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Must See Destinations You Need to Include in Your Escorted Tour around Italy

Tourists at the Plaza de San Pedro

Italy is a premier tourist destination for several undeniable reasons. There are countless sights and attractions all over the country that visitors flock to year after year. And while it’s completely possible to freestyle your itinerary, there are some places where you’ll appreciate the unparalleled knowledge of a guide. Booking a guided tour not only provides you with an in-depth look at Italy’s most famous landmarks, but it can also lessen a lot of the stress that comes with exploring unfamiliar terrain. Guides can pick you right up from your hotel, navigate the local traffic to take you to your chosen destinations much faster, and even show you the hidden delights of the city or region you happen to be in. If you are looking to avoid crowded tourist traps, guided tours are a way to get you the most out of your Italian experience without compromising quality or wasting […]

What to Expect in Venice’s Carnival 2017

Carnevale di Venezia 2017

This month, Venetians and visitors alike are in for a marvelous treat as the Carnival of Venice 2017 opens on the eleventh of February. This year’s theme is “CREATUM Vanity AF-fair” and revelers will be treated to numerous events all over the city, including costume and masquerade parties, parades, and street shows. Opening Shows The festivities typically open with La Festa Veneziana, which features a water parade and show as the main highlight. Just a bit past sunset on the 11th, the Rio di Cannaregio will transform into a water stage where performers dazzle the thousands of denizens that flock to the festival each year. This free show will be performed twice in the evening, with the first show happening at 6:00 PM, and the second at 8:00 PM. Celebrations will continue on to the next day, February 12th, when the Coordinamento Associazioni Remiere di Voga alla Veneta (Venetian Rowing […]

A Taste of Veneto: Delicacies You Have to Try in Veneto

Slice of Asiago cheese

Getting a taste of Veneto can be a surreal experience. Veneto is the home of many local produce and delicacies that lend the region its unique identity. The variety of foodstuff here gives visitors many reasons to try out the regional dishes, some of which can only be found here. Much of this variety is thanks to the contrasting landscape that can be found here. From the snowy peaks of the Dolomites to the shores of the Adriatic Sea, different types of produce and dishes have been cultivated and created throughout the centuries. It’s no wonder why people regard Veneto as a gastronomic haven. If you’re wondering just what kind of tasty treats can be found here, continue reading our list below. Cheeses The Veneto region is well known for its assortment of specialty cheeses. The demand for such cheeses is so high across Europe that people flock from all […]

Exploring Venice by Bike

Biking on the Grand Canal

Modern Italy has always had a strong bicycling culture attached to its people. With so many bike trails laid out across the country, it’s hard to imagine a time when Italians didn’t rely on this eco-friendly mode of transportation to get around. And it’s no small wonder why people prefer to bike in Italy; with so many scenic bike routes, it is an absolute pleasure for many to travel along these paths while taking in the view. Venice, while known more for its bridges, canals and gondolas, is actually a hidden sanctuary for bikers looking for a new experience outside the typical bike routes. The countryside surrounding the islands makes for an easily accessible trail that is both easy going and peaceful. In particular, the islands of Lido and Pellestrina are ideal places that many bikers visit to get this unique biking experience. Typical routes are located between the lagoon […]

Outdoor Activities You Have to Try at Lake Garda

View of Malcesine across Lake Garda

As the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda is a popular travel destination for many tourists who are looking to enjoy some fun, outdoor activities. If you happen to find yourself there, here are just some exciting suggestions of activities that you simply have to try while you’re there. Sailing You simply can’t visit Lake Garda and not try sailing its pristine waters. Many boats traverse its wide expanse on a daily basis. In fact, the constant winds blowing across the lake makes it an ideal location for regattas throughout the year. If you want to feel the spray of the lake waters in your face, then why not rent a sailboat and try navigating Lake Garda for a day. Who knows? You might even get into a playful race with some of the other boats that are sailing across the Garda. If you’re looking for other water sport activities […]

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