10 Mistakes Tourists make when visiting Italy

Having just returned from Rome for the umpteenth time I realized how much easier I find Italy as a tourist than my first trip here back in 2006. If only I had known what I know now, I could of avoided some sticky situations and a few embarrassments. When I am in Italy I see tourists make the same mistakes…
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10 things I’ve learned by dating an Italian

Discovering a new culture is an amazing travel experience, one that is even better when learned from the one you love. I’m sure many of us can relate to this if you have met someone while traveling or have married into a completely different culture than your own. My English culture is completely different to the Italian culture my partner…
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Italian Hand Gestures 101

Learn to speak with your hands like a true Italian The average Italian uses 250 every day. So would it be possible to have a conversation on holiday without knowing the language? Italian’s are famous for talking and expressing their feeling by using their hands. If you don’t speak Italian you can often understand the emotion of the conversation or…
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Review of Hotel Pacific Rome

Location Hotel Pacific is a 3 star hotel located in Cipro, a quiet residential area of Rome close to The Vatican City. We stayed here for only one night but it had everything we needed. I don’t like to spend money on extravagant hotels in cities since I only spend a few hours in the hotel and the rest out…
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Restoring the old ways – Venice’s Nizioleti

Venice is not like any other city I have been to for many reasons. Its charm and uniqueness is what draws people back time after time. It is a very small city, everything seems to be crammed together in a very constricted space, with alleys and walk ways interlinking and snaking across the islands. Every corner of this city has…
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