How Many Days To Spend In Florence? (Tips & Sample Itineraries!)

Wondering how many days to spend in Florence? I have some tips for you in this Florence trip planning guide! Florence is a beautiful and sophisticated city. Along with the greatest hits of the Renaissance, the city has some of Europe’s most photogenic cityscapes. You’ll be swathed in iconic landmarks, beautiful churches, glamorous palazzi, and … Read more

How Many Days In Venice Is Enough? (Tips & Sample Itineraries!)

Wondering how many days to spend in Venice? I have some tips for you in this Venice trip planner! Venice is a unique floating city that’s like nowhere else in the world. It’s chock full of iconic landmarks, beautiful churches, tiny canals, and world class museums. It has some of Europe’s most photogenic cityscapes. I … Read more

Ruin Lust: Guide to Nero’s Golden House, Domus Aurea

Here’s my guide to visiting Nero’s Domus Aurea, or Golden House, in Rome. If you’re a history or archaeology buff like me, you’ll be smitten with this secret underground palace. I think it’s a must visit attraction in Rome. But, because it’s only been reopen on a limited basis since 2007, the Golden House is … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Borghese Gallery in Rome

Here’s my guide to visiting the Borghese Gallery in Rome Italy. The magnificent museum is one of my favorite museums in Europe. It’s one of the world’s most perfect small museums. The museum houses a jaw dropping art collection in a luxurious garden villa. If you’re an art and architecture lover, the Borghese is a … Read more

30+ Tips For Visiting Venice To Make The Most Of Your Trip

So you’re planning a trip to Venice? Welcome to one of my favorite European cities. To help you have the best experience, I’ve put together a list of 30+ key must know tips for visiting Venice.  Venice is one of the world’s most breathtaking and most exciting cities. It’s a small cosmopolitan city with myriad … Read more

The Perfect 3 Days in Florence Itinerary

Wondering how to spend a few days in Florence? Here’s my detailed 3 day itinerary for visiting the overwhelmingly beautiful city of Florence Italy. Florence is known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” With the best Medieval and Renaissance art in Europe, Florence is a veritable art lovers paradise. This 3 days in Florence itinerary … Read more

Visiting Mamertine Prison, An Eerie Pilgrimage Site In Rome

Here’s my guide to visiting Mamertine Prison, a place inextricably liked to pagan Rome’s quest for empire. The prison is located in an evocative corner of Rome, at the foot of Capitoline Hill and opposite the Arch of Septimius Severus. It’s underneath the humble Church of San Giuseppi dei Falegnami. While prisons weren’t a common … Read more

Guide To The Monuments Of The Roman Forum: The Epicenter Of Ancient Rome

Here’s my guide to 18 must see monuments, attractions, and ruins in the Roman Forum in Rome, with tips for visiting. The Roman Forum is an absolute must visit attraction in Rome, and should be on your Rome itinerary. Now filled with crumbling ruins, the Roman Forum was once the most magnificent public plaza of the … Read more

One Day In Verona Itinerary, 24 Hours In The City Of Romance

Here’s my one day itinerary for visiting the romantic city of Verona Italy. This Verona itinerary covers all the top attractions in Verona and gives you must know tips for visiting. Fair Verona is simply gorgeous, a captivating city of history and culture nestled against a backdrop of cypress covered hills. I’ve fallen for the … Read more