Travel Posts

by S.K. Derban

Post Eleven: Major Italian Sights – Recommended Tours

Post Eleven: Major Italian Sights – Recommended Tours

Our Italian holiday consisted of three main cities as a home base. During our time in Venice we personally found it easy to access the desired sights without hiring a tour company. We went early and waited less than fifteen minutes for both St. Mark’s Basilica...

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Post Ten: Sleeping in Italy – Take a Nap!

Post Ten: Sleeping in Italy – Take a Nap!

We typically were up at 6:00 a.m. and out the door by 7:00 a.m., but we did not go to bed until 11:00 p.m. (Who wants to sleep right after a heavy meal?) Personally, I need a full eight hours sleep so an afternoon nap was the perfect solution. After a full day of...

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Post Nine: Eating Dinner in Italy – Wait until Eight

Post Nine: Eating Dinner in Italy – Wait until Eight

Stay away from restaurants filled with customers before 7:00 p.m. as they are most likely tourist traps. Most authentic Italian restaurants do not open until 7:30 p.m., and customers slowly trickle in beginning at 8:00 p.m. The best restaurants are not typically the...

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Post Eight: Panino – Panini – Eating Lunch in Italy

Post Eight: Panino – Panini – Eating Lunch in Italy

Panino is singular and Panini is plural for the amazing sandwiches of Italy. I am salivating just thinking about their yumminess! Panini bakeries are easy to find, and many offer a wide selection of breads, meats and cheeses. Everything tastes fresh and delicious....

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