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5 Most Romantic Places in Italy

5 Most Romantic Places in Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on July 24 2016

All of Italy, it can be argued, is romantic.

Italy is one of the most popular overseas honeymoon destinations for Americans. Some believe that it's the most romantic place on earth.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, couples, romantic getaways, travel

Visiting the Unforgettable Stones of Matera

Visiting the Unforgettable Stones of Matera

Posted by Darya Camacci on July 22 2016

Matera in Basilicata is a town in southern Italy that, unlike the hugely popular Cinque Terre, is trying to increase tourism. 

Its ancient town, the Sassi di Matera (stones of Matera), is a unique limestone city carved into a steep hill. Matera has been the location for many films, including the "The Passion of the Christ." The area where Matera is now has been inhabited for an estimated 7,000 years, making it one of the oldest places in the world.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, southern italy, history

Mountains of Fun: Summer in the Alps

Mountains of Fun: Summer in the Alps

Posted by Mira Todorova on June 17 2016

The Italian Alps, which includes the Dolomites in the northeast, offer fantastic snow sports in the winter, but in the summer the weather is moderate and pleasant with temperatures rarely going above 80 degrees allowing for plenty of new experiences to enjoy.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, alps, northern Italy, medieval

Naples and the Islands of Campania

Naples and the Islands of Campania

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on June 12 2016

Naples and the Campania region overall combine hedonistic indulgence with historical significance, not unlike the rest of Italy!

The Campania region in western Italy was the playground of emperors once upon a time and now is loved by the world's famous. Its history, with numerous civilizations vying for control over centuries, makes it rich in archaeological significance.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, beaches, couples, amalfi coast, art, history

4 Caves to See When Visiting Italy

4 Caves to See When Visiting Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on June 5 2016

Italy has unique underground and underwater caves that attract athletes as well as tourists.

The caves you can visit as a tourist are diverse and fascinating. We highlight four of these below.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, beaches, amalfi coast, southern italy

The Top 7 Beaches In Italy

The Top 7 Beaches In Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on February 21 2016

Italy is home to many incredible beaches, some of the best in Europe.

A number of them are reminiscent of a tropical paradise, with white sand and pristine blue water. Relaxing on a beautiful Italian beach and basking in the sun with a bottle of famous Italian wine is an experience that you will cherish throughout your life.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, sicily, beaches, couples, romantic getaways, amalfi coast, southern italy

Savoring the Amalfi Coast

Savoring the Amalfi Coast

Posted by Darya Camacci on February 14 2016

The Amalfi Coast, in the Campania region, is one of the real treasures of Italy.

The coastline is sprinkled with small golden beaches against a backdrop of idyllic fishing villages. When you add luxurious hotels and villas, and steep beachside cliffs, its popularity among international vacationers is understandable.
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Topics: Scenic Locations, couples, limoncello, italian food, travel, southern italy

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

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