After a long train ride, say from Rome to Genoa, you might want to jump in the shower to freshen up. But private showers weren't the norm in ancient Rome.
With Rome’s history spanning at least 28 centuries, you can bet your travel booties that it’ll take longer than a couple of days to fully experience its majesty.
Sitting right in the center of the city, just east of the Piazza di Spagna, the Borghese Gardens are the Roman equivalent of Central Park.
While many people will roam the Tuscan hills, at the heart of Tuscany lies its capital — the cultural, artistic, and culinary jewel that is Florence.
In a city famous for its seven hills, you’re never short of lofty vantage points affording you splendid views when you visit Rome.
Whether you’re all booked or just beginning to plan your trip to Italy, reading the right books before you go is a great way to begin discovering Italy long before you board your flight.
If you’re looking to discover off-the-beaten-path adventures in Italy, set your sights on Orvieto. This shining medieval city, inhabited since before the Roman Empire, sits on the flat top of a volcanic bluff from a long-ago eruption.