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Top 10 Safety And Security Tips For Traveling In Italy

Top 10 Safety And Security Tips For Traveling In Italy

Posted by Mira Todorova on September 4 2016

Traveling to Italy is a safe experience but unless you have been there before, it's going to mean you're in unfamiliar territory. So it pays to know a few safety and security tips for traveling in Italy that will make your trip trouble free and enjoyable.

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Topics: Insider, travel

10 Timely Tips for the Way We Travel Today

10 Timely Tips for the Way We Travel Today

Posted by Mira Todorova on August 28 2016

Let’s face it, travel can be tricky.

Numerous details need to be taken care of and many things can go wrong if you’re not paying attention. That’s why we’ve assembled some helpful tips, some of which are time-tested ideas. The others are new solutions to old challenges that'll help you simplify your trip and free you up to just enjoy yourself.

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Topics: Insider, flying, travel

10 Interesting Things About Ferragosto

10 Interesting Things About Ferragosto

Posted by Mira Todorova on August 7 2016

 There is a national holiday in Italy that most outsiders would not know about, a holiday almost bigger than Christmas for many Italians. That holiday is called Ferragosto.

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Topics: italian culture, travel

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

Outdoor Rome is Endlessly Fascinating

Outdoor Rome is Endlessly Fascinating

Posted by Mira Todorova on July 17 2016

If you like being outdoors while vacationing, Rome is the city for you.

The city on the Tiber is glorious all year round, with moderate temperatures in the winter, ideal sunny weather in the spring and fall, and for those who thrive in warm weather, sultry summers.

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Topics: italian culture, architecture, travel, Rome, history

Cinque Terre Restrictions? Not This Year

Cinque Terre Restrictions? Not This Year

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on June 3 2016

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy is getting a bit too popular.

The picturesque and charming coastal "Italian Riviera" is looking at ways to limit the number of people who visit.

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Topics: architecture, travel

6 Good Reasons Travel Agencies Are Still Going Strong

6 Good Reasons Travel Agencies Are Still Going Strong

Posted by Darya Camacci on May 27 2016

It may seem like travel agents are a thing of the past, but we work with travel agencies every day at Bella Vista Tours.

Why would our clients prefer to work with travel agents? For our discerning customers, value and service are important—and travel is much more than a commodity where one tries to get the cheapest price for a mass marketed experience. They have high expectations for their precious leisure time.

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Topics: Insider, custom tours, travel

A Rainbow of Tastes: Italian Gelato

A Rainbow of Tastes: Italian Gelato

Posted by Darya Camacci on May 20 2016

Italians do many things well, and gelato is definitely one.

Gelaterias have become more common in the United States where you can sample this famous Italian import. When you go to Italy, you'll be able to taste the real thing.

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Topics: limoncello, italian food, travel

5 Things to Do in Italy that Don't Involve Churches

5 Things to Do in Italy that Don't Involve Churches

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on May 15 2016

We write about churches a great deal in this blog. Almost as much as wine. 

We love Italian churches because of their magnificent art and architecture, as well as their fascinating histories. However, after seeing your twentieth church, you may have had your fill of architecture and want a little break. That's the time to take a day off from the tour group and make some interesting memories through a serendipitous outing.

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Topics: Italian Wine, alps, travel, coffee

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