10 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting the Colosseum: Tips from a Local to Plan Your Visit!

lots of tourists outside the colosseum in rome

While Rome is filled with wonderful squares, fountains, and awe-inspiring ancient ruins, nothing will capture your interest like the Colosseum! The 1900-year-old amphitheater is the symbol of the Eternal City and a must-see on any Rome itinerary — whether you have one day in Rome, 3 days in Rome, or a full week! But visiting … Read more

Pompeii vs. Herculaneum: Which Italian Roman Ruins are Best?

If you’re planning on traveling to Naples and its surroundings, you may face the dilemma of whether to visit Pompeii or Herculaneum. The two archaeological sites represent two of the most well-kept remains of ancient Roman settlements in Italy, and visiting at least one of them is essential for a trip that includes Naples and/or … Read more

Where to Stay on the Amalfi Coast: 13 Towns So Picturesque You’ll Never Want to Leave!

the charming town of praiano on the amalfi coast, a great choice for where to stay on the amalfi coast

Few places represent the Italian idea of la dolce vita like the Amalfi Coast! The expression, made famous by the eponymous film, refers to a life of pleasure, beauty, and self-indulgence — all things which are plentiful on the Amalfi Coast! The beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the dramatic coastline with colorful villages, gorgeous restaurants … Read more