It’s mid afternoon in the Eternal City as I make my way down one of the main avenues, Via Nazionale, towards the Campo de Fiori market. It’s been said Rome is the type of city a traveler should arrive to without a plan; that the city is best discovered serendipitously one piazza and hole-in-the-wall trattoria at… [Read More]
By the time I arrived at the doors of the Hotel Capo d’ Africa in Rome, I was exhausted. After two flights–one from New York and one from Paris—the only thing keeping me from collapsing on the large bed was the sheer excitement of being back in the Eternal City. It was my… [Read More]
The last time I was in Rome I was a completely different person. I was freshly graduated from high school and dating a boy who–by virtue of my young age–I was convinced was the love of my life. On a whim, the two of us decided to go to Rome and max out our… [Read More]
It’s a chilly afternoon in Venice and the thick fog has added a new level of mystique to the already magical city. It is my second day in this Italian water world of sorts, where streets are canals and cars are replaced by boats. Venice has always held a certain allure for me as… [Read More]
When I first laid eyes on Venice, it felt as though I had stepped into a vibrant dream–at once everything was familiar yet surreal. I had seen Venice countless times before in film, photos and television; the city is memorialized in media so often that Venice is seared into our minds as we come to… [Read More]
Guest blogger, Caitlin Basilio of Caity in Wanderland, shares her list of the best (and affordable) weekend trips to take in the charming region of Tuscany in Italy.