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 Day Itinerary for Italy’s Classic Cities: 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 guide 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 1 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

Guide To Small Museums With Supersized Collections

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 — treasure trove collections. On a visit, you may feel like you’ve … 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

Italy Art Bucket List: Definitive Guide To The Best Art In Italy

Want to know here to find the best art in Italy? Look no further! This is the definitive guide to the best art works and masterpieces in Italy. This guide includes famous paintings, sculpture, and frescos from ancient Rome to the Renaissance to Modern art. I describe the art works and tell you where to … Read more

Guide To Andre del Verrocchio’s Sculptures In Florence

Here’s my guide to seeing the masterpieces of sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence Italy. Posterity knows Verrochio mostly as the teacher of the immortal Leonardo da Vinci. But Verrocchio is one of the most important and underrated artists of the Renaissance. Unless you’re a Renaissance devotee, he may be the most influential artist you’ve … Read more

Guide To the Artistic Treasures of Mantua, a Renaissance Marvel in Northern Italy

Here’s my guide to visiting the lovely town of Mantua in Italy’s Lombardy region. This Mantua guide covers the top attractions in art-filled Mantua. You’ll discover the must visit churches, opulent palaces, and historic landmarks. Mantua is a small town with big art. It’s the perfect for art lovers and history buffs. Italy is usually … Read more