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Updated September 26, 2017
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  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vatican City State, Italy
    The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter (Basilica Papale di San Pietro) or more commonly known as St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City State remains the largest church in the world today by volume (5 million cubic meters). The history of the churc…
    This review was featured on Monday September 25th, 2017
  2. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Florence, Italy
    The B&B Bonsignori is a bed and breakfast hotel located in a neighborhood or quarter of Florence called Oltrarno, a name which means beyond the Arno. The area is south of the Arno, so it is on the other side of the river from where the Uffizi Museum …
  3. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Naples, Italy
    I can't exactly recall the reason I chose this hotel to stay in, but as memory serves me it was to be high up and see the Bay of Naples. It certainly delivered in that regard and the views are absolutely spectacular. Unfortunately I didn't have a roo…
  4. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Rome, Italy
    I stayed in this hotel because I wanted something a few Metro stops from Termini and it seemed modern enough for a good price. Generally I don't like staying near Termini and try to get a bit of distance away, so this seemed like a good choice. The l…
    This review was featured on Friday April 20th, 2012
  5. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Rome, Italy
    This hotel is located near the Vatican in Rome, not exactly the center of things, but convenient for visiting the Vatican museum, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel. This was my intention, so it suited my needs. It's a typical type of Best Weste…
  6. Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Florence, Italy
    I was in Florence for a scientific meeting and went hunting for something within walking distance of the conference venue. Located on Via Cerretani, this place was very close to what I was looking for. I did think the hotel seemed a bit expensive, es…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Roma , Italy
    Colosseo di Roma (Coliseum of Rome) is the largest amphitheater of Roma, erected by the Emperor Vespasian during his reign (c. 69-79 AD). The area on which it was built was previously occupied by the artificial lake of the the Domus Aurea palace buil…
    This review was featured on Sunday August 6th, 2017
  8. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Erice, Italy
    I went on a mission to exchange some US dollars to Euro in the city of Trapani. Three separate banks refused service, one telling me "Does not connect" and with a shrug said "Tomorrow". I have no idea what that means, and left with no exchange. I tho…
  9. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Roma , Italy
    Fontana di Trevi is the largest fountain in Roma, with dimensions around 20 m wide and 26 m tall. It is enclosed between the buildings of a small square, the Piazza di Trevi, and somewhat nestled away here, such that one usually comes upon it all of …
  10. Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Florence, Italy
    This place is a small Pensione (guest house) that is very basic, but very cheap. It's the kind of place you would never find by searching hotels in Florence and was recommended to me by an Italian family who once stayed here. The proprietress (Lilia)…
  11. Ridiculously Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Lido, Italy
    Created in 1900 by the Venetian architects Raffaello and Francesco Marsich, the Hotel Des Bains was designed in an Art Nouveau style (known in Italy as Stile Liberty) which was in keeping with the taste of the times, and also drawing inspiration from…
    This review was featured on Thursday June 1st, 2017
  12. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Giudecca, Italy
    The Hotel Giudecca Venezia, as its namesake implies, is located on the island of Giudecca, which lies just south of the central islands of Venice. The hotel sits canal side at the end of Calle Fernando, near a private landing. A bit difficult to find…
    This review was featured on Thursday April 20th, 2017
  13. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Finale Ligure, Italy
    When the tourist invasion hits Italy in the summertime, many Italians head for the seaside to enjoy some relaxation in places like Finale Ligure, so it's generally populated by Italian families on holiday. The Hotel Medusa in Finale Ligure is located…
    This review was featured on Sunday March 3rd, 2013
  14. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Verona, Italy
    I must preface my review by saying that I made the mistake of arriving in Verona without a hotel reserved during the Opera season there. There were hotels to be had in the city, but at inflated prices. It did no good to complain and the staff at hote…
  15. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Bolsena, Italy
    Bolsena is not a particularly large town located in the northern part of Lazio on the shore of a lake by the same name. A charming and relaxed town, there are a number of resort type hotels near the lake, but in the very center of the town sits the H…
    This review was featured on Monday January 2nd, 2017
  16. Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Rome, Italy
    Hotel Papa Germano is a quick fix for a hotel in Rome, being located very close to the main train station, Termini. There are actually a lot of hotels in the area where Papa Germano is located, so even if there are no rooms available here, there are …
  17. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Finale Ligure, Italy
    There are many hotels in Finale Ligure, but they fill up in the summertime as Italians flock to the coast for a holiday with the family, so it's usually a good idea to call ahead when looking for a room. The Hotel Villa Italia in Finale Ligure is loc…
  18. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Rome, Italy
    Getting about by train, as opposed to renting a car, in Italy is certainly doable, but definitely requires patience and time. You have to be willing to be a little flexible and not expect to make a station by such a time to catch another train. This …
  19. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Roma , Italy
    Located at the corner of Via Firenze and Via Modena is a Chinese restaurant called Kuan Zhai Xiang Xi (宽窄巷子), which means wide and narrow alley. This perhaps refers to the famous streets in Chengdu, Kuan/Zhai Xiangzi (wide/narrow alleys or la…
  20. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Florence, Italy
    Located in Piazza San Felice, very near to Palazzo Pitti, is Trattoria La Mangiatoia. We were attracted to this restaurant by the window with a view into the kitchen with some dishes, breads and wine displayed. Looked good so we went on inside. It's …
  21. Expensive "General Tips & Advice" in Rome, Italy
    The Leonardo Express train runs from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Termini Station during the hours of 6:35 am to 11:23 pm. The train ride is about 30 minutes and costs 14 euro per person. After exiting the baggage claim, try to follow the overhead signs…
  22. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Siena, Italy
    The Palazzo Bulgarini is a bed and breakfast hotel located very close to the center of Siena. It is a relatively short walk to Piazza del Campo, where the Pubblico Palace is located, the centerpiece of Siena. You will find many restaurants and shops …
  23. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Siena, Italy
    Having been enjoying the Italian food more or less for the past 10 days, we were in the mood for something a little different, and decided to try a Chinese restaurant in Siena. There are a few of them around and not too hard to find, but we chose one…
  24. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Rome, Italy
    San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chains) is a small Church in Rome that doesn't look like much from the outside. It is located quite near the Colosseum, within walking distance, between Via dei Fori Imperiali and Via Cavour. As I said, it doesn'…
  25. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Trapani, Italy
    La Stele di Anchise (The Pillar of Anchises) - What is it and why is it here in the middle of nowhere? This is something you will not find in the tour books or even if you ran across it on your travels may not realize what it is or why it is here. So…
    This review was featured on Thursday December 1st, 2016
  26. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Roma , Italy
    The hotel Suite Dreams is not far from Termini station, but far enough away to be separated from the usual chaos surrounding the main train station of Rome. It is situated on Via Modena, near Piazza della Repubblica and close to Via Nazionale, which …
  27. Expensive "General Tips & Advice" in Rome, Italy
    When in Termini station you can get tickets from a machine or service windows. If by window find the train company you want to use, say Trenitalia. Before getting in line be sure to take a numbered ticket from one of the small dispenser machines. Aft…
  28. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Bolsena, Italy
    Some friends with a vacation home in Bolsena took us to dinner at Trattoria Piero & Angela, a place the locals know well. This family run restaurant is located some distance up the hill from the center of Bolsena, but with a view of the lake from out…
  29. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Verona, Italy
    I moved to this hotel during my last night in Verona and thought I was trading a bad neighborhood for a better one and that was certainly true, but what I really got was just a worse room, but just in a better neighborhood. See my previous review (ht…
  30. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Venice, Italy
    Venice can be a bit on the expensive side and finding a decent place for a good price can be problematic especially in peak season. Some cheaper options with easy availability can be found in Lido (Lido di Venezia), an 11 km long sandbar separating L…
  31. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Milan, Italy
    I stopped off in Milan for a day en route from Verona to Finale Ligure and was looking for something within walking distance of the main train station, but not too close to it either. I found what I was looking for in this regard at the Hotel Virgili…
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