Italy Travel

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When Is The Best Time of Year to Travel to Italy?
Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Anytime is a great time to go to Italy. There is no right or wrong month to visit the Italian boot. Italy is filled with tourists between June and September. So if you’re traveling during this period, expect to have plenty of company. You want to make sure that you’re either on an escorted tour or that you have booked all of your Italy travel plans ahead of time....
Wine Enthusiast Picks Puglia As Top Wine Destination
Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Wine Enthusiast magazine has named the southern Italian region of Puglia as one of the 10 best wine destinations of 2013. It was the only place in Italy to make this year's list. "Flanked by two seas, magical Puglia is a thin peninsula packed tight with the same attributes that attracted us to Italy decades ago: it's an undiscovered land with an enviable quality o...
See America’s Cup Sailing In Naples This Spring
Published on Friday, January 11, 2013 by If you're a sailing enthusiast or just looking for something fun to do while in Italy this spring, take note that the America's Cup World Series will take place in Naples this spring. The series, which runs April 16 to 21, 2013, will be the only America's Cup event in Europe this year. Some 500,000 spectactors turned out for a similar event in Naples last year. ...
Getting Ready for Carnevale in Venice
Published on Thursday, January 10, 2013 by That time of year is fast approaching...a spectacular time to visit the magical city of Venice...Carnevale. Short of Rio and New Orleans, there is no place more famous for its opulent pre-Lent celebrations. The Venetian events are getting off to a slightly earlier start this year since Ash Wednesday falls a bit early, on February 13. Venice's official program of Ca...
Lamborghini Celebrates 50 Years With Italy Road Trip
Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by Italian luxury sports car maker Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 by hosting an incredible 700- mile road trip through northern and central Italy in May 2013.   Lamborghini, whose sign is the bull,  was founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini who wanted to create the world's most beautiful - and powerful - super sports cars.  The cars,...
The Greek Connection to Italy
Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by You might think that the only place in the world to see riveting Greek ruins is Greece. But think again...Italy is home to a number of stunning and well-preserved ruins. The Greek Empire colonized parts of southern Italy between the 8th and 5th centuries B.C. leaving behind stunning buildings that remain to this day. One place to get a glimpse of The Valley of the ...
What’s New in Italy in 2013, According to Rick Steves
Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by Expert in all things European travel, Rick Steves has put together his list what to look out for in Italy in 2013. If you're planning to travel to Italy this year, it is worth a read. Here's what Steves says is new and interesting in Italy for 2013: More rooms at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence have been opened to the public, including  the Caravaggio Rooms and t...
More Americans Want to Visit Italy in 2013 Than Anywhere Else
Published on Friday, December 28, 2012 by More Americans want to travel to Italy in 2013 than any other foreign country, a survey by Fly.com reveals.   "It is no surprise that Italy is at the top of America's wish list for 2013," said Warren Chang , vice president and general manager, Fly.com.  "The destination conjures up images of romance, history and some of the finest food and wine in the world.  H...
Two Christmas Markets in Trentino Alto-Adige
Published on Monday, December 17, 2012 by The area of Trentino Alto-Adige is located in the very north of Italy. This beautiful winter wonderland offers several Christmas markets worth visiting: From November 29 to December 23, the Sudtirol town  of Bolzano hosts a charming Christmas market combining both German and Mediterranean traditions. The Mercatino di Natale (Christkindlmarkt in German) takes ov...
What’s Happening in Florence and Tuscany for Christmas
Published on Friday, December 7, 2012 by If Florence or Tuscany is on your must-visit list this Christmas season, there are some great Florence events for the holiday season, according to The Florentine.  Here are a few of the holiday celebrations in and around Florence that caught our eye: The German Market in Florence's Piazza Croce runs through December 16th. Enjoy Christmas delicacies from t...