If you’ve got more than two weeks to spend on your vacation in Italy, you might have found lots of great suggestions for a 2-week Italy trip and be wondering what to do with your third week. Sometimes it’s as simple as tacking another week onto an existing 2-week itinerary, […]

3-Week Italy Itinerary: Italy’s Greatest Hits

After the Tuscan capital city of Florence, Siena is the most often talked-about – and typically in gushing tones. It’s easy to fall in love with this beautiful town, especially if you’re lucky enough to stay right in the historic center and can pretend the modern city outside the old […]

Cheap Hostels in Siena

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

There are hotels in many different parts of Siena, but I highly recommend staying inside the old city walls if you can. You’ll have a much better experience of staying in this beautiful city – especially after the day-trippers leave and the hilly historic center is more peaceful. If you’re […]

Cheap Hotels in Siena

The 2009 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards has come out, and – as in years past – Italy is featured pretty prominently in several relevant categories. I’ve gone through the various categories and pulled out the Italy-related results here – because, really, do we care about anything other than […]

Italy Featured Prominently on Conde Nast Traveler 2009 Readers’ Choice ...

NOTE TO READERS WHO ARE INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS: If you’d like to simply be pointed in the right direction but craft your own Italy itinerary, then I recommend looking at my article about how to create the perfect Italy itinerary – it’s precisely what I do when I’m making my own […]

Italy Itinerary: The Perfect Two Weeks