Visiting the Louvre: Tips & 11 Mistakes to Avoid for Your First Time

Symmetrical views of the two pyramids in front of the Louvre, with the Louvre behind it

As the French call it, Le Louvre (short for Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre, quite a mouthful!) is perhaps the world’s most inspiring museum. For many travelers, a visit to the Louvre is something they simply cannot miss when in Paris! Housing countless pieces of art and objects from ancient civilizations, visiting the Louvre can be … Read more

How to Visit Herculaneum from Naples: Literally Everything You Need to Know!

Often overshadowed by Pompeii, its more famous ruined cousin, not everybody is aware that Herculaneum is a fascinating archaeological site in its own right, with findings dating back to the same period of the Mount Vesuvius explosion.  Since it is smaller, easier to visit, and often less crowded than Pompeii — some of the most … Read more

3 Days in Venice: Itinerary for a Wonderful Weekend in Venice

the Rialto bridge in Venice with turquoise canal and gondolas and colorful buildings on a sunny and beautiful blue sky day

One of the most magical destinations in Italy, Venice is a unique city surrounded by turquoise canals leading out to the Adriatic Sea, located in the northwestern area of the country.  The city, romantic and full of history, offers incredible things to do either for a short stay or a multi-day holiday! If you’re visiting … Read more

Your Perfect Amalfi Coast Itinerary: 5 Days on the Italian Riviera

detail of the amalfi coast

Coastal breezes, fragrant lemon trees, and candy-colored houses perched on cliffsides overlooking cerulean seas… This is exactly what you’ll find when you visit Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast, and it’s no wonder this cluster of seaside towns is so high on many traveler’s bucket lists! Just a short jaunt from Naples, the Amalfi Coast is a … Read more

How to Spend Two Days in Cinque Terre: Itinerary for the Perfect Trip!

Imagine picturesque seaside villages with cobblestone alleys filled with fragrant flowers and colorful tiny homes — all with some of the best food you can dream up. Sounds too good to be true? It’s anything but: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre, in the Italian region of Liguria is where you’ll find … Read more

4 Days in Naples: Itinerary for a Long Weekend in Naples (+ Pompeii & Amalfi Coast!)

views of the city of Naples from above on a hill with Vesuvius in the distance and water

Naples is one of the most fascinating cities in Italy: a place where it is easy to experience the country at its most authentic and discover centuries of history as well as incredibly tasty gastronomy.  Chaotic, noisy, and at times a bit overwhelming, Naples (Napoli in Italian) is a fascinating destination with very unique sights … Read more