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The area of Italy that includes and surrounds Trieste has changed hands so many times that many people who grew up around here speak a couple languages. Trieste itself is a beautiful port city in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region that’s almost in Slovenia. It is sometimes a stop for cruise […]

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Tuscany may get most of the press, but the hilltop city of Perugia in Umbria has long been a magnet for visitors. In fact, it’s one of the top destinations for students learning Italian, as there’s a famous university in the city. Perugia is also home to a world-famous chocolate […]

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Genoa may not be as overrun with tourists as the Cinque Terre towns further down the Ligurian coast, but perhaps that’s just because Genoa is a large enough city that it can accommodate the influx. It’s a port city (and sometimes a stop for cruise ships), and it’s in this […]

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Turin played host to the Olympic Winter Games in 2006, but the city is home to one of the Catholic church’s most treasured relics – so it’s been a destination for religious pilgrims and the curious alike for quite a long time. In addition to the Shroud of Turin, however, […]

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Sicily’s capital city of Palermo is big enough that there is plenty to do if you stayed for weeks, and yet it remains far less popular as a tourist destination than the big cities on the mainland. As is the case with many places in southern Italy, Palermo is Italy […]

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Of the many towns that dot the coastline of the Amalfi, Positano is perhaps the most popular. Because of this, it’s also one of the more expensive towns to stay in on the Amalfi Coast. Not only that, many people choose to stay for longer periods in rental apartments rather […]

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While Sorrento isn’t technically part of the Amalfi Coast, it’s very close to the Amalfi and it makes a great base from which to explore both the famous coastal towns, the nearby islands, the big city of Naples, as well as the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It’s also […]

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Although most of the focus in the Veneto is (rightly) on Venice, the nearby city of Verona is quite popular in its own right. As the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and home to a stunning Roman arena, there are more than a few reasons to spend more time […]

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Ask many Italians and – if they’re being honest and not just saying their mother’s cooking is the best – they’ll tell you the cuisine of the Emilia-Romagna region is Italy’s best. And Bologna, as the capital of the Emilia-Romagna, is sort of like the food capital of the country. […]

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