Work and Play in Italy

By Italian Tourism ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make […]

Where to Find Viking History in Ireland

You don’t have to visit Sweden, Norway or Denmark to learn about Vikings. Ireland has rich Viking history. In fact, its first city, Waterford, was founded by Vikings more than 1,100 years ago, and even Dublin was once a Viking settlement. Whether your family is interested in Vikings specifically or history in general, a visit […]

Luxembourg: Medieval Castles to Modern Wonders for the Whole Family

Luxembourg, long known as a center for business and industry with an undeserved reputation for being expensive that puts the “luxe” in its name. A Grand Duchy — whatever that is, anyway. An important strategic position in World War II that most of us learned about in an afternoon history class but likely forgot. It’s […]

Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in Switzerland

You might think skiing in the Alps is only for experts, but not all Europeans ski like James Bond. Their kids learn on bunny slopes just like ours, and, in Switzerland, most ski resorts are family-friendly, with facilities, lessons, ski trails and lifts catering to young skiers. In fact, the whole family, from first-timer skiers […]

Where to Stay with Kids in Paris

One of the world’s most popular cities for tourists, Paris has plenty of hotels. But European hotel rooms are famously small, so finding one with family-sized rooms, connecting rooms or even ones large enough for a roll-away bed can be a bit trickier. Add the high prices that well-located hotels in any popular city charge […]

Sights to See in Bologna, Italy

While it may share the same name as the Oscar Mayer-brand deli meat you put on your kid’s sandwiches, Bologna is historically known as the capital of the Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Picture Medieval architecture, Renaissance-period art and a town square right out of a fairytale. One aspect of Bologna that makes it a […]