Posts Tagged "Italy"


Updated on: 03/6/19The following is a guest post from Travel Kiwis. I guess you are getting excited and maybe a little nervous too. You know this year you are finally going to tick off, your bucket list dream of visiting Italy. You can’t wait. You’re nervous. You want everything to be perfect, just like in the movies. But you have a dilemma, where do I start, what is the best city or town to see in Italy, where can I have the ultimate...

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Updated on: 03/4/19During our exploration of Italy, we were fortunate enough to take several walking tours as guests of Walks of Italy– one of the country's premier tour companies. We covered five tours, in three cities, featuring an array of topics from the historical, to culinary, and even a bit religious at the Vatican Museums. In the end we walked away with a fond appreciation for all things Italy (far more than I had from...

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Updated on: 05/30/18Italy is famous for its historical sites and culture. But one thing they would tell you about Italy is how rampant racism is, especially towards Asians. During my travels in the country, I experienced a lot of it. It All Began on the Train Ride In It all started when I switched from a Swiss train to an Italian train when I crossed the border to Italy. Upon switching trains, I encountered a woman who was giving me a...

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Updated on: 07/10/18Being in Venice for Carnival has been something I've dreamed about for the longest time.  I'm not particularly interested in most Carnival celebrations around the world because, well, they all seemed a bit cheesy, but Carnival in Venice always sounded to me like it would be a step above the rest and be an event worth experiencing. When I found out I would be traveling to northern Italy towards the end of the...

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Updated on: 01/8/19We had not done any research on driving in Italy before we arrived.  This was, of course, a bad decision. We made a few rookie mistakes at the beginning of our journey and if you are planning on driving in Italy here are some tips we learned that will hopefully help you avoid our mistakes. Tolls To drive on the Autostrada you have to enter at a toll gate and exit at one. The toll system is all ticketed here. We made...

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