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Travel to Italy BLOG: Daily Italy Travel News and Italy Travel Deals
Check our informative daily blog for all of the latest on travel to Italy -- news, culture, deals, flights, destinations, museums, tours, shopping, books and more! . . . read more
ITALY EVENTS CALENDAR: What's Happening in Italy
Planning a trip to the old country? Enjoy free access to our continuously updated events calendar featuring festivals, exhibitions, musical performances and more -- happening all over Italy. . . . read more
** NEW: Visit the Martelli Pasta Factory in Tuscany (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
I'm here in the town of Lari, in the shadow of a 12th-century castle, to see where the pasta many call "Italy's best" is born. It's certainly deemed the best by some of Italy's most famous restaurants. La Pergola, Rome's Michelin-starred restaurant, serves Martelli pasta. This pasta is a true artisanal product. . . . read more
** NEW: What's New in Florence in 2014 (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
A new modern art museum, a famous market on the move, hidden art and renovations a Piazza Duomo - new in Florence Italy. . . . read more
** NEW: Italian Carnevale Unmasked in Muggia, Friuli (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
While you hear so much about Italian Carnevale in Venice, did you know that one of Italy's great Carnevale celebrations is in the city of Muggia in Friuli? Find out all you need to know to take part. . . . read more
** NEW: 5 Italy Travel Trends for 2014 (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
What do Pope Francis, AirBnB, Italian citizenship, outdoor adventure and families have to do with each other? They are part of five Italy trends that are impacting travel in 2014. . . . read more
** NEW: Molise: Italy's Last Undiscovered Region (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
It would seem that every region of Italy has been fully explored and is brimming with visitors wanting to discover ancient history or escape to a countryside retreat -- but, as ever, there is still more of Italy to uncover including the region of Molise. . . . read more
** NEW: Hip Venice Hostel Aimed at Baby Boomers (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
Generator in Venice is the first of a new generation of hostels that aim to serve Baby Boomers as much as young backpackers -- offering a hip alternative place to stay in Venice. . . . read more
** NEW: Dine With the Local Italians with Home Food + Pear Cake Recipe (Free Italy Travel Advice)**
I had been trying to attend a Home Food meal at a private home in Italy since I first learned of the organization in the winter of 2005. Somehow the stars never aligned until this past fall when a dinner in Florence fit perfectly in my schedule. And may I say, it was worth the wait… . . . read more
** NEW: The 10 Commandments for Planning An Italy Trip (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
I'd love to share 10 insights I've gained in how to plan ahead for the best trip to Italy imaginable. I call them the "10 Commandments of Italy Trip Planning." Some are based on common sense, some are based on hard lessons but if you keep them in mind when planning, I know you will have a more enjoyable, more authentic trip. . . . read more
** NEW: Golf, Hogs and Family at A Tuscan Estate (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
A charming villa rental in Tuscany provides the base for a week of Tuscan adventures, from teeing up on a Tuscany golf course to meeting Cinta Senese pigs to making ravioli. . . . read more
** NEW: Friday Nights This Summer and Fall at the Vatican Museums in Rome (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
In summer 2013, for the fifth straight year, the Vatican Museums have extended visiting hours on Friday evenings for the summer and fall. . . . read more
** NEW: Cellular Abroad Review: Using a Cell Phone and MiFi Rental in Italy (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
Need to use a cell phone in Italy and wondering whether you should rent one or buy one? Scared of all of those overseas data charges for your iPhone? We test out Cellular Abroad's cell phone options as well as MiFi, a mobile hotspot that can help you save big on data. . . . read more
** NEW: Borgo Egnazia - Puglia Resort Where Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Married (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
Borgo Egnazia is the stunning seaside resort in Puglia where stars Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were married. Built with with Renaissance, Moorish and Norman influences, it is a great Puglia resort especially for golfers, families and those who want to enjoy Pugliese culture. . . . read more
** NEW: Hit the Beach on Sardinia - Santa Teresa di Gallura (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
And on the island of Sardinia that has the best beaches in Italy, the Rene Bianca Beach that's steps down from Santa Teresa di Gallura is prime. . . . read more
** NEW: Guide to Christmas Markets in Italy (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
We love Christmas markets in Italy. They aren't just a great place to take care of holiday shopping. With their stalls lit up at night, the scent of mulled wine and pastries floating through the air, and lots of Italian families strolling about, their atmosphere alone makes them worth visiting! . . . read more
** NEW: The Language and Traditions of Christmas and New Year's in Italy (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
The basics on what you need to know to enjoy the Italian holiday season including greetings in the Italian language, Italian Christmas traditions and special holiday foods. . . . read more
** NEW: How to Visit the 2013 Venice Art Biennale (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
If you're visiting Venice in 2013, you can't miss the celebration of contemporary art that is the 55th International Art Exhibition (Biennale), the world's largest art event. . . . read more
** NEW: Basilicata Day Trips Near Francis Ford Coppola's Palazzo Margherita (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
Film director Francis Ford Coppola's new hotel in Basilicata has brought attention to this magical area in southern Italy. Whether or not, you're staying at Coppola's palazzo, don't miss Matera, Craco and Aliano. . . . read more
** NEW: Molise Travel Guide - Sites, Hotels, Dining (Free Italy Travel Advice) **
Molise is one of Italy's undiscovered regions. In this guide, we tell you where to stay when you're visiting and of course where to eat in Molise. We also give suggestions of Molise sites and culinary experiences in Molise. . . . read more
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