Today, Rome is a cosmopolitan city, where modern life coexists next to ancient relics. No trip to Italy would be complete without spending some time here. There is so much to see and do here that if you have time, it's great to devote at least a week to the city. Here are some of my favorite things about Rome.

Your trip to Italy will go a lot easier if you've got your travel plans figured out ahead of time. Unplanned travel in a foreign country can end up being difficult, and could provide unfavorable results if you are not able to experience things as you would have liked. Here are some tips on Italy travel - getting there, and getting around once you're in Italy.

As a potential tourist, you're wondering when to take your trip to Italy, so let’s look at what Italy weather you might find visiting at various times of the year.

Gondeliers in Venice are known for seranading their passengers as they glide through the canals of Venice. Even in Italy, people are paying attention to the US Presidential election, and here it's no different, as these gondeliers express their preferences in song!

There is no place on earth quite like Venice. It took a tremendous feat of engineering to create a city out of 118 small islands…and nature may someday reclaim this “living museum” of gondolas, bridges and ornate churches and palaces.

I found a fun post today over on Adventure is the Spice of Life. They have some antique photographs of Rome, which look at...

Memories are precious - my first memories of Rome certainly are. I have a photo that was taken during my first trip to Rome, Italy....

Like many travelers to Italy, a visit to Florence was on my must-do list from the beginning. There is much to see in this...

Pisa, Luminar di Saint Ranieri: June 16th every year the city of Pisa celebrates the Luminara di Saint Ranieri, the Patron Saint of Italy, who died as a Saint in 1161, and who has been celebrated since the late 17th century. Along the river Arno, more than 70,000 candles are lit, which light up the river, the buildings, the bridges and the whole city. Several of the wax candles are also sent floating down the river. The only thing not lit by candles is the Leaning Tower, which is adorned by oil lamps, instead. The celebration also includes a fireworks celebration at the "Cittadella Vecchia" after dark, around 11 at night.