Around Italy by train: a quick guide

If you’re travelling to Italy, and you want to see more than one city – then travelling by train is your safest bet. Not only are the main cities well-connected between one another, but they’re also connected to smaller, sometimes more authentic towns close-by. Travelling by train in a new country might sound pretty daunting […]

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Artisans: tips for traditional items in Italy

Best shopping in Italy

Travelling to Italy and planning to do some shopping? Looking for something special and traditional? You may want to turn your eye to the Italian artisans, or “artigiani”. The tradition of handmade in Italy stretches back a long way throughout history, and thankfully holds strong to this day. Throughout time, artisans have been admired as […]

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Visiting Venice: The Grand Canal

Photos by Janice & Sam on our Grand Canal tour in Venice with our “fantastic” tour guide

  The Grand Canal – or Canale Grande in Italian – is the main waterway that snakes a whole 3.8km through the historical centre of Venice. A boat ride along the Grand Canal gives you the most fabulous perspective on the architectural history of one of Italy’s most charming cities, most of which were built […]

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Venice – sights, sighs & splashes

It’s not just the stunning sights in Venice that have the power to take your breath away like no other city. There are also the many stairs to get up and over the bridges crossing the waters of the Venetian canals. These bridges are just one element of Venice’s unique relationship with water. There is the distinctive […]

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When in Rome…

Appian Way, Rome tours, private Rome tours, Rome guides, tour guide rome, Things to do in Rome, Catacombs, Rome tours, Rome off the beaten track

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. What is so amazing is that some of these things to do in Rome date back to as far back as 312 BC – such as walking along Rome’s most ancient road, the Appian Way. If you prefer (and have good ankles!) you can even bring your runners […]

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Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ locations in Venice, Italy

With all the hype about Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ set in Florence, many are overlooking the Venice locations mentioned in the book right at the point when Langdon… Just kidding. We’ll tell you the places mentioned, but we’re not giving away any plot details*! Here is a list of locations in Venice, Italy mentioned in Dan […]

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