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Is Naples Worth Visiting? 21 Reasons to Visit Naples, Italy


Naples is the place where pizzas were invented, so thank you Napolitano!  Naples is also the soul of Italy and is close to several important UNESCO World Heritage sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum. The city also has small streets with laundry hanging across your head and a beautiful coastline, so is Naples worth visiting? Read … Read more

Best Tips on How to Use Rome Public Transportation – Best Value Tickets – Airport Transfers

Rome Public Transportation Train

Rome is a big city and you would expect to have a lot of transport facilities to be able to go to point A to point B. The good news is that Rome public transportation is very cheap for a European capital.  I wish this was the same for London. We are going to write … Read more

Is Bologna Worth Visiting? 15 Reasons to Visit Bologna, Italy


Yes, Bologna is worth visiting and here are some reasons why.  Firstly, Bologna is the gastronomic capital of Italy just as Lyon is in France. In fact, the city is often called The Fat because of its irresistible food specialities (see number 9)!  Bologna is also a city of unique historic architecture found in the … Read more

Is Florence Worth Visiting? 21 Reasons to Visit Florence, Italy


Florence has something different than other cities in Italy. Some say Florence is more romantic than Venice, others say Florence is like an outdoor museum with art and statues everywhere. In my opinion, Florence will certainly leave an impression on you, whatever you are looking for and everything you need to see is within walking … Read more

Venice vs Rome – Which City is Best if You Don’t Have Time to Visit Both?


The aim of this article is to help you plan your itinerary in Italy.  In the past, we have visited both Venice and Rome several times and loved both cities.  Some people prefer Venice whereas others favour the city of Rome. In our opinion, it really depends on what you are looking for.  In this … Read more

Is Venice Worth Visiting? 21 Reasons to Visit Venice, Italy


Everybody knows Venice or has heard of it. Venice is a city for lovers with its gondolas, canals and majestic bridges like the Rialto or Bridge of Sighs which connects the interrogation room to the jail where Casanova was incarcerated.  However, is Venice worth visiting? Venice isn’t just these things.  It is a magical place … Read more