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Sicily Art Tours: The best way to explore Sicily’s cultural heritage

Sicily Art Tours

Sicily is one of the most unique and heterogeneous places in Europe. The island is home to fantastic landscapes, beautiful seaside and one of the largest still active European volcanos. With its long history, Sicily’s cultural heritage is one of the most versatile on the Old Continent. From the Ancient Greeks and Romans to Normans and Arabs, they all left their mark on the island.

My travel diary: Four days in Rome

View on St. Peter's basilica in Vatican city

Last month I spent four days in Rome. The city was busy, loud, and filled with cars, but also calm, monumental and beautiful at the same time. It was my first time in Rome, so I wanted to see everything: Roman ruins, museums, beautiful architecture. But I also wanted to get a glimpse of the everyday life in the Eternal City and enjoy wandering its streets, meeting some locals and tasting delicious Italian food.

10 Cultural spots to visit in Florence

Cultural spots to visit in Florence

Florence is the capital of the Italian Renaissance and home to numerous fantastic masterpieces of architecture. So many talented artists like Dante Alighieri, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo or Filippo Brunelleschi lived and worked there. Its museums and churches are treasuring world-class artworks. With so many things to see in Florence, here are ten cultural spots to visit in Florence.

How to travel around Tuscany on public transport

How to travel around Tuscany on public transport

With its beautiful scenery, delicious food and fantastic art, Tuscany is a must-see place for any cultural tourist. It’s home to numerous lovely towns like Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Luca, Pisa, and many more. The best way to visit Tuscany is by having a base in one of those places and seeing the rest on day trips. And don’t worry if you won’t have a car, because here is the complete guide on how to travel around Tuscany on public transport.

Top 10 archaeological sites in Italy

Romanum in Rome, Italy

Italy is one of the countries with the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world. Since I was born in Croatia, near the Italian border, my parents often took me to Italy when I was younger. I always admired their hedonism, the best coffee, and the picturesque small towns. But for the most part, I fell in love with this country because of its art and cultural heritage. No wonder I decided to study archaeology years later. I must admit I still didn’t visit most of the sites in Italy that are on my bucket list. But I’m sure I will soon. And today, I will share my top 10 archaeological sites in Italy with you.

Exploring Rome with the Urbs App

View on Rome. Statues in the closeup on the right.

Are you planning to visit Rome soon? Organising a trip to a new city is always exciting. However, if you’re travelling somewhere for the first time, it could be a bit challenging to plan all the details of your trip. Which sites to visit? Or where to find information about all that fantastic architecture you’ll see in the Italian capital? This is where travel apps could come in handy. And I have recently discovered a perfect one. So, keep reading to learn more about exploring Rome with the Urbs Travel city app.

North Italy Road Trip: Milan, Lake Como, Trento & Verona

Birds view at the lake Como

The North Italy road trip is a bucket-list thing anyone in love with travel should do at least once in their lifetime. That region of Italy is filled with historic cities, charming castles and some incredible nature. From the transparent blue sea, massive mountains to some of the most beautiful lakes you’ll find in Europe, North Italy has them all. To help you make the most out of your trip, here is the North Italy Road Trip guide, including the visits to Milan, Lake Como, Trento and Verona.

Vatican Travel Guide: What to see in Vatican City

View on the Vatican City

Vatican City is home to some of the most impressive art pieces in the world. From Michelangelo’s Pieta to Rafael’s frescoes, they are all there. It’s impossible to see all those artworks in a day, so when visiting Vatican City, proper planning is crucial! To help you decide what to see in Vatican City, we created this Vatican Travel Guide with some of our best tips.

Three Days at Lake Como

View at the small village at lake Como

Does the combination of high mountains, a beautiful large lake and Italian food sound like a great combination to you? If that’s the case, then Lake Como could be a great place to visit. I’ve recently spent three days at Lake Como and completely fallen in love with it. If you would like to visit it as well, check out my blog post for more info and some tips.