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Summer Vacations in Italy: What to Expect

Summer in Italy

The season for some fun in the sun has finally arrived in lovely Italy, and it’s time to take some much-deserved R&R, unwind, and maybe break out the sunscreen and swimwear. However, with the change in season also comes the change in pace in the country, as everyone, both tourists and locals alike, are determined to make the most out of the summer vacation period. Because of this, here are some pointers to keep in mind as you prepare for your upcoming Italian vacation! First of all, since it’s the season for relaxation, expect the level of activity to vary from city to city. While seaside resorts, coastal destinations, and other popular tourist spots will probably be full of people with establishments all up and running and in full swing, less-tourist-y cities will be much quieter and some shops and points of interest might even be closed. For example, while [...]

Video: Common Italian Expressions For Your Next Italian Vacation

Common Italian Expressions - Tour Italy Now

For anyone who is traveling abroad, learning the language of the country is always a useful thing to do. While we can’t exactly master an entire language overnight, we CAN, however, learn some short, useful words that we can apply here and there. That’s why we put together this short video for you who want to learn some common Italian expressions for your next Italian vacation… or for those of you who want to impress people at that next party you’re going to. Better yet, learn it and use it to impress people at a party you’re going to during your Italian vacation. So give it a look, learn the words, use them, and the next time you walk around Rome and hear someone tell you, “Figo!” remember to smile!

Tour Italy Now’s Rome Photo Blog Contest Winners Announcement!

Sunny day in Rome

Recently, we at Tour Italy Now have launched a contest asking our fans and readers to send us their best photos of the Eternal City, Rome. All the entries we received for the Rome Photo Blog Contest were absolutely stunning, and we would like to thank everyone who participated. So without further ado, here are the winners! Each of our winners will be receiving a batch of goodies from us as a thank you for their efforts, so to all of our winning contestants, just hang tight and please wait for the email we will be sending you regarding your prize. Once again, congratulations, everyone! In the meantime, watch out for more contests and giveaways from us here at Tour Italy Now!

Turin: The Chocolate Capital of Italy

streets of Turin

Mention the word chocolate to anyone, and what easily comes to mind are places like Switzerland and Belgium. The Piedmont region of Italy, however, is likewise a venerable chocolate center of Europe, and nowhere is this more evident than in its capital, Turin, dubbed as the chocolate capital of Italy. For the last 10 years, this city in northern Italy has been hosting the CioccolaTó festival, an annual gala dedicated to all things chocolate which attracts Italy’s most renowned confectionery companies and chocolate artisans. The truth is, there is hardly any better way to spend a vacation in Italy than by enjoying samples of Turin’s delectable sweets while also immersing oneself in its rich heritage in the arts and architecture. But the journey of the chocolate from the Americas to Europe is equally as fascinating. Indeed, it is a bittersweet story. For one thing, the arrival of chocolate to the [...]

10 Most Famous Piazzas in Italy

Piazza San Pietro

In a lot of ways, piazzas have always been the heart and soul of Italian cities. Not only are these large public squares usually surrounded by many of the cities’ grand architectural wonders and are a focal point for cultural activities, they are also popular spaces where locals and tourists alike take a breather from all the urban hustle and bustle. Granted, many of these piazzas have been silent witnesses to darker periods in history, but nowadays, they mainly serve as majestic temples to la dolce vita, a place where everyone can play, unwind, spend time with loved ones, shop, dine, be entertained, enjoy coffee, take in the surroundings, or simply contemplate things in the solitude of one’s own thoughts. In this article, we list the 10 most famous piazzas in Italy. Find out what makes each one of them special, and if you haven’t already, maybe someday, you’ll find [...]