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Challenging Map Travel Game
Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 by Do you think you know the cities of the world?  How fast can you identify them? The Travel IQ Challenge game from TravelPod is a timed game where you identify cities or famous landmarks by clicking on points on a map.  Your score is based on how close you get to the correct location. If you score enough points in the first round you are allowed to advance to the ...
Shopping in Rome – A Delight
Published on Monday, August 1, 2011 by Rome is a wonderful tourist destination for families! While the historic tourist attractions in Rome interest men; the adventurous catacombs and museums get the little ones keyed up. And for women, Rome is the seventh heaven! With a myriad of choices to shop for everything right from chocolates to fashion accessories, shopaholic women will find it hard to wind up thei...
Don’t Miss the Secret Itineraries Tour of the Doge’s Palace in Venice
Published on Sunday, July 31, 2011 by Once the seat of the government of the Venetian Republic, the palace of justice, and the residence of the Doge (the head of republic), the Palazzo Ducale or Doge's Palace is an incredible piece of history in Venice. The building is decorated with works by numerous Italian masters, including one wall entirely taken up by Jacopo Tintoretto's Paradiso. From the main bu...
City Cards Can Help You Save When Visiting Italian Cities
Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 by Who wouldn't like to save a few dollars -- or euros -- while visiting Italian cities? Special city cards for tourists, which usually include discounts on public transportation and museum admissions, can be worth using when you are visiting Italy. For example, the Roma Pass which is valid for three days at the cost of 25€ gives you free admission to your first two...
Eating in the Italian Region of Puglia
Published on Friday, July 15, 2011 by So you think you've eaten well in Italy? Suspend all judgment until you've visited the region of  Puglia, where the Mediterranean sun waves its magic wand to produce a true bounty of magnificent, flavorful gifts. Here are some examples of the fresh ingredients Puglia produces and how they combine in simple, yet mouth-watering ways: Olive oil: The ancient  olive t...
Visit Turin to Eat Your Way Through The Very First Eataly
Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 by When Eataly, the giant Italian food and wine emporium and experience, opened in New York last year it got tons of buzz. But for the true and bigger Eataly experience, I recommend you visit the very first Eataly which opend in Turin in 2007. Located in the former Carpano Vermouth production plant, Eataly was founded by Oscar Farinetti in alliance with Slow Food, the...
Infiorata di Noto – A Flower Festival in Sicily
Published on Monday, July 4, 2011 by Italy during the festive season offers you an entirely different experience. Though a broad spectrum of festivals are celebrated in Italy throughout the year, this flower festival in Sicily - Infiorata di Noto is one of the most popular Italy festivals. Lots of tourists flock to Italy during the month of May just to be a part of this wonderful festival. During th...
The Italian Art of Eating
Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by When planning for a vacation we get baffled with the various touring options. However, when you think of Italy, other places automatically fade out of your thoughts. However what you should know is that there is a lot more to Italy than the amazing places, such as Venice, Rome, Florence, and Naples - to name a few. Your vacation to Italy can become even memorable, ...
Three Best Summer Food Festivals In Italy
Published on Friday, April 22, 2011 by Italy is as much known for its food as it is known for its historical legacy and fashion industry. Just like the protagonist of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray and Love who went to Italy to explore its gourmet treasures, there are thousands of visitors to Italy every year who want a taste of the manna served in the Italian ristorante. In Italy, food festivals are cele...
Cooking Schools in Italy
Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Italy is one of the most-frequented tourist destinations, which is well-known for its beguiling beauty, admirable art and architecture, and unique culture. However, an interesting fact that most of us are unaware is that many people tour to Italy just for the sake of enjoying its cuisine and learning Italian recipes. It is for this reason that Italy houses many cookin...