Have you ever faced the never ending crowds in Tuscany? Have you ever hiked along the Cinque Terre to witness the beautiful scenery but have the experience dampened due to the throngs of sightseers? Have you ever felt like just another tourist that nobody cares about while visiting Italy? If you visit the Apennines in [...]
Emilia Romagna is a beautiful region of Italy. We never would have known that had we not taken part in Blogville started by Melvin of TravelDudes and Kash of BudgetTraveller. These guys and Nicholas Montemaggi of the Emilia Romagna tourism board decided that it’s time the rest of the world sees how beautiful this region [...]
When visiting Emilia Romagna, you can’t help but get excited over cars. Known as the land of motors, this Italian province takes fast cars seriously. How can you not when such iconic manufacturers like Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborgini were born and raised here? Our first Italian fast car experience took place near the town of [...]
It had been a busy first half of 2013. We had just crisscrossed from South Africa to 5 different countries in Europe over to South Australia and then on to Mexico. When we found ourselves in Italy after four months of intense travel for the #blogville experience in Emilia Romagna we were ready to relax. [...]
When we were told that we’d be going learn how Traditional Balsamic Vinegar was made, I will admit, I wasn’t too excited. You see before going to Emilia Romagna in Italy, I didn’t have much of an appreciation for food. We’ve tasted meals by some of the top chefs in the world, eaten at Michelin [...]
Florence is a travel photographers dream and one could get lost for days exploring its beauty and enjoying its history. It is a work of art.
As a travel photographer I spend a lot of time looking at travel photos. I try to pick out unique themes that will interest our readers.
Whenever I think about the Roman Forum, Sondheim’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Now I was seeing it for myself in Rome!
We’ve been talking a lot about apartment rentals over the past year as an alternative to hotels when traveling.There is something comforting to be able to come home after a day of sightseeing and sit in your own living room while reading a book or watching a movie in peace and quiet.
It is worth taking the Walks of Italy walking tour of Florence to see the famouns statue of Michelangelo’s David. This tour catapults you to the front of a very long line to The Galleria Dell Accademia.
We thought it would be interesting to compare our experience between our apartment rental and our hotel stay in Venice and give our readers some trip advice to know which form of accommodation we think is better. At least in Venice anyway.
“Venice is meant to be seen by boat.” That is what our guide Jennifer said to us while we waited at the pier for our private tour of Venice. We were taking a tour of the city by water taxi. A sleek and classic white boat where we lounged under the sun in the lap of luxury.
For decades Venice Gondolas have been romanticized in the movies and ever since seeing Katherine Hepburn cruising through the canals in Summertime, people have flocked to Venetia to listen to That’s Amoré while being slowly pushed through its famous waterways.
The best part of staying in an apartment when traveling is to be able to cook at home. One of the most expensive parts of travel for us, is food. We love to eat well and can never bring ourselves to jump in for a quick bite at the stand up bar or grab a sandwich to go.
When we were told that we’d be spending the morning at Gladiator School during our visit to Italy’s capital, we immediately said, “Sign me up!” Who doesn’t want to learn a little about the Ancient City’s past while getting the chance to wield a sword?
We first were introduced to apartment rentals as an alternative to hotels last year during the Mongol Rally. It was a couple of days later that Roomorama became our official sponsor of the whacky rally.
Ancient Rome is Fascinating. Especially in photos. Looking at the city from both night and day gives you a different feeling. Streets are crazy busy during the day yet hauntingly peaceful at night.
I know, You’re wondering why on earth we were at a cemetery on a walking tour through markets and traditional eateries, but this isn’t your every day food tour. It’s an culinary journey through Rome’s culture and history. Kenny, our guide had many a story to share and our stop at the cemetery was the highlight of our trip.
We have never gone on a food tour before, but when in Rome, I think that it is something that is not to be missed. So when our old Mongol Rally teammate Sherry of Ottsworld hooked us up with Kenny of Eating Italy Food Tours in Rome, how could we resist?
We’ve arrived in Italy! If Rome can’t bring the romance and zest for travel back, nothing can! As I caught a glimpse of its massive monument, My mood of weary traveler changed instantly to excited tourist.