The trulli of Alberobello

The Trulli of Alberobello

The tiny town of Alberobello in the Puglia region could easily get overlooked by visitors if not for one feature – its distinctive “trulli” houses. These historic structures may have started simply as a means to avoiding the Italian taxman, but now they’re an important part of Puglia’s cultural identity – and a major tourist draw.

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September 11, 2014 by
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Herculaneum

Herculaneum: The Smaller Version of Pompeii

While most visitors in Italy have heard of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city so famously buried by Mount Vesuvius, far fewer know about a contemporary city that was buried at the same time and is better preserved than its better-known neighbor. Herculaneum isn’t far from Pompeii, but visiting this excavated site is a completely different experience.

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August 28, 2014 by
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Verona’s Roman Theater & Archaeological Museum

Verona's Roman Theater

Many visitors to the northern Italian city of Verona are prepared for the grandeur of its impressive Roman arena. The arena is the focal point of the historic city center, and the venue for the city’s popular summer opera festival. But Verona has another Roman performance venue worth visiting – a Roman theater with an archaeological museum next to it.

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August 14, 2014 by
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Pompeii Day Trip from Sorrento

Visit Pompeii from seaside Sorrento

Pompeii is one of Italy’s most popular attractions, and it’s usually at the top of the list for day trips from Naples. If you’d rather stay in Sorrento than Naples and you still want to spend a day exploring Pompeii, however, you’ll be pleased to know it’s very easy to visit Pompeii from Sorrento, too.

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July 31, 2014 by
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Save 10 Percent in Italy

With our exclusive deal, when you spend at least $500 USD* on tours in Italy, you will save 10 percent on your shopping cart. This special promotion ends on Aug. 06, 2014, so book now!

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July 22, 2014 by
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Verona Summer Opera Festival

Opera staged inside the Roman Arena in Verona

On your Italy travels, you will no doubt visit countless Roman ruins, taking guided tours through arenas and theaters and other buildings but not having any real sense of what it was like to use that building for its original purpose. In Verona, however, you can get a little taste of what it was like to use the city’s Roman Arena by going to the Verona Opera Festival.

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July 17, 2014 by
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