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Best Photo Ops in Florence

If you’re looking for a photo opportunity — whether a well-planned family picture or encouraging the kids to take up photography — Florence is generally the spot to be. Narrow down the location with this list of best photo-op spots in the city. Infiltrate your kids’ Instagram or lock a great group shot in for […]

Museums in Italy

While there are about as many museums in Italy as pieces of art, there are more than a few you should add to your must-see list ahead of your next (or first!) trip. Work your way through the country’s rich history in the arts with this list of suggestions. Bringing the kids? Get your mature, […]

Christmas Season in Italy is Perfect for Couples

Join Italians as they get ready for the holidays, shopping at Christmas markets, savoring seasonal foods and visiting Nativity scenes in Rome, Florence, Assisi and Naples. In between the pre-holiday activities, pause often to savor the moment in a café and relax over a cozy dinner for two in a traditional trattoria. Colorful street markets […]

10 Tips for Planning an Artsy Trip

Introducing your children to a world filled with art is a brilliant idea and an exciting aspect of travel. But let’s be honest: Even when you’re blissfully by yourself, hours of trekking through art galleries and museums can be an exhausting experience. When kids are part of the equation, it can be downright overwhelming. Back […]

La Dolce Vita in Tuscany

When Tuscans lift a glass of their beloved Brunello di Montalcino and say, “Salute” — “To your health” — they mean it. And they offer a lifestyle to make it possible. For amid those postcard-perfect Tuscan hill towns flow thermal springs where Etruscans and Romans soaked, and where medieval pilgrims rested their weary legs en […]

Discovery in Italy

The Forum slips in and out of view in the Roman starlight. The surface of the ancient stone is damp from a late rain, and the light reflected on its uneven exterior seems to shift and glow. Lovely as it is, my attention is sidetracked by what I find to be a far more compelling […]