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Destination Guide: Italy

Italy is one of the most incredible and desirable countries for tourists in Europe. It’s capital Rome is famous for breathtaking art, ancient ruins. Along with the Vatican, home to a number of museums and the Pope – the official leader of the Catholic Church.

We’ve visited and shared our experience in multiple regions of Italy, here are some of our favourites;

Rome

Founded in 753 BC Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. The city also plays host to the smallest country in the world; The Vatican.

Rome is on every European bucket list, and with so many incredible things to do it’s easy to see why. Staying in Rome can be both affordable and luxurious depending on your budget. We had the pleasure of staying and reviewing Hotel Barocco during our visit.

Venice

Venice is the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region. Built across more than 100 small islands on a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. The entire area has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces.

Staying in the centre of Venice can be expensive so instead, we opted to stay in the bordering area of Mestre. We had the experience of staying at the A&O hotel – which is an affordable European budget chain of hotels and the ANDA hostel – a recently opened stylish hostel offering a range of accommodation formats.

Verona

Verona is a city in the northern region of Italy, accessible on a day trip from nearby Venice it’s made famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard which is said to be “Juliet’s House”

Verona is small, and while there’s plenty to do you need little more than a day here. Personally, it was the perfect 48-hour mid-way point from Venice to Trentino.

Trentino

We had the pleasure of visiting the Trentino region for the first time in 2019 for the Traverse Conference. This hidden gem of a region is incredible, and home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Dolomites.

a gorge and waterfall created by a dam in Trento

We had the pleasure of staying in a range of accommodation in this region including Airbnb’s, luxury hotels in the capital of the region; Trento, and boutique bed and breakfast locations such as Garni Lilly.

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