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    691 reviews

    One of the most beautiful cities that I have ever visited. The winding canals, the cool sea breeze, the pathways that lead you around as if you were in a maze, the light, and who could forget such an amazing history!? Did you know that Venezia was a Democrat Republic for a thousand years, until it was conquered by Napoleon ...

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    1170 reviews

    Probably the most diverse, complex, interesting, and fulfilling European city for a cultural visit. I would recommend staying as close to the centre as you can afford. This will cut down on the amount of time spent travelling each day, and maximise your sight-seeing time. There are lots of private rentals at quite affordable rates.

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    348 reviews

    Was once one of the great trading centers in the world. The vast wealth that accumulated in Florence from this trade can be seen in the amazing architecture that beautifies the city, and the spectacular examples of art that reside in Florence's world class museums. It is definitely the gem of Tuscany.

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    Rome and Surrounds

    62 reviews

    One of the world's greatest cities. Can be crowded in summer, but spring and autumn are spectacular! But any which way you slice it, Rome has to be on your bucket list.

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    144 reviews

    The food, the climate and the people are among the best in the world. I can't wait to go back.

  • 6


    113 reviews

    Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, is one of Italy's most beautiful Medieval cities.

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    San Gimignano

    56 reviews

    Very medieval town, known for its 'city towers'. Several houses in this small town have them, although more existed in older times. This town has kept its medieval/renaissance looks & feel, there is hardly any modern house. it is also small enough that you can walk from one side to the other in 15 minutes, but there is so much ...

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    119 reviews

    Pisa is famous for the leaning tower, but it is so much more than that. The historic center is lovely. The baptistery is one of the coolest buildings I have ever seen. Unfortunately it can feel at times like a tourist trap; nevertheless, it is still worth visiting

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    47 reviews

    Lucca dates back to the second century BC, when the Romans used the town as a military base. Today, the town is surrounded by walls. Walls built by the Roman troops to defend the city. Because of this, there are no cars in the historic center of the city.

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    31 reviews

    Montepulciano is a beautiful medieval and Renaissance hill town in the Italian province of Siena in southern Tuscany. It is a major producer of food and drink. Renowned for its pork, cheese, "pici" pasta, lentils, and honey, it is known world-wide for its wine. Connoisseurs consider its Vino Nobile, which should not be confused with varietal wine merely made from ...

  • 11


    17 reviews

    Volterra is one of the finest and lesser known hilltop towns tucked away in the heart of Tuscany. It is ancient town and mantained a historical center very well preserved with your Archaeological site and your medieval buildings.

  • 12


    25 reviews

    Amazing city, especially during summertime. Go there for an historical journey and enjoy the unique mix of typical food (try focaccia and farinata!), ancient buildings and the modern port district!

  • 13


    177 reviews

    Naples is definitely my favorite city with its lively and mystic character. The city overflows with culture, italian cuisine and small alleys :-) Go here if you want to visit the real authentic Italy. It's rough, dirty, noisy yet absolutely beautiful.

  • 14


    98 reviews

    Had the priviledge of visiting the glorious ruins of Pompeii and almost missed the chance to see it. It is not to miss if in Naples, unbelievable and incredible. What a wonderful opportunity to see how the Romans lived and it is frozen in time.

  • 15


    13 reviews

    This tiny medieval walled city is conveniently located near Florence but far enough off the beaten tourist path that it still feels unspoiled. The historic walls and towers are magnificent, and the food is incredible.

  • 16


    23 reviews

    Beautiful and pretty accessible Umbrian hill town. Great spot to get a taste of the smaller town Italian life.

  • 17


    9 reviews

    Erice is a medieval fortress town located on top of Mount Erix near Trapani. It once housed a sacred temple to Venus (where priestesses practiced sacred rites of prostitution) and was a Carthaginian stronghold during the First Punic War. To reach Erice, the best method is by cable car. The town is easily walkable, has a gorgeous view and enjoys ...

  • 18


    22 reviews

    Arezzo has fewer tourists than Florence and Siena, despite the fact that it has wonderful museums (the Etruscan museum is one of the best in Italy) and fabulous food. Don't miss the miraculous Madonna (who now and then 'visits' other areas of the province), the Piero della Francesa fresco cycle (newly restored) and the house of Giorgio Vasari, celebrated architect, ...

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    18 reviews

    The fortress surrounding this beautiful town was built in the mid-fourteenth century. And the town itself looks like something from the Medieval past with it's alleyways and narrow cobblestoned streets. Montalcino is also known for it's world famous Brunello wine.

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    356 reviews

    Fashion, business, turn of the century architecture and cold weather. Milan is one of Europe's great cultural hubs and has been since the Roman times. Octavian went to college here. Ernest Hemingway recuperated from his war wounds and fell in love.

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