Category: Italy

The Cutest B&B in Naples, Italy: B&B Dimora dei Giganti

The Cutest B&B in Naples, Italy: B&B Dimora dei Giganti

Napoli is loud. It’s the loudest city I’ve ever been to in Europe. In some areas, the streets are so narrow that you best keep your elbows tucked in tight so you don’t get clipped by a scooter. It’s enthusiastic and vibrant. It’s wonderful. It’s overwhelming. That’s why you need to stay someplace quiet, especially…

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My 3 Favorite Places To Eat Gelato In Florence, Italy

My 3 Favorite Places To Eat Gelato In Florence, Italy

Finding gelato in Italy is easy. Finding awesome gelato in Italy is far trickier, especially in a touristy city life Florence. The places with crappy gelato spend their money on location and marketing. The places with awesome gelato spend their money on quality ingredients and their time on high-quality, small-batch production. This means that gelato stand…

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8 Fun Things To Do In Orvieto

8 Fun Things To Do In Orvieto

Orvieto is a hill town about an hour outside of Rome in the region of Umbria. The old town on the hill-top has very few cars and few tourists who stay longer than mid-morning to dusk for a single day. Give Orvieto a little bit longer, maybe three days, and you’ll get to discover all…

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Why I Could’ve Skipped Sorrento

Why I Could’ve Skipped Sorrento

Everyone told us to go to Sorrento. Seriously. Everyone. That should have been the first sign. The guidebooks said go to Sorrento. The blogs said go to Sorrento. The friends said go to Sorrento. It’s beautiful, they said. It’s quiet, they said. There’s a gorgeous lemon grove, they said. Drink the limoncello, they said. So…

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Trattoria Mario, Florence, Italy

Trattoria Mario, Florence, Italy

Eating In: Firenze, Italia I fell for Trattoria Mario when I lived in Florence several years ago. I ate there many times, often with my brother, who loves Mario’s even more than I do (which is a lot). Mario’s is a family-run trattoria just off the San Lorenzo Market. From the outside looking in, it’s…

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