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Brera, Milan – A Quick Guide to the Artists’ Quarter

Brera, Milan – What to see, where to eat and drink, in Milan’s hip artists’ neighborhood Brera is known as the artists’ quarter of Milan, because of its art school, historic museum-gallery, and contemporary art galleries and studios. It is lively, elegant, and quirky. Strangely enough, it’s a place that many tourists miss on their …

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Electricity in Italy – Basics for Travelers (including which adapter to bring)

Good To Know:  This guide focuses on travelers visiting from the United States and Canada.  If you’re traveling from another country, your recommendations may differ.  If you’re packing up for your trip to Italy, you’re probably packing plenty of electronics – your smartphone, noise-canceling headphones, maybe a fitness tracker, or a laptop.  If you’re traveling …

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Italy Packing List – Tips and Advice Based on 20 Years of Experience

You’ve booked your flight to Italy and your hotels and now it’s time to pack!  I know, it can be overwhelming.  Don’t worry, by the time you finish reading this article, you’ll be ready to fare la valigia (pack your suitcase) for your trip. Why listen to my advice?  I’ve been traveling here since 2003 …

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poorly parked car and motorcycle on an Italian street

Parking in Italy For Visitors – Complete Guide & Parking Sign Translations

Updated on January 9, 2024 Parking in Italy may seem more difficult than in your home country because the spaces are tight and the cars here seem to be getting bigger and bigger.   It can also be stressful looking for a spot while you’re driving on a narrow one-way street with a line of cars …

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View from the top of the Torre degli Asinelli in Bologna, Italy.

How to Spend 2 Days in Bologna – Our Itinerary for a Quick Visit to Italy’s Food Capital

Visit Bologna’s essential landmarks and monuments on this 2-day itinerary.  Our tips for restaurants, hotels, and getting around Bologna Italy! Bologna has always been known as Italy’s food capital, but it continues to gain even more recognition.  Condé Nast Readers voted it the city with the best food – not just in Italy, but in …

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Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy on a sunny day.

Best Way to Get from Florence to Siena + 5 Other Options

You’ve seen Michelangelo’s David, walked across the Ponte Vecchio, marveled at the art in the Uffizi, and filled your belly with bistecca fiorentina and gelato during your time in Florence. Now, it’s time to move on to the home of the Palio, the Torre del Mangia, and ricciarelli!  So, fasten your seatbelt (or buy your …

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