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Italy in December: Top 5 Destinations

Italy in December: Top 5 Destinations

December is a fantastic month to visit Italy, with something sure to get you in the holiday spirit on offer at popular destinations across the country, whether you’re in search of art & culture, winter sports, or festive food. Although December is winter in Italy,... read more
The Best Way to Celebrate Christmas in Rome

The Best Way to Celebrate Christmas in Rome

One of the world’s most iconic cities, Rome is a must-visit destination at any time of year, but there’s no denying that it’s extra special during the holiday season. A religious holiday for many, Christmas in Rome offers plenty of chances to experience Christian and... read more
Fall, the Best Season to Visit Tuscany

Fall, the Best Season to Visit Tuscany

Tuscany is one of the top regions in Italy to visit at any time of year—home to the art city to end all art cities, Florence, smaller gems such as Siena, Lucca, and Arezzo, and picturesque rolling hills dotted with cypress trees, it’s a region that visitors have been... read more
Venice Will Charge Tourist Entrance Fee in 2023

Venice Will Charge Tourist Entrance Fee in 2023

Venice welcomed an astonishing 20 million visitors in 2019. Although numbers dropped considerably in 2020 when Northern Italy was particularly badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, such high visitor numbers are increasingly unsustainable for a city precariously built on... read more

Travelling in Italy During Covid-19: What to Know

Italy was hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first cluster of cases in Europe was officially detected in Northern Italy in February 2020 and the Lombardy region alone went on to account for almost a quarter of the country’s deaths from the virus. As... read more
Unique and Exclusive Things to Do in Venice

Unique and Exclusive Things to Do in Venice

Venice is unique. One of the planet’s absolute, non-negotiable, once-in-a-lifetime, must-see locations. Unfortunately, this bucket-list status means that the city on the water can be unbearably packed during peak tourist season. To escape the crowds, you have two... read more
New Year’s Eve in Italy: Where to Go and What to Do

New Year’s Eve in Italy: Where to Go and What to Do

Where is the best place in Italy to spend New Year’s Eve? Capodanno, as it’s known in Italian, is a major cause for celebration across the peninsula. For most Italians, the last day of the year involves a huge multi-course dinner, or cenone, with family and friends... read more
Most Beautiful Christmas Markets in Italy

Most Beautiful Christmas Markets in Italy

As December approaches, Christmas markets spring up all over Europe. Although traditionally more popular in Northern European countries, Christmas markets are now becoming much more widespread and, thanks to the north of the country’s proximity to Germanic countries,... read more
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