When you think of a visit to Italy, you probably think of grand churches, important museums and delicious food. The gardens of Italy may not come directly to mind. However, this diverse country is home to some of the loveliest gardens in the world, ranging from formal plantings to wild, rolling expanses. If you're headed to Italy this season on an escorted vacation, make … [Read more...]
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No matter how many times you visit Tokyo, there's always something new to discover! Whether you’re seeking sushi or shopping, temples or technology, when you’re willing to explore a bit off the beaten path, you can discover your own secret Tokyo amidst the city’s many village-like neighborhoods. On your guided vacation, you'll come across many of these amazing experiences … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
Andrew Eames heads to the Austrian city of Salzburg to find its hills really are alive with the sound of music. The landscape around the Austrian city of Salzburg is ready-made for story-telling. Lakes and mountains, rich farmland and historic forest is punctuated by castles on hilltops, country inns and churches with onion-domed belfries. It’s a place of cream-colored … [Read more...]