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Hiking in Paradise: The Dolomites and Ortisei

Stunning Dolomite mountains in the Alpe dei Siusi - credit I've known Laurel and Ric Barton for over 17 years and marveled at their ex-pat adventures in Italy. Using Rome as a… READ MORE

How to Find and Buy Wine Online (and Save Some Money)

Buying wine online used to be scary. "What if the wine never shows up?" "What happens to my credit card number once I’ve made the purchase?" There’s no need to worry, these… READ MORE

Cinque Terre Wine Picks for 2017: The Best for Drinking Now

credit The Cinque Terre (how to say it), literally “the Five Lands” that includes the towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso, are a string of rustic… READ MORE

Milano: Love at first sight

In Forum "Itineraries for Culture Buffs" (2 replies)
By DebD, Posted about 1 month ago

It was love at first sight when I first stepped foot in Milan, Italy, years ago, and the love affair continues til this day. And because of my wonderful experiences, I would like to share a few insig… READ MORE

Help with finding good guides in Rome

In Forum "Italy Travel Log" (2 replies)
By Erianayca, Posted about 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi all, I would like to book some tours in Rome from home prior to leaving so that I can avoid paying higher prices and waiting in line. Does anyone know which tour companies are the best or safest? … READ MORE

My top 8 Rome restaurant recommendations

In Forum "Itineraries for Foodies" (new topic)
By Michael Horne, Posted about 3 months, 1 week ago

Ciao everybody: I’ve had many requests for some of my favorite restaurants in Rome, and I thought I’d share my “favorite eight” with fellow travelers. I visit Rome a few times… READ MORE