Best Shoes to Pack for Italy

Packing for a trip to Italy can be hard. On the one hand, you want to be stylish. On the other, you want to be comfortable as you walk around museums in Florence and ruins in Pompeii. The same criteria apply to packing the shoes for your trip. Shoes take up a lot of room … Read more

Italy Travel Planning: First Time Visit to Italy in April on a Budget

Readers frequently write to me with questions about their Italy itineraries. I decided to start putting these informal tips online so that I can better help others. If you would like some help with your Italy travel planning, feel free contact me using the form at the end of this post. Italy Travel Planning Question … Read more

Italian Cities Eco Tote Bag

Show your love for Italy and say goodbye to plastic with this organic cotton tote bag. Printed with the names of four Italian Cities: Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. • 100% certified organic cotton 3/1 twill • Fabric weight: 8 oz/yd² (272 g/m²) • Dimensions: 16? × 14 ½? × 5? (40.6 cm × 35.6 … Read more

Italian Cities T

Four Italian cities—Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan—are printed on this 100% cotton t-shirt. It is pre-shrunk to make sure your size is maintained throughout several washes and a classic fit. • 100% combed ringspun cotton • Fabric weight: 4.3 oz/yd² (145.8 g/m²) • 30 singles • Classic semi-contoured silhouette with side seam • Tear-away label … Read more


white boat on blue water in liguria

Liguria, the eyebrow-shaped crescent that borders Tuscany and France, is a beautiful region known for its stunning coastline and picturesque towns. Here are some of the most important things that a traveler to Liguria should know: The region is famous for its seafood. Genoa is the home of basil, the key ingredient in pesto alla … Read more

Lombardy Travel Guide

Milan Duomo

The richest and most populous of Italy’s regions, Lombardy is home to Milan. Milan is not only the capital of Lombardy, but also Italy’s capital of fashion, finance, and media. Known as Lombardia in Italian, Lombardy derives its name from the Longobards, a Germanic kingdom that ruled large stretches of the Italian peninsula beginning in … Read more

Friuli-Venezia Giulia Travel Guide

Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Often paired with itineraries for Venice and the Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is the easternmost region in Italy. One of Italy’s five autonomous regions, Friuli-Venezia Giulia has a Central European flavor, owing to its geography and long history as a crossroads for trade. Friuli-Venezia Giulia Map | Mappa Friuli-Venezia Giulia Friuli-Venezia Giulia is bordered by Veneto … Read more