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20 Useful Things to Know Before You Visit Rome

General Knowledge Currency – Italy uses the Euro (“€”). Reservations – Make reservations for museums, tours, and restaurants whenever possible. Check if there is A/C when booking your accommodations if you are traveling in the summer. Electronics – Standard voltage is 220V (U.S. uses 110V). Check your electronics to see if they are dual voltage. Don’t forget an adapter so your electronics will fit into the outlets. VAT (value added tax) – A 22% tax on most goods and services…

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25 Things You Must Do in Rome, Italy

Rome has definitely earned its nickname as the eternal city, with over 3,000 years of history and ancient ruins that you can still explore. Rome’s culture, charming alleys, and delicious food, make this city one of the most unforgettable places to visit in the world! There is so much to eat, see, and do in this magical city, we’ve narrowed down our top 25 things you MUST do in order to help you plan your first visit to Rome! Marvel…

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The Ultimate Paris Bucket List

In my opinion, Paris is one of the best city for a bucket list because there are so many sights to see, foods to try, and cultural experiences to enjoy. I’ve laid out my eat-see-do list for Paris, but I’d love to hear what you would add in the comments below! WHAT TO DO: Climb the Eiffel Tower Picnic in Jardin Du Luxembourg Window shop Avenue Champs-Élysées Wink at the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Wander through Tuileries Garden Take…

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How to Order Coffee in Italy + Will Starbucks Succeed in Milan?

Will Starbucks Succeed in Milan? Why aren’t there any Starbucks in Italy? It’s a question that comes up often when visiting as most travelers are used to seeing one on every corner these days. I have always felt a sense of pride for Italy that they’ve held off for so long (that is until next month). Don’t get me wrong, a White Mocha from Starbucks is one of my favorite indulgences, but I think it’s safe to say even the…

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The Ultimate Florence Bucket List

1. Admire David at the Accademia Museum – Michaelangelo’s infamous David’s Sculpture is housed in the Accademia Museum in Florence. Make sure to book tickets on the official website ahead of time to avoid long lines. 2. View the art in the Uffizi Gallery – This museum houses some of the world’s best art from the Italian Renaissance (i.e. La Primavera, The Birth of Venus, Ognissanti Madonna and more) 3. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio – The colorful bridge you see…

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Tips for Riding Trains in Italy (and avoiding an emotional meltdown!)

Italy is my happy place and you will never hear me say a bad word about this fantastic country except when it involves train stations! I suppose the stress that comes with foreign train systems isn’t unique to Italy, but without a doubt trying to ride a train in a foreign country has to be in my top ten most stressful activities! That said, the trains in Italy (or all of Europe for that matter) are efficient, relaxing once you…

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Where to Stay in Florence – Hotels for Every Budget

Florence is a much smaller city than Rome or Paris, but it still welcomes over 10 million tourists each year! As you can imagine, there are a lot of hotel options in this city and I’m here to help narrow the options down for you! During the summer months many of the hotels sell out quickly, so I didn’t narrow the list too much to make sure you have available options when looking. As a general disclaimer, I haven’t stayed…

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