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WHEN IN ROME TOURS - A Food Lover's Top 10 List in Rome

WHEN IN ROME TOURS - A Food Lover's Top 10 List in Rome
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The Gypsy's Guide: My Three Best-Kept Travel Secrets for Rome When I take groups of travelers to Italy, my little heart pitter-pats when I hear, “I would never have known about this!” So, when Kimba at Artist-at-Large tagged me in Tripbase’s Best-Kept Secret carnival, I was thrilled. What good is a secret if you never tell anyone, right? So, here we go: my three best-kept travel secrets for Rome... Tip #1: Stay in the City Center and Take Mass Transit Rome is not a cheap city, but many travelers make the mistake of staying far on the city’s outskirts and traveling in to the center each day to go sightseeing. Vieste, Puglia: a good destination for your summer holidays A Lively Seaside Town with Something for Everyone Vieste is a small, steep, cobbled town, spilling down the hillside above the sea on the eastern coastline of the Gargano, a peninsula sometimes described as the spur on the heel of the Italian boot. The town sits above the area’s most spectacular beach, a gleaming wide strip backed by sheer white cliffs and overshadowed by the towering Scoglio di Pizzomunno, a rock monolith. It is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea and separated from the Appennines by the Tavoliere plateau.

Siena, Italy Pictures - Europe stock photos, fine art prints by QTL [View fewer pictures per page] [CLICK on any picture to see a larger image and details, to add to selection, to order, and to download wallpaper.] All text and photos © QT Luong. See conditions for use of images. All the 45 color pictures of Siena, Italy are on this page 100+ Things to Know If You’re Going to Italy My friends often ask me for support in travel preparation when they plan to go to Italy. In fact, I think it’s a great idea- go to a country prepared to experience it at the fullest! I enjoy learning about the little idiosyncrasies that make a visit to a new country so interesting, the small traditions, the interesting customs… so, I thought I’d give you a cheat-sheet for Italy. If you’d like a personalized crash-course on Italian culture before your trip, please contact me at vanessa at Italyinsf dot com. I would be happy to schedule a time to help you out with your trip organization as well as give you some useful tips about culture and traditions!

Photography: Antwerp in 50 Pictures Antwerp is one of the major cities in Flanders, Belgium. It is located on the right bank of the river Scheldt, which mouths into the North Sea. The city has one of the largest seaports in Europe. According to folklore, and as celebrated by the statue in front of the town hall, the city got its name from a legend about a mythical giant called Antigoon. He exacted a toll from those crossing the river Scheldt, and for those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river Scheldt. Eventually, the giant was beaten by a young hero named Brabo, who cut off the giant’s own hand and flung it into the river.

Italy Trip Planning: 24 Resources You’ll Want Italy is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and it has claimed that status for many hundreds of years. We all know people who have visited and swooned over the country, and you’d think if everyone’s already been there (which often seems true) that the influx of visitors would slow down – but that’s clearly not the case. Anyone who has tried to take a leisurely stroll across a jam-packed piazza or wedge onto yet another crowded bus can attest to the fact that Italy is as swarmed with tourists now as it has been for decades.

Milan guide: the city's cultural secrets unveiled Milan is a city of secrets and surprises. Every time I go back for business or to see my friends and family, I am taken aback by its elegance, beauty and style. Milan is the city in Italy I feel closest to, because of its openness, its cosmopolitan outlook and its intense energy. Milan requires more effort and dedication than other Italian cities but, once discovered, the rewards are much greater than those offered on ‘easier’ trails through Rome, Florence or Venice. Milan is an intelligent, challenging and supremely elegant Italian city; a foreigner can learn more about the best of Italy here than anywhere else in the country. Romance of the rocks Ulster warriors ... the Giant's Causeway is the coast's main attraction. Photo: Getty Images David Atkinson discovers the legends etched in limestone and basalt landscapes on a road trip of the Causeway Coast. It's a journey of fire and ice, limestone and basalt. But, most of all, as I set out from Belfast Lough to Lough Foyle, just outside Londonderry, this 190-kilometre trip comes alive with ancient folk legends. "Ireland has the second-oldest oral tradition of storytelling in the world after Greece," tour guide Ken McElroy says.

The Italian Hotel built inside Abandoned Medieval Grottos Okay come with me, we’re going to explore every inch of this hotel built inside the deserted grottos of an Italian mountain village from the Middle Ages. The cliffs of the Gravina River Valley in Matera Italy are believed to be the site of the first human settlements in the country. So let’s begin our tour of this extremely off-beat, no doubt unique and very chic hotel, La Grotta della Civita… La Grotta della Civita, consists of 18 cave rooms as well as a restaurant, which took a total of 10 years to renovate from what was essentially a series of deserted caves, last inhabited in the 1950s by residents who lived very primitively. The now UNESCO-listed town of Matera has a prehistoric birthday; it’s dwellings are carved into limestone rock that overlook the Gravina gorge, connected by winding cobblestone streets, built right over the rooftops of other caverns.

Best Places to visit in Italy (b4 u DIE!) Top selection of places in Italy to see at least once in life Top 10 places to see in Italy before you die! I have a long, endless list of places to see before I die. I think everyone has its personal list of places which have captured his interest. Five of the Best Sweet Treats to Try in Paris Sweet Treats in Paris by Canon s3 When strolling along famous Paris streets like the Champs-Elysées and Rue Royale, your nose will be assaulted by delicious odors wafting from some of the greatest bakers, confectioners and chocolatiers in France. Don’t be tempted by imitators – when in Paris, go for the original and best creators of world-famous sweet treats.