Italy

Things To Do In Catania, Italy In 1 Day

Things To Do In Catania, Italy In 1 Day

  After enjoying a 3 day Malta itinerary in absolute sunny bliss I arrived in Syracuse & Ortigia, Sicily to torrential rain. I literally just walked into my hotel when it started too. Whew! Needless to say, the weather cleared up and all was right in the world again....

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2 Days In Syracuse & Ortigia, Sicily

2 Days In Syracuse & Ortigia, Sicily

A fellow travel blogger/vlogger from Just Go Places left a comment on one of  my videos about Syracuse on my YouTube channel. They said, “For a country that claims the Godfather stereotypes them, they definitely know how to capitalize on it.” Well what they were referring to...

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What To Do In Rome In 2 Days

What To Do In Rome In 2 Days

Ah good old Italy, the place of classic cuisine, ancient history, and fine clothing. The place where using an "indoor voice" means...well who are we kidding? It means absolutely nothing and as soon as I checked into my Airbnb all I could hear was parents yelling at children,...

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When it comes to Italy it’s the one country that I’ve been lucky enough to see the most of – and I’m not even remotely close to being done with this beautiful country.
Where does one start?
History. I’ve been to Rome twice and both times archeologist were digging around some new ancient discovery.
Architecture. It doesn’t matter if its a big major city or a small town/village. They all have a beautiful cathedral and a story.
Food. I don’t even know where to start when it comes to food. But whether you are in a restaurant or lucky enough to be in someone’s Nonna’s (Grandmother’s) kitchen, that family feel surrounding food is its own delicious experience.

The art renaissance, leaning towers, canals, Tuscany, fashion and animated hand movements while talking like a conductor with an orchestra. I love this country!      

History

  • Migrations of Indo-European peoples into Italy began around 2000 B.C. 
  • Overthrown by the Romans in the 3rd century B.C., 
  • The cultural center of the Western Civilization

Capital

Rome is the largest and the capital of Italy, as well as the capital of the Lazio region.
What in Rome In 2 Days
The Vatican is an independent state located within the city of Rome and is the only country within a city. 

Currency

Euro

Food

Italian cuisine is probably one of the most popular foods in the world – pasta, pizza (born in Naples), prosciutto, lasagne, gelato, cannoli (my favourite from Sicily – Syracuse & Catania) oh and limoncello – good, good stuff.  

Electricity

Electricity in Italy conforms to the European standard of 220V to 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Wall outlets typically accommodate plugs with two or three round pins (the latter grounded, the former not).


Public Transit

Rome, Milan, Naples and Turin, have a pretty large Metro system with smaller metros in Genoa and Catania. Cities and towns have an efficient urban and suburban bus system which is generally limited on Sundays and holidays. You can catch taxi’s outside most train and bus stations.

Driving
You must be over 18, to drive, trams and trains have right of way and interestingly, in towns and villages, the horn may be sounded only in the event of an emergency. 

Stopover or Layover Destination

Italy is a great stopover destination for Istanbul, Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Kyiv, Paris and a host of other major European cities.

 Safety

Italy is a very popular tourist destination and with that comes pickpocketing. Keep your valuables in a safe place, keep things out of your back pocket, keep all your money in different places. Also, be wary of scammers who like to take advantage of tourists and rip them off.

Lastly, with regards to terrorism, since both of Italy’s neighbours (France and Belgium) have experienced it you will notice increased security (men and women with machine guns) – especially around major attractions.

96 Hour Naples Itinerary

96 Hour Naples Itinerary

  I love pizza and I thought about writing a post about finding the best pizzeria in Naples since Naples is the birthplace of pizza. But I quickly learned from the locals that finding the best pizza is simply a matter of your location. Let me explain. If you ask...

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Pisa Videos

Pisa Videos

This Post Is Currently Under Construction! Scroll down to see what we have so far. OR. Check back soon, every now and then or subscribe to our newsletter. Pisa Videos  Uncharted heads over to Pisa to catch a glimpse of the falling tower....

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Florence Videos

Florence Videos

This Post Is Currently Under Construction! Scroll down to see what we have so far. OR. Check back soon, every now and then or subscribe to our newsletter. Florence Videos Uncharted arrives in the city of art. We check out: Basilica di San Maria Novella, Capelle...

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Milan Videos

Milan Videos

This Post Is Currently Under Construction! Scroll down to see what we have so far. OR. Check back soon, every now and then or subscribe to our newsletter. Milan Videos Uncharted has left Paris and has rolled up into La Dolce Vita. Milan, Italy....

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Venice Videos

Venice Videos

This Post Is Currently Under Construction! Scroll down to see what we have so far. OR. Check back soon, every now and then or subscribe to our newsletter. Venice Videos  Instead of heading back to Zagreb we get off in Rijeka and catch a bus and a train to Venice....

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Ferrara Videos

Ferrara Videos

This Post Is Currently Under Construction! Scroll down to see what we have so far. OR. Check back soon, every now and then or subscribe to our newsletter. Ferrara Videos  We've left Rome for our return trip back to Zagreb. While in still in Italy we make one last...

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Orvieto Videos

Orvieto Videos

This Post Is Currently Under Construction! Scroll down to see what we have so far. OR. Check back soon, every now and then or subscribe to our newsletter. Orvieto Videos  From Zagreb we catch a bus for a 12 hour ride to Rome. Along the way we make a stop in Orvieto....

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