The Best Ways to Avoid Rome’s Crazy Crowds

With more than 13 million tourist arrivals in 2013 alone – more than five times its population – Rome is quantifiably one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. You’ll understand why so many people come to the aptly-named “Eternal City” the moment you step on its streets, which are filled with history, mythology, culture, cuisine and romance. While Rome is amazing …

Borgo Egnazia, Puglia: hotel of the week

When it comes to nabbing the best Mediterranean escapes, it pays to plan ahead. Just off the strikingly pretty Puglian coast, Borgo Egnazia has us aching to get our diaries out… STYLE Fairy-tale village resort SETTING Shore-side olive groves Why this week? If, like us,  you’ve been lusting all winter for clear skies and warm seas, the first signs of spring are bound to trigger an uncontrollable desire to book a beach holiday. We prescribe a spot of Puglian pampering: Borgo Egnazia is offering 20 …

A Romantic Destination Wedding at a Top Wedding Villa in Italy

The holiday rental Villa Emo Capodilista is, simply put, the top Italy wedding villa for your destination wedding. It’s a stunning Italy villa for weddings. Trust and Travel offers luxury villas for rent in Italy’s top destinations, including the top wedding villa Emo Capodilista.

Tremiti Islands: Italian Pearls of the Adriatic Sea

San Nicola Island Turquoise green waters greeted our morning ferry as we approached San Nicola, the most populated of the five Tremiti Islands, all of which belong to southern Italy’s Gargano National Park. Known as the Pearls of the Adriatic, they are Italy’s only islands in this sea and as such have become a popular …

I Heart My City: Diana’s Milan

Texas native Diana Skok Corridori traded the Lone Star State for the Old Country when she moved to Milan to live with her Italian husband. In addition to raising her two sons, she spends her time writing about the quirks and beauty of life in northern Italy through her travel blog Vino …

Biking Italy’s Apennines Mountains in Emilia Romagna

Biking Through Emilia Romagna Reggio Emilia, Italy Biking is an excellent way to explore the Reggiano Apennines Mountains of Northern Italy, home to medieval castles, chestnut forests, and rural farms. Italy’s Emilia Romagna region is typically known for exotic cars (Ferrari, Lamborghini) & cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano). But head up into the foothills and you’ll find plenty of adventure. Bikes are the preferred mode of transportation in these parts, and a large network of single track paths and country roads makes…

Thanksgiving in Puglia Guest Testimonial

By Michael Broussard This was my third HE Travel experience, and they have all been wonderful vacations, and all very different. I had been considering the Puglia bike tour for over a year, but at my age (60) I was worried I would not be able to “keep up with the pack,” even though I know there is no pressure to do more …

Colorful Ducal Square in Sabbioneta, Italy

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Stunning Dome of the Ducal Church in Sabbioneta, Italy

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Storybook Mountain Town of Capo di Ponte in Italy

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Behold: Picturesque Peschici in Gargano, Italy

While I was visiting Gargano which is a sub region of Puglia and in the province of Foggia, I had the pleasure of exploring Peschici. It’s a small town which is located on top of these cliffs overlooking the Adriatic Sea. It’s the kind of place that has a lot of character and plenty of interesting little lanes to stroll down. It’s another town along the coast of Italy that comes alive during the summer …

How To Cook The Best Italian Risotto In Milan

Don’t I Look Professional? Milan, Italy Move over Gordon Ramsay, there’s a new Master Chef in town. Join me in Milan as I learn how to cook up some authentic Italian Risotto Ossobuco. One of my favorite things about international travel is the chance to overcome new challenges and break out of my comfort zone. After many crazy adventure travel experiences like hitchhiking across America or cage diving …

When All Else Fails, Mangia! Food Tips from Puglia

As I stand on the balcony I furry my brow at the large and dark clouds that inch closer to our hotel at an alarming rate. Please don’t let it rain I think to myself as I close shut the doors and rest my head against the pillow. I awake in the morning to the cries of thunder and the sound of rain violently banging on the outside of my window. I have awoken at the Hotel Residence Arianna Club in the Gargano Peninsula (right at the ankle spur of Puglia,Italy) and instead of frolicking in…

Discover the Best of Gargano in Puglia, Italy

I place my luggage on my bed at the Pellegrino Palace Hotel in Vieste and step out on the balcony to catch a glimpse of the beach and fill my lungs with unfettered sea air. I lean out over the railing to watch the waves surge back and forth. I have landed straight onto the spur of the Italian boot, in a place called the Gargano …