5 Tips for Visiting Museums in Italy

Visiting museums in Italy is definitely a must during your trip. After all, the country is home to some of the finest art galleries and institutions in the world; these include the Galleria Borghese in Rome and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. But before heading off to check the sights, here are 5 things that you know first: Identify what you want to see. This is probably the most important tip of all. Italy is such a treasure trove of art that it will take you months to visit each and every museum—a fact that’s especially true in major cities like Florence. Even individual museums, such as those in the Vatican, have so many artworks that it’s impossible to see them all in a day.So make sure to list down first all the artworks that you want to see and research the museums where you can find them. That way, you won’t end up leaving a city full of regret because you weren’t able to see a specific piece. Check the museum schedules. Not all museums in Italy follow the standard schedule of being open from Tuesdays to Sundays, closed on Mondays. For example, the Vatican Museum is closed on read all...

What to Do in an Emergency During Your Trip to Italy

With a magnitude 6.2 earthquake devastating parts of the Lazio region last Wednesday, we are again reminded that emergencies can affect us even during a trip to Italy. After all, one of those badly hit was the town of Amatrice, which is a popular summer destination for those coming from Rome. Even if you don’t get caught in a natural disaster, you may get involved read all…

Traveling to Italy for Soccer or “Calcio”

Have you ever considered traveling to Italy for soccer or “calcio.” Let’s take a dive into the passionate world of Italian football with this guide! “In Italy they live for football, it’s a religion.” Such were the words of German soccer player Sami Khedira, who now plays for the Italian soccer team Juventus. And that’s one thing most tourists should know when traveling to Italy. With read all…

5 Offbeat Tourist Attractions in Italy

You’ve probably seen the usual tourist attractions in Italy, from Venice to Sicily. That doesn’t mean you’re done with the country, as there may still be a lot you haven’t seen yet—from the funny to the weird. Here are 5 offbeat sights in the country that you may want to check out: L’importuno di Michelangelo, Florence Sure, most tours of Italy cover Michelangelo’s major works read all…

5 Italian Designer Brands and Where to Find Them in Italy

Other than its impressive monuments and great food, you cannot leave Italy without checking out the flagship stores of Italian designer brands. After all, they are more than just places to sell their products; these boutiques are designed to give shoppers an unforgettable experience. Here are five of the most impressive flagship stores in Italy, found in three of its biggest cities: Rome Palazzo Fendi read all…

Italy’s Finest: 5 Italian Wines to Try During Your Vacation

Let us leave no doubt that these are the top 5 Italian wines to try during your vacation to Italy! While you’re at it try a few more to boot (no pun intended). In Italy, people possess an innate love and appreciation for wine. True Italians don’t drink soda, beer, or cocktails. For them, wine is the drink of choice for an enjoyable meal. Fortunately, read all…

Formaggio Italiano: 5 Famous Italian Cheeses

There’s more to Italy than just culture and the arts. They also make great wine – and the great cheese to go with it. After all, they’ve been making this delicious and nutritious food even when their heritage sites were still around in their original form. But Italian cheeses are worlds away from your usual grocery-bought imitation cheese. Here are just 5 of the most read all…

5 Ancient Sites in Italy That’s Not Pompeii

Italy is not only famous for being the cradle of Roman civilization, but countless others that have come before. The whole peninsula and its major islands have played host to the Greeks, the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, and even the Etruscans. Hence, if you’re thinking that Pompeii is the only remaining ruins of an ancient city in the country, then you better think again. Here are read all…