A lot has happened since Naples was founded as Neapolis, the new city, back in 470BC. The city is no longer new, and that's what gives Naples its character, as modern life unfolds amidst remnants of the Greeks, Romans, Aragons, Bourbons, Normans, and other peoples who built atop the original city. The city's beauty comes from its location overlooking the beautiful Bay of … [Read more...]
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Searching for some of Italy’s most dramatic coastal scenery? Look no further than the five historic fishing villages of Cinque Terre, says Ben Lerwill. Italy has no shortage of extravagant coastal scenery. From the citrus-tree folds of the Amalfi shoreline to the volcanic drama of the Aeolian Islands, it’s a country as synonymous with spectacular seaboards as it is with … [Read more...]
For many people, golfing is more than just a pastime. It's an addiction -- one that can consume all of the afflicted addict's free time as well as their vacation days. So if you're a golfing addict or in a relationship with one, you might not consider cruising on the high seas as a natural first choice for a golf vacation. But it's time to change that mindset. A cruise -- … [Read more...]
If you’re lucky enough to book a Holland America Mediterranean cruise that features a port stop in Sorrento, Italy on the divine Amalfi Coast, you’ll be faced with a number of tempting options for how to spend your time. Although it’s possible to sample Sorrento's innumerable charms and picturesque settings in two hours, you won’t regret devoting a full day to exploring the … [Read more...]
Summers in Italy are warm and picturesque, but they come with hordes of tourists, humidity, plus raised prices and longer lines for nearly everything. The off season in Italy remains equally picturesque and idyllic, and it comes with numerous benefits that greatly enhance any vacation. With these top 7 reasons to visit Italy in the off season, travelers can experience the … [Read more...]