Santa Marinella: Picturesque Beach near Rome

How does a weekend day trip to the beach sound? It’s especially wonderful during offseason, when there’s plenty of space on the sand and the water is almost exclusively yours to relish. The best part? Santa Marinella beach is just 45 minutes away from Rome by train! There are direct…

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Best Quotes About Sicily

Sicily is technically a part of Italy but you know you are in a place that is truly unique as soon as step foot on the island. Sicily is its own being. It has endured thousands of years of occupation and outside influence, all of which have left a fascinating…

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Claudia’s Feast: Lunch at Agritourismo Parco dei Cimini near Viterbo

Most people think of Rome and imagine the empty ruins of the Forum or the aerial grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica, but Rome is also filled with the sounds of screeching trams, car honks, and a never-ending stream of ambulances. If you want to get away from it all, you…

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Farmer’s Markets in Rome: Speaking to Campagna Amica’s Pietro

Where did you last do your grocery shopping? Chances are, you probably went to a supermarket–I know I did, and so did many Italians. In 2016, there were some 30,000 supermarkets in Italy, and that number has only grown since.  Traditionally, Italians did their shopping at mercati rionali, open neighborhood markets usually…

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A Complete Guide to Monopoli, Puglia

A guide to what to see, do and where to stay in the charming town of Monopoli, Puglia

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Venice Plans to Charge Fee to Enter the City

Venice is the Italian city that struggles the most with over-tourism. To balance out the strain that tourism puts on city service, Venice will charge a fee to visit the city for the day. Tourists do bring money into the city by purchasing meals and souvenirs, but overall, the number…

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Burano Lace Museum

Now known for colorful houses, Burano was once famous for the lace now found in the Venice Lace Museum

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Milan’s Stunning San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

A quiet Milan church covered in frescoes

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