Travel Italy Blog

When in Florence, Take Your Kids to the Galileo Museum

When in Florence, Take Your Kids to the Galileo Museum

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on June 26 2016

A small museum in Florence that is wonderful for children is the Galileo Museum (Museo Galileo) on Piazza dei Giudici.

Your kids will enjoy learning about scientific concepts in an interactive, hands-on way. Many workshops and tours are offered in English and all the displays are translated. 

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, Florence, history

10 Reasons to Visit the Land of Motors in Italy

10 Reasons to Visit the Land of Motors in Italy

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on June 10 2016

In the Land of Motors, prominent residents include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati, Maserati, Di Tomaso, Stanguellini and Pagani, which makes the Huayra, a handmade million-dollar vehicle that can go as fast as 230 miles an hour.

You can visit showrooms and museums to learn the history of these legendary luxury sports cars, coveted around the world for their beauty and speed, in the Emilia-Romagna region near Tuscany.

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Topics: Insider, Groups and Family Tours, italian culture, history

Traveling with Children to Italy: What To Know

Traveling with Children to Italy: What To Know

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on May 8 2016

Italians love children. You are sure to have your little ones treated with generosity and doted on indulgently wherever you go by friendly Italians.

But traveling can be stressful, even without kids. Let's see what you need to know when bringing the whole family.

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, flying, italian culture

What to Do Before You Go: Travel Checklist

What to Do Before You Go: Travel Checklist

Posted by Darya Camacci on April 10 2016

You've booked your overseas vacation and you're excited about the upcoming trip.

Great! But before you go—

We’ve put together a checklist with important things you need to do before you leave the country and visit your dream destination.

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, flying, travel

Easter in Italy: Dancing, Ceremonies and Celebrations

Easter in Italy: Dancing, Ceremonies and Celebrations

Posted by Mira Todorova on March 20 2016

In Italy, where the Catholic church has a unique standing, Easter (Pasqua) is celebrated like nowhere else.

If you visit at that time, you’ll discover an eclectic mix of rituals and ceremonies taking place in towns, villages and cities. These celebrations are second only to Christmas in Italy in gaiety and religious significance .

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Topics: Insider, Groups and Family Tours, italian culture, italian food, church

Sicily 101: What To Know About the Largest Mediterranean Island

Sicily 101: What To Know About the Largest Mediterranean Island

Posted by Darya Camacci on February 12 2016

Sicily is an alluring place—full of history and unique culture.

Rich in music, the arts, history, literature, cuisine and architecture. Sicily’s culture is inspired by the major civilizations that inhabited the island in its 10,000 year history: Greeks, Romans, Normans and Saracens.

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, Scenic Locations, sicily, mafia

How to Choose the Right Tour: 3 Quick Tips for Travelers

How to Choose the Right Tour: 3 Quick Tips for Travelers

Posted by Darya Camacci on February 7 2016

If you don’t know much about your destination, or have a limited amount of time to travel and need some help figuring out the best sightseeing and making arrangements, a group tour can be the perfect solution.

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, Scenic Locations, custom tours, amalfi coast, travel

5 Reasons Travelers Prefer Escorted Tours

5 Reasons Travelers Prefer Escorted Tours

Posted by Darya Camacci on January 31 2016

Escorted tours are wonderful if you don’t speak the language or are new to the place and want some help arranging your trip. Even experienced travelers often prefer to take escorted tours when traveling.

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, travel

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Italian Alps

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Italian Alps

Posted by Darya Camacci on January 15 2016

Want to take a winter vacation that includes skiing or snowboarding?

A trip to the Italian Alps, also known as the Dolomites, is a great way to visit Italy and get some runs in too.

One of the largest ski regions in the world, the Dolomites mountain range in northeastern Italy are a popular destination in summer as well as winter. Vacationing in winter comes with its advantages: Less expensive flights and seeing the country's scenic beauty amplified by a coat of snow.

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, Scenic Locations, alps, winter

Family Vacations: Escorted Or Independent Travel?

Family Vacations: Escorted Or Independent Travel?

Posted by Darya Camacci on June 17 2015

If you are traveling with your family and you only have a limited amount of time then you may want to consider an escorted tour. Escorted tours offer travelers many advantages but they are not for everyone.

You may also decide you want to travel your own way. A third option is to design a tour with help from a tour company. So what is the best option for you and your family?
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Topics: Groups and Family Tours