Category Archives: Explore Italy

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 […]

The Florence Flower Market

flower market in Florence Italy

Florence is a little gem of a city. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, some of the greatest architects and artists in history have lived and worked in this gorgeous Tuscan city. Chief among its treasures in Brunelleschi’s Dome, which dominates the skyline. Of course, there is also David by Michelangelo and the treasure-filled Uffizi […]

How to Skip the Line to See David by Michelangelo

statue of david torso

The masterful statue of David by Michelangelo is honestly a must-see in Florence. It is truly an incredible piece of art in a stunning setting, but that also means that pretty much everyone else visiting Florence also wants to see the sculpture. Luckily, you can buy tickets ahead of time to skip right by the […]

Visiting St. Mark’s Basilica at Night

reflection of st marks basilica in acqua alta at night

There is nowhere like Venice which means, by definition, there is nowhere like San Marco – the very heart of the city of canals. St. Mark’s Square is easily the most visited part of the city so you will be in A LOT of company if visit. However, visiting St. Marks at night is an […]