The beautiful beach town of Taormina on the eastern coast of Sicily is an incredibly popular tourist destination – and it has been for more than 100 years. Between its spectacular beaches and its ancient Greek sites, Taormina offers a great combination of culture and leisure for vacationers. It’s not […]

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Beach resort cities in Italy aren’t necessarily havens for budget travelers, since they’re usually popular (even if they’re not full of American tourists, they’re full of European tourists) – and the Calabrian beach town of Tropea is no exception. But because Calabria tends to be less-visited than regions in the […]

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The city of Udine is the capital of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in the northeast of Italy, not far from the Slovenian border. This part of Italy hasn’t always been part of Italy, so there are influences from Germany and Slovenia – and not only that, this is one of […]

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Look further to the east in central Italy, past Tuscany and Umbria, and you arrive in Le Marche – a region that’s similar to its more famous western neighbors but less popular with tourists. Among the better-known towns of Le March is the hilltop city of Urbino – it’s a […]

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In Liguria, the Cinque Terre get nearly all the focus – and understandably so. But the region is narrow and hugs the coastline, so there are many more seaside towns to explore, many of which are more budget-friendly. A short distance from the French border is the town of Ventimiglia, […]

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In the Veneto, the cities of Venice and Verona are probably the most popular tourist destinations – but there’s another city beginning with V that pulls in a good number of visitors each year, too: Vicenza. The city is the perfect base from which to visit the famous Palladian villas […]

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Even if Rome doesn’t overwhelm you, you may still want to get out of the big city for a few days – and while you can take day trips to nearby towns, spending the night in one of them is even more appealing. Towns like Viterbo, about 60mi north of […]

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Much of Italy is well-known for its hill towns, and Tuscany in particular has many famous hilltop villages. Volterra is just such a town. Tuscany has a reputation for being an expensive place to visit, so spending an extended period of time in a hill town like Volterra might seem […]

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All you have to say is “island off the coast of Italy” to make most budget travelers look elsewhere for a place to stay. And who can blame them? Islands tend to be the playgrounds of the rich and famous – and when you’re talking about Ischia, the biggest island […]

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With cities like Florence and Siena at its heart, it can be easy to forget that the popular region of Tuscany also has a long coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea. One of the bigger towns near the coast that many people visit is Grosseto – so if you’d like a […]

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