Getting Around Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands”, is situated along Italy’s northwest coastline and provides a very unique and adventurous alternative to the traditional Italian tourist circuit (Rome-Florence-Venice). I’ve read several articles that recommend doing a day trip to Cinque Terre, but in my opinion, I would suggest a minimum of one night to experience each of the 5 town’s […]

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How to see Tuscany without a Car

How to see Tuscany without a Car

They say that the best way to see Tuscany is by renting your own car to cruise through the endless hills of the countryside. But if you’re like me and don’t feel like shifting gears to maneuver around narrow cliff-hugging roads, then there is an alternative that doesn’t include booking a group tour, and that is public transport.

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Travelling Slow: 10 Days in Italy

Travelling Slow: 10 Days in Italy

I spent quite a bit of time sifting through numerous 10-day Italy itineraries, and came across many suggestions to zip around the country like in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but I knew that I wouldn’t be doing beautiful Italy any justice.  As a returning visitor to Italy, I knew that it was better to stick to my usual style and travel slow. I decided […]

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