Imagine what 4.2 million pairs of feet could do to an ancient city in a year. Not only is Rome one of the most breathtaking cities in the world, it’s also one of the most fragile and most densely visited. Think of the Colosseum, or the Pantheon – each built within the first 2 centuries…

Located in the region of Basilicata in southern Italy, Matera is the capital of the province with the same name. It is situated near the Gravina River in a small valley and is directly bordered by Apulia to the north and east, Campania to the west and Calabria to the south. Matera is well-known for…

Part of visiting any foreign country is immersing yourself in its beliefs. While the typical tourist traps are popular for a reason, don’t overlook visiting religious sites. However, you must dress conservatively and with respect for the particular religion of the site you are visiting. Each religious site you will visit has its own rules…

When in Rome, do as the Romans do- which is dining outside to enjoy the spectacular views and ambiance of Rome. From the awe-inspiring Colosseum to a smattering of forum ruins that dot the landscape, Rome has far too many amazing sites to waste sitting inside for a meal. Aroma Restaurant, Palazzo Manfredi Aroma restaurant…

If it is your first time visiting Rome, you may be surprised to find out that summers in Rome can be stifling hot! One great way to cool off in Rome is to visit one of the many breathtaking pools in the area. Belle Arti This pool is in a location that you may not…

Beaches in Italy are among some of the most beautiful in Europe, with unique natural features. However, if there is a downside to hitting the beach, it is the fact that beaches here are often crowded. Here are some of the top “hidden” options that travelers will want to consider! Spiaggia di Sansone, Tuscany  A…

Cinque Terre, in northwestern Italy, on the Ligurian Sea, is at the top of many traveler’s bucket lists. A quick Google search will yield thousands of stunning photographs of this magical place. Cinque Terre is made up of five quaint and insanely picturesque Italian villages by the sea- Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Manarola, and Corniglia. Because…

There’s no doubt Rome is an awesome tourist destination, but sometimes it’s nice to take a break from big city life. Luckily for tourists, there are many fascinating historical treasures not all that far from the Italian capital. Let’s take a quick tour of the most exciting day trips you should consider when visiting Rome.…

From strolling the Piazza San Marco to enjoying a gondola ride, Venice is a delight in the summer. When looking to beat the heat in this classic Italian city, these five best parks in Venice should be tops on your list! PARCO PUBBLICO GIARDINO DELLA MARINAESSA The tiny park of Parco Pubblico Giardino Della Marinaressa…

Most people travel in Italy to view masterpieces such as the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the Statue of David, the canals of Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Roman Colosseum and Forum, and Florence’s Duomo. While these are amazing attractions in this beautiful country, Italy is so much more than just famous art…