It’s impossible not to feel awe-struck as you stand beneath the glowing, golden mosaics on the ceilings and walls of St Mark’s Basilica. For many tourists, seeing St Mark’s mosaics in-person is the highlight of their Venetian journey. Below are a few fascinating facts to help you better appreciate your time with these masterful mosaics. 1.…

Venice Carnival is a one of the biggest celebrations in Italy. Here are some fun facts that people might not know about Venice Carnival. 1. Venice Carnival lasts about two to three weeks long and is a final party before Ash Wednesday and Lent. It was first originated in the 11th century being celebrated 40…

Most people only envision Venice bathed in brilliant sunlight, but this city is equally stunning after the sun goes down, and there are plenty of things to do in Venice at night. Visitors who tour this magical city under the moon enjoy cooler weather, lovely lighting, and fewer crowds than during the day. Do yourself…

Venice is home to some of the most interesting and amazing sights in Italy, and that includes some of the churches in the city. Check out some of these gorgeous Instagram photos of Venice Churches which will inspire you to visit more churches while you’re in Venice! #1 Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari,…

Florence is home to some of the most interesting and amazing sights in Italy. Said to be the home to Renaissance artwork, it’s no surprise that there are so many amazing churches in Florence full of word rewound artwork. Check out our top 5 instagramable Churches in Florence that are worth visiting on your next…

Doing yoga is a great way to relax, unwind, de-stress, and to stay fit. Although yoga can be practiced and enjoyed virtually anywhere, it’s hard to deny that it’s better with a gorgeous view. With all of the beautiful coastlines full of beaches big and small, people love to practice yoga in Italy. Check out…

Only a 40 minute boat ride from Venice, the small island of Burano is nothing less than eye-catching. With vivid colors everywhere you look, it’s hard not to take a million photos of the gorgeous sight. Although there is no way to verify whether or not this is true, it is said that the tradition…

As one of the countries with the most active volcanoes in Europe, Italy boasts many beautiful black sand beaches throughout the country. We have compiled a list of 5 black sand beaches in Italy that you didn’t know existed! #1 Spiaggia Nere on Vulcano Island This island just north of Sicily is located in the…

Rome is home to a wealth of culture and historic sites. The eternal city, also known as an open air museum, has so many interesting sites that you could spend hours visiting. So it’s no surprise there that the city includes many churches that you need to visit during your trip to Italy. Check out…

If you want to see the Pope while you are in Rome, head to St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on any Wednesday or Sunday morning when Pope Francis is in Rome and you’ll get to see him! Getting there early can help you secure a seat near the route the Pope takes during his…

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