Hop-on and Hop-off the Tiber River

Cruising the Tiber River - Rome

Rome Sightseeing from a different perspective: We don’t really think of river cruising on our Rome holidays, but you actually can do sightseeing cruises on the Tiber River. Cruising down the Tiber River allows you to see Rome from a different perspective.  The following are a couple of cruises you can do: Hop-on Hop-Off Tiber […]

There’s more to Verona than the tragic romance of Romeo and Juliet

Verona Arena

There’s more to Verona than the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet: Many travellers make whistle-stop visits to Verona to see the famous Juliet Balcony.  However, there’s very much more to Verona than just the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. After Venice, Verona is the second biggest city in the Veneto region, […]

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco, Venice

A Piazza full of history: Piazza San Marco is usually the starting point of any sightseeing tour of Venice. There’s a lot to see here and within this Piazza are some of the greatest historic landmarks of Venice. At the eastern end are two of Venice’s most important landmarks – the Basilica San Marco which […]

Rialto Bridge or Ponte di Rialto – an Iconic Venice Bridge

Venice Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge or Ponte di Rialto is an Iconic Venice Bridge: Ponte di Rialto or Rialto Bridge as we know it, is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice and the oldest amongst the four. Built between 1588 and 1591, this was the only link between the two sides of the […]

Sassi District’s Cave Dwellers – Matera, Italy

Sassi District's Cave Dwellings, Matera

Italy is not all high fashion and fast cars! It’s hard to believe that up till as late as the 1970s there were cave dwellers in Italy, a country with a reputation for high fashion and sleek fast cars.  In the southern spur of Italy is the town of Matera whose citizens used to live […]

10 Top Things to See and Do in Florence – Italy

Bridge over the River Arno

THERE IS PLENTY TO SEE IN FLORENCE AND THE CITY IS BEST EXPLORED ON FOOT: Florence’s centro historico or historical center is packed to the brim with museums, art galleries, cathedrals, elegant buildings and beautiful squares that it’s possible to see and do a lot here even if you’ve only got a couple of days. […]

Trevi Fountain – The Most Famous Fountain in Rome

Trevi Fountain, Rome © Travel Signposts

Make a Wish at the Trevi Fountain, the Most Famous Fountain in Rome: As the original legend goes, if you stand with your back to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin into the fountain (with your right hand throwing the coin over your left shoulder), you will be sure to return to Rome.  Since […]

Rome attractions – The Crypt of the Capuchins

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Skeletons, skulls and bones in the city centre of Rome: We came to Piazza Barberini in search of Tony’s razor part, but what we found was something more macabre! At the foot of Via Veneto, at no. 27, is the the church of Santa Maria della Concezione, better known as the Capuchin Church. Beneath this […]

Italy Travel

Italy Travel

An Italy Tour is more than a Roman Holiday… I love Italy. Travel in Italy should mean swanning round in a red Ferrari convertible between legendary hotels in legendary places like the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Hassler in Rome and Corbusier’s Punta Tragara in Capri. Not just a dream… Unfortunately this kind of Europe […]