Scopello, Sicily: Visiting Italy’s Coastal Village

After two incredible weeks exploring the beautiful island of Sicily from coast to coast, there is one town in particular that will always hold a special place in our hearts — Scopello.  I was a bit worried before visiting Scopello that it would be too small or too touristy. I don’t know if it was […]

15+ Best Things to do in Florence Italy

The best things to do in Florence? Let’s go!  Florence is easily one of my favorite cities in the world, and should be added to any Italy itinerary. The city might be smaller than other famous cities in Italy, but it is jam-packed with art, culture, and some of the food in Italy – a […]

Zingaro Nature Reserve: What You Need to Know

Looking for the perfect adventure beach day in Sicily? Zingaro Nature Reserve is the spot for you! Zingaro Nature Reserve is a nature reserve, and the very first nature reserve in Sicily at that! Today you’ll find 70+ reserves across Sicily that have followed in its path, but it was the creation of the Zingaro […]

7 Restaurants you need to try in Bologna, Italy

Looking for the best restaurants in Bologna? I’ve got you covered! Bologna absolutely blew me away! I know that I’m guilty about saying that a lot of travel destinations, but what can I say, there are few places I visit that I don’t fall in love with. But there was one aspect of Bologna that […]

The best things to do in Bergamo, Italy

Planning a trip to Italy? Consider adding the charming city of Bergamo to your itinerary. Located in northern Italy, less than an hour from Milan, Bergamo has all of the culture and charm, without the crowds and high lodging prices. Don’t make the mistake of missing this gem of a city on your next European vacation. […]

Lake Iseo: Italy’s Hidden Gem

Let’s talk about Italy’s hidden gem: Lake Iseo.  Northern Italy has long been known for it’s beautiful lakes, such as the famous Lake Como and Lake Garda, or even the famous lakes of the Dolomites: Lago di Braies and Lago di Carezza. But what if I told you that there is a lake area that […]

Cortina d’Ampezzo: Everything you need to know

Cortina d’Ampezzo is a quaint but bustling town in the province of Belluno, Italy, located within the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage site. Most of the town’s popularity comes from it’s claim to fame as the venue of the 1956 Olympic Winter Games, and the planned venue for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games.  Before we dive […]

Things to do in Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is a truly magical set of towns, nestled on the coast of Italy. Located only 2.5-3 hours outside of Florence, this seaside region is nothing like the large cities of Italy. For those of you who are not familiar with the area, Cinque Terre is more accurately a region, rather than a singular […]

Panzano in Chianti: Tuscany Travel Guide

Panzano in Chianti is a charming hilltop town located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, it is definitely worth adding to your itinerary. What to do in Panzano Go wine tasting at the local vineyards It is no surprise that one of the best […]

A Travel Guide to Positano Italy, Amalfi Coast

If you spent any time on social media this past summer, it is almost inevitable that the ever popular Positano has crept its way into your feed. This coastal town in Italy on the Amalfi Coast is easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. The town is a popular day-trip for tourists […]

Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Loop in The Dolomites: Hiking Guide

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop is one of the most popular hikes in the Dolomites, and easily one of my favorites as well. The three iconic peaks of Tre Cime are considered the symbol of the Dolomites.  This guide will cover everything you need to know to prepare for a day hike (or overnight […]

Lago di Carezza: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

Lago di Carezza, also known as Karersee or Lake Carezza, is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Dolomites region. It is also one of the most popular places to visit in the Dolomites, Italy – and for a good reason! As soon as I saw a photo of this lake for the first […]

Italy Road Trip Itinerary: 2 Week Italy Itinerary

I’m sure I can’t be the only one who feels that everyone on social media is traveling through Italy this summer. Well I definitely hopped on that trend and took off an epic 2 week Italy road trip with a few of my closest friends.  This detailed guide will outline my entire Italian itinerary for […]

Praiano Italy Travel Guide: Everything you need to know

Praiano, located on the beautiful Amalfi Coast in Italy, is Positano’s sleepy sister. Just 15 minutes down the road from this bustling town, you’ll find the much quieter village of Praiano. With just 2,000 locals, and far less tourists, you’ll find some peace and quiet even during the busier summer months. Located on a cliffside, […]

What to know about Rifugios in the Dolomites: Italian mountain huts

If you’re planning a trip to the Dolomites, you’ve probably seen the word rifugio thrown around. So you might be wondering what exactly a rifugio is? This beginner’s guide to staying in rifugios will cover everything you need to know for a smooth stay in Italy’s mountain huts.  Prepare for your trip to Italy ✈️ […]

How to Get to Cinque Terre from Florence, Italy

Cinque Terre is a truly magical set of towns, nestled on the coast of Italy. Located only 2.5-3 hours outside of Florence, this seaside region is nothing like the large cities of Italy. For those of you who are not familiar with the area, Cinque Terre is more accurately a region, rather than a singular […]

Lago di Braies: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

The famous Lago di Braies is just as beautiful in person as it is in photos. Blue waters with a striking mountain backdrop, it’s hard not to fall in love with this spot. Photographs of this famous lake have recently found their way all over the internet, and for a very good reason! Lago di […]

Hiking to Lago di Sorapis in the Dolomites, Italy

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the Dolomites, the famous mountain range in Northern Italy. From the striking views on Seceda to the crystal blue lakes, the region has got it all. Hiking to Lago di Sorapis is one of the top day hikes in the Dolomites. Lago di Sorapis is a glacial lake […]

Where to Stay in the Dolomites, Italy

Before I dive too deep into this post on where to stay in the Dolomites, some of you may be wondering where the Dolomites even are! You may have ended up on this post by clicking through a dreamy mountain photo on Pinterest or Google, or if you’re lucky you may already be planning your […]

How to Get to the Dolomites, Italy: Car, Bus, Train, or Plane

This post is all about how to get to the Dolomites in Northern Italy. Although popular among European tourists, the Dolomites are still a bit of a hidden gem for American tourists. I was pleasantly surprised that even visiting during the peak tourist season, the hikes were expansive and not completely overrun with tourists. Luckily, […]

A Guide to Hiking Seceda, Dolomites

Hiking the Seceda mountain and exploring the nearby town of Ortisei (St. Ulrich) down below was easily the highlight of my first road trip through the Dolomites, and therefore deserves its own post! While Seceda is best known for its winter slopes, the mountain is a breathtaking place to hike during the summer months. With […]

Road Trip in the Dolomites Itinerary for Any Traveler

In the past year or so I started seeing images of incredible, crystal blue lakes pop up in my Instagram feed. I started researching the area, and was immediately determined to plan a visit. When the opportunity arose to take a quick trip, I threw together a last minute plan Dolomites road trip itinerary this […]

7 Best Things to do in the Dolomites Italy 

Looking for the best things to do in the Dolomites, Italy? You’ve come to the right place! The Italian Dolomites are easily one of my favorite places in the world. I visited for the first time in 2019 and have already been back again since. There are an endless amount of incredible hikes, crystal blue […]

24 Hours in Rome: everything you NEED to know!

So you have only 24 hours in Rome, is it really enough time to visit one of the world’s major tourist destinations? Don’t worry! This guide for 24 hours in Rome will outline everything that you need to see and do during your short trip! 24 HOURS IN ROME: WHERE TO STAY Since you only […]