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Visiting Italy

For romance, there’s Venice; for history, there’s Rome; for art, there’s Florence; for wine, there’s Tuscany; and for food, well, there’s Italy. No matter what your interest, there’s a city to satisfy you with such storied sights as the Roman Colosseum, Florence’s “David,” or the Venetian canals. For romance, there’s Venice; for history, there’s Rome; for art, there’s Florence; for wine, there’s Tuscany; and for food, well, there’s Italy. No matter what your interest, there’s a city to satisfy you with such storied sights as the Roman Colosseum, Florence’s “David,” or the Venetian canals.    Close

Stories and Tips Italy

The Drive

Written by TianjinPaul on 15 Jul, 2013

A group of my friends, who I had met in China, were planning a European reunion. I live in Nice and two of them live in Bologna and Firenze in Italy. Because of this, we decided that it would be a good idea to meet…Read More


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Getting Lost in Venice

Written by Jodeci527 on 13 Jul, 2013

There's something which occurs quite often in Venice, but not many people want to admit it. I guess it's a bit embarrassing for persons to admit that they're not quite the super travelers which their peers think them to be, but it happens. It's very…Read More


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The Greatest Day of my Life

Written by Praskipark on 26 Jun, 2013

Fed and watered we made our way to San Siro football stadium, the cathedral of Italian football and home of Inter and AC Milan. The stadium’s real name is Stadio Giuseppe Meazza but I always know it as San Siro. We had looked at our…Read More


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Venice Via Vaporetto

Written by Jodeci527 on 26 Jun, 2013

The canals of Venice are some of the most famous waterways of the world. Most visitors aspire to spend some time sailing on the canals, usually by way of the beautiful gondolas. These traditional Venetian boats float about the city, providing spectacular views which…Read More


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Look out for St Bartholomew and theTrivulzio Candelabrum

Written by Praskipark on 11 Jun, 2013

Milan Cathedral is a wondrous building to look at from the outside, a symbol of the heart of the city. It’s free to walk around the building and actually free to go into the main part of the cathedral. I was very surprised about this…Read More


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Lost in Milan

Written by Praskipark on 08 Jun, 2013

Arriving at Bergamo airport in Milan was easy enough, we had a quiet, speedy flight, no luggage to wait for only carrying one back pack each, no passport control being members of Schengen, and then straight through to the coach park where there are…Read More


Fashion District

Written by TianjinPaul on 07 Apr, 2013

One of the benefits of living in Nice is that you can get the best of two cultures: French and Italian. The most obvious example of this is the food where pizza and pasta dishes sit side by side with pates and coq au vin.…Read More


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Arrivederci, Roma

Written by tvordj on 26 Nov, 2012

A couple of notes:"Prego" is a word you will hear a lot. It seems to be a multi purpose word. You may hear someone behind a ticket desk or the hotel desk use it to summon the next person waiting. You could hear it used…Read More


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Oh wait, it *is* another country

Written by tvordj on 26 Nov, 2012

Today (Nov. 9) is a gruelling 3 hour tour in the Vatican museums. We slept in this morning and didn't get moving until mid-morning. We walked to a Metro to take it to the Vatican where we are later to meet the tour group. We…Read More


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Oh the Horror!

Written by tvordj on 26 Nov, 2012

I don't know about footloose but we certainly are foot sore! We "did" the Colosseum today, Nov. 7, and seemed to involve ourselves in more walking than necessary. I don't know what it is but we either get off a bus at the wrong spot…Read More


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