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5 Less-Known Italy Travel Tips for First Timers

There is no shortage of guidebooks written about traveling in Italy, but there are some important travel tips that sometimes get overlooked. You might have a perfectly wonderful vacation in Italy without knowing about these things, but reading about them now may also save you from confusion or frustration. Here are five lesser-known Italy travel tips for first-time visitors.

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January 7, 2016 by
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Ibex in Gran Paradiso National Park

National Parks of Italy

There are so many ancient ruins and art masterpieces in Italy it might be easy to forget that the country has some incredible natural attractions, too. Italy has 24 national parks, making up roughly 5% of the peninsula’s territory overall. Here is a look at some of the most notable national parks in Italy.

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December 17, 2015 by
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5 Major Attractions in Southern Italy

Beautiful Matera in the southern region of Basilicata

The vast majority of people going to Italy never get further south than Rome, which is a shame – there are a number of major attractions in southern Italy, each of which would be flooded with tourists if it were located in the north. Here’s a list of some of the places in southern Italy that deserve more attention than they usually get.

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November 19, 2015 by
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7 Really Weird Things to Eat in Italy

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Italy is well-known for its wonderful food, but not everything the Italians eat has become an international favorite. Here are some of the weirdest foods you can eat in Italy — if you’re brave enough.

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October 22, 2015 by
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A Sorrento Farm Tour With Tastings

Our delicious pizzas make their way into the oven

On our recent visit to Naples, Italy, we came across a tour that stood out from the rest as unique: the Sorrento Farm Experience Including Tastings, Pizza Making and Limoncello took us away from the typical tourist spots and transported us into the real world of locals who live and work in the area. I never would have known if it wasn’t for this tour that the hills above the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast are largely cultivated, with lemons being a dominant part of the local economy.

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October 8, 2015 by
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What to Do in Bellagio

Beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como in northern Italy

The pretty town of Bellagio is one of northern Italy’s most popular tourist destinations. It sits on the edge of Lake Como, and it was a vacation hotspot for the rich and famous long before George Clooney bought a villa there. Here’s what to do in Bellagio when you visit.

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September 24, 2015 by
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