Italian Travels Tips


By Greg Hostern

Surprises

Whenever you travel to a new country your always going to find surprises. What would you do if you knew most of these surprises before you go. Learning about the do and don’t s before you go will save you from a lot of embarrassment and a possibility of offending someone. One of the main things you should learn before you go is the dining and also the health and safety of the area you will traveling to. A lot of the things you will find here are things that most people have learned and gathered about traveling to Italy.

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Things to Remember

One of the things you should know is not all places allow picture-taking. Museums, especially, often retain sole rights to photograph their works. Flash photography is especially frowned upon as being disruptive.Also though Italy may be very tourist-friendly and known for fashion, it is generally considered rude to walk around town in bikinis, beach attire, short shorts, and skimpy outfits so always make sure you are properly dress when visiting certain areas of town.Also if you are hoping to find a dry cleaner in the Tuscan countryside, laundry facilities are hard to find outside large cities so plan ahead. Now if you plan on doing a lot of shopping in Italy know that returning or exchanging an item, even if it is flawed is uncommon in Italian stores.Now as to talk a little about one of the great things Italy is known for, its beaches. One thing Italy is know for is its beaches. It is common on beaches in northern and central Italy to see topless sunbathers, however it will most likely lead to stares and catcalls when done in the more conservative and traditional south. And remember that it is considered rude to walk around town in your swimsuit or beach attire.

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By Graham Jeffries

Ultimately, the purpose of traveling is to stimulate the senses with unique experiences. The reason we go on vacations and travel overseas is to experience the sensations associated with places other than where we call home, and the pleasure in any vacation or travel experience is directly related to the degree to which we experience sights, smells, sounds, flavors, and sensations that are not only different from what we normally experience, but also immersive and stimulating. We rely on arousal and variety to not only heighten the senses, and thus the experience, but also to fully impress our memories with all we have taken in. A vacation without intense stimulation of the senses can only be a less-than memorable experience.

Italy Travel Notes – Travel To Italy And Experience Europe

There can be no better vacation destination than Italy for exploring the depths of the senses. With its intensity and variety of experiences and sensations, a vacation to Italy is guaranteed to be stimulating, thrilling, and memorable. In this rich land full of history and culture, from prehistoric ruins, through the ancient Roman relics, to the philosophical and artistic explosion of the Renaissance, each location is different and holds unique treasures for those who wish to develop a fine palate and perfect the art of living through the senses.

Exploring the Depths of the Senses in Italy


By Elena Bernardi

Ultimately, the purpose of traveling is to stimulate the senses with unique experiences. The reason we go on vacations and travel overseas is to experience the sensations associated with places other than where we call home, and the pleasure in any vacation or travel experience is directly related to the degree to which we experience sights, smells, sounds, flavors, and sensations that are not only different from what we normally experience, but also immersive and stimulating. We rely on arousal and variety to not only heighten the senses, and thus the experience, but also to fully impress our memories with all we have taken in. A vacation without intense stimulation of the senses can only be a less-than memorable experience.

Italy Travel Notes – Vacation To Italy And Get A Major Dose Of History

There can be no better vacation destination than Italy for exploring the depths of the senses. With its intensity and variety of experiences and sensations, a vacation to Italy is guaranteed to be stimulating, thrilling, and memorable. In this rich land full of history and culture, from prehistoric ruins, through the ancient Roman relics, to the philosophical and artistic explosion of the Renaissance, each location is different and holds unique treasures for those who wish to develop a fine palate and perfect the art of living through the senses.

How to Travel to Italy With Kids


By Ed MacDonald

Your friends and family may think you are crazy to even consider bringing your whole family on a European vacation, but it just takes a little planning to learn how to travel to Italy with kids and enjoy it! The lifetime of memories you will be making with your children will be worth any bumps in the road. Here are some tips to get you started:

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There are quite a few popular attractions that the kids will insist on visiting while in Italy. First of all, there is Bomarzo Monster Park, it’s a 16th century park with an odd assortment of grotesque mythical statues in Northern Lazio, north of Rome. Secondly, you can visit Pinocchio Park, a great place to take children when traveling in Italy. Pinocchio Park is in northern Tuscany in the village of Collodi, birthplace of the author of the Pinocchio story. Last, there is Gardaland, Italy’s largest amusement park with rollercoasters, themed attractions and water rides for the whole family. Remember, it’s Europe, not Disneyworld. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself that going to Italy won’t be like much of the travel you have probably done in the USA. You won’t find the same kid-friendly amenities and easy to navigate theme parks that you do here.

Romance, Romance – Of Course Italy


By Dale Montz

One of the most romantic cities in the world, it just oozes romance. This is a place of fine food, where people honor and love eating. Where eating is an art, not just something to do. It is a city of history and character with natural beauty. Art and more art, a place where you can’t see it all in a one week vacation, and then just can’t wait to go back to experience it all over again. It is one of those places that people return again and again, just to get that feeling of Italy all over again.

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Photograph by Tiziano

Italy is a marvelous honeymoon destination; so romantic, just to say the name it brings up visions of romance. Whether you stay in a large city, go into the villages, walk the narrow streets, go to Rome, or visit the Alps; all of Italy leads to wine, food and camaraderie with the locals and/or other visitors, the general atmosphere is of visiting and getting to know one another and to just enjoy life, no hurry, no bustling around; slow and savor life.

The Secret Gems of Italy: Alba and Barolo


By Barbara Conelli

ALBA – THE CITY OF TRUFFLES

Did you know that truffles had their own capital? And I don’t mean the chocolate ones. It’s called Alba, a beautiful city in the heart of Langhe south of Turin, or Torino. If you can choose, visit this city of over twenty nine thousand inhabitants in October. The smell of fresh truffles is ever-present, and you will have so much fun watching the famous donkey race, Palio degli Asini.

Photograph by F. Mottironi

In the middle Ages, Alba was a free city-state. Until today, you can admire the rests of its glory in the paved streets. There used to be many aristocratic towers throughout the city, but unfortunately, only a handful is still standing today. The most beautiful ones can be found in Via Cavour, Via Vittorio Emanuelle II, and on Piazza Duomo.

Discover Italy: Lago Di Trasimeno – The Treasure of Umbria


By Barbara Conelli

Lago di Trasimeno is the biggest lake in Italy but it’s only about 13 feet deep. During hot summers, the water quickly evaporates, and local people are afraid that one day they might lose their beautiful treasure forever. But at least for now, the lake seems to be safe and you can explore all the wonders it generously offers to its visitors.

The most beautiful city on the lake shore, and the center of the area, is Castiglione del Lago. It’s inviting trattorias in narrow streets, and cafés on piazzas make it an ideal vacation spot. Don’t forget to explore Palazzo della Corgna that dominates the city. This castle from middle ages hosts beautiful frescos and offers amazing views of the city and the lake.

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