8 Things to Do in Peschiera del Garda, a Lovely Fortified City

View of the beach at Peschiera del Garda

Peschiera del Garda may just be the most impressive town on Lake Garda — and that’s saying something! The town itself is developed on a set of small islands located at the River Mincio’s outlet from the lake. But perhaps even more beautifully, it features incredibly well-preserved Venetian fortifications spread across these islets. I visited … Read more

3 Best Amarone Wine Tours from Verona [Curated By a Wine Nerd]

drying grapes for the first step of the amarone process

One of the best things about a trip to Verona is just how amazingly close to the Valpolicella wine region it is! This is where you’ll find some of Italy’s most classic wines, including the delicious, prized Amarone — a collector’s favorite for its ability to age the distance. Alongside Prosecco wine (which grows in … Read more

25 Magical Things to Do in Rome in Winter (Local’s Guide)

christmas tree in front of the monti church at the top of the spanish steps in rome

Rome in winter is full of surprises. There’s no telling if you’ll be freezing at unusually low temperatures at the end of February or sweating under your winter jacket with spring-like weather in early December. Whether you’re lucky to visit the Italian capital in gorgeous sunny weather or end up spending an entire week with … Read more

2 Days in Positano: Itinerary for a Perfect Amalfi Coast Getaway

Positano is quite possibly the most famous town on the iconic Amalfi Coast, located just to the south of Naples. The dramatic coastline the region is celebrated for is dotted with picturesque little villages made of colorful houses stacked on top of each other on tall cliffs. No other Amalfi Coast town is more emblematic … Read more

How to See the Statue of David in Florence (Tips + Ticket Info for 2023!)

View of the statue of David inside the gallery

Towering stature, symmetrical features, impeccably carved marble: these are the key features of the Statue of David that makes this work of art almost mythical when it comes to art history. A key landmark of Florence, you can’t miss the chance to see Michelangelo’s David when you visit Florence. This guide details exactly how to … Read more

17 Festive & Fun Things to Do in Florence in Winter [2023]

people in the plaza of the duomo in florence in winter

Christmas markets, festive holiday lighting, mild weather, and fewer crowds: there are many reasons to visit Florence in winter. Winter is actually a great time to visit Florence, as it’s home to some of Italy’s most impressive museums and art galleries… perfect winter activities, as they’re all indoors! Although there is much more you can … Read more

21 Epic Villas in Tuscany with Private Pools [Curated Picks for 2023]

tuscany villa in italy with swimming pool and luxury accommodations

With rolling hills and vineyards as your everyday backdrop, renting a Tuscany villa with a private pool is one of the best ways to experience the bucolic landscapes of Italy’s most beautiful countryside. And with fully-equipped kitchens, al fresco dining areas, and beautiful gardens, a home’s comforts meets nature’s beauty in these villas. Of course, … Read more