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Important Dates in Italian History for the Curious Traveler

A short primer on a few of the dates you will encounter while meandering the streets and squares of Italy.

Five Fabulous Art Works in Rome You May Have Missed

Deciding on a favorite piece of art in Italy is similar to picking a favorite child: it's an impossible task. On some days, when thinking about ...

When to Go to Italy: Tourist Seasons, Weather, and Holidays

Wondering when the best time is to go to Italy? Depending on whom you ask, you'll probably get a different answer. But I'll do my best to explain ...

Five Favorite Obelisks in Rome

Rome is city of obelisks. Here is information on five obelisks that you'll definitely see while visiting the Eternal City.

Rome When It Rains: Where to Go and What to Do

If you don't know what to do on a rainy day in Rome, try these suggestions.

Italy’s Most Unusual Religious Relics

For every Biblical tale and saintly life, there is at least one precious relic housed in Rome, the Vatican, or in one of Italy's thousands of ...

Papal Basilicas of Rome: Santa Maria Maggiore (Photos)

Santa Maria Maggiore, known in English as St. Mary Major, is one of the four papal basilicas in Rome along with San Giovanni in Laterano, San Paolo ...

20 Things To Love About Italy: Molise to Veneto

Part 2 of 20 Things We Love About Italy includes travel ideas for the regions of Molise, Piemonte, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino Alto Adige, ...

What’s Old Is New Again: Rome’s Via Appia Antica

Now that we've entered the Holy Season, tourism to Rome is going to start heating up again quite quickly. Of course, you can follow the pilgrimage ...

Saving Money — and Time — with Combined Tickets

A lot of touristy, and even not-so-touristy, cities in Italy offer combined tickets. These tickets include admission to several related attractions ...

Tourism Boards

Below, in alphabetical order by region, are links to official regional and local tourism boards in Italy. These include 14 "città metropolitane," ...

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