There are probably more than a thousand ways and things to do to show or express romance. But there are few wonderful things that most people really enjoy and look forward to. Some of them people even wish to do before they die. A glimpse of sunset by the bay is adorably idyllic. The sea […]
Italy has thrice been at the epicenter of European culture and innovation. At one time the heart of the Roman Empire, stretching across much of the continent, and at another the birthplace of the Renaissance movement that revolutionized art and science, Italy today is a wonderland of cultural sites, museums, and ruins that few other nations can rival. It’s impossible to see all that this wondrous country has to offer in one trip, but it’s a joy to try.
It’s impossible to discuss Italy without highlighting its millennia of cultural influence. From Unesco World Heritage sites dating back to the earliest days of the Roman Empire to the architectural wonders of the nations many cathedrals and the artwork of Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Botticelli, Italy provides one of the expansive and intimate looks into the roots and great influences of western culture.
Step foot outside of the cities, and you’ll find a landscape as breathtaking as it is expansive. The peninsula stretches from the heights of the alps along its northern border to the white sand and crystal clear water of the Mediterranean in the south. Whether you’re skiing in the heart of the continent’s greatest mountains or dipping your toes in the sand in Sicily, Italy’s natural diversity rivals almost any other country on earth.
And of course there’s the food. You can’t visit Italy without a tour of the country’s vineyards, its array of top tier restaurants run by some of the world’s most famous chefs, and the special combination of familiar ingredients that can create delectable dishes where you least expect them. Italy is a land of plenty and incredible history. There are few trips like it.
Tuscany is hilly, generally. Exploring the cities, especially the countryside, by a hired car is ideal if you want to utilize your time well, since the driver is well versed with the roads. The countryside offers many exploration sites: Villages, vast farms that host villas, castles and mansions that have both historic and modern architectural […]
If heading south of Italy for your wedding, the coastal area between Napoli and Salerno offers a spoiled choice of breath taking and romantic locations. Many are the islands with crystal blue water, beautiful beaches and small colorful fairy tale towns. Among the many unforgettable landscapes, four are those I treasure from childhood summer memories […]
These days Naples doesn’t have the greatest reputation. Images of the city often depict crumbling buildings, piles of rubbish on the streets and marauding Mafiosi on mopeds. Yet despite this the tourists just keep on coming, undeterred by negative press, outdated stereotypes and one or two hygienic issues. So just what is it about Naples […]
Anyone who has ever been to Italy will attest to the fact that this country is one of the most beautiful and historic in the world. If you are looking for a destination for your next trip with your family—Italy should definitely be a top contender. Here are some of the best cities to visit […]
Sardinia offers you everything you want in a holiday. From its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, to it’s rugged hillside olive groves and tiny medieval villages there really is something for everyone. So when it comes to planning your week away the only problem is deciding where to start. Sardinia is too big […]