Traveling In Italy

Tuscan countryside and vineyards framed by a wooden wine barrel.

46 Things to Do in Tuscany in 2024 (Ideas & Tips from a Local)

Things to Do in Tuscany – Art & Culture, Food & Wine, Shopping, Nature, Active, History & Monuments, and Museums We all dream of passing time ‘Under the Tuscan Sun,’ seeing Michelangelo’s David statue in Florence, and zipping through the vineyards in a vintage FIAT 500.  Tuscany, famous around the world for its wines, food, …

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Sirmione, Lake Garda – Your 2024 Complete Guide (+ Map & Tips!)

If you’ve seen a brochure or website for Lake Garda, chances are you’ve seen a photo of Sirmione, a picturesque town with a castle jutting out of the lake waters.  Not only is Sirmione known for its castle (Scaliger Castle, or Castello Scaligero), it’s also home to: unique view of Lake Garda healing thermal baths …

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The facade of Santa Croce church with the Christmas market in the foreground. People are walking in the market, wearing coats. It's December in Italy.

Italy In December – Your 2024 Complete Guide from Someone Who Lives Here

Twinkling lights, fresh cool air, snow in the mountains, seasonal foods, fewer tourists – Italy in December can make for a surprisingly pleasant visit.  In fact, I’ll let you in on a little secret – December in Italy is magical!  I live in Italy with my family and based on our many Decembers here, I …

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Italy in November – Your 2024 Complete Guide (from someone who lives here)

True, November isn’t typically the month you think of when planning a trip to Italy. The warm summer days are long gone, the grape harvest has passed, and the weather throughout the country has started to turn a little… blah. But, don’t let that turn you off of a visit in November. There are plenty …

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Vineyard and blue sky with puffy white clouds in Tuscany, Italy.

Italy in September – Your 2024 Complete Guide from Someone Who Lives Here

September is a popular month to explore Italy for many people – Italians, Europeans, and travelers from far-flung destinations like the US, Canada, and Australia.  Along with May, it’s known as one of the best months to travel in Italy.  The weather is gorgeous, it’s harvest time, and Italians around the country are celebrating at …

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People on the beach in Lake Garda, Italy.

Italy in August – Your 2024 Complete Guide from Someone Who Lives Here

You’ve probably been warned not to visit Italy in August.  It’s hot, the beaches and mountains are crowded, and prices are through the roof*.  That’s all true. But, you may need to visit Italy in August.  Maybe it’s the only time you have off of work.  Or, it’s summer break for your children and this …

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