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Agrigento – Valley of the Temples

Agrigento – Valley of the Temples

The city of Agrigento lies near the southern coast of Sicily with only the Mediterranean separating it from North Africa. On a long ridge across from the modern city, lie the ruins of Akragas, one of the crown jewels of the ancient world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here the remains of seven Greek […]

Ravenna – City of Mosaics

Ravenna – City of Mosaics

Former capital of no less than three empires, Ravenna, Italy is nowadays best known for being the proud possessor of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As well as being the burial place of Dante and a former home to Byron, the town’s magnificent mosaics inspired Cole Porter’s classic “Night and Day.” In ancient times, Ravenna […]

Wining and Dining in Florence Without Breaking the Bank.

Wining and Dining in Florence Without Breaking the Bank.

Like most destinations, Florence, Italy has numerous restaurants of varying quality and authenticity. However, with a little effort and patience, it is possible to have an authentic Italian experience and find great value for exceptional food. Famous for its bustling street market, the area around San Lorenzo overflows with eateries just waiting to rip off […]

Lake Como and Villa Del Balbianello

Lake Como and Villa Del Balbianello

Lake Como is one of northern Italy’s most famous areas thanks to its pristine mountain-ringed waters, palatial villlas with lush grounds like Villa del Balbaniello, one of the settings for Casino Royale, and of course, celebrities like George Clooney who own houses there. Just an hour north of Milan, the city of Como on the lake’s […]

Rome

Rome

Rome once was the center of the most powerful empire in the world. Today, with its open air archaeological sites, stunning art collections and religious shrines, the city remains true to its nickname – the Eternal City. Spread across seven hills and bisected by the Tiber River, Rome is a city of distinct quarters – […]

Venice

Venice

With its quaint canals, breathtaking views and incredible art, the magical city of Venice has proven an irresistible draw for generations of travelers. Venice is divided into six sestieri (districts) spread across several islands in the lagoon between the coast of Italy and the Adriatic Sea. Protected from the sea by a number of barrier […]

Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, is flush with history and culture unbeknownst to the many Morocco-bound tourists who flock to Tangiers and Casablanca. For those who venture off the beaten path, however, Rabat will prove just as rewarding.

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