things to do in italy

20 essential things to do in Italy

Sitting around the dinner table one night, after a few bottles of Chianti with some old friends (pre-Rona), most of whom had spent time as European tour guides and backpackers, I asked them to name the best Italy tourist attractions to see & the essential things to do in Italy. There was a lot of noisy conversation as some of them wanted to praise the less obvious stuff above the more mainstream, but there was still a lot of unanimous consensus with others. In no special order, I present to you the top essential things to do in Italy, as …

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Delicious coffee map for travelers

Delicious coffee has conquered the globe. More than 10 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day. Fans of this drink are increasingly interested not in the manufacturer, but in where the beans grew, what the weather was like while they were ripe, and how the coffee was roasted. They observe the ritual of making latte, ristretto, or cappuccino with pinpoint precision as if assembling a complex mechanism for a rover on which the fate of humanity depends. In this article, I am not going to tell you how to make delicious coffee at home or make delicious coffee …

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10 most beautiful places to visit in Italy

Italy ranks the highest in every traveler’s bucket list because of the historical places, exotic landscapes, delicious cuisines, awe-inspiring architecture, and what not. So everyone has some places to visit in Italy on their list. Culturally-rich Italy is no less than a tour to witnessing interesting events, sacred sites, and natural beauty. You only have a limited time to see Italy? Still, you shouldn’t skip on the best tourist spots if you’ve thought about staying for a while. I’d suggest you check out these 10 MUST-VISIT cities to have a wonderful travel experience: What are the best places to visit …

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Rome itinerary, days 6 and 7: Surprising places in Rome

It was a rainy Tuesday when we found ourselves close to the end of our Rome holiday. But the sad weather didn’t stop us: we took the subway to Termini and started to look for an umbrella. There were still some surprising places in Rome, just waiting for us! Oh, I think I forgot to mention this: you know how there are some people, like myself, who collect magnets from the places they visit? Well, Mathieu collects umbrellas. So he is very excited when he gets a rainy day when he is traveling: a new umbrella! From Termini station, happily covered …

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Rome holiday itinerary, day 5: More things to do in Rome

As we were getting closer to the end of our Rome holiday, we had more time to spare for unplanned things.  And we ended up wondering what is there to do in Rome after all the places we had already been to. So on Monday morning, we were back on the subway, heading to Ottaviano once again. When we visited the Vatican, we walked by Museo Leonardo Da Vinci Experience, and I promised Mathieu we’d go back to visit it before we go back home. So come on, let’s jump in and show you what are the other things to do in Rome …

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Rome holiday itinerary, day 4: Discovering Rome piazzas

Day four of our Rome Holiday was for discovering the Eternal City by visiting Rome piazzas. Therefore, we started our morning away from the center of the Italian Capital. We took the subway to Piazza del Popolo, where we wanted to enjoy our breakfast while admiring the twin basilicas and doing some people watching. Piazza del Popolo Having breakfast in Piazza del Popolo was kind of a bad decision. We left the terrace of Canova starving: we waited a long time, yet nobody came to take our order. So we went across the piazza, to Rosati. Here, we managed to eat. But we spent …

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Day 3 in Rome: Exploring more of Rome’s historical center

Although we started the third day of our Rome holiday early, it was less intense than our second day. However, it was every bit as wonderful. After all, we were about to explore some more of Rome’s historical center! The plan was to start with the Pantheon. But, surprise-surprise, we set off to conquer Rome too early and the Pantheon was still closed! So we had some time to slowly wake up and truly become all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Breakfast by Piazza della Rotonda in Rome’s historical center We had skipped breakfast, thinking we could have something to eat after visiting …

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