How to Enjoy the Beautiful Borromean Islands on Italy’s Lake Maggiore

Off the shores of one of Italy’s most beautiful lakes sit three picture-perfect islands. Imagine lush gardens, extraordinary villas and a breezy, laidback village life. Their distance from main attractions in Italy means they are still one of the best-kept…


Monteriggioni, Italy: The Best Pocket Guide to Tuscany’s Medieval Walled Town

I know us travel writers say it a lot – “step back in time” when visiting x place. But I don’t think it has ever been as true as when talking about Monteriggioni, Italy, and for that reason, I don’t…


Where to See Cypress Trees in Tuscany: Top 10 Photo Spots

Cypress trees in Tuscany are like Audrey Hepburn and Tiffany blue: iconic. The conifer is a distinct symbol of the Tuscan landscape, the dream Tuscany we all imagine in our heads. While there are cypress trees all over the region,…


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