Category Archives: Italy

How to Get Pompeii Tickets (and Skip the Line)

Pompeii is one of the most important archeological sites of the ancient world and one of the most popular things to see in Italy. Planning your trip to Pompeii correctly can help to ensure that you see everything in the ruins and avoid the crowds as much as possible. Depending on your travel style, there […]

Linate Airport to Milan: How to Get to and from the City Center

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Located just 7 miles (11 km) outside of the city center, Linate Aiport is one of the three Milan airports and the closest airport to the city center. Linate is the second largest of the three Milan airports and the one which you are most likely to fly into if taking a flight within Italy. […]

Yes, Americans Need a “Visa” to Travel to Italy in 2021

Starting in 2021, US citizens will need a visa to visit Italy. Before anyone freaks out, the new rule is actually more of a visa waiver program than a visa requirement and will be known as  European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS. I am American and I have always had a visa to […]

How Food Labels with DOP and IGP Help Preserve Italian Culinary Heritage

Note from the Editor: I have a Masters Degree in Food Policy and it still took me years to decipher Italian food labels because they seem to be stamped and stickered with all kinds of abbreviations. However, there is a rhyme and reason behind the madness of exactly what DOP and IGP (and all of […]

How to Master Train Travel in Italy

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There are a lot of reasons to travel by train in Italy: the romance, the convenience, the cost, and the scenic settings are the first that come to mind. However, the best thing about train travel in Italy is that it works like a charm – saving you time and money while also allowing you […]