I moved to Italy in 2008 prepared to live there for about a year. I visited Florence in May of 2009 as a “tourist” and went to the Uffizi Gallery. I stood in front of Sandro Botticelli's Birth of Venice, knowing very little about the painting, and I understood then and there that I would spend more than a year in Italy. Eleven years later I own a tour company that has … [Read more...] about Why the Birth of Venice Makes the Uffizi Gallery Worth Every Penny
Venice is, without a doubt, one of those few and unique cities in the world you just have to visit. Whether it’s for your honeymoon, Euro-trip stopover or a weekend break, Venice is an exceptionally perfect holiday spot that will leave you breathless and charmed with its delicate history, cultural heritage, elegance, and, of course, gorgeous canals. And despite being, … [Read more...] about Venice Travel Tips: Things to Know to Make the Best Out of Your Trip
In 79 A.D. a deadly volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius decimated the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Buried under ash for centuries, the old houses and streets are amazingly well-preserved. Alongside a knowledgable guide, you’ll walk through the ruins of this once prominent city and be transported back to ancient times. All of this and more with one of the best day tours of … [Read more...] about See Hidden Gems of Pompeii & Amalfi on these Top Tours
The floating city of Venice is one of the greatest achievements in architecture and city planning, thanks in no small part to its complex system of canals and hidden waterways. These are not mere relics of a maritime past either; they are used every day by the working people of Venice. Before you plan your trip, check out our best Venice boat tours through the canals. … [Read more...] about Ride in a gondola! Here are the best Boat Tours in Venice
Maybe you’ve heard many times about the beauties of Florence. The Uffizi Museum, Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio might ring a bell. But Florence has many other jewels that are worth a visit while in town. One example is the Jewish Ghetto, a neighborhood full of history where you might take a walk to learn something more about the city. … [Read more...] about Jewish Ghetto in Florence
The city of Florence is small but full of wonders. Depending on your interests, budget and time flexibility, the amount of time you should spend in Florence can vary greatly. Below we have a few different multi-day itineraries to choose from based on your interests. Follow these guides to see all that Florence has to offer! … [Read more...] about How Many Days Should You Spend in Florence?