Italy Travel Articles

Best Golf Cart Tour in Rome

Golf Cart Driving Tour: Rome Highlights 2.5 hours ⦿ small group electric golf cart tour - 7 seats per cart ⦿ English speaking local guide and driver ⦿ Headsets ⦿‘ Snacks, bottled water ⦿ Duration: 2.5 hours, itinerary:  Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza...

Hottest Countries in Europe in December

The hottest countries in Europe in December, or in any other winter month for that matter, aren't countries but places. Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Greece spread over so many latitude lines, or parallels, that they can't be regarded as a whole when planning...

Italian Phrases for Travel

Traveling to Italy is a dream for many. The history, art, cuisine, and stunning scenery create an unforgettable experience. While English is spoken in major tourist centers and in big cities such as Rome, Milan, Bergamo, and Venice, learning basic Italian phrases will...

The Best Milan Day Trip to Lake Como

Day Trip from Milan to Lake Como & Bellagio ☑ Scenic cruise on Lake Como to enjoy the views of the lakeside gardens and villas ☑ Funicular ride to Brunate (only from November to March) / Visit to Bellagio (April - October) ☑ Free time to explore the city of...

How To Say Please in Italian Language

When learning Italian, one of the first key words to know is "per favore", used to politely request something. Italians place a lot of importance on good manners and there are many creative ways in this language to say "please" and be polite. By simply learning how to...

How To Say Thank You in Italian: Express Your Gratitude

When learning Italian, one of the first words you learn is "grazie", meaning "thank you". Unless you have a romantic adventure in Italy, good reason to learn how to say I love you in Italian. Expressing gratitude is important in any language and Italian offers many...

When Is the Best Time of Year To Visit Milan, Italy?

Milan offers something for everyone with its world-class fashion, art, culture, dining and nightlife. But when's the ideal time to visit this Northern Italian city? Milan's weather, prices and crowds vary by season. Here's a breakdown to help you decide when to go...

What Is the Best Time of Year To Go to Rome, Italy?

If you're planning a trip to Rome, you likely want to visit when the weather is ideal and the crowds are manageable. The best time of year to go to Rome depends on your interests, budget and tolerance for heat, rain or throngs of tourists. Here's a breakdown of the...

Roman Numerals: The Ultimate Guide To Converting Any Number

You don't need to travel to Italy to find yourself exposed to Roman numerals. These stylish and fascinating symbols are present on monuments in different parts of the world, in books, and in history magazines. Roman numerals have fascinated people for centuries with...

Rome Captions for Instagram

Are you in need for the perfect Rome captions for Instagram? I've got you covered. Welcome to my personal collections of captions to go with photos of the most popular landmarks in Rome Rome is a city filled with ancient ruins, historic monuments, and timeless...

Obelisco Vaticano: Why Is There an Obelisk in the Vatican?

Papal audience experience tickets & presentation ☑ Prime spot to see the pope ☑ Expert guide explanations via audio headset ☑ Small group experience (20 people max) ☑ English/Spanish speaking guide (select your option at checkout) ☑ Duration: 3 hours 30...

The Flaminio Obelisk: A Guide to Rome’s Egyptian Monument

The Flaminio Obelisk is one of the most recognizable ancient Egyptian obelisks in Rome, next to Obelisco Agonale in Piazza Navona. Also known as the Piazza del Popolo Obelisk, this 25-meter tall granite monument dates back to the 13th century BC. It originally stood...

Rome Ciampino Airport: A Complete Guide

Rome Ciampino Airport "G. B. Pastine" (code IATA: CIA, code ICAO: LIRA) is one of the two airports of Italy's capital city and the surrounding Lazio region. Ciampino Giovan Batista Pastine International Airport handles mostly low-cost European flights and charters, in...

Gianicolo Hill: Sunset with Panoramic Views of Rome

Have you ever heard about Trastevere, the trendiest neighborhood of Rome? What about the scenic Gianicolo Hill, also known as Janiculum Hill? Discovering Gianicolo Hill on a hot June day was one of the highlights of my trip to Rome. Rising above Trastevere's vibrant...

Trastevere: Rome’s Coolest Neighborhood

Is Trastevere Rome's coolest neighborhood? My answer is a resounding YES. What makes it cool aren't the museums or the fancy restaurants, but rather the narrow, cobbled streets, the tiny houses, the colorful crowd and the laid-back atmosphere. Best Hotels and B&Bs...

How Many Days in Rome Is Enough?

How many days is Rome are enough to call it a proper visit? This article tries to answer this question, in order for you to be able to plan your Rome itinerary like a pro. I would have thought 6 or 7 days in Rome would be enough to cover the major tourist objectives...

What Are the Good and Bad Neighborhoods of Milan, Italy?

Milan is one of the most vibrant cities in Italy, renowned for its impressive architecture and for its thriving fashion scene. Like many other cities in Europe, Milan has its good and bad neighborhoods. Even though the city is one of the safest in Italy, it has its...

Rome Walking Tours Self Guided – Sightseeing without the Crowds

Skip the line tour to Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill ☑ Professional local expert guide ☑ Skip the line access to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill ☑ Headsets for better hearing your guide ☑ Colosseum Entry ticket with Arena (if...

Castel Sant’ Angelo in Rome – Hadrian’s Tomb, Repurposed

Castel Sant' Angelo small group tour with fast track entrance ⦿ Priority admission to Castel Sant’Angelo, one of Rome’s top sights ⦿ Commentary about the Roman origins and papal history of the fortress ⦿ A stroll along Ponte Sant’Angelo plus a scenic stop on the roof...

Ostia Beach (Lido di Ostia) | As Close to Rome as It Gets

If you are in Rome during summer and you want to visit Rome's ancient harbor, Ostia Antica, consider taking your bathing suit and your flip flops with you. After you finish with the archeological park, go back to the train station and take the train to Ostia Lido...

Ostia Antica, Best Day Trip from Rome – Why Visit & How To Do It

Daily life in Ostia Antica (private tour) ☑ Private guided tour with a local expert ☑ Custom itinerary to match your age and interests ☑ Suitable for groups up to 15 people ☑ The meeting point is at the ticket office ☑ Duration: 3 hours ⭐️Rating: 4.9 out...

San Luigi dei Francesi: Probably the Best Church in Rome

Rome private walking tour: In the footsteps of Caravaggio ⦿ Learn little-known facts about Caravaggio's life and work ⦿ Visit some of Rome's most beautiful and intimate churches ⦿ Private guide for a more personalized experience ⦿ Includes convenient pickup and...

Where to See Caravaggio in Rome: Famous Paintings in Churches

The three churches where you can find paintings by Caravaggio in Rome are Sant' Agostino, San Luigi dei Francesi and Santa Maria Di Popolo. Find out how to visit all three churches in a self-guided tour of historic Rome. The entrance is free, but lighting up the...

Where to Stay in Rome: A Guide to Neighborhoods and Accommodations

If you've ever visited the charming capital city of Italy before, you probably know by now that seeing the best of Rome involves a lot of walking. Public transport isn't the most reliable of all, so you can easily end up wasting a lot of your precious time waiting for...

Baths of Diocletian in Rome – Finest Ancient Roman Architecture

Built by Emperor Diocletian in 305 AD, on the Viminal Hill, the Baths of Diocletian were the biggest thermal complex in the Ancient Rome, meant to surpass the Baths of Caracalla by being able to accommodate twice as many people at once. Public baths were common during...

Why Bergamo, Italy, Is Worth More Than A Short Layover

Bergamo, Italy, is home to Orio al Serio, one of the two Milan airports. Known mainly because of being an important flight connection node in Europe, Bergamo deserves a proper visit. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Lombardy. Although chocked-full of...

One Day in Milan – A Self Guided Milan Walking Tour

Historic Milan Tour with Skip-the-Line Last Supper Ticket ☑ Small group walking tour of historic Milan ☑ Skip-the-line ticket to see The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci ☑ Local guide, expert historian ☑ Headsets provided for groups of more than 6 people ☑...

How to Plan Your Ideal Romantic Getaway in Italy

There's a reason Italy is such a popular destination for honeymoons. Of course, everyone knows that the food is incredible and that it's rich with history and full of culture. But after arguably the most romantic day of their life, it's no surprise newlyweds would...

6 Best Day Trips from Milan

Bernina Red Train & St. Moritz Tour from Milan Luxury air-conditioned coach trip Visit of the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tirano Train ticket Tirano - St. Moritz (2nd class) Professional Tourist Guide with earphone set Duration: 13 hours Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars...

Sforza Castle, Milan, Italy

Did you know Northern Italy was home to some beautiful castles? You may have heard about Museo Castelvecchio in Verona, Castello Sabbionara in Avio, or Castel Ronco in Bolzano. These are only a few examples of amazing ancient Italian architecture. A list of these...

About Violeta

violetamatei

Subscribe

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Why Visit Italy?

 Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It has borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the Mediterranean Sea. The islands of Sicily and Sardinia are also part of Italy.

Italy is known for its rich history, culture, and art. In Rome, visitors can explore ancient Roman ruins such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Theater of Marcello, Ostia Antica, and Via Appia.  Italy boasts a wealth of museums and galleries that host masterpieces by artists like Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci. The beautiful architecture of cities like Florence, Rome, and Venice is another good reason why millions of tourists take a Northern Italy tour every year.

Italy is also famous for its food and wine, with regions like Tuscany, Piedmont, and Lombardy producing some of the world’s finest wines and traditional dishes. Additionally, Italy offers a variety of natural beauty, from the rugged Dolomites mountains to the beaches of the Amalfi coast and the islands. The country also boasts of a beautiful lake region (Lago di Garda, Como), fashion and luxury shopping and a vibrant nightlife. Milan is Europe’s capital of fashion.

In summary, Italy is a country that offers a diverse range of experiences for visitors to enjoy, from art and history to food and natural beauty.

The Italian country side is attractive to expats seeking to retire abroad. Many of them buy cheap ran-down houses for renovation, invest in them and embrace life on a farm and living off the grid. If you want to learn more about various European destinations, bookmark Violeta’s Travel Blog and subscribe to my newsletter.