Our Top 10 Italy Travel Destination Picks for 2022

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Looking for some fresh destinations for your 2022 vacation to Italy? We’ve compiled a list of timeless classics and lesser-known gems in Italy. First-time travelers to Italy might consider pairing one of these destinations with Rome, Florence, or Venice.

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Italy Makes for the perfect graduation gift

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Christmas is upon us, and you might still be looking for the perfect gift to give your new or soon-to-be graduate. Whether he or she is a high school or university graduate, the option to travel abroad and explore a new culture can be a highly enriching event and an opportunity for personal growth that will certainly come in handy for the rest of their lives.

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Italy’s La Befana Celebration

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While Christmas might be more famous worldwide, Italian children have another special holiday to look forward to in early January. On the night of January 5, the eve of the Epiphany, an old woman riding a broomstick is said to deliver gifts to good children throughout Italy. Though elements of this story might sound familiar, La Befana is uniquely Italian.

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Last Call to See Italy without the Crowds

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Winter is the perfect time to travel to Italy without the Crowds Ready to travel? Don’t miss the unique advantages of visiting Italy before the spring and summer rush. If COVID-19 has taught us one important thing, it’s that unexpected events can occur at any time. Therefore, we must embrace life, our loved ones, and

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Exploring Italy’s Off the Beaten Path Art Cities

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Exploring Italy’s Off the Beaten Path Art Cities Delve into Italy’s rich art and history culture through top off-the-beaten track art cities Trieste, Padua, and Reggio Calabria. After months of being cooped up inside, exploring Italy’s art cities, which are filled with splendid and highly reputable, though in some cases lesser-known, cultural sites is the

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Travel to Italy from USA: What you need to know

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Travel to Italy from the USA: What you need to know Ready to plan your trip to Italy? Learn about the updated entry requirements to visit Italy from the USA. After a challenging year, Italy re-opened its doors to U.S. travelers in July 2021. Since then, U.S. travelers have enjoyed exploring the country with fewer

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Regions in Italy Perfect for Exploring by Car

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Perfect Regions of Italy for Exploring by Car There’s never been a better time to get behind the wheel and explore the Italian peninsula by car. Whether you’ve been to Italy before or are planning your first trip, including a rental car in your travel package is an excellent way to get in touch with

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Travel to Italy and Green Pass Certificate

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Travel to Italy from the USA: What you need to know The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here — Italy is now welcoming U.S. travelers once more. After a challenging year, the situation in Italy has drastically improved: restaurants and points of interest are fully open, curfews have been lifted, and, most

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Italy’s Best Underrated Archeological Sites

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Best Italy’s underrated archeological sites With a rich history that spans millennia, Italy is naturally home to hundreds of interesting archeological sites. Once you’ve admired the majesty of the Colosseum and walked through the preserved streets of the city of Pompeii, there are still plenty of noteworthy archeological areas throughout Italy to explore. The following

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Recharge and Reconnect in Italy

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Bringing Loved Ones Together Through Travel As we look ahead to travel after the COVID-19 pandemic, intimacy is a key theme that will guide us from the early planning stages through the end of the trip. Working one-on-one with a travel specialist has always been the best way to handcraft an extraordinary vacation, and this

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Top 5 Activities to Experience in Italy with your Family

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Top 5 Activities to Experience in Italy with Your Family Traveling to another country offers unique opportunities not only to unwind, but to bond with travel companions during culturally enriching experiences that can’t be replicated anywhere else. Italy’s varied landscape coupled with a vast selection of cultural, artistic, historic, and culinary offerings makes this scenic

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Top 5 Activities to Enjoy with Friends during a Trip to Italy

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Our Top 5 Activities to Experience in Italy with Friends Whether you’re working together to navigate the streets of an unfamiliar city or sharing a meal at a small, authentic restaurant favored by the locals, the intimate nature of travel allows for unparalleled bonding experiences among friends. Thanks to its millenary history, vast cultural wealth,

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Uncovering the Treasures of Umbria

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Uncovering the Treasures of Umbria The Green Heart of Italy is best characterized by endless landscapes featuring rolling hills, verdant mountains, and expansive plains all dotted with charming medieval hamlets. While smaller, cities and towns here are rich in history, beginning with the earliest Etruscan and Umbrian settlements. This makes Umbria a great option for [...] Read more »
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Piedmont’s Langhe and Roero: A Gastronomic Paradise

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Piedmont's Langhe and Roero: A Gastronomic Paradise Lovers of food and wine hoping to escape large crowds should visit Italy’s Piedmont region where culinary and wine itineraries abound. Though Piedmont is among Northern Italy’s less-traveled regions, it’s highly renowned among those who enjoy the finer things in life when it comes to gastronomy — think [...] Read more »
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Unwinding in Sicily’s Aeolian Islands

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Unwinding in Sicily's Aeolian Islands North of Sicily, the Seven Pearls of the Mediterranean glisten atop the blue-green waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. A picturesque archipelago formed by volcanic activity, Italy’s Aeolian Islands are a coastal paradise. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, the islands of Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Vulcano, Filicudi, and [...] Read more »
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How to Live a Bit of Italy from Afar

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It's all about food and wine Though we may not be able to travel right now, there are plenty of small things you can do to bring Italy to your home. From lengthy meals to high-quality ingredients, it’s no secret that food and Italian culture go hand in hand. Throughout Italy, cooking and eating are [...] Read more »
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More Than Cocktail Hour: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo

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More Than Cocktail Hour: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo Another great way in to let your inner Italian shine is to embrace the time-honored tradition of aperitivo. A staple of Italian bar culture, the aperitivo is an excuse to spend time in the company of good friends after work and to enjoy a cocktail [...] Read more »
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Carbonara Recipe

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[trg_recipe template="recipe" img_alt="Carbonara Pasta" img_align="center" summary="One of Rome’s famous pasta dishes, carbonara is popular throughout the Italian peninsula. The ingredients are simple, yet timing and technique are the most difficult parts of this dish. It may take a few attempts to master carbonara, but trust us it will be well worth it." method_heading="Instructions" other_notes="Note: In [...] Read more »
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Our Top 10 Italy Destination Picks for 2021

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10 Italy Destinations WE Love! When planning a trip to Italy, the Big Three — Rome, Florence, and Venice — tend to be at the top of the list, and, rightly so, since these cities are the crown jewels of Italy. Without detracting from the allure of Italy’s most famous cities, we’re proposing 10 unique [...] Read more »
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Winter Skiing and Beyond in the Italian Alps

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Winter Skiing and Beyond in the Italian Alps Italy’s peak travel season may be during the summer months, but thanks to a rich variety of natural landscapes that come alive at different points of the year, there’s still plenty of fun to be had even as the temperatures get colder. Whether it’s skiing at one [...] Read more »
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5 Reasons to Visit Italy’s Art Cities in the Winter

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Discover the Best 5 Reasons to Travel to Italy in the Winter Season If you are open to traveling when the weather gets colder, visiting Italy in the winter can be just as rewarding as a summer trip. Active travelers may flock to Italy’s ski resorts and mountain destinations during the winter months, but do [...] Read more »
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A Glimpse Back in Time: Neapolitan Nativity Scenes

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A Glimpse Back in Time: Neapolitan Nativity Scenes When asked to picture a nativity scene, what do you see? Most of us will conjure images of a humble manger with a few small statues: the Holy Family, the Magi, farm animals, and perhaps some shepherds. Generally speaking, these reverent representations of the Birth of Christ [...] Read more »
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Meet Our Locals: Christmas Edition

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Meet Our Locals: Christmas Traditions Around Italy We hope you enjoy reading about Christmas traditions from our local guides featuring delicious food, rituals, and celebrations that are all characteristic of the holiday season in Italy. Marco, Guide from Florence, Tuscany Marco’s family upholds the Italian tradition of a meatless dinner on Christmas Eve. In the [...] Read more »
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Struffoli Recipe

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[trg_recipe template="recipe" img_alt="Struffoli Recipe" img_align="center" summary="Originating in Naples, this sweet treat can be found in other parts of southern Italy as well, such as Calabria and Sicily, under different names and topped with other ingredients. Traditionally prepared during the Christmas Season, Neapolitan struffoli are served with honey and brightly colored sprinkles." method_heading="Instructions" other_notes="Note: Instead of [...] Read more »

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