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5 Things you can do in Liguria for Free

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Liguria is a stunning coastal region in the North West of Italy. Although it is one of the smallest regions in the whole of Italy, there are many towns and cities that attract visitors every year. Genoa, the capital city, is a popular tourist destination thanks to its mix of beautiful beaches and quaint buildings. If you are planning a trip to Liguria, then here are some things you must do (that won't cost you a penny)! [Photo by paola.bottoni]

A Simple Guide To Travel Milan

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Milan, one of the fashionable cities of Italy, is popular throughout the world for its artistic and historic attractions. It is also one of the richest European countries. The La Scala Opera House, the Last Supper painting and the largest Gothic cathedral in the world are the major attractions of this city. It is the best city for shopping with a thriving cultural scene (Photo from italialiving.com).


A trip wouldn’t be worth much if you couldn’t enjoy the odd night out, excursion or meal in a fancy restaurant. These are all examples of things that are well worth paying for when you’re on the road. Unfortunately however, most backpackers blow quite a bit of their budget on other, far less satisfying purchases. Here are eight examples of things that you really shouldn’t be spending your money on when travelling (Photo from www.boiseoutdoor.com).

Milano Duomo

Milan is known for being one of the most fashionable cities in all of Italy – if not in the world. While Milan holds a certain romantic air for those who are deep in the fashion industry, the historic city is also home to some of the most attractive and historic attractions in the country as well. If you're traveling on a budget, you'll want to make a list of things you can do for free – especially if you want to save a few dollars for shopping. Make sure you add these attractions to your list (Photo From http://it.wikipedia.org).


With so many people being health conscious these days, there is a lot of focus being made on cuisines and meal preparation that is healthy, but also takes into consideration various health conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders. While there used to be a time when dining overseas or anywhere foreign presented challenges for the health conscious, today there are plenty of restaurants and cafes which offer a wide selection of delicious and health smart meals for locals and visitors. This too is true for the Ligurian cuisine, where seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables are all staple items of their menu and fare.

48 hours in Portofino

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There are a plethora of things to do in the Cinque Terre but you may also want to set aside two days just for the town of Portofino alone because the beauty, history and cultures here are remarkable. If you really want to take in all there is to do in Portofino, plan an amazing 48 hour itinerary for yourself or follow this one.

Day 1

One your first day in Portofino you may be tired from all the traveling but there is no better place to relax than this small fishing village. Walk up early in the morning and set your sights on the village itself where there are small alleyways and cobblestoned streets to walk up and down. The calming sound and breeze from the nearby seas will be tranquil (Photo from timoelliott.com).

Top 10 things to do in the Cinque Terre

Posted by on in Cinque Terre


Visiting the Cinque Terre is a remarkable experience and there are so many intriguing things to do all within one location. For an amazing vacation that is all inclusive and packed with adventures, check out these top ten things to do while in the Cinque Terre (Corniglia. Photo from globeholidays.net).

10. Village of Riomaggiore

Here you will find the streets lined with colorful houses nestled by the sea along with alleys that can be walked and shops for visiting. Also see the church of San Giovanni Battista.

Sarzana Travel Guide

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Sarzana (see the map) is a little town within the Province of La Spezia in Italy. It rests in the valley and along Magra River with a population of 1084. It is fraught with rolling hills that are beautiful and gothic architecture that surpasses many other regions of the world (Photo from cepolina.com).

There are many things to see and do when visiting Sarzana some of which you don’t want to miss. One of the top visited sites for tourists who flock to this locale each year is Fortezza di Sarzanello which can be found in the hills of Sarzana. Here you will find a military fortification which is eerie but majestic to look at and tour. The castle has two entrances which can be explored and visitors can also enjoy a view of the Magra Valley which cascades around the property.


The region is subdivided into five major villages namely Vermazza, Monterosso, Manarola, Corniglia and Riomaggiore. Within these villages it is easy to find your favorite Bars-Cafes in Cinque Terre given their serene nature of these villages.

The most suitable mode of transportation is the train however; due to the rocky nature of this region you might opt to boost your experience by hiking through the rocks within the villages. Within the villages there are a number of cafes and restaurants that you will boost your stay in this region with their delicious cuisines.

Bonassola: A Hidden Vacation Alternative

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A vacation in Italy is a dream for many. If you also share the dream, then you need to know about the hidden vacation alternative that is in Bonassola. If you don’t know already, this is a location  in Ligarian coast in Italy near Levanto and Cinque Terre. But, before we get to the details of this vacation destination, you need to understand that the destination of choice is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and which determine the kind of experience you have from the holiday (Photo from leachamboncel.blogspot.com).

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