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Traveling is good for your health. It can take you away from the stressors of everyday life, give your brain a chance to reset and even improve brain health thanks to stimulating new experiences. Travel can boost your mood and give you much needed social time. Unfortunately, it can also mean long travel days, jet

Monday, March 2, 2020

Carnevale in Italy brings a burst of color to the dark, cold months of winter.    A huge final celebration to eat, drink and be merry before the restrictions and solemnity of Lent, the festivities in Italy aren’t reserved just to Mardi Gras. Starting about a month before Ash Wednesday, revelers in Italy celebrate for multiple

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The holiday season is a wonderful time to see Italy. Though winter is technically the low season, December sees a peak of visitors and festivities with a wealth of special events and seasonal sights.    No matter where you are in the Bel Paese, you’re sure to feel the festive atmosphere. Italian cities big and small decorate their

Monday, November 11, 2019

Most visitors to Italy only think of the Mediterranean summers, but December is a great time to visit the peninsula. Tour Italy’s greatest cities under the twinkling lights of Christmas. It’s the most festive time of the year and the atmosphere and spirit of celebration are addictive!  The holiday season in Italy starts with the

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Wine in Italy is as ubiquitous as pizza, pasta or gelato – it’s a staple!   Italians are proud of their wine and take it seriously, but they are far from pretentious. Wine in Italy isn’t for just the fancy, elegant or rich. It’s an everyman’s drink, good for any food you’re eating and found everywhere.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is home to some of the greatest art and architecture in the entire world. Florence’s rich art history can be found at every turn, from incredible piazze and palazzi to ancient sculptures and hidden frescoes. The city itself feels like a massive open-air museum. But don’t just see the city

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

One of northern Italy’s most beautiful historic cities, Verona is famous worldwide as the setting of Romeo and Juliet. Travelers have long come to enjoy the romance that permeates the city, but there’s so much more to experience in Verona.   In fact, the entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 2,000 year

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Starting in 2021, non-EU citizens will be required to obtain travel authorization to enter the Schengen Area.  But don’t worry – it’s not a visa, it’s inexpensive and as easy as a 20-minute online application form! Not happy about the changes? We understand. Traveling can already feel daunting at times and even more so with

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

What better way to ride the thrill of your wedding than by strolling through the streets of Italy lost in love? Newlyweds want to celebrate the start of their new life together with a trip to remember, and the jaw-dropping scenery, incredible food and innate passion in Italy aren’t easy to forget! Italy is the

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ninfa Gardens – Most Beautiful Gardens in Italy

What better way to enjoy springtime in Italy than a stroll through one of its breathtaking gardens? Springtime is a great time to visit Italy. Visitors during the shoulder season save money on flights and accommodation and enjoy fewer crowds than the jam-packed summer months. Mild temperatures reign with hot days possible in the south

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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