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Travel to Italy

The 4 Annoyances Most Often Expressed By Travelers To Italy

Lisa Condie | Posted 06.30.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

There's a part of travel, particularly international travel, which is left out of most brochures, movies, and social media. It's the level of discomfort that accompanies such travel, and not only the 10+ hours seated on the flight.

6 Key Ways Italians Are Nothing Like Americans

Lisa Condie | Posted 09.24.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

The other day I was stopped on the Ponte Grazie by an Italian couple looking for directions to Piazza Michelangelo. It's always a moment of smug pride when I am mistaken for Italian, and it's always short lived! As soon as I started to speak, make eye contact and gesture, they knew. I am not one of them.

The Only Time I've Ever Experienced Love At First Sight

Lisa Condie | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Some people don't believe in love at first sight, but I do. It has happened only once for me, at seventeen years old, but my love for David has never waned.

What To Do If You Only Have One Day In Florence

Lisa Condie | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Of course savvy tourists want more than a day in Florence, Italy! But cruise ships and jam-packed itineraries leave groups here with a mere 12 hours to explore. It's a city that can be overwhelming if you don't have a plan of action. So, if you are to be in Florence, Italy for just a day, I offer my advice.

A Visit to Leonardi Balsamic Vinegar Farm

Mary Orlin | Posted 11.21.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

"We are proud of our vinegar."  Federica Gibellini is leading me and my husband on a tour of the Acetaia Leonardi balsamic vinegar farm.  Leonardi i...

When In Rome, Roam

Fathom | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel

In the early days of summer, the air in Rome is filled with the heady scent of something as sweet as honey. It's rincospernum, a plant in the jasmine family that blooms all over the city.

Ask Fathom: How Should I Plan My First Trip To Italy?

Fathom | Posted 06.11.2012 | Travel

Rome will require a few intense days of museums and churches and sites. You don't have to go far to find them: The city's ancient walls are on view at the Termini train station.