Wednesday - August 27, 2014 Filed in: Iconic Italy | Day Trips
Most stop-overs are more a question of logistics than context: there happens to be a delightful town
or quirky museum
along your route between one destination and the next, so you break up the long ride, stretch your legs, and explore awhile.
(Photo by Concierge in Umbria via Flickr)
Ravenna is a bit different, in that a pause here is not just a question of travel itineraries. Whether you are coming from or headed to Venice
, a stop in Ravenna, famous for its stunning 5th and 6th century Byzantine mosaics, will help you put the sumptuous mosaics in San Marco (created some five to seven centuries later) into the larger context of the evolution of early Christian art. Read More...
Wednesday - January 16, 2013 Filed in: Travel Tips | Transportation | Rome | Florence | Venice | Day Trips
Whether it’s your first trip to Italy or you’ve traveled the Bel Paese
so often that you can almost call it your second home, some cities just never get old. As many times as you might visit the cultural capitals of Rome, Florence, and Venice – with all their history, art, and unmistakable Italian vibe – you are bound to discover something new on each trip. That said, though these three cities are among Italy’s most popular destinations
, we’ve got a secret.
There’s a lot of Italy left to explore in between. Read More...