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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Why Everyone Should Travel To Sicily Once In Their Life

Most people plan their first trip to Italy around the big three: Venice, Florence, and Rome. It’s obvious why. Who doesn’t want to take a gondola ride through the Venice’s canals, visit Michelangelo’s David, and tour the Colosseum? Ask any off-the-beaten-path enthusiast, and for certain, they have even seen these landmarks. Adding Sicily to your list is one stop you won’t regret and will give you a complete Italian experience. Here are 5 reasons why you should travel […]

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Villetta Barrea: the Rocky Heart of Italy

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Back in August, I took 10 days vacation from my 9-5 pr gig to “bop around Rome.” This is what I told everyone I was doing when they asked. The truth is, my main goal was to make it to a small town in the mountainous heart of Italy: Villetta Barrea Abruzzo. In the summer of 2015, I was living near Perugia for three months and my biggest regret was that I never visited this town–Villetta Barrea is […]

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