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Italy is a Southern European country with a long Mediterranean coastline. It is famous worldwide for it’s delicious cuisine, and is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world!
Top Sites:Rome (Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, so so much more); Venice (Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge), Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, Leaning Tower of Piza, Florence, Milan, Tuscany, the list really goes on and on!!
Visa:Not required for US Citizens for stays less than 90 days
Tipping Etiquette:Restaurants: 1-3 euros | Porters: 1-2 euros | Bartenders: none | Taxis: round up | Tour Guides: 10 euro per day or ask tour company.
Crossing Canals in Venice
Venice had always been near the top of our “To See” list. The idea of a city that has no roads and has to be navigated either on foot or via canal was so fascinating to us. Read more.
Pizza in Florence & Leaning in Pisa
A Pizza and Gelato cooking class in Florence and a visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa made this stop a highlight of our European road trip. Read more.
Pompeii & Herculaneum: In The Shadow of Mt. Vesuvius
Pompeii & Herculaneum, once ravaged by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, are in a fantastic state of preservation and make for a truly interesting (and eerie) visit. Read more.
How to Travel in Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is a beautiful destination made up of 5 small towns, each more stunning than the last. Check out our off-season recap here. Read more.
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