Ben Lerwill sails from Naples to Venice, reveling in the intoxicating blend of age-old cultures and modern luxuries. It was almost certainly the best pizza I’d ever tasted. It arrived at the table charred from the wood-fired oven and gloriously misshapen: the base was vast, puffy in places and only vaguely circular. The smell was that warm, fresh, toasty aroma you only get … [Read more...]
Italy Vacation Planning
Italy vacation planning tips, guides, photos and videos to help make your next vacation the best possible from Rome to Venice to every little town in between.
Rome, Tuscany, Venice, Lake Como, the Amalfi Coast -- Italy is home to some of the most stunning and romantic destinations on the planet. Any of these sites would make the perfect setting for a destination wedding. And, of course, there are plenty of other lesser known sites in Italy that would make equally stunning backdrops for your special day. Weather Boot-shaped Italy … [Read more...]
Americans love to eat "Italian," but the fettuccine and pepperoni pizza consumed in the US bear little resemblance to the dishes actually enjoyed by Italians. Authentic Italian cuisine is typically lighter and more delicate than America's sauce-loaded variety. Over saturation of flavor is a rarity in Italy. Detailed below are a few standard gastronomical offerings you can … [Read more...]
Pompeii is one of those places that it is easy to think of in past tense. The thriving area that was Pompeii was obliterated when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD along with the less heralded towns of Herculaneum, Stabiae, Boscoreale, and Oplontis. But just a little research will show you that historic Pompeii was very much like current Rome and other modern cities around … [Read more...]
From the Alps to the tip of Sicily, the more than 116 square miles that make up Italy offer a variety of unique sights, tastes and experiences, something for every age and interest. With so much to see it's hard to know where to start, which is why we pulled together a list of the top 19 things to add to your must see list! 1. Sip Chianti in Tuscany Tuscany, the region … [Read more...]