Often overlooked by visitors to Italy, Puglia is perhaps the countries best hidden treasure. With crystal-clear waters, elegant Baroque cities, fantastic cuisine, and charming hill towns, this region has everything a traveler could want—with less crowds and lower prices. And if you're thinking of visiting, here's what you need to know.
Imagine finding yourself hundreds of meters below the surface, in a massive man-made cavern, surrounded by rock-salt-cut sculptures. The music of Frédéric Chopin is blasting from hidden speakers, causing the chandelier above to begin shaking. Suddenly, the lights cut out…
Updated: January 18, 2018 There's now a video to go along with this article. Check it out below! Iceland is an incredible country with tons of amazing things to offer tourists, including natural beauty, friendly people, and exciting outdoor activities.…
Few parts of the world pack as much history into a small area as Europe. Unfortunately, many visitors to the Continent spend their time in overly-touristic areas where globalization and modernization have wiped away most remnants of the past. Here are 5 European cities to visit that have not only retained their charm, but where history comes alive!
Italy is known throughout the world for its delicious cuisine. Yet, some tourists return home feeling confused by the country’s culinary traditions and disappointed by their dining experiences. Below are the 6 biggest mistakes you can make when eating in Italy (and how to avoid them). Follow this advice, and you’ll soon have tastier and more enjoyable meals.
Most travelers to Italy visit Pompeii, the Roman Colosseum, and the nearby Forum. But the Italian peninsula is home to many other places where you can experience ancient history—some of which are just as impressive and much less crowded. Here are 5 archaeological sites in Italy you should explore.
Florence is home to some of the world’s greatest artistic and historical treasures. Yet high ticket prices and hordes of tourists can prevent even the most seasoned traveler from fully appreciating what the city has to offer. Fortunately, you don’t have to abandon your budget nor spend all your time surrounded by tour groups while there. Here are four activities to do in Florence that avoid crowds and save you money.
Dario Cecchini’s Ristorante Solociccia, Officina della Bistecca, and Antica Macelleria Cecchini—located in Panzano in Chianti, Italy—are hidden gems, serving some of Tuscany’s best meats. Visitors to these storied institutions leave with full bellies, new friends, and a better appreciation of Italian food…
When most people think of Italian carnival celebrations they immediately think of the exclusive masked balls of Venice. However, a much more approachable - and in my opinion - more enjoyable carnival experience occurs a few hundred miles to the south, in the Tuscan beach town of Viareggio. Whereas Venice’s festivities are expensive, adult-oriented, and touristic, Carnivale di Viareggio is affordable, family friendly, and absurdly (in a good way) Italian.
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