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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!

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 […]

Four Italian Film Festivals in Autumn You Shouldn’t Miss

Italy during the autumn months is a wonderful place to be. The rolling landscapes will be taking on the golden colors of fall, and the temperatures are dropping to a comfortable range compared to the heat of the summer months. Not to mention, food will also be in abundance as the harvest season arrives, and there will be a large number of food festivals happening within the country at this time. Also rather abundant in autumn in Italy are film festivals. When it comes to film festivals, Italy is one place where you will find quite a few you can go to. The country hosts some of the biggest international film festivals in the world. Being able to attend one or more of these during the months of September to November is an experience you wouldn’t want to miss. If you are into movies and would love to see some […]

How to Plan Your Travel to Italy

Traveling is a fun activity that not many people get to do as often as they want to. When people do get to travel, they end up stressed over a lot of things that they forget to bring or do. Traveling should be something you enjoy and not stress over, especially with such an activity happening only once in a while. This is why it is essential that you plan your trip before you even book your tickets for it. Italy is a country that many tourists put on their bucket list, and this popular tourist destination is one that you should be able to savor and not rush through. This means you need to have an itinerary that suits your pace and what you want to experience. This also means having enough time to see, do, and taste everything that you want to in this majestic country, and getting […]

Top 5 Skiing Locations in Italy

With winter just around the corner, people are already breaking out their skiing gear and taking a look at some of their favorite places to hit the slopes. Italy is blessed with an impressive ski range, with the central core of the Dolomites taking the spotlight. In addition, the in-resort costs here are much more affordable compared to other resorts around Europe. And while Italy has many rival skiing destinations, it has a much more laid back atmosphere that many skiers – both casual and advanced – certainly appreciate. In today’s video, we’ll be taking a look at what we consider as five of the best skiing destinations around Italy. Skiing is truly a great way to enjoy the upcoming winter season. Whether you’re in it for the thrilling vertical slopes or just want to find a nice winter getaway with your family, Italy definitely has much to offer to […]

Sicily in the Eyes of the Godfather

There are only a handful of films that can rightfully consider themselves to be an enduring classic, and The Godfather is one of them. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and released in 1972, it starred big name actors such as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall. It had the honor of being the highest grossing picture ever made, for a time, and won three Academy Awards. It remains, unanimously, one of the greatest American movies of all time. In today’s video we’ll be talking about some of the most famous tourist sites around Sicily tied to The Godfather movie series. As iconic movie settings go, Sicily has definitely left its mark on Hollywood’s cinematic landscape. With its rich culture and beautiful backdrops, it’s no wonder why it made the perfect home for The Godfather movies. If you are a huge fan of the Godfather Trilogy, then maybe a […]

Taste of Summer: Quintessential Italian Summer Food

With the arrival of summer in Italy, there are many things that make the change in seasons particularly obvious. The temperature changes from cool to hot, the general pace of life in the country slows down as everybody’s mood shifts to one that is more relaxed, and people look forward to some well-deserved days (or weeks) of rest, recreation, and vacation, of course. In Italy, however, a country that passionately loves its food, this shift is also reflected in every meal and table, and the heavier and warmer winter food is replaced by the considerably lighter summer dishes. One of the main points of difference between winter and summer fare would be the method of preparation, because while winter dishes are more often than not boiled or stewed, summer dishes tend to be quicker and easier to prepare. This can be mostly attributed to the fact that nobody wants to […]

Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Italy in Spring

No matter what time of the year it is, a visit to Italy is truly a magical experience. If you are visiting the country during your spring break, you are in for a treat. Visiting Italy at this time of the year is an excellent idea. Aside from the mild, variable weather and the ability to experience the country on a shoestring budget (something you definitely can’t do during peak seasons), you won’t have to contend with large crowds of tourists can explore the sights at your leisure. Museums in Italy generally have two major exhibitions per year: one that opens in the fall from September until January, and another in the spring that runs from February up to June. This means that most places will have exhibitions in full swing by the time you arrive, and there will be plenty of art to enjoy. Aside from art exhibits and […]

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