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Flea Markets in Italy: 10 must do flea markets in Rome

Intro<p>What could be better than strolling age-old cobblestone streets in search of the perfect gift? For travelers who are always looking for …

Day Trip To Verona, The City of Romeo And Juliet

I took the train by myself from Venice to Verona the city that is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet. Where is Verona? …

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The Big Trip – Not to be Missed Cities of Italy

Experience the beauty and charm of Italy in its most admired cities.<p>Ah, Italy, the land of pizza, pasta and gelato. Home to world-renowned works of …

10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

Venice Italy: Secret Passageways, Doge’s Palace & Politics

Put the word “secret” in front of anything and you’ll get people’s attention. It congers up thoughts of voyeurism, hushed tones, sneaking around, …

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7 Things You Never Knew About Rome

Before you plan a trip to Italy's capital, check out these inside tips, tricks, and fascinating facts.

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Where To Find Rome That Is Invisible To Those Who Rush

I am writing this post to say goodbye to winter, the season that I have come to love since moving to Italy. There are many reasons why I love Italy …

Rome’s Very Short Street With a Long, Magnificent History

From This Story<p>Related Content<p><i>Editors' Note, April 9, 2015: This story originally featured a photo that inadvertently included spray-painted graffiti</i> …

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Medici Prince Appeals for Help: “Save Florence!”

Human Journey<p>THE PLACES WE LOVE VIII<p>Prince Ottaviano de’Medici di Toscana, President of the International Medici Association and present-day representative of the Historic House of the Medici—the family who powered the Italian Renaissance and thus much of Western civilization—lives in the splendid, …

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Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

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40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

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Palazzo Altemps: The Best Rome Museum Not On Your List

I can completely geek out on museums in Rome. So here's an embarrassing confession for you: until a few months ago, I'd never been to Palazzo …

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Rome, Italy

Neil Caulfield<p>June 15, 2015 0<p>Coming from DC, where landmarks are plenty, but not necessarily that big elaborate in detail, I was not sure what to …

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The New Pope Isn't the Only Reason to Visit Italy: 5 Secret Attractions in Rome

Under-the-radar spots to visit in Rome, including a palace, a peaceful park, and an incredible gelateria.<p>We have a new pope! White smoke billowed out from the Sistine Chapel's chimney today as the Catholic church announced its new leader: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the first South American chosen for …

Rome Travel: Why You Should Skip the Colosseum. Forget the Vatican, Too.

Well-known sites in Rome such as the Vatican offer a connection with the past—but the Eternal City has plenty of lesser-known, and arguably better sites, to visit. If you're trying to figure out what to do in Rome, Context Travel docent Whitney Webster offers alternatives to classic attractions, …

The Best Restaurants in Rome Tourists Don't Know About

Instead of falling into the same tourist traps, why not follow a local's lead—straight to the best restaurants in Rome.<p>When I see innocent tourists in Rome fawning over frozen pizza and generic gelato, I just want to take them by their t-shirts, scrub their sticky, tiramisu-covered fingertips, and …