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

Help with finding good guides in Rome

In Forum "Italy Travel Log" (2 replies)
By Erianayca, Posted about 3 weeks, 6 days 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 1 month, 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


Self Guided wine tour Chianti

In Forum "Itineraries for Wine Lovers" (1 reply)
By jengray282, Posted about 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I know we are not going to be able to give this area long enough on our tour, but that’s another discussion. Need suggestions for a 1-day tour. We have 11 people, 9 adults 3 teenagers. Weighing… READ MORE