Bidets in Italy

What comes to your mind when someone says ‘Italy’? Handsome animated plumbers? Rolling hills and white wine? Maybe a bright red Vespa? For many amused American travelers, the answer often comes down to the humble bidet一 the butt of many a joke. Bidets, a French invention, are essentially large sinks that users can squat over. […]

The Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club

bottles of wine in wooden box with handles

Roscioli is a pretty well-known name around Rome so it should be no surprise that Rimessa Roscioli is something special. The restaurant and wine bar hosts one of the best wine tasting experiences in the city. However, even when you can’t be in Rome, you can still stay connected (and have an incredible home tasting […]

Staying at Villa Parisi in Sorrento

villa set in garden

Available for booking on Airbnb, Villa Parisi is an 18th-century house that has been in Mario’s family for generations. It is the star of the Sorrento skyline, a gorgeous red house at the top of Colle Parisi, its namesake hill, visible from the historical center and the port. The villa was purchased by Mario’s great […]

Should You Stay in Venice Mestre

piazza ferretto in venice mestre

Venice Mestre is located on the mainland side of the lagoon, an 11-minute train ride to Venice. More residential and industrial, Mestre offers tempting low prices on accommodation for those visiting Venice on a budget. While Mestre is close to Venice, it is definitely not the same as Venice. The trouble with staying in a […]