Verona Cathedral

Major Churches in Verona

Verona is best known as the setting of “Romeo and Juliet” and for its impressive Roman arena. There are also plenty of churches in the city, many of which are notable and well worth visiting. Here are some of the major churches in Verona that you can consider adding to your itinerary.

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June 19, 2014 by
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What to Eat (and Drink) in Sorrento

Sunny Sorrento is a popular stop with cruise passengers in Italy, as well as a central home base for exploring the major sights in the area – Naples, Pompeii, Capri, and more. Sorrento is quite unlike much of the rest of the Campania region, but this area – like any in Italy – has its culinary specialties. Here are some of the things you should look for on menus to eat and drink in Sorrento.

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June 5, 2014 by
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Wine Tasting Near Verona

Vineyards in the hills near Verona

Verona is famous for its Roman ruins and its ties to Shakespeare’s tale of “Romeo and Juliet.” But unless you’re a serious wine lover you may not have known that not far from this pretty city are lots of vineyards producing some incredible wines. Here are some tips for going wine tasting near Verona.

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May 22, 2014 by
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Getting Around in Sorrento

Sorrento's port

Sorrento is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the western coast of the Italian peninsula. Located between historic Naples and the idyllic Amalfi Coast, it can be the perfect home base for a visit to the region. Once you’re settled at your hotel, here’s what you need to know about getting around in Sorrento.

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May 8, 2014 by
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Ancient Roman Ruins in Verona

Verona's Roman theatre, across the river from its more famous arena

Unlike many cities where Roman structures were partly dismantled hundreds of years ago, the stones used to build other things, Verona’s Roman monuments were marked for preservation by the 10th century. Although the city was heavily damaged by a massive earthquake early in the 12th century, Verona is still known for its many well-preserved Roman structures. Here’s a rundown of the Roman monuments in Verona that you can visit.

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April 24, 2014 by
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Sampling Sorrento’s Signature Spirit: Limoncello

Sampling limoncello in Sorrento

One thing you’ll notice when you visit the area around Sorrento is the abundance of lemons. Citrus fruits of all sorts grow extremely well on the Sorrentine Peninsula and down the Amalfi Coast, and they feature in plenty of dishes that are typical of the area. Perhaps nothing epitomizes Sorrento’s lemons better, however, than Sorrento’s signature spirit – limoncello. This sweet after-dinner liqueur is ubiquitous along the coast, and in Sorrento you can sample it, buy some to bring home, and maybe even learn how to make it. Here’s what you need to know about limoncello in Sorrento.

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April 10, 2014 by
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