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Category Archives: Italy

Where to Watch the World Cup in Europe

Where to Watch the World Cup in Europe

Team USA might not have made it to the Finals, but if you’re traveling in Europe this summer there will be no escaping the excitement around Football’s Greatest Show on Earth. Most of the Continent is mad for soccer (call it football when you’re there, please) and there will be plenty of places across many… Continue Reading

Lovely Lucca, a Tuscan Treat

Lovely Lucca, a Tuscan Treat

When I think of Tuscany, the first images that come to mind are rolling hills, vineyards and idyllic hilltop towns. But Tuscany is the fifth largest of Italy’s 20 regions and it covers a wide variety of terrain, including some beautiful coastline. There’s much more to La Bella Toscana! Without a lofty position to defend… Continue Reading

Curious Thirst Quenchers: Regional Soft Drinks from Central & Eastern Europe

Curious Thirst Quenchers

Everyone needs some refreshment when they’re exploring new cities. But often travelers find themselves reaching for the old familiars rather than trying something unusual. Now that Coca Cola is available just about everywhere, it can be harder to branch out. But one great part of traveling is getting out of your comfort zone. There’s no… Continue Reading

Explore Italy on Two Wheels: Rent a Vespa

Explore Italy on Two Wheels: Rent a Vespa

Stylish, practical, innovative, classic… descriptions of the Vespa, the iconic Italian scooter, are endless. These vehicles aren’t just nice to look at, they’re also a very unique way to explore Italy. You can rent a Vespa in many cities. Doing so just might be the highlight of your holiday in Italy. There’s just something so… Continue Reading

Exploring the Cinque Terre in Style

Exploring the Cinque Terre in Style

We’ve organized small group gourmet and culture tours throughout Italy for several years, but only since last year have we begun to offer guests classic JayWay style tours here. Once you get outside the larger cities like Rome, Venice and Florence (which are wonderful in their own right), there are many smaller villages and regions to… Continue Reading

Dolce Day Trip: Visiting Tivoli and Villa d’Este from Rome

Dolce Day Trip: Visiting Tivoli and Villa d’Este from Rome

Is there any country more interesting to visit than Italy? Everything comes together here, from history to art, culture and of course delicious cuisine. We’ve recently begun offering holidays in Rome and other destinations in Italy, and the response has been fantastic. For travelers in Rome, we highly recommend visiting Tivoli and the Villa d’Este.… Continue Reading

Visiting San Gimignano in Tuscany

Visiting San Gimignano in Tuscany

In the heart of Tuscany, the hilltop village of San Gimignano is one of our favorite day trips from Florence or anywhere in Tuscany. This charming little hilltop hamlet not only has some of the best-preserved architecture in the region, with churches and signature towers rising from the rural landscape, it has an interesting history… Continue Reading

The Accademia and the Uffizi: Florence’s Finest Museums

The Accademia and the Uffizi: Florence’s Finest Museums

Every city in Italy feels like an open-air museum, and Florence in particular has much to offer in the way of breathtaking buildings and atmospheric plazas. But the concentration of wealth here during the Renaissance means that there are several museums with outstanding collections of art—some of the most famous masterpieces in the world, to… Continue Reading

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