Italy

4 Secrets to the Vatican City: Tips to ensure getting the most out of your visit

Rome is a magically historic city, and no trip is complete without at least one day in the Vatican City. When planning your Vatican excursion, take these four tips into consideration. 1. Taking photos in and around the Vatican City The Vatican City is a location full of spiritual essence and tradition. The architecture is magnificent; the murals, …

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Walking the Streets of Venice

There are plenty of museums, monuments, and points of interest worth seeing, but the real gem is exploring the narrow streets and tight passageways.  Built on over 100 small islets, the center of Venice is crossed by 118 canals and linked by over 400 hundred bridges.  Absolutely bursting with picturesque beauty around every corner, Venice truly deserves …

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6 Must-Do Trips To Take As An Empty-Nester

You’ve waved goodbye to the kids and now the reality of an empty nest is starting to set in. You might shed a few tears at the prospect of an empty house, but we’re guessing that over the years, your family vacations have included plenty of theme parks, petting zoos and all-inclusive resorts.  Now is …

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The 7 Best Wineries in Tuscany

Tuscany has long been associated with breathtaking scenery and some of Italy’s best made wines.  In this enchanting landscape of rolling hills and winding roads, you’ll find glorious sunflower fields, ancient olive groves, medieval ruins and wonderfully wild forests. And, of course, world class wineries. Wine touring here is not about a five-minute tasting at a …

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The Finest in Luxury Vacation Rentals in Sicily

If you are looking for luxury rental accommodation in Sicily this is the place. Luxury Retreats is a Montreal-based online marketplace for people to list and find premium homes and short term rentals. The company is geared toward high-end clients, providing a portfolio of properties for clients to choose from and offering a host of concierge …

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Top 9 Panoramic Restaurants in Rome

The romantic dinner with the admirable city view from the restaurant terrace is what you really need to make your evening special. Of course, you overpay for panoramic view, elegant interior, chef’s name and Michelin stars. Nevertheless, it worth the money you spend. Tip: Most of luxury restaurants has special offer with the budget menu. …

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A Quick Travel Guide to Florence, Italy for First-Time Visitors

I think it’s impossible for one to overstate the cultural and social impact Florence has had on the modern world. City of the Medici and birthplace of the Renaissance this historic city is jam packed full of priceless works of art, stunning architectural beauty, and a lively spirit that breaths life into the Italian city. …

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11 Best Beaches in Europe

Discover the top beaches in Europe for relaxation, countless watersports, nightlife, or some unique culture. There are so many beaches to choose from, but here is our list of the best beaches in Europe in terms of quality and beauty. 1.   Navagio Beach, Greece Navagio is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.  Clear turquoise water laps …

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The New Seven Wonders of the World

  Ultimately, any list of the Seven Wonders of the World is a bit subjective based on the individual or group that created the list. However, the following places were dubbed the new Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and still are largely regarded as such. 1. Chichén Itzá, Mexico The stepped pyramids and …

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