Ostia Antica vs Pompeii: Why You Should Take a Day Trip to Ostia Antica from Rome

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Are you in Rome and have your heart set on visiting an ancient Roman city, but can’t face the long journey to Pompeii and its crowds? Then why not take a day trip to Ostia Antica from Rome? One of the most underacknowledged archaeological sites in Italy, Ostia Antica was once the thriving seaport for […]

How to Order Coffee in Italy Like a Local!

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Confession time. When it came to a coffee, I used to be a complete Philistine. Ordering a cappuccino after dinner was second nature to me. I’d peer into a cup of espresso and think “Where’s the rest?’” My caffeinated road to Damascus led to Rome, where my Italian friends soon put me straight. You see, […]

The Ultimate Greek Islands & Adriatic Cruise Guide (on MSC Sinfonia)

Are you looking for an alternative to the bog-standard Mediterranean cruise? If so, why not take an Adriatic cruise from Venice to the Greek islands? The turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea separate the rugged coastline of the Balkan peninsula and eastern Italy. South of the Puglia region of Italy, the Adriatic Sea meets the […]

One Day in Urbino, Italy: A Renaissance Gem

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Discover a lesser-known Renaissance gem by spending one day in Urbino, deep in the hills of Le Marche, Italy. Are you searching for an Italian Renaissance city that has all the charm and history of Florence or Assisi but a fraction of their visitors? The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Urbino, the cultural capital of […]