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The Tipping Point to Booking an Italy Tour

What does it take for the stars to align to book a vacation, in this case, an Italy tour? It usually works like this. You carry around the idea in your head for ages. You don’t think about it each and every waking hour. You are reminded to book that Italy tour when you see a photograph of Venice in a magazine while waiting at the dentist office or strolling down the pasta aisle in the supermarket or chance upon a movie set in Italy, like Roman Holiday, with Audrey Hepburn, on the TV one quiet Saturday night. You are reminded when Italy visits you in your dreams, sometimes in the form of a Tuscan landscape, other times, posing in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Once you dreamed about an island that you think might have been Capri. You mention the idea of a trip to Italy to [...]

Italy Tours: Totally Cool Virtual Tours of Rome, Florence, & Venice

There’s no tour of Italy like a real, honest-to-goodness, on-the-ground tour. But to get in the mood, it’s fun to take one of these virtual Italy tours, whether it’s a virtual tour of Rome, Florence or Venice. In fact the Internet is popping with virtual tours, as well as cinema verite or documentary-style tours of Italy. This set, apparently produced by the wonderful folks at Google, recently caught our eye; we liked them so much we added them to the Tour Italy Now website. They have a rollercoaster feel to them, as the “eye” dives from one monument to the next, but that makes it fun. The music is different in each one, too. As pairings go, the music accompanying the Florence tour seems to work best, but the Rome one is fun and Venice, well, who’s ready for a ride on a gondola? Taken together, each one is eyepopping [...]