Category: Things To Do

Romantic Things to Do in Verona

February 6, 2014

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Juliet's supposed balcony in romantic Verona

There are many destinations in Italy that easily qualify as romantic – it’s one of the most popular countries in which to honeymoon. But even in a country as romantic as Italy, there are some places that seem more conducive to romance – and Verona is one of them. Nevermind that the most famous story associated with the city is of lovers who were doomed to die as soon as they fell in love. You can, instead, focus on the romantic things to do in Verona and highlight the side of “Romeo and Juliet” that has to do with devotion (rather than untimely death).

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Italy’s Weirdest Attractions

January 7, 2014

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Tarot Garden sculpture in Tuscany

Many of the big tourist attractions in Italy are world famous, things we have on our “must-see” lists for decades. But there are also some weird attractions in Italy that could leave you scratching your head. Sometimes finding the strangest sights in Italy means getting away from the tourist crowds – and other times they’re right in the heart of the most popular cities in the country. Here are some of Italy’s weirdest attractions.

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The Biggest New Year’s Eve Events in Italy

December 13, 2013

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Italians will take advantage of just about any excuse to celebrate. Couple that with their insane love of fireworks, and you’ve got the makings of a great place to spend New Year’s Eve. Some areas have more interesting New Year’s Eve events than others, though, so if you’re still looking for the best New Year’s Eve events in Italy, this list may help you narrow your options.

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Christmas in Verona

November 14, 2013

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Verona's Roman Arena is decorated for Christmas

The Christmas season is a great time to visit Italy, when the country dons is festive finery. In a city like Verona, which is already picturesque, Christmas decorations look even more fanciful. Here’s what you can expect from a visit to Verona at Christmas time.

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Visiting the Italian Lakes in Winter

November 7, 2013

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The Italian lakes can be chilly in winter, but they're generally crowd-free & can still be lovely.

When most people picture a trip to the Italian lakes region in the north, it’s likely that they’re picturing the sunny days of summer. But there are some good reasons to visit Italy’s lakes in the winter, too, as long as you’re properly prepared.

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Verona’s Roman Arena

October 31, 2013

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Verona's Roman Arena is one of the city's top sights

No matter what draws you to Verona in the first place, it’s impossible to visit this beautiful northern Italian city without being struck by its largest single monument – the Roman Arena that dominates the Piazza Bra in the historic center. And music lovers may want to pay special attention to the opera performance schedule, as it’s one of the premier places to see opera in the country.

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