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The Art Enthusiast’s Guide to Touring Italy

Uffizi Gallery

It’s pretty common knowledge that Italy is the world’s top travel destination from an art perspective. The entire country is virtually an open air art museum: ancient ruins, natural beauty, stunning architecture and icons of Christianity pop up everywhere you look. If you’re looking to soak up history, culture and art all in one place, look no further than this amazing Southern European nation. Italy is never lacking in artistic attractions. In fact, the Vatican museums alone have enough treasures to literally keep you occupied for months if you take the time to look at the pieces for just a minute each. If you add in all the historical sites, churches, galleries and buildings in other Italian cities, you can stay in the country for years and still not see everything its artists have to offer. Considering the country’s vast artistic attractions, the biggest challenge when visiting Italy is prioritization. Knowing […]

Common Italian Expressions For Your Next Italian Vacation

Traveling to another country can be such an exhilarating experience and can give you memories that will last you a lifetime. When you go abroad, while most people do speak English, it is best if you try to learn the language of the country you are going to. It is a very useful thing to do and can help you better appreciate the local atmosphere and the people you interact with. While you can’t expect to master an entire language overnight, you CAN, however, learn some short, useful words that can get you through your trip. Here are some phrases and words that you should at least commit to memory (or create a cheat-sheet with) before you board your plane to Italy: Greetings Buongiorno (bwohn-johr-noh)- Good Morning Bounasera (bwoh-nah-seh-rah)- Good Evening Bounanotte (bwoh-nah-noht-teh)- Good Night Come Sta (koh-meh stah)- How are you? Mi chiamo (mee kyah-moh) – My name is… […]

Customized, Escorted, or Hosted Travel Tour? How to Choose the One That’s Right for You!

Exploring Italy Alone

Going to Italy for your vacation is something you generally don’t do on a whim. It is something you usually plan so that you get the most out of your trip. Italy is, after all, one vacation destination that you wouldn’t want to mess up with mistakes and delays. To make your trip truly memorable, you need to choose the right one from the many travel options you are presented with. Here at Tour Italy Now, we believe in giving you the best possible trip to Italy, which is why we have a few trip packages and types for you to choose from. These include our customized, escorted, and hosted travel tours. Find the right type of tour that will fit your very specific needs from these three. Determining whether you want a customized, escorted, or hosted travel tour is vital, as this is what helps to ensure that you […]

Traveling by Train in Italy – The Basics

If you find yourself with time to spare when you travel to Italy, we suggest that you explore the country by train. Traveling by train in Italy is one of the most efficient and economical ways of getting around in this lovely country. Whether you’re planning to go from city to city, or you just want to get to the museum on the other side of town, heading to the train station is always a good bet. You should know however that if you don’t know how the rail system in the country works, you might find yourself confused and maybe even lost. Don’t worry. There are a few things you simply need to know about the Italian Metro for you to safely get from point A to point B without finding yourself someplace you weren’t planning on going. Here are some train travel tips that might prove useful when […]

The Sights of Venice Italy

Known all over the world as The World’s Most Romantic City, there is actually more to Venice than just riding gondolas and cruising along the numerous canals of the city. When you visit the lovely city of Venice Italy, you will find that there is a lot to see, do, and enjoy here. To truly get the most of the city, you need to come up with an itinerary that gets you to see all of the sights that are part of what makes Venice what it is. To help you out, here are five of the top sights of Venice that you should not fail to visit. St. Mark’s Basilica and St. Mark’s Square – If you scour the internet, you will find that the basilica and the piazza that fronts it are considered the top places to visit in Venice. Often listed as two separate places for you […]

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