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Vacation with the Kids: Three Exciting Water Parks in Italy

Three Exciting Water Parks in Italy Summer vacations in the beautiful country of Italy is always a fun and memorable adventure, as one gets to experience the history, the culture, the food, and the wonderful atmosphere of its countryside. However, it may be a slightly different story if you’re traveling with the kids. While we may appreciate the subtle differences in various types of Italian cheeses, or marvel at the work of master Italian artists, for small children, it might not make quite a difference. And as every parent knows, there are few things more stressful during a vacation than a bored child. One of the best ways to keep your kids entertained during the summer would be to bring them to the beach. But there may also be some issues that you may encounter, such as overcrowded beaches, algae in the water, or perhaps the nearest beach to you [...]

10 Reasons We Love Italy (In Pictures)

10 Reasons We Love Italy We’re all here because we LOVE the country of Italy and what it has to offer, so we decided to share with you just some of the many, many reasons why we think that having going on a tour or vacation in Italy is something that everyone should get to experience. So, Italy, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways! Here are the top 10 reasons we love Italy! Food We think it goes without saying that Italian food is one of the top reasons we love Italy. After all, Italian cuisine is well-loved all over the world, and every day and everywhere, we see (and taste) the influence that this European country has had on our food choices and palettes. Pasta, pizza, gelato, cannoli, prosciutto, tiramisu, risotto, mozzarella… these are but a mere few of the virtual cornucopia of choices that [...]

How to Stay Cool During an Italian Summer

Italy in the summer is a lovely place to be, when flowers come into full bloom, fruits and vegetables are abundant, and the seaside destinations are abuzz with a boatload of activities and parties. However, summer is still summer, and during these months, temperatures can soar to a scorching 30 degrees centigrade or more. So yes, it can get VERY hot, it CAN get a bit uncomfortable, and you WILL sweat… but that doesn’t mean that you should let this get in the way of your enjoyment as you travel through Italy during your vacation there. Don’t worry, because we’re here to share with you some useful tips on how to stay cool and survive summer in Italy! Keep the alcoholic drinks few and far in between. While meals in Italy are normally served with either water or wine, try to opt for water instead, because alcohol dehydrates you and [...]

How to go to the Beach in Italy

Recently, Tour Italy Now shared some of the best beaches in Italy.  Now, here are our top tips on how to go to the beach in Italy. You might be thinking to yourself, really? Instructions on how to go to the beach? I know how to do that.  Spending the day at the beach in Italy might be little bit different than what you may be used to. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, Italians head to the seaside.  As summer progresses, the miles and miles of coastline all along the country fills up with vacationers and visitors. Weekends are the busiest. Most of the beaches in Italy are divided up into private beach clubs called stabilimenti balneari.  They work like this; You pay an entrance fee and have access to a whole range of facilities and activities. The whole affair is truly very civilized. Each of [...]

Italy’s Best Beaches

Don’t you want to jump in? Tour Italy Now shares our picks for Italy’s best beaches. May 1st is the official kick-off of the beach season. Italy is almost completely surrounded by water.  With almost 5,000 miles of coastline and more than 400 Islands, there are so many wonderful beaches it is hard to choose.  The best news is that you are close to a day at the beach from pretty much any place in Italy. Here are some of our favorite places along Italy’s many beautiful coastlines. Near Rome It is very easy to hop on a train and spend the day at the beach and be back in Rome in time for dinner.  Two good spots are Ostia and Santa Marinella. Ostia is less than an hour from the center of Rome and you can take the metro from Piramide station for less than €2.  There are miles [...]

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Italy, Take One!

So… where are the most beautiful beaches in Italy? Summer’s here, for better or worse. Better because the tempo lightens and many of us take vacations to our favorite places, like Italy. Worse because, well, it’s darn hot. Plus some of us can’t get away as much as we would like. Whatever your summer plans, an escorted tour with Tour Italy Now (check them out HERE!) or a stateside weekend getaway, we want to bring you some of Italy’s most stunning beaches, in celebration of summer! First, do you know how to say “beach” in Italian? Here you go. Spiaggi. Today’s Featured Italy Beach is Bidderosa in Sardinia. Sardinia has some gorgeous beaches, and Bidderosa’s many people’s absolute favorite. It’s a protected oasis with a pond behind the stretch of beach and coves that are dotted with juniper, pinewood and eucalyptus. The local tourist board of Orosie limits the number [...]

Beautiful Beaches in Italy

This winter felt longer, grayer and colder than most, and so far spring hasn’t been much better. This has me pining for the beautiful beaches in Italy. With nearly 5,000 miles of coastline, finding an Italian beach shouldn’t be hard to do, whether it’s on one if Italy’s islands, like Capri or Sicily, or along the coast, Liguria or Terracina. (Speaking of islands, check out this list of Italy’s islands HERE. Amazing!) I clicked around like the good desktop traveler that I am and came upon a slew of nods to Italy’s most beautiful beaches. Sardinia seemed to be on everyone’s list. No wonder. The above picture, of Ogliastra, explains it all. Imagine the excitement of returning from your Italian tour with a brand new tan and delicious stories of time spent on some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Your friends and family will be envious and you’ll [...]