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The 6 Most Luxurious Hotels in Italy and Their Cheaper (But Similar) Alternatives

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Lake Como Between its culturally rich cities, charming countryside, appealing climate, and delicious cuisine, Italy makes a strong case for being one of Europe’s top vacation destinations. And when it comes to living the high life, the country’s vast array of luxurious hotels — from lakeside resorts to historic Roman villas…

Spain vs. Italy: Which Vacation Destination Should You Choose?

Both Spain and Italy conjure up images of sunshine, delicious food and wine, beautiful beaches, and a relaxed lifestyle. While the two countries have a lot in common, they are also wildly different. How, then, does one choose which country to visit if the budget doesn’t allow for both? We’ve put the two destinations head…

11 Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Europe

Bed and breakfast — such a simple formula can help travelers feel at home in big, unfamiliar cities. Though B&Bs might conjure images of New England hideaways or stately Southern mansions with rocking chairs set up on screened-in porches, Europe, too, is filled with these quaint, intimate retreats. So, if your idea of a special…

Where to Stay in Italy’s Most Popular Destinations for Every Budget

There’s something for everyone in Italy — from art- and ruin-packed capitals for history buffs to seaside escapes and wineries for the relaxation-minded. Top tourist destinations include buzzing Rome and fashion-forward Milan, as well as the cliffside Amalfi Coast. Not only is there a spot perfect for each type of traveler, but there are also…

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of Italy

Italy is a place that’s as diverse as it is beautiful, and its inhabitants are not only passionate about their own region, but also the country as a whole. Between bustling cities like Rome and Milan, areas with spectacular natural beauty like Cinque Terre, and regal lakes found in the southern islands, there’s plenty to…

Venice Bans Cruise Ships From Its City Center

For years, Venetians have petitioned and protested mass tourism in their city. Authorities have banned new hotels from opening in the historic center, limited the number of kebab and other fast-food outlets to preserve the city’s character, and even toyed with the idea of placing a daily cap on the number of tourists allowed to…

A Guide to Venice’s Best Islands

Venice/Oyster Magnificent Venice one of the most unique cities in the world because it’s built on a series of more than 100 small islands sandwiched in between the Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea. It’s also a city chock-a-block with stunning examples of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, including churches and basilicas, monasteries, palazzos and…

How to Spend 24 Hours in Venice

Venice is a bit of a polarizing city: Some travelers love it, others can’t stand it. But if you haven’t been to the unique city, it’s worth at least 24 of your hours, after which you can decide on which side of the argument you stand. “La Serenissima,” as the city is nicknamed, comprises 118…

The Most Romantic Bridges in the World

Bridges can be traced back to ancient times. Many are built to serve a useful function of providing passage over an obstacle, like a body of water, but there’s something romantic about them, too. After all, they connect places to each other, and they are accessible for anyone to walk over, preferably hand-in-hand. That said,…

10 Important Things You Need to Know Before You Visit Italy

Colosseum/Oyster Italy is a bucket-list trip for many, and with “bene” reason. The Southern European country is home to some of the world’s best cuisine, architecture, fashion, art, and Mediterranean coastline. The language, people, and vino have inspired repeat visitors and dedicated Italophiles for centuries. That said, Italy is a complex country with its own…