Living In Italy Under Lockdown & Quarantine ~ COVID-19 Coronavirus
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Living In Italy Under Lockdown & Quarantine ~ COVID-19 Coronavirus

Our story about what it’s like living in Italy amid Shelter in Place (aka lockdown) & quarantine conditions, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.   We are Rick & Andrea, 2 Canadians currently living in Italy amid this quarantine and lockdown condition and tell you all about what it’s like for us.  Background on the Covid-19 Coronavirus…

Malta: The Hidden Gem of the Mediterranean
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Malta: The Hidden Gem of the Mediterranean

Malta is an archipelago of three islands and is itself quite small.  Thousands of cruise ship passengers arrive in Malta annually and can see a lot in one day.  Also, they can often have enough time to visit the sister island of Gozo via a ferry ride – on the same day! The official languages…

9 Reasons You Should Visit Italy For Christmas
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9 Reasons You Should Visit Italy For Christmas

Italy is a popular tourist destination. While the vast majority of tourists tend to visit during the spring and summer months, I’m here to suggest reasons that Christmas time is a better option. That is the peak season for Italian Vacationing, but it is also the most crowded time to visit. Not many people consider…

Discover Real, Authentic Italian Food – It’s Not the Cuisine found in America!
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Discover Real, Authentic Italian Food – It’s Not the Cuisine found in America!

Are you looking to discover real Italian food?  Some dishes, while considered Italian in North America, aren’t authentic Italian cuisine!.  Not surprisingly, this can come as a shock for those visiting Italy for the first time. To accommodate requests from travelers from overseas, some restaurants started serving these North American Specialties.  Be aware!  If you…

Three Days in Rome – The Best Things to See and Do & Video Bonus
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Three Days in Rome – The Best Things to See and Do & Video Bonus

Are you visiting Rome for three or more days and looking for an itinerary that covers the very best to see and do?  Look to further. As a native Italian, I’ve been to Rome many times and have visited all the major tourist attractions many times (Colosseum, Forum, Sistine Chapel, etc…).  Rome can be extremely…

A Night at the Opera: Pavarotti Theatre in Modena, Italy
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A Night at the Opera: Pavarotti Theatre in Modena, Italy

Last night, we spent the evening at the Luciano Pavarotti Municipal Theatre in Modena, Italy to watch an opera. Opera ia a big part of Italian culture and in some area is incredibly popular. Modena has a long tradition of opera singers and performance. The Theatre opened in 1841. The Ducal Architect, Vincenzo Vandelli, designed this…

How To Get To Pompeii And Herculaneum from Naples
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How To Get To Pompeii And Herculaneum from Naples

For many people, a visit to Pompeii and Herculaneum is a bucket list item, and Naples (Napoli) Italy is the central hub to reach both archeological sites. Many tourists arrive in Naples and then have to figure out how to get to Pompeii, Herculaneum, or both. Pompeii and Herculaneum, are two of the most famous…

Introducing Mantova and Sabbioneta, Italy
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Introducing Mantova and Sabbioneta, Italy

Mantova (Mantua) and Sabbioneta are two of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in northern Italy.  Mantova and Sabbioneta are located in the Lombardy region.  Specifically, about 150km southeast of Milan, and 45km south of Verona.  Also, you can reach Mantova by train from Verona in the North or Modena in the south. Mantova Mantova is…