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Budget Travel Guide for Torino, Italy

Friends in Torino

Torino doesn’t have the ruins of Rome, the cathedrals of Florence or the canals of Venice. It does have culture…and the largest open-air market in Europe. Oh, and Torino is Turin for you Americans. If you’re going to take a trip to Italy, I wouldn’t consider putting Torino at the top of your list, especially with other destinations like Cinque Terre …

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Budget Travel Guide for Verona, Italy

Piazza Bra at Night

Verona is the City of Love. Besides being the site of the most famous love story of all time (Romeo and Juliet), beauty simply pervades the town. And fall in love with it I did. I didn’t think I would find much in Verona. After famous destinations in Italy like Rome, Florence and Venice, I figured there would be maybe …

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Budget Travel Guide for Venice, Italy

A Perfect Day in Venice

Venice, the city of canals. Probably one of the most famous cities in the world, and by far the most crowded with tourists. With “streets” less than a meter wide in some cases, it can take hours to travel around the island. I arrived in Venice on Thursday night from Florence. Made a great friend on the train and got …

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Budget Travel Guide for Florence, Italy

Florence Sunset

In Florence, or Firenze in Italian, it’s all about the art! From what I picked up, Florence really was the birthplace of the Renaissance. The Medici family sponsored and commissioned Da Vinci and other famous artists to uplift their city, and boy did it work! The city itself is quite a work of art, to say nothing of the magnificent …

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Budget Travel Guide for Rome, Italy

Rome from Palatine Hill

All roads lead to Rome. It certainly looks that way when you look at a map of Italy! I spent 3 days in Rome, which was not nearly enough, and perhaps too much. Rome is one of the most famous cities in the world, and one of the top five most visited. While I had my own activities over the three …

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