10 Cities to Visit in Italy that Aren’t Florence, Venice, or Rome

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When you’re planning your trip to Italy, do you find yourself flying into Venice, taking the train to Florence, and then flying out of Rome? When we’re restricted by time, we tend to choose these three cities to get a good “taste” of Italy. But, most people, after their first time agree that it’s better to visit, smaller, less-touristic cities to get the real experience. Until very recently (1871) Italy wasn’t even Italy as we know […]

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Where to Stay on the Cheap: 5 Cool Hostels in Rome to Try

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I love Airbnb as much as the next person, but when I’m traveling alone I prefer to stay in an inexpensive, boutique hostel. When you hear “hostel”, you might think of bed bugs, snoring neighbors, and shared dormitories. But, it’s 2017–guests expect a lot more than what they used to and boutique hostels are popping up in every city in the world. With a little bit of research, I’ve compiled this list of inexpensive, cool […]

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What should I pack for Italy in the summer? Your Ultimate *Essential* Packing List

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“He who would travel happily must travel light.” As Antoine de Saint-Exupery (who?) once said, you’re going to be dead-ass miserable if you overpack on your vacation to Italy. Especially if you plan on shopping. Especially in the summer heat. Lugging your bags around is not cute—and neither is the sweat stains on your back. Take it from me, it is better to underpack and buy what you need, than to never wear half of […]

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