Best things to do in Venice: city guide and itineraries for the lagoon city

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It’s no secret that we love Venice! This city built on water captured our hearts and imaginations the very first time we caught sight of her elegant palazzos gazing over the Grand Canal. And we’ve returned many times to soak up the beauty and majesty of La Serenissima as the city is known to Italians. […]

Visiting Versailles: tips for a fun day trip from Paris

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The most glittering jewel of France’s royal past is undoubtedly the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles in French). Once home to kings and queens of France, the palace is perhaps the most extravagant and beautiful in Europe. At Versailles, you can walk the corridors and gardens where Queen Marie Antoinette enjoyed an incredible life […]

The best beaches in Calabria

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Surrounded by water on three sides, Calabria boasts 800 kilometers (500 miles) of stunning coastline. This lesser-known region in the toe of the Italian boot is a Mecca for beachgoers seeking spectacular natural scenery, great food and an off-the-beaten-path experience. The Tyrrhenian Sea laps the rugged shore of the west and the Ionian bathes Calabria’s […]