You Can Learn The History Of This Italian City As You Shop; Catherine Sabino; Forbes

Retail therapy with history lessons too? When in Genoa, visit the botteghe storiche for great products and a glimpse into the city’s storied past. Like other places in Italy, Genoa is committed to preserving these special stores, established between the 17th and first half of the 20th centuries.

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10 Best Places to Visit in Italy (That Aren’t Venice, Florence, or Rome); Jessica Stewart; My Modern Met

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5 of the best day trip from Florence; Heather Cowper; Heather On Her Travels

As Florence in Italy gets more crowded each year, Heather Cowper recommends 5 of the best day trips from Florence to other places in Tuscany; Lucca, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Cinque Terre…

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6 Reasons to visit Northern Italy; DC Thomson Travel; The Courier

If you’re planning a holiday to Italy that is full of relaxation, culture, and history amid a stunning natural backdrop, here are 6 essential reasons why you should venture to the beautiful north of the country.

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Enriching All-Expenses-Paid Excursions; Kalina Nedelcheva; Trend Hunter

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NASA reveals stunning photo of the moon and Jupiter in the skies over the Alps; Shivali Best; Mirror

The stunning image was taken by photographer Giorgia Hofer, and has been featured as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day…

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Selfie culture has doomed the world’s most precious tourist sites; Eric Spitznagel; News.com.au

Instagram posts of the blooming poppy fields in a small Southern Californian town last March inspired thousands to flock there.

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This underground crypt is considered the Sistine Chapel of rock-hewn churches; Daniel Esparza; Aleteia

When Benedictine monks got to the trail of Pietrapenta, near the southern Italian city of Matera (also known as “the subterranean city”) around the 9th century, they decided to settle in the abundant…

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The best 1-star reviews of the Seven Wonders of the World; Natalie Compton; Washington Post

The best 1-star reviews of the Seven Wonders of the World…

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The Top 4 Off-the-Beaten Path Destinations in Italy; Megan Jerrard; Mapping Megan

If you’re lucky enough to have a bit more time in Italy, be sure to check out these cities that aren’t usually at the top of tourist destination lists.

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A biking guide to Sicily’s natural and historic treasures; Richard Bruschi; Matador Network

Unforgettable rides and some amazing food along the way.

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13 of the Best Places to Visit in Italy; Bill De Giulio; Wander Wisdom

Italy is a virtual treasure trove of fascinating destinations for the first-time visitor. The most difficult decision you’ll be faced with is what to see and where to visit. Here are 13 of the best destinations in Italy to consider to help make your vacation an unforgettable experience.

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Where to stay in Florence: BEST 6 areas for all kinds of vibes; Linda Massi; Hostelworld

Trip booked. Looking for where to stay in Florence? Try San Marco for great nightlife or Centro Storico for top sights. Read more on the BEST 6 areas.

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Which countries have the most UNESCO World Heritage sites?; Wanderlust

Team Wanderlust have listed the countries with the most UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the best sites worth visiting in Italy, Spain, Germany, China and France.

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6 gorgeous travel spots for the best ‘eat, pray, love’ holiday of your life; Ophelia Wu; SCMP

These destinations, as varied as Cambridge, Kyoto and Koh Samui, among others, offer plenty by way of great cuisine, rest and relaxation, and spiritual escape – the three fundamentals of a satisfying trip…

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The Eerie Charm Of Matera, Italy; John Mariani; Forbes

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Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Matera in the province of Basilicata, has become a great tourist draw and location for moviemaking.

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NASA shares amazing photo of huge ‘flying saucers’ hovering over Mount Etna; Sophie Curtis; Mirror

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Travel Europe: Hidden nooks among the crannies of winding sidestreets; Bob Taylor; CDN

Travel Europe by walking off the beaten path to find the nooks among the crannies where gardens flourish, small eateries await and life is quiet.

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Before and After Photos Show Reality of Venice’s Tourism Problem; Walker Loetscher; InsideHook

More than 50k people visit Venice each day, prompting the city to introduce an entry fee earlier this year. These before-and-after photos show the extent of the problem.

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Things to do in Florence | A Complete Florence Travel Guide; Kitt; The Kittchen

A list of all the best things to do in Florence, including historic sites, museums, outdoor activities, restaurants, and side trips.

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