Ask the Italy Expert: Outlet Shopping and Rome Pastry Shops

  I get lots of emails from readers asking for Italy travel advice. And while I like to think of myself as the Italy travel resource, I know that there are tons of bloggers, writers, tour operators, travel consultants, and…

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Venice for a Penny

I’d hate to be the employee who made this error: The Crowne Plaza of Venice will be honoring a rate of 1-cent-per-night after mistakenly posting the rate on its website. According to BBC News, approximately 230 guests booked the hotel…

Culture Week 2009

Today begins Culture Week throughout all of Italy. Through April 26,¬† state-run museums will be open for free and many will be extending hours. Tons of special events and exhibitions are part of Culture Week. To see what’s on, visit…

Protestant Cemetery, Rome

A Peaceful Oasis in Rome

The Protestant Cemetery, also known as the Non-Catholic Cemetery¬†(Cimitero Acattolico), is located behind the grand pyramid (Piramide), a burial site for Roman magistrate Gaius Cestius who died around 12BC. Surrounded by tall trees, which miraculously drown out the din of…