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Three Days in Rome with Giorgia

As part of our 72 Hours In series we asked Giorgia, our woman in Rome, to tell us where she’d send a foreign friend on their first visit to Italy’s magnificent capital city and her hometown. Take it away Giorgia… There are some things in Rome that you really can’t … Read More

The Best Pizza Al Taglio in Rome

So, you’re planning your Italian vacation, and looking forward to experiencing Rome. You’re getting ready, reading everything you can about how to get to the Colosseum, what to see in the Vatican Museums, how to toss the coin in the Trevi Fountain, and what specialties you want to dine on … Read More

Roaming Rome, Off The Beaten Path

We firmly believe that Rome isn’t a city you only visit once. Sure the first time you go you might want to hit the highlights: the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Maybe even the under-appreciated Pantheon. But Rome’s a city you … Read More

Zagreb's Croatian National Theater

Keep Your Heart Rate Up: Our Favorite Jogging Spots (Part II)

From stately villas and their parks in Rome to Croatian seaside promenades and parks littered with ponds and monuments in Ljubljana and Tirana, we asked our staff in Italy and along the Adriatic for their favorite jogging spots, which we present to you here. For our favorite places to go … Read More

Nine Memorable Party Spots

One reason we love East and Central Europe so much is its sheer diversity. In even a smaller city you can find endless options to party. Here are favorites we’ve encountered in our travels, or like to frequent and take our guests to.

Piazza della Signoria

Italy in the Rain

It’s not always sunny in Italy. We asked our local staff in Rome and Venice for some suggestions for things to do when it rains in Italy’s top 3 destinations: Rome, Florence & Venice

The aerial tramway to Turtle Lake from Vake Park

Spend a Serene Afternoon Picnicking (Part II, Everywhere Else!)

From renaissance villas to isolated islands to a lake accessible by cablecar and a park home to some of the largest statues and monasteries in Europe, we can help you find some of the most scenic and memorable picnic spots, from Rome to Tallinn to Tbilisi. We asked out local … Read More

Gourmet tiramisu cooking class

Rome and Venice for Kids

Legendary for their history, beauty, and sheer variety, Rome and Venice are our most visited Italian destinations. Fortunately, these cities are more than just museums and churches. We asked our staff in both cities, Giorgia in Rome and Elisa in Venice, for their favorite recommendations for guests with kids. Going … Read More

Your Reading List for Rome

American writer Anatole Broyard said that Rome was “A poem pressed into service as a city.” When you visit Rome you’ll know exactly what he meant. But in fact you don’t have to visit Rome to get a feel for the magic of The Eternal City. And we might add that … Read More

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