Monthly Archives: July 2010


While many movies these days are filmed on Hollywood sets or in front of green screens and full of fantastic animation, there’s nothing that can quite compare with a stunning – and real – Italy backdrop. So if you’re wondering where some of your favorite movies were filmed, here are […]

10 Movie Locations in Italy You Can Visit



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 […]

Cheap Hotels in Trieste



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 […]

Cheap Hotels in Perugia


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 […]

Cheap Hotels in Genoa


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, […]

Cheap Hotels in Turin





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 […]

Cheap Hotels in Palermo



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 […]

Cheap Hotels in Positano