Guide To Venice’s Frari Church, With Titian Masterpieces

Here’s my guide to visiting the Basilica of Sant Maria Glorioso dei Frari in Venice Italy, simply known as the “Frari.” The Frari is an art-filled mini museum of Venetian Renaissance art. I give you an overview of the basilica’s history and tell you what to see inside. The Frari’s main claim to fame are … Read more

Guide To The Accademia Gallery In Venice Italy

Here’s my guide to the Accademia Gallery in Venice Italy. The Galleria dell’Academia is Venice’s most important museum. In this guide, I give you an overview of the museum and identify 15 masterpieces you can’t miss. The Accademia houses the world’s best collection of pre-19th century Venetian painting. The museum traces the evolution of Venetian … Read more

Best Things To Do In Vicenza Italy, A Palladian Paradise

Here’s my guide to the top attractions and best things to do and see in Vicenza Italy. Vicenza is fantastic and underrated UNESCO-listed city, where you can take a Palladian journey. Vicenza was the crucible of the celebrated Andrea Palladio. Palladio was one of the world’s greatest architects. Palladio created elegant buildings. With their graceful … Read more

10 Days in Italy Itinerary: Rome, Florence, and Venice (+ Day Trip Options!)

If you are searching for the perfect 10 days in Italy itinerary, you have come to the right place! This itinerary takes you to Italy’s classic cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. In ten days, you’ll also have time for some charming side trips to Italy’s most beautiful towns. And, if you want to stay even longer … Read more

Top 15 Cities in Europe for Art Lovers, For a Cultural City Break

Are you an art lover looking for the perfect cultural European city break or weekend getaway? If so, here’s my guide to the 15 best cities in Europe for art lovers. These artsy cities are home to Europe’s best museums and art collections. For each of these European cities, I tell you where to find … Read more

7 Days in Italy: 11 Amazing One Week Itineraries for Italy

Need some destination inspiration for a trip to Italy? Here’s my guide to 11 ways to spend one week in Italy, with 11 sample itineraries. One week in Italy might not seem like much time. But, with some advance planning and ambition, you can definitely have a bucket list adventure. There’s nowhere more romantic (or … Read more

30 Amazing Small Museums With Supersized Collections

Looking for some excellent museums to put on your art bucket list? Here’s my guide to 27 of the world’s best small museums. Despite their size, these small museums have giant art collections. Great art often hides in less famous sites. These little gems preach quality over quantity. They boast magnificent — and sometimes overlooked … Read more

Top Must See Attractions Along the Grand Canal in Venice

“An orange gem resting on a blue glass plate: it’s Venice seen from above.” — Henry James Here’s my guide to the top must visit attractions on the Grand Canal in Venice. Cruising down the Grand Canal is a classic, unmissable thing to do in the floating city of Venice. As you sail, you can admire Venice’s must see … Read more

Visitor’s Guide to Mantua’s Spectacular Te Palace

Here’s the ultimate guide to visiting the spectacular Te Palace. The palace is located in the hidden gem town of Mantua in northern Italy. Te Palace is one of the world’s most unique and beautiful buildings, a wildly inventive and theatrical feat of both architecture and decoration. Te Palace was designed and built by Raphael’s … Read more