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Canal Grande @ Venice
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Venice 101: Arriving & Getting Around

Venice… what can I say? Yes, it’s super touristy, overcrowded, overpriced… But it’s still worth a visit! With the historical Republic of Venice lasting for more than a millennium (697-1797), La Serenissima is steeped in history and culture, in…

Skyline @ Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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Florence 101: Arriving & Getting Around

Florence is the capital of the region of Tuscany. Considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, some of its greatest artists lived and worked here, like Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and many others. Formerly an important political, trade, and…

Tram, Duomo, Milan, Italy
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Milan: New Transport Tariff System

I have previously written about getting around Milan. Although the premise that time-based tickets are good deals still stands, it’s not as dirt cheap as it was. Since July 2019, there have been a few changes and, unfortunately, a…

Italy, Lake Garda, Sirmione
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Day-Trip to Lake Garda

Lake Garda is a mighty competitor to the title of most beautiful day-trip you can do from Milan. It is the largest lake in Italy, extremely popular with tourists and locals alike for its idyllic towns and crystalline waters.…

day-trip to lake como, varenna, italy
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Day-Trip to Lake Como

Enjoy a day around Lake Como Lake Como is one of, if not the most beautiful day-trip you can do from Milan. Its shores are littered with cute little towns and villas, popular with visitors for more than 100…