Italy

Top Things to do in Athens, Greece

20. Taste the Meze Traditional Greek food is very simple and relies on high-quality fresh ingredients. Greeks eat family style, with a large number of small dishes, called meze, that are shared by everyone at the table. “Meze” means taste or small bite. Like the food itself, eating Meze is a casual affair. Greeks are not shy about grabbing food ...

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A picture perfect snow day in the Dolomites

The area around Colle Santa Lucia is one of my favorite parts of the heart of the Dolomites. From big mountains to wild adventures, it has it all. Perched high above the two valleys Val Fiorentina and Val Cordevole below, and surrounded by the iconic mountains of the area, Civetta, Pelmo and Marmolada, Colle Santa Lucia is the perfect base for ...

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The undeniable charm of Alleghe in wintertime

Guys, I’m just going to put it out there. Italy is better in winter. I know, controversial. But hear me out, ok? Earlier this year I took a trip in the snowy season to the heart of the Dolomites, and I swear, it was the best. This part of Italy has charm in abundance, hidden away in the high mountains, ...

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Where to Stay in Cinque Terre (And Which Town is Best for You)

Set on the dramatic Italian Riviera Coastline, the centuries-old villages that make up Cinque Terre are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare and, for a nearby must-see and excellent starting point into the Cinque Terre, Levanto. Linked by a hiking trail, a ferry, as well as a train that runs between La Spezia and Levanto, the villages are together ...

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7 Reasons to Visit Tuscany|The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Guest writer Kate Storm shares her best reasons everyone should visit Tuscany. We add some of our favourite tips as well!  There’s a reason that Tuscany tops bucket lists all over the globe (and it’s not just the legendary wine): Tuscany is a region like nowhere else in the world. Its rolling landscapes, charming hilltop towns, and the gorgeous capital city of ...

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10 Bucket List Adventures To Take In 2018

With the new near underway, we’ve rounded up a few recommendations from our favorite trips over the last couple of years. From Alpine wonderland towns to tropical islands, here are 10 amazing bucket-list adventures to take in 2018!   10 Bucket List Adventures To Take In 2018   1. Lake Como & Cinque Terre (Italy) Resting in the spectacular shadow ...

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Women’s Packing Guide For Italy

Whether you’re headed to Venice or Rome, wine country or the seaside villages of Cinque Terre — you’re sure to get wonderfully lost in the dreamy country of Italy. I’ve traveled all over this country — in all different climates — and gathered my best tips in this complete packing guide for Italy.   What to Pack For A Trip To ...

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5 Towns to Visit on Lake Como

This Northern Italy gem, sitting just at the foot of scenic Swiss Alps, encompasses all of the country’s beauty and charm in one small region! Once a vacation retreat for only the famous and affluent, Lake Como has now become a well-known favorite for travelers worldwide craving fairytale villages, sunshine and spectacular views at what’s been deemed the “most beautiful ...

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