Category Archives: Explore Italy

How to Travel Between Rome to Venice by Train

red rome to venice train in Santa Lucia station

The best way to travel between Rome and Venice is by train. The two Italian cities are connected by a high-speed rail network which makes the trip easy and convenient. Not only can you avoid the stress of dealing with airports, but you will also likely save money and be able to take in the […]

Scuola del Cuoio: Florence Leather School

leather school in florence with walls lined with bags

Florence is a city that is absolutely renowned for its leather tradition. If you are searching for a Made in Italy handbag or leather jacket to take home, Firenze is the place to get it. However, this fame for leather means that you will find shops peddling counterfeit or imported goods in every corner of […]

Complete Guide to the Florence Train Station (SM Novella)

main waiting area in Firenze santa maria novella station

If you are traveling between Rome and Florence by train (or using Florence as a base to explore any other parts of Italy by train), you are going to be spending time at the main Florence train station. Known as Firenze Santa Maria Novella, the station is located within an easy walk of the center […]

The 7 Best Places to Go During Christmas in Italy

There are beautiful holiday decorations in Rome, but the city doesn’t quite have the same feel as other Italian towns that are known for their Christmas markets, over-the-top lights and December displays. (In fact, after struggling for years, the main Christmas market in Rome was suddenly closed by police in 2019 for not having fire […]