Finding Public Restrooms in Europe

We’ve all been there. You’re out enjoying some sightseeing during your travels when suddenly you start to wonder where the nearest toilet is. And as you realize you are in a foreign country with language and cultural barriers, a slight panic may start to set in. Nature’s call is surely not a convenient aspect...

5 Reasons to be Thankful for Italy

‘Tis the season for gratitude, and even though Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, we should continue to reflect on what we are thankful for. To give you a little gratitude and travel inspiration, here are 5 reasons to be thankful for Italy.   1 Food Pizza, spaghetti alla carbonara, bruschetta, tiramisu, gelato. The...

10 Hot Drinks to Order in Italy this Winter

As the leaves are falling during the autumn season, so are the temperatures. One of the best ways to enjoy the cooler weather is with a warm drink in your hand. Fall is a great time to travel to Italy, and fortunately, there are a variety of delicious warm drinks you can order to...

Travel Gift Guide Ideas for the Italy Lover

We’ve put together a huge list of our favorite travel themed gifts to help you with holiday shopping, perfect for the Italy lover in your life. Foodies, bookworms, gear gurus and techy fanatics will all flip for this list. Happy travels everyone! Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Travel Scratch Off World Map Poster I am...

8 Most Haunted Places in Italy

Halloween is here and how better we to celebrate than exploring the 8 most haunted places in Italy. Enjoy, if you dare. 1. Poveglia Island – Venice As if hosting 160,000 plague victims wasn’t enough, this island was also home to an asylum for the mentally ill ran by a doctor with a penchant...

Pictures to Inspire Travel to Italy in the Fall

Italy is always beautiful, but when the yellows, oranges, and reds of fall are added in, the results are breathtaking. Drives through the Tuscan countryside, tours of vineyards, and walks through parks are enchanting experiences during the autumn season. Here are a few pictures to inspire you to visit Italy in the fall. Who...

Where Selfie Sticks are Banned in 6 European Countries

Selfie sticks have been a travel fad for the past couple of years now. On one hand, these gadgets are helpful if you’re traveling solo or want to take group pictures. They allow travelers to capture unique shots at various angles. However, in many cases, the selfie stick fad has caused more problems than...

Bring Italy to Your Kitchen | Tiramisu

Before going to Rome, I had never tried tiramisu. And honestly, I’m glad I didn’t have any sub-par American version beforehand because this rich Italian dessert deserves to be experienced in its homeland. Finding Rome’s best tiramisu became a mission for my fellow study abroad students and me (which, on a side note, can...

6 Tips for Navigating Italian Open Air Markets

One of the best ways to get a taste of authentic Italian life and culture is to go to a local open-air market. These markets are vibrant, colorful, and so full of life and energy. As food is such a big part of Italian culture, this is one scene where you can not only...

17 Best Books and Movies to Inspire Travel to Italy

Looking to learn more about Italy before your trip or simply wanting to peak your interest in the beautiful country? Books and movies are fantastic channels for getting a closer look at another culture without actually going anywhere. The descriptions, perspectives, and information found in books can open your mind’s eye to the sceneries,...

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