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OTP's Favorite Travel Apps of 2013

New apps to color the road from point A to point B (and one to keep you alive should point C be passed-out drunk in a ditch.)<p>Photo by: Ethan Hein<p>Whether you count digital sheep to sleep or spend nights scrolling through on-demand sex dates, over a million apps exist to make your life easier (or at …

6 tips for travel research beyond your guidebook

LUANG PRABANG MAY BE off the beaten path, but it’s still pretty well covered in the guidebooks. Planning to get there overland is really little more …

Border Crossings

Made in Italy: Florence

This story of Italian artisans is one of valuables and values” writes Isabella Brega, author of the following article adapted from <i>Traveler</i>‘s Italian edition, <i>Touring</i>. The hallmarks of this artisanal tradition–creativity, innovation, craftsmanship–go back at least 3,000 years, to when Etruscans …

The perfect trip: Italy

A new take on the Grand Tour proves that the country’s treasures remain as rewarding as ever.<p>The Grand Tour was a European cultural jaunt focused on Italy that became part of the education of 18th-century high society. We offer a new take on the trip, proving that the country’s treasures remain as …

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Photo Essay: San Gimignano in Tuscany, Italy

San Gimignano delle belle Torri –<br>Beautiful towers of San Gimignano.<p>This small medieval town 60 kilometers south of Florence is one of the most famous …

10 years in Italy…and counting

If you get my newsletter, you saw that I mentioned July is a big month for me.<p><b>A big reason why is it marks my 10th anniversary of arriving in Italy.</b> …

QI: some quite interesting facts about Italy

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI does a job on Italy.<p><i>You may have the universe if I may have Italy.</i> Giuseppe Verdi<p><b>Language</b><p>Before Italy’s unification in 1861, Italian was primarily a written language based, due to authors like Aretino and Dante, …

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Off the Beaten Path - 10 Amazing Places to See near Rome

Forgotten by tourists and obscured by Rome, there are plenty of off the beaten path places near Rome that deserve attention for the perfect escape

Travel and Packing Tips to Go to Italy

Italy has long been a favored destination for visitors from abroad. The haunting streets of Venice, wondrously cavernous cathedrals of Rome and delicately colored Italian countryside have enthralled travelers for centuries. Today Italy remains one of the world's top five tourist destinations. If …

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The Country Towns and Locations surrounding Siena

Tuscan Countryside south of Siena: photo by Carlo Carletti<p>While Florence is often a privileged travel destination, more often than not the …

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Liguria: Salt, Sea, Sun And Stunning Views On The Italian Riviera

Speedboat centurions and Apollonian wind surfers carved the waves far below us. Several hundred thousand bronzed bodies carpeted the beaches, lolled …

The Travel Seasons of Italy

Who wouldn’t love to travel to Italy in the early months of summer when the green is on the vines and the air is warm and soft? But the summer months …

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The Pantheon in Rome

No trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to <b>Pantheon</b>. Because it is such a popular tourist destination, you will have to plan to deal with …

Villa Rental in Italy : Tuscany and more...

Everyone needs to take a break from the cumbersome life of today and go for a vacation. Europe is one of the most sought after tourist destinations, …

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Luxury beach holidays in Italy

Boats in the Portofino harbour.<p><b>Italy</b> is one of the premier luxury beach destinations in Europe, with an outstanding reputation that spans centuries. …

Insider Secrets of Rome

<i>Photo Courtesy of Kaeli Conforti. Article by The Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Heaping plates of light-as-air pasta. Art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Some of the most entertaining people-watching on the planet. Rome is a city like no other. But as welcoming as it can be, to the first-time …

What To Do in Siena... in Pictures

What to do in Siena, Italy? Lots!<p>Siena, Italy is stunning… and couldn’t be a better destination for your trip to Italy. Located right in the heart of …

Hidden depths of Amalfi

Hidden depths of Amalfi<p>The Amalfi Coast remains an intriguing mix of sophistication and simplicity. A mere seagull's spit from the super yachts, …

Bang for your buck, Italy edition

Another installment of my travel tips to help you stretch those hard earned dollars, today we are off to Italy!<p><b>Cheap flights to Italy</b><p>Milan is one of …

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Venice: The Most Expensive Taxi Rides in the World?

I can recommend you a taxi ride for € 400, which is actually worth it! You arrive in Venice and what do you see? Canals! There are no cars, but boats …

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How to Do Florence on a Budget

<i>Photo Courtesy of mcmillent/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Florence is an Italian city best known for its art. Home to the <b>Galleria degli Uffizi</b> and the <b>Galleria dell'Accademia</b> (where Michelangelo's <i>David</i> masterpiece resides), visitors from around the world flock to see …

It Looks Like The Leaning Tower Of Pisa Is Finally Straightening Out

The Torre di Pisa -- or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, as most English-speakers know it -- is continuing its slow but steady return to “straightness.”<p>According to an annual report released by the official surveillance group in charge of monitoring the famously tilting structure, the tower has recovered …

The Best Small Towns in Central Italy, in Pictures

Small towns in Italy’s central regions, including Tuscany and Umbria, are full of surprises! Splendid views of the Umbrian countryside from Todi. …

5 Unusual Things To Do in Venice

Leisure & AdventureSightsNorth ItalyVenicegondola ridemuranowhat to seewhat to dogondolaCarnivalChurcheshighlight veniceVenice is one of the most …

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Discovering Italy with by Car While on a Road Trip

A road trip through Italy is not only an affordable option, it's a different way to see all of Italy’s natural beauty.

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