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The Beautiful Italian Town Of San Gimignano

Last time we were in Italy on a road trip (in a rickshaw), one place I’d really wanted to visit was San Gimignano. I had lots of people recommend it …

5 Restaurants in Rome Only Locals Know About

There’s a 12-mile brick wall that encircles Rome’s historical center. It is, by far, the largest ancient ruin in the city. When it was built in the 3rd century, it was meant to keep out so-called barbarians. Today, it tends to keep in visitors, acting as an obstacle that stands between them and …

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15 Money-Saving Hacks When Traveling to Rome

At first Rome might seem like it's an expensive city, but if you know what to pay for (and more importantly, what not to pay for), it can be quite affordable. When compared to many other capitals in Europe, Rome has prices that correspond to quality. For example, a dinner out with a bottle of wine …

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Rome Sweet Home: An Insider’s Guide of Where to Stay, Eat, Shop, and Relax

<b>Valentino</b> made headlines this season as the brand announced its plans to show its couture collection in Rome on July 9 in celebration of the opening of its new flagship in Piazza Mignanelli. “I plan to watch the show from my grandmother’s apartment on via Condotti,” says <b>Maria Sole Torlonia</b>, …

20 restaurants in Italy that will give you serious wanderlust

Based on their Michelin star ratings, critical praise, and industry accolades and awards, we believe that these 20 restaurants offer the very best taste of Italy.<p>Keep scrolling to find out which reservations you should book on your next trip to Venice, Modena, Florence, and other Italian food hubs.

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Secret Hotels of Rome (From $75!)

Here's your chance to be the ultimate Italy insider, with gorgeously affordable, off-the-beaten-path lodgings just steps from some of the Eternal …