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Where to Go in Italy: Visit Rome, Venice, Florence On Your First Trip
Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by So you're planning a trip to Italy - probably your first - and can't decide exactly where to go. You're not alone, this is a problem most visitors to Italy have. There's simply too much to see! You need to start with the realization that there is no way you are going to see everything so don't even try.  The key is to prioritize. If it is your first trip to Italy, s...
A Quick Italian Language Lesson
Published on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 by Don’t let the fact that you don’t speak Italian intimidate you. Most of the Italians you will meet, especially in the cities, will speak at least a few words of English and many speak the language fairly fluently. Those working in tourism depend on English-speaking visitors for their livelihoods and thus try to speak English. It’s a good idea to try to learn ...
Should You Rent a Car in Italy?
Published on Monday, May 2, 2011 by If it is your first time to Italy and you’re concentrating on visiting Italy's big cities, you’re not going to need to rent a car, in fact, it would be more hassle than anything. Parking (not to mention actually driving in city traffic) in Italian cities is extraordinarily challenging and chances are you will need to park in your hotel garage which would likely ch...