ITALY

Planning on visiting Italy? Meraviglioso! Check out these posts for the best #insider travel tips and inspiration on what to do and how to get around

A FIRST-TIMER’S GUIDE TO VISITING LAKE BRAIES, ITALY

Soaring pine trees scenting the morning air, majestic mountains reflecting in deep blue waters, old-fashioned wooden boats serenely floating around – standing on the shore of Lake Braies for the first time, it felt as if I was looking at a grand en plein air painting. The forest frames the view into a perfect composition, and when the light is right, the landscape ranges in color from every shade of green, turquoise and blue. You’d think only an artist could ever envision such an image, but then again, who’s better at wielding the paintbrush than Mother Nature? 

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HOW TO “DO” THE AMALFI COAST IN 5 DAYS: FIRST-TIMER’S GUIDE

The Amalfi Coast truly embodies the charm of a bygone era. Its name only inspires images of sun kissed beaches, delicious cuisine and glamour – in short, the famous ‘Dolce Vita’ that you won’t find elsewhere else but in the Italian Riviera.  

If you’d like to spend your summer sipping Limoncellos, tanning under Italy’s flickering sun, getting lost through photogenic alleys and spending too much cash on expensive linen clothes, then look no further my friend, this is just the right place. 

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HOW TO “DO” CINQUE TERRE IN 3 DAYS: GUIDE & ITINERARY

Let’s talk about Cinque Terre.

First of all, if you’ve never been to the Cinque Terre, drop whatever you’re doing – including reading yours truly – and book your flight immediately. Go ahead! Take your time, I’ll be here waiting.
Arguably Italy’s most charming stretch of coastline, Cinque Terre is a postcard-perfect collection of 5 fishing villages nestled in the mountains along the Ligurian Sea. This place is a lot of things, one of those things is really, really pretty, and therefore deserves at least a spot on your must-see-before-you-die bucket list.

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25+ THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING ITALY: INSIDER’S GUIDE

Italy is a traveler’s dream, with stimulating culture, world-famous cuisine, sun drenched beaches, vibrant cities and peaceful countryside all tightly contained in a tiny little boot-shaped peninsula (+ islands!).

Traveling through the Bel Paese can be a very rewarding experience, but it does not come without its share of challenges. However, with the right expectations and a little preparation, Italy is awesome (full disclosure here – I am Italian, therefore I may be biased!)

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GRAND HOTEL CADENABBIA: REVIEW

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia is a wonderful hotel dating back to 1820 overlooking Lake Como, situated directly on its front facing Bellagio and adjacent to Villa Carlotta, in one of the most enchanting areas of the lake. This romantic hotel was at one time a...

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A WEEKEND AT LAKE COMO: TRAVEL GUIDE

With a landscape speckled by grand hotels and their private pools, lush green gardens that smell like heaven and sparkling water stretching off into the distance, Lake Como provides the perfect summer holiday destination. Media attention brought to the area by the...

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BEST 10 TRAVEL MOMENTS OF 2014

This 2014 has been such an amazing year. I got the chance to travel to many wonderful places, meet amazing people, and live experiences that I’ll never forget. As I reflected on 2014, I realized that this is the year in which my greatest dream came true, but also the...

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6 THINGS TO SEE IN MILAN: INSIDER’S GUIDE

As you may know, I've been living in Milan for the last month and I’ve been exploring the city every weekend, trying to see as much as possible. I have to admit it, Milan may seem a little grey and austere at first, but behind the appearances the center of Italian...

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WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT FERRARA

There are many reasons why you should visit Ferrara. Established by the Este dynasty, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a town of bicycles and imposing architecture suspended in time. Among all the most important Italian cities, Ferrara it's the only one that is not...

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A WEEKEND IN FLORENCE, ITALY

If you are willing to visit Italy, make sure to include in your itinerary a weekend in Florence! This beautiful Renaissance city has everything you can desire for a romantic holiday: artistic treasures, amazing architecture and the delights of Italian cuisine. It's...

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