Category: Italy

Italy travel planning tips and photos

5 Amazing Churches in Florence Italy You Can’t Miss

Florence Cathedral and the Church of Santa Croce seen at night from Piazzale Michelangelo. These are the most famous churches in Florence.
In addition to having the best art museums in the world, Florence boasts a few amazing old churches that carry inside incredible art and history. Many of these incredible churches look very simple on the outside, but will amaze you once you step inside. With a bit of planning, you can organize your visit to this beautiful city by including some of these incredible churches in Florence.

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Museums in Florence

Best museums in Florence, Italy
Florence is home to some of the best known museums in Italy and in the world. If you’re planning a trip to Florence, you probably already know this and it’s one of the top reasons you want to go. And you are right, the best museums in Florence will immerse you into Renaissance history and art like no other place on earth. Let’s explore together the best museums in Florence Italy.

10 Best Things to Do in San Gimignano, Italy (with map)

Best things to do in San Gimignano, Italy
San Gimignano is one of my favorite places to visit in Tuscany. I love the history surrounding this place and all the amazing architecture and charm. We came to San Gimignano on the advice of a friend who insisted that it’s worth our efforts to visit while in Tuscany. He was right, as we enjoyed visiting San Gimignano for a day, coming from Florence. Situated in the Tuscan countryside, San Gimignano dominates the nearby rolling hills. Come along with me as we explore the best things to do in San Gimignano.

8 Best Restaurants for Savoring the Food of Florence, Italy

Experiencing the food of Florence is essential to experiencing ItalyYour visit to Florence will be filled with rich history, legendary art and architecture, and incomparable natural beauty. You’ll lose yourself wandering down cobblestone streets and in between rustic buildings, and all of a sudden you’ll realize… You’re hungry! The good news is, the food of Florence is some of the best in the world. I’ve compiled a list of establishments that will delight you with their tasty offerings, as well as their proximity to the city center and its sightseeing attractions. No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings and give you a taste of Florentine culture.

10 Best Things to Do in Siena Italy (with map)

Best things to do in Siena Italy
After Florence, Siena is the most visited city in Tuscany. With its rich history and amazing art and architecture, Siena is a must-see place on your tour of Tuscany. Because there are so many things to do in Siena Italy, consider allocating at least one entire day for visiting this beautiful city.

Walking Tour of Florence, Italy (with map)

Panorama of Florence seen from Piazza Michelangelo
Florence is the the quintessential artistic and cultural symbol of the Renaissance period. Historical buildings filled with amazing art abound in Florence’s medieval old town. So put on your walking shoes and let’s go together on a walking tour of Florence, Italy.

In depth walking tour of Genoa, Italy

Genoa, Italy - Piazza Caricamento across from Porto Antico (the old port) Genova, Italy has a beautiful location on the Ligurian sea and an amazingly intricate history. The city has been built in layers over the course of history. This layering is especially visible from the old port area as it allows for a panoramic view of the surrounding hills. Unfortunately, we only stopped for a few good hours on our way to the French Riviera. Read on about our walking tour of Genoa, Italy.

A Beautiful Walking Tour of Sirmione Lake Garda

Sirmione, Italy - Water canal and beautiful old buildings and shops right inside the old city walls. Sirmione, Italy is a stunning place to visit in Northern Italy. It is situated on the southern tip of beautiful lake Garda and it has amazing history. Sirmione, Italy is the quintessential Italian tourist destination. We arrived in Sirmione a bit tired, coming from Padua, but taking a swim in the warm waters of Lake Garda, completely refreshed us and made us ready to head into town.

A quaint tour of Soave, Italy

Soave, Italy - Beautiful Soave Castle seen on the hill from the village below. Soave, Italy was a small village that we knew nothing about when we visited Italy. We simply saw it from the freeway and decided to stop…and we were glad we did it. It is definitely a very old small village with an impressive castle and beautiful views of the surrounding country side. Soave, Italy is a delightful day trip from Verona or Lake Garda. The stairs leading to the castle provide beautiful views all around the area and the surrounding hills are simply beautiful with grape vines stretching in all directions. Read more about visiting Soave.