2 Days in Verona: Itinerary for A Dreamy City Escape

2 Days in Verona: Itinerary for A Dreamy City Escape

Verona is ironically known for all the wrong things, and forgotten for many of its best merits. That whole Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet thing? Well, the setting is technically right, but that’s about where the similarities end — any of the supposed ‘houses’ that are related to it are actually not connected at all. ⌛…

Renting a Car in Italy in 6 Steps (+7 Key Driving Tips!)

Renting a Car in Italy in 6 Steps (+7 Key Driving Tips!)

Imagine driving through the medieval hilltop town and vineyard-studded foothills of Tuscany or along the winging coastal path of the Amalfi Coast, seeing pastel-colored houses punctuating the drive between patches of blue Tyrrhenian Sea. Renting a car in Italy can be an unforgettable experience and highlight of your Italian vacation (how else will you experience…

The 12 Best Venice Cooking Classes to Take on Your Trip

The 12 Best Venice Cooking Classes to Take on Your Trip

No trip to Italy would be complete without a visit to Venice, the aptly-named City of Water. From its scenic canals to its trademark gondolas to its breathtaking Gothic architecture, Venice is truly unlike any other place in the world Not to mention, their approach to cooking is different than other Italian regions, including its…

Visiting the Borghese Gallery: Best Rooms & Art (+ Tips to Visit!)

Visiting the Borghese Gallery: Best Rooms & Art (+ Tips to Visit!)

Let’s be honest: the whole city of Rome is basically one big open-air museum. You’ve got the Colosseum right next to the crumbling-yet-magnificent ruins of the Roman Forum, the Spanish steps adjacent to Trevi Fountain… and even a literal pyramid from Egypt in the middle of a traffic circle. Plus, all these incredible Rome landmarks…

Where to Stay in Lake Garda: 12 Best Towns & Recommended Hotels

Where to Stay in Lake Garda: 12 Best Towns & Recommended Hotels

Lake Garda is the largest lake in all of Italy, spanning three regions: Lombardy, Trentino Alto-Adige, and Veneto. The closest cities to Lake Garda are Brescia and Verona, but you can easily reach it from Milan and Venice as well. The southern towns on Lake Garda are popular destinations for day trips, but if you’re…

The Perfect Lake Garda Itinerary for 3 to 4 Days

The Perfect Lake Garda Itinerary for 3 to 4 Days

Stunning lakeside villas, candy-colored houses fringing a turquoise blue lake, pristine hills surrounding the lake… no, we’re not talking about Lake Como here, we’re talking about a more hidden gem, Lake Garda. Northern Italy’s Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, but it’s often given short shrift, with more attention paid to the flashy…

Where & How to See the Last Supper in Milan (+ 7 Key Tips!)

Where & How to See the Last Supper in Milan (+ 7 Key Tips!)

If you visit Milan, one of the top attractions after the Duomo and the Sforzesco Castle is Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper. While the mural is famous enough to attract countless visitors yearly, actually getting in to admire the masterpiece is no walk in the park. As you might expect for a mural…

Where to Stay in Lake Como: 15 Best Towns & Villages!

Where to Stay in Lake Como: 15 Best Towns & Villages!

Lake Como is one of Italy’s most picturesque lakes, surrounded by dramatic mountains and charming little towns. The lake is glacial in origin, taking the shape of an inverted letter Y, with the cities of Como and Lecco perched at the tips of the two southern branches. Originally, Lake Como had a Latin name, Lario;…

The 15 Best Italian Wines Worth Trying (Picked By a Wine Geek)

The 15 Best Italian Wines Worth Trying (Picked By a Wine Geek)

From the sun-kissed vineyards of Tuscany to the rolling hills of Piedmont, Italy boasts literal thousands of wine varietals, each with its own unique character and charm. Whether you’re sipping a crisp and refreshing Prosecco from the Veneto region or savoring the bold intensity of a Barolo from Piedmont, Italy’s wines are as diverse as…