area

cortina ski
ski

Sardinia

Region

sardinia
wine beach

Franciacorta Wine Area

Holiday Area

franciacorta wine
wine

Calabria

Region

calabria
beach art

Trentino

Holiday Area

trentino ski
ski

Gressoney Ski Area

Holiday Area

gressoney ski ski
ski

Sole Valley

Holiday Area

val di sole ski
ski

Morellino di Scansano Wine Area

Holiday Area

morellino di scansano wine
wine beach

Monte Bondone

Holiday Area

monte bondone ski
ski

Asti Wine Area

Holiday Area

asti wine
wine

Alta Badia

Holiday Area

alta badia ski
ski

Conero Wine Area

Holiday Area

conero wine
wine

Val di Fiemme

Holiday Area

val di fiemme ski
ski

Val Venosta

Holiday Area

val venosta ski
ski

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