Italy

How To Make All-Star Destinations Affordable

Paris, London, New York, Venice!  You’ve seen the pictures, you’ve dreamt of the delights, but now that you’re planning your round-the-world trip your budget is not cooperating.  Some of the most coveted destinations come with shocking price tags....

Travel Budget: Italy by the Numbers

$55.00 USD a day lets you eat great food, drink great wine and still see the sights in Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples and Salento. Don’t be scared off by your perception that Italy is expensive. With some flexibility, it can be relatively cheap (by Western European standards).

Our Secret Pleasure

We have a secret pleasure which I am somewhat ashamed of. It sneaks out most often on trains and sometimes busses. Here it is. We like to sneak a peak at how much people pay for things. On our train ride from Rome to Florence, we snuck a peak at our seat mate’s...

Video: The best gelato in Rome at Millennium Gelato

We ate a shameful amount of gelato in Italy and after traveling the country, we concluded that Millennium Gelato in Rome was the best we had. So when we had a 12 wait till our flight took off, we knew what we had to do: get one last taste. If you are heading to Rome,...

Adopting a Skull in Naples

Naples is a city that keeps most of its treasure hidden just behind the surface. A church such as Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo looks, frankly, bizarre on the outside but is stunning on the inside, and the streets themselves are dirty and full of garbage but inside the...

Venice: The City That Rewards The Late Risers

If I could offer you one piece of advice when visiting Venice, this would be it. Sleep in. I’m serious. Lounge around, read the paper, make love to your spouse. Whatever. But just sleep in. Get up around 10am or so. Have a late breakfast. Pack a lunch and hit...

Video: The View From Our Cabin In Sorrento

Sometimes what you pay is so wildly out of line with what you get. Most times, you pay a lot and get a little. Here in Sorrento, we are paying 20€ for a double room and have an incredible view of the ocean below. Do we have room service? Nope. Do we have a gym or...

Pizza Promotions and Touring a Radio Station in Rome

Since leaving Australia, our go to mode of accommodations has been Airbnb. European hotel rooms in cities like London, Rome and Florence are unforgiving on prices. Airbnb, however, has been very active in Rome and offers a very compelling alternative. Plus you get to...

The New Italy

If there is a reason to bet that Italy can recover from its current economic difficulties, shrug off political and social corruption that spans generations and emerge anew, it’s because of people like Alessandro and Marco. To be sure, there’s a lot to be...