Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Italy can get expensive. Follow these tips to save money every step of the way.
The key is fun, then comes understanding. What do I mean? Italy is filled with historical and artistic treasures that can get overwhelming. Take your time, have fun. Those terms from art history class aren't really too important. The key is to soak in the beauty, understand the story that is being portrayed, and then comes understanding. The most important step is simply having fun. Then, embrace the story. Once you do steps 1 and 2 the understanding is a very easy next and final step.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
During the How to Tour Italy Project I have been lucky to enjoy the greatest of Italy. The best part is everything I have done I've told you about during my show or on a video. Some of my favorite moments have been the food and cooking segments. In this segment I enjoy one of the greatest views in Positano at Cooking Vacations...from their deck! I got to make and drink the best Limoncello I've ever had, and I finally figured out that those huge yellow things aren't lemons at all.
One of my favorite sights in the world the Pantheon always delivers. It doesn't matter if it is the first time you've seen it or the 1000th...the Pantheon is one of those sights that will send chills down your spine. I love and every chance I get I sit in awe of it. I go inside and enjoy the wonderful dome. I stare at Raphael's tomb reading my favorite epitaph :
There is nothing you can do to avoid them. They'll hound you, they'll bother you, they won't leave you alone. As you're taking a bite of Cacio Pepe, as you're sipping your red...all of a sudden you get a flower shoved in your face, or a stuffed animal dropped on your table.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Do yourself a favor and take my advice on avoiding the line at the Colosseum. It's easy. Simply buy your 3 way ticket for the Forum, Palatine Hill, and Colosseum at the Forum or Palatine Hill. Enjoy both the Forum and the Hill first, then go to the Colosseum walking right past those that are in line to buy tickets or PICK UP THEIR RESERVED TICKETS from the ticket window at the Colosseum. If you take my advice you walk right through the middle line into the Colosseum and won't waste a minute of you time.
A real Italian treat. These delightful pockets of Heaven are made differently in each region, but I prefer those from Rome (Lazio). They are stuffed with Mozzarella cheese and anchovies, then given and egg bath and rolled in flour. Follow this up with a quick fry and a light dusting of salt and you have one of the best treats you can find in Italy.
Two great things to do in Florence are the Leather School at Santa Croce and the Mosaic School right around the corner. Both are free and well worth a stop.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Rome is a lot of things. It is a city of Fountains. It is a city of Popes. It is a city of Emperors. You can't go to Rome and not visit, in fact, visit often, one of the coolest piazzas in Italy...Piazza Navona. It was once a chariot racing arena built by the Emperor Domitian. Bernini built the amazing fountain of Four Rivers in the center. His sworn enemy built the church and the pope's palace on it. And today lots of artists, vendors, restaurants, and tourist pack it.
The line at the train station ticket counter is always long and now, totally unnecessary. Using the automatic ticket machine is a snap. (On a side note, as I type this post, the bells of Santa Croce are ringing in Florence just down the street from my apartment.) They have an easy to use English option and the screens are simple to use.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Florence is a lot of things, but something I especially love are the lamp-posts along the Arno River. What a great city. They have taken the time and spent the money to polish something up as simple as a lamp-post. Since a picture is worth a thousand words I'll just show you.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wow. The graffiti seems extraordinarily bad this year. It is literally everywhere and all over everything. I'm amazed where people will put it too. In side the Colosseum, on the School of Athens, on every building, on every train, on anything. Somehow the major sites avoid getting "tagged" but it still really sucks.
Friday, June 12, 2009
When you come to Tuscany be sure to eat lots of beans and focus on Fagioli Uccelletto. This delicious dish has beans, tomatoes, and sage with a touch of garlic.
This is one of my favorite spots in Florence at Via di Ripoli 43/R. It is not in the center and you'll have to take a bus or a cab to get here. Don't worry, after dinner, they'll call you a cab to get you back to your hotel. This place is filled with locals. You will very likely be the only tourist there and that is fantastic.
These are in no particular order
These are listed in no particular order.
The best things in life aren't usually free, but they don't have to be expensive. A favorite treat of mine throughout Italy is the granita. I love lemon granita. There isn't a better place to get lemon granita than the Amalfi Coast. In Positano, every day, I would go to the little lemon granita cart just up the walkway and stairs from the beach, near the cab stand, the cool art store, and the bus stop that takes you to the top of Positano. You can't miss it. It is set up on your right as you walk up the hill. Directly across from it is an art store that has the coolest picture of the beach from the 80's I've ever seen ( it's of a girl with an amazing tan line :) ). The lemon Ice is only Euro 1,50 and tastes so good once it hits your lips that you'll keep coming back for more. So much so that you may even spoil your dinner. Don't be concerned that the portion is too small...it isn't. In fact it is just right. Enjoy it and go back as often as you can.
One of the wonders of the Amalfi Coast is the food, sometimes above its amazing beauty. There is a lot more to enjoy than limoncello in one of the most beautiful places to visit in Italy.
It's a snap. All you have to do is get to Naples. At the Naples train station called Napoli Centrali simply follow the signs to Circumvesuviana.
Here is a little advice on how to deal with the annoying flower and junk peddlers of Italy. Don't deal with them at all. Ignore them, don't look at them, don't ever buy anything from them.
1. Go to OrsanMichelle in Florence.
I am very excited and happy to report that I am ranking in the top 5 on iTunes in the Places and Travel category right behind that other guy Rick Steves. I am also happy to report that I'm ranked #30 in the Society and Culture category. I'm using David as my picture to capitalize on the symbolism. The little guy taking on the big guy and winning, staring down my competition. You know...all those things.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
In Situ: Gelato, Chocolate, and Panini Walking Tour of Florence
The Gelato, Chocolate, and Panini Walking Tour of Florence features the best of the best for gelato, chocolate, and Panini in Bella Firenze.
If you aren’t’ coming to Italy anytime soon I suggest heading over to your favorite ice cream shop at home and listening as you enjoy a little ice cream. If you are coming to Florence get ready for one of the best and tastiest walking tours of your life.
I recommend this tour for two people to share the goodness along the way. We’ll be hitting 3 gelaterias, 3 chocolaterias, and 2 panini places. I won’t tell you what to order, but I’ll let you know my favorites.
I’ll stress getting one small cup or cone of gelato and sharing. At the first 2 chocolaterias get a piece or two and sharing. Both Panini places get one panino and share, and finally at the last chocolateria, well, no holds barred…dive in, go nuts, order a bunch, take it back to your hotel, it is amazing.
1. Starting at the Duomo our first stop is going to be the gelateria Grom. Start the tour looking at the duomo on the campanile side with your back right up against the posts on Via Campanile. The Campanile will be right in front of you and the baptistery just to your left.
2. Turn around and walk one block up Via Campanile to the T intersection of Via Campanile and Via Dell’Oche. Grom will be on your left at the corner. It has a blue sign and there will likely be a line of locals and tourists waiting to order that goes around the corner. Try any flavor you like. At Grom I prefer their granita, but that is only in season during the summer. If you are there any other time try their pistachio…it is heavenly.
3. Take note of something. Artisan gelato is places in little bins and isn’t overflowing into the glass case with fruit jammed into it. The artisans are masters at creating gelato and keep it at exactly the right temperature to be enjoyed. Like most food in Italy it is about the taste, not the appearance. In the US food is marketed like the monster bowls of pasta you get at many Italian restaurants. In Italy food is tasted and enjoyed.
4. Now with you back to Grom and standing on Via Dell’Oche you are going to go right to Via dei Calzaiuoli. At Via Calzaiuoli you’ll go left.
5. Pass all those other people that didn’t take the time to listen to the How to Tour Italy Gelato, Chocolate, and Panini walking tour eating their sub-par gelato. There are lots of gelateria on Via dei Calzaiuoli that will be filled with people. Notice the overflowing tubs of mountainous gelato. Smile, nod your head, snap a picture, and walk right by.
6. OrsanMichelle will come up on your right. As you walk by you’ll see a little door with a ticket window. This is where you can buy same day tickets for the Uffizi and Academia I told you about last week. The ticket window is right between Saint John the Baptist and Doubting Thomas.
7. Look to your left. You’ll see Via dei Cimatori. 3 doors down on the left side of Cimatori is one of Florence’s best Panini shops named I Fratellini. You walk up, order your Panini and wine, and eat in the street. There are no seats and you can place your wine on the little racks they provide against the wall in front of the shop. Try anything here. It’s all delicious.
8. Head back towards Orsanmichelle and go left back onto Via Calzaiuoli and walk into Piazza Signoria. Stop, take it in, even if you’ve seen it a hundred times the view from here is fantastic. You will talk diagonally toward David and the corner of Palazzo Vecchio. Check out my videos on the Loggio, and my other In Situ walking tours for lots of great information on all the great things you see in Piazza Signoria.
9. At the corner where Palazzo Vacchio, The Loggia, and The Uffizi are you are going to go left onto Via di Ninna. That puts the side of Palazzo Vecchio on your immediate left.
10. As you walk you’ll see a café and tabaccheria with a white sign on your left and a little non-descript Loggia on your left. On the corner, on the loggia side you see a little fountain that is a face with a man sticking out his tongue with the water dripping from his tongue. Walk straight between the café and Fountain now your are on Via dei Neri. It twists and turns a bit, but the next Gelateria and chocolate shop are on Via dei Neri. Stay the course and before you know it at Via dei Neri 22 on your left is my favorite Gelateria in Florence Gelaterian dei Neri. Here I love the Fiori dei Latte and Chocolate Messicana (hot peppers, pistachio, and chocolate). They have around 6 cups sizes to choose from. Remember go small so you can enjoy the entire tour. Share.
11. Directly across the street from Gelateria Neri is a little chocolatieria. Pop in and buy a little something nice. Lots to choose from here. Go small…save room.
12. When you walk out of the chocolateria with Gelateria Neri in front of you you’ll go left back the way you came. At the corner where you see the crazy little fountain you can cross the street and sit on the funky little bench in the small piazza. This is actually the exit for the Uffizi. You can sit and enjoy the goods from Neri and the chocolate shop.
13. OK. With the bench you sat on to enjoy the best gelato in Florence you’ll go left and walk up Via dei Leone. The loggia and crazy fountain will be on your right, then you’ll cross over Via dei Neri and the little café will be on your right. Walk a couple blocks. In the distance you’ll see a building on your right with some cool white statues above the doors. Cross over to the right side of the street if you haven’t already. You will soon see a bunch of Vespas parked, and the Bargello. Walk right past the Bargello which will be on your right. By the way the street name changed from Leone to Proconsolo. Welcome to Italy. That is why it’s tough to drive here.
14. Just after the Bargello you’ll pass café Rum and Pere (pear) and right next door Gusto Leo the restaurant. Keep walking and just up the street from there is a little magazine/newspaper stand La Nazione. That corner, the corner with the stand La Nazione is Via Borgo Degli Albizi. Go right.
15. Walk up Via Borgo Degli Albizi until you come to a small piazza. You’ll see the Lion’s Fountain Irish Pub on your left. Just after that will be small archway. Turn left into the archway and ½ way down on your right you’ll see in big red letters the word Vino. That is the Panini shop named Antico Noe. You’ve come the next Panini stop. They offer 25 types of Panini, fresh made as you order. I love number 14. You can sit on the small tables out front in the shade from the archway. This is a good stop to catch your breath.
16. After you eat your Panini from Noe with Noe at your back go left back to the piazza. Go left and just on your right about 20 feet is Vestri. My second favorite gelateria in Florence. Here I love the melon and white peach gelato. They also make handmade chocolates. Try the orange dipped in chocolate. Crazy good.
17. Sit on the little bench in front of Vestri. After you enjoy the chocolate and gelato you’ll get up and go right. You’ll pass a little flower stand in the piazza immediately on your left. Stay straight and cross the street onto Via Pietrapiana.
18. As you look down up Via Pietrapiana you’ll see a pharmacy / farmacia. Walk to the right of it. After the pharmacy the street changes to Via dei Martiri del Popolo. Stay on Martiri del Popolo until the streets ends at a T intersection. There will be a little park on your right. You’ll take a right at the park and T intersection onto Borgo Allegri.
19. Go up one block and on your left across the street you’ll see a store named Pepe Rosa. It is pink. You go left at this corner onto via dell Agnolo. We are almost at the last stop. Go up on block to Via Macci and take a right.
20. Look up the street about ½ down the block on your left. You will see La Bottega del Cioccolato owned by the chef and dolci master Andrea Bianchini. Slide the door open and let the wonderful aroma seep into your nose. He’ll greet you warmly and describe his wonderful creations to you. Pick one or two or three, he’ll wrap them up, and head to your hotel or favorite spot in Florence and enjoy.
21. Oh to get back to the city center from the Santa Croce area where you are now simply go left out of La Bottega del Cioccolato to Via Ghibellina which is the very next street. Go right and keep walking until you get to the Bargello on Via del Proconsolo in the city center.
I hope you enjoyed the tour. Best to walk it off a bit after you’ve enjoyed all the tastiest treats in Florence. The best part of this tour is you can do it again and again or do a segment per day until you get through it. I say dive in and do the whole thing in one walk. Lots of great photo opps along the way and this tour will help you get your bearings in Florence too.
Don’t forget to look me up if you're here. Shoot me an email at email@example.com, and remember…Feed your soul.
If you love to travel, if you love to dive in to a culture, and you love Italy there is no better place to get the real deal experience than the market. They have everything you could ever want from chairs to tomatoes.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
If you want to enjoy the Tuscan countryside, but didn't rent a car you're in luck. This is a great option that delivers Bella Toscana without the white knuckle driving that you would otherwise have to endure to see the bending cypress trees or the wise old olive orchards.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Dante writes La natura e l’arte di Dio (nature is the art of God).
You can see the storm coming in for miles. Like most things in Italy it is a gradual build-up. But when it hits it is as fierce as they come. Perched high atop a Tuscan hill the view from where I sit is exceptional. The valley seems to have been decorated by a master artisan. The clouds slowly roll in to cover everything in a cool mist. The wise olive trees are perfectly placed, while the sad bending and weaving Cypress trees hold their own against the wind.
8 kilometers, 20 minutes by cab, 1 hour by bus if you catch both on time, and about 10 degrees cooler Villamagna seems trapped in history. The locals speak very little to no English (which I love). There is one little café, one little restaurant, and small bar. Nothing seems to have changed here in decades. Walking into the café you hear the record skip while being greeted with a very warm buon giorno.
Villamagna is just outside Bagno a Ripoli which is just outside of Florence, but the worlds are so different. The locals have lived here for generations. The little house I’ve rented has been in the owner’s family for 3 generations. That is a foreign concept to most Americans.
It takes some time to beat the American out of me. Waiting for the bus is a little like therapy. I walk far too fast for my own good in a hurry to get nowhere. I barely enjoy my dinner before I’m asking for the check. But gradually, surely, the American in me seeps out like the comfortable feeling you get when you secretly loosen your belt after a 3 course Tuscan meal. It is quite good for the soul to let life pass you by while enjoying it. I’ve come to learn as I do every year that Italy really is a lifestyle and not a destination.
There are few things as good as Fagioli Uccelletto, the Bargello, or the smell of Villamagna after the rain. I wonder how many times the serpents tail would encircle me to deliver my fate in Dante’s hell? I’m guessing four times around due to my avarice nature. I seem to squander things away with no thought of tomorrow. I hope my search within my soul that began so many years ago leads me to Beatrice and inner peace. If it doesn’t I can say that I truly gave it everything and I’m ok with that.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Those aren’t lemons, but they are amazing! The delicious Bread Lemon.
Those huge football sized lemons you see on the Amalfi Coast dressing up windows aren’t actually lemons. They are fantastic to eat though. The locals call them Limone di Pane which means bread lemon.
They smell like grapefruit, but are about the same weight as a regular sized lemon. The fruit inside is protected by a an enormous pith that gives the fruit its size and its name.
The locals cut it in half and then slice it into smaller, bite sized slices about the size of a lemon you get for a cocktail at a bar. Then they sprinkle a little sugar on it for an after dinner treat that is fantastic. The only thing they don’t eat is the skin…it’s too bitter.
Check out the How to Tour Italy Podcast with Cooking Vacations or the Video with Cooking vacations to learn more.
Real Deal Limoncello!
This recipe comes courtesy of Cooking Vacations and Lauren who was given this recipe from her friend Antoni0.
Limoncello is an authentic elixir that is suitable as an aperitif, a digestivo, or as an evening drink with friends. The ingredients for Limonello are simple and few, and making a batch does not require much work.
If you are trying this recipe and aren’t living in Positano than I suggest, as a first step, washing the lemons you buy from the store in vegetable and fruit wash thoroughly. You want to remove all of the waxy coating on it so that it looks good on the shelf at the store. That is the major difference between food in Italy and the U.S. In Italy food is judged by how it tastes, not how it looks. You’ll rarely, if ever, find any produce with wax or a shining agent on it.
5 organic lemons (thoroughly washed)
2 cups of everclear
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
Take a large glass jar with a sealable lid. Wash the lemons and pat them dry. Remove the zest with a potato peeler. Take only the skin leaving the pith (the white stuff between the skin and the fruit of the lemon).
Fill the jar with the everclear and drop in the skin of the 5 lemons you have peeled. Seal the jar and store in a cool, dry place. Every day pick up the jar and swirl it around. After 6 days (it can go as long as 14, but no longer) you combine it as follows:
Bring the water to a boil and add the sugar. Melt it to a simple sugar. Let it cool to room temperature. Pour into the glass jar with the lemons and everclear. Swirl around. Then strain into a bottle.
Store it in the freezer and enjoy ice cold.
Thank you Lauren and Cooking Vacations.
Check out the video on www.howtotouritaly.com on how we made Limoncello from the Cooking Vacations balcony overlooking Positano…amazing.
You’ll also learn a thing or two about those huge “lemons” you see in the Amalfi Coast.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Positano and the Amalfi Coast as a whole is one of the most beautiful spots in Italy. I am looking forward to exploring lesser known regions to find a local comparison, but for now the A.C. is it. Mr. Steinbeck wrote "it is difficult to consider tourism an industry because there aren't enough tourists." That has certainly changed. It's booming with tourists. As well it should. Like any popular spot there is a reason and the reason is it's amazing.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
If you love Wine, like wine, want to learn more about wine, have fun with wine, or try something super cool in Rome go to Vino Roma for a wonderful time. You'll enjoy wines with Hande from throughout Italy and learn a lot about wine in a fun way. You have to check it out.
Some Very Cool Stuff to Do in Florence
Accademia Museum – Do you like Michelangelo? Who doesn’t? Do you like Maplethorpe? Most actually don’t…to in their face. Put your opinion aside and dive into a cool concept. Check out how the contemporary isn’t that much different from the classic. Compare Michelangelo’s David to the nude photography of Maplethorpe to understand things haven’t changed all that much.
Iris Garden – through may 20 check out the blooming Iris’s from the Florentine Iris Society at Piazzale Michelangelo. A real springtime treat for flower lovers with a wonderful view of Florence.
Check out www.turismo.intoscana.it for great information about what to do and what’s happening in Tuscany.
Amico Museo – Through Sunday May 17th Tuscany is offering a taste of the Artisan’s life. You can visit wonderful museums and historical workshops from Siena to Lucca, and more to dive into ancient flour mills, villas, churches, and much more.
“Genius We are Born” – celebrate the genius of Florence from artists to filmmakers to scientists. Go to www.geniofiorentino.it May 15 – 24th. Hear people reading Dante in the Streets, attend lectures on Da Vinci, Learn about Clement VII.
Trofeo Marzocco – Florentine Flag Throwing at its finest in Piazza Signoria on May 23. See the best compete for a truly medieval spectacle with thousands of photo opps. This is something you can’t see just anywhere.
Celebrate the anniversary of the death of Fra Angelico in Florence on May 23. First a mass at Capella dei Priori in Palazzo Vecchio, then a small parade to Piazza Signoria, then palms and flowers will dress the plaque marking the spot where he was burned to death in the Piazza. It all starts at 10:00 AM in Palazzo Vecchio.
Galileo at Palazzo Strozzi until August 30th. Learn about the genius that is Galileo through lectures, videos. Lots of other goodies from Pompeii, plus Botticelli, Rubens, and more.
Love wine? Of course you do. Check out Corte del Vino on May 23 – 24. 400 wines, 80 winemakers, taste it all, taste the best. Only 18 Euro per ticket. You can also enjoy lunch for a little extra. www.principe-corsini.com
www.vinoturismo.it - if you like wine you have to check out the guided tours and tastings in Tuscany on May 31. All of Italy’s wines are present and accounted for so you can indulge Napa Style. This is a real treat since Italy doesn’t often present its wines like Napa does for tours and tastings.
Are you a fan of Filippo Lippi? After 7 years of restoration his fresco cycle in Prato is available to enjoy by guided tour. Call 0574 24112 to make a reservation.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Calling Italy from the U.S.1. Dial the International access code (011 in the U.S.)
2. Dial 39, the country code for Italy
3. Dial the 2-4 digit area code
4. Dial the 4-8 local number
5. 011 39 02 xxx – xxx - xx
Calling Italy from Italy
For all domestic calls dial the area code and number. Calling from Rome to Milan simply dial 02 – xxx – xxxx. The area code is always needed in Italy even when calling from Rome to a Rome number.
Calling an Italian Cell Phone
Cell phones do not have to be prefixed with a 0. Rather than area codes cell phones use a 3 digit cellular prefix that begin with a 3. When calling from the U.S. to an Italian cell phone dial 011 – 39 – 3xx – xxx – xxx. When calling a cell phone from Italy to Italy dial 3xx – xxx – xxx.
1. Dial the International access code for Italy – 00 Calling the U.S. from Italy
Calling the U.S. from Italy
2. Dial the country code for the U.S. – 1
3. Dial the area code for the city you want to call (Chicago) – 312
4. Finally dial the phone number
5. 001 – 312 – xxx – xxxx
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This is a little embarrassing, but essential. As you'll discover in Italy the bathrooms are hard to come by, and when you do find them they are often ill-equipped. By ill-equipped I mean there is often no toilet paper.
Monday, April 6, 2009
How the How to Tour Italy Project will work
The best, most hidden, tastiest, most fun, most interesting, and most beautiful of Italy will be delivered during the How to Tour Italy Project.
Let’s say I’m in Rome doing an episode on the Pantheon. I’ll do the Radio show live from in front of, in, and around the Pantheon talking about all the things that make the Pantheon great like the fact that all of the columns came from a mine in Egypt. Each of the columns were cut to fit in Egypt and sent by barge to Rome and placed where they are today. It takes over 6 people holding hands to circle each column. I may also talk about how the great Renaissance artist Raphael is buried there and that his unfinished painting Transfiguration was shown at his memorial, and that...you get the idea.
As I’m doing the radio show I’ll record a video so you can hear and see all the great stuff about the Pantheon. As I’m doing the radio show and recording the video I’ll be doing a Twittcast for all the Twitterers (is that a word) out there. How will I do the Twittcast while doing the radio show and shooting the video you wonder? It’s top secret or I may have someone in Italy helping me.
Once the episode is done I’ll post it on www.howtotouritaly.com and add some pictures since they’re worth a thousand words plus drop a post on the How to Tour Italy Blog about the Pantheon, update my Facebook Fan Page and status, and finally turn the radio show and video into a podcast and add it to iTunes...all on the Pantheon.
You’ll be able to follow along with each post on www.howtotouritaly.com in order as it’s all happening, or select the region of Italy you want to learn more about and go from there. You can also select by artist, masterpiece, or topic. Keep in mind you can tell me where to go and what to do on Twitter, via email, on Facebook, or on my blog.
Here are some of the topics I’ll be covering to give you an idea of what to expect:
Professor Langdon’s adventure from Angels & Demons in order as I share each sight he encounters with a twist, Caravaggio’s paintings at San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome, Why espresso is so much better in Naples, The beautiful sunflowers of Tuscany, Grappa from its home town, the coolest bridge in Italy (it’s not what you may think), Paduan Hens, white asparagus of Bassano, black bread, beer, and speck in Trentino-Alto Adige, Italian fondue in Aosta, the riches of the Loggia in Florence, Find Italy’s best food region (I have my opinions, but I’ll let the food do the talking), do a radio show from the Roman Amphitheater in Fiesole using the natural acoustics, and much more.
I already have some excellent guests lined up. I’ll be doing a wine tasting with Vino Roma in Rome, walking tours with Eden walks, showcasing one of the best B&B’s in Florence, and...well, you get the idea.
The best, most hidden, tastiest, most fun, most interesting, and most beautiful of Italy will be delivered during the How to Tour Italy Project.