Best aperitivo in Bologna: enjoy happy hour where locals do

Aperitivo in Bologna is taken very seriously. Here is a selection of Aperitivo bars popular with locals: enjoy appetizing drink, snack and perfect time out After a whole day around the city it’s time to relax a little … and to taste one of the specialties Bologna is known for: the Aperitivo. Aperitivo time starts …

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Como lake best kept secret: the Bellano ravine (Orrido di Bellano)

Discover the Bellano ravine, one of the most mysterious and fascinating places that lake of Como can offer, just a foot step away from Varenna and Bellagio The Bellano ravine (orrido di Bellano) is a breathtaking natural wonder, just a footstep away from Varenna. Surprisingly, very few travelers visit it, which is another good reason …

Driving in Italy: the ultimate 15 + 1 things you need to know

The top 15 answers to the most common questions about driving in Italy, to drive safely and make the most out of your Italy driving experience. Many travelers are concerned about driving in Italy and eventually give up renting a car. This is unfortunate, since the “true” Italy is often found in small villages, rural …

How to visit Puglia in one week: Sea, Sun, Salento and Trulli

A fascinating Puglia in one week itinerary, to discover the best of Salento and of the Trulli district in just seven days, including top beaches.   Puglia is the heel of Italy’s boot, and Salento the southernmost part of it. It’s a magical region, still partially off the beaten path. Spending one week in Puglia …

How to visit Portofino and San Fruttuoso, and why you shouldn’t miss them

How to visit Portofino from Milan, Genova or the Cinque Terre. Discover Liguria poshest destination and amazing San Fruttuoso abbey and beach. Portofino is not as renowned as Cinque Terre outside Italy, but it’s a lovely and beautiful place you shouldn’t really miss when visiting the region. Actually, Portofino is one of the most upscale …

15 amazing things to do in Matera, Italy, and how to plan a trip there

Perfect guide to the best things to see and do in Matera Italy, in one day or more. How to get to Matera, best cave hotels, top restaurants, sunset viewpoint. Matera Italy, is a unique and unmissable destination, and you should do your best to squeeze it into your Italian itinerary. Matera is getting more …

Where to stay in Milan: the 10 best 3 and 4 star hotels in Milan

An insider’s guide to Milan best 3 and 4 star hotels. Selection based on value for money, guest reviews, location and “Milanese design”.  Milan best 3 and 4 star hotels – locations You can find 3 and 4 stars hotels everywhere in Milan. However, I decided to focus on hotels located in 3 areas: Central …

Garda lake in 1 week – a 7 days itinerary to discover the amazing lake Garda region

A Garda lake 1 week itinerary to discover one of the most charming Italy destinations.  Disclose Garda lake must sees such as Sirmione, Garda SPAs, Gardaland Spending 1 week at Garda lake will give you enough time to visit this beautiful areas and the surrounding region, and to enjoy a number of local experiences. Garda …

How to go from Milan to Bellagio – a self guided tour

How to go from Milan to Como lake main destinations: Como and Bellagio. A complete set of options and travel tips from MIlan to Bellagio and a travel map. Como lake (actually we should call it Lario lake) is one of North Italy  top destinations, and lovely Bellagio is its pearl. Despite being relatively close …

Best 20 things to do in Umbria: discover Italy most underrated region

A insider’s guide about the 20 best things to do in Umbria, one of Italy most fascinating regions of Italy, still off the mainstream touristic itineraries It’s hard to select just 20 best things to do in Umbria, Italy. In my view, Umbria is one of Italy best kept secrets. It displays fascinating towns and …

The ten best restaurants in Milan, plus one

Great pasta, risotto and other local delicacies in the ten best restaurants in Milan. Delicious Italian food in lovely locations at reasonable price. Forget Pizza ans spaghetti Bolognaise: here we are talking about some of the best food you can taste in Italy, in posh locations and with a great service! This is my very …

Amazing Amalfi coast: best itinerary to discover Amalfi, Positano, Ravello

The Amalfi coast is an amazing destination. Here is how to discover Amalfi, Ravello, Positano and beautiful minor sites, including logistics and travel tips Imagine ancient white hamlets perched on high cliffs, overlooking the deep blue Tyrrhenian sea. Add cytrus fields, steep light grey mountains, medieval churches, hidden fjords and beaches. Complete with amazing sea food and …

Signature hotels

The best place to stay to discover Italy. Charming boutique hotels, historical palaces, ancient castles, gorgeous country houses will ensure a special flavor to your Italian trip Choosing the right place to stay in Italy can make your Italian tour a truly memorable experience. In this page I’m sharing my personal selection of Italian hotels: these …

Italy in four weeks: best areas to stay and best things to do

Top areas to explore in Italy if you have four weeks in Italy to travel around, and where to stay. Locate on the interactive Italy map the best areas to stay in Italy, and use them as hubs for your day trips.  Italy can be conveniently visited in four weeks, at a relaxed pace and with …

Off the beaten path Italy itinerary – in two or three weeks

A two weeks Italy  itinerary off the beaten path for the travelers who already enjoyed Italy essentials, and look for more. Discover Milan, Emilia Romagna, Umbria, Apulia and Sicily. What? Visiting Italy without seeing Rome? Not even Florence or Cinque Terre? Yes, that’s what I mean, and I didn’t get crazy! Here are five good …

Florence in a day: all Florence must sees in an easy walking itinerary

How to discover Florence in a day by foot, including some hidden jewels, off the beaten path. Includes an interactive Google map. Let me tell you before hand: visiting Florence in a day is possible, but this wonderful town would deserve more than one day of your Italian itinerary. But if you have to rush, here …