Cortina d’Ampezzo – Italy’s Most Famous Ski Resort

Cortina d'Ampezzo town centre

Cortina d’Ampezzo – Italy’s Most Fashionable Ski Resort: As the host to the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina d’Ampezzo is Italy’s most famous ski resort.  This charming alpine town, located in the heart of the Dolomites, is also a fashionable resort that attracts just as many visitors during the summer months, as we found out during our […]

Castel Gandolfo – The Summer Residence of the Pope

Lake Albano

Castel Gandolfo – The Summer Residence of the Popes Since the 17th Century: From Frascati, a town with a reputation for its white wine, we travelled to Castel Gandolfo, a town best known as the summer residence of the Pope. Castel Gandolfo is a small town with a population of less than 9,000 but when […]

Tour Route of Sicily

Tour Route of Sicily

Suggested Tour Route to see the Best of Sicily Attractions: Tucked away at the foot of Italy, Sicily is nevertheless the largest region of Italy and it is also the third most densely populated. Whilst Sicily has made a lot of headlines in the past due to its fierce mafia connections and everyone has heard […]

Murano and Burano – Venice’s famous islands

Murano, Venice

Venice lagoon’s popular islands: If you only have a short time in Venice and want to explore the islands of its lagoon, the most popular ones are Murano, Burano and Torcello. These three can be covered in the one outing and can be reached by the public vaporetti. The vaporetto ride on Venice’s waterways is […]

Tour Routes in Italy

Map of Italy with major cities

Suggested Tour Routes to make the best of your holiday in Italy A Suggested Route around Italy A comprehensive tour of Italy would take a long time, and if limited to the usually visited sights would omit many interesting experiences. However, here is my offering, and I’d say this was a 24 day minimum (excluding […]