Italy has large major cities, medium size wonderful cities and unlimited small villages. The major cities are a must to see. They have wonderful museums, sites and architecture. The medium ones also have things to experience. The small cities are wonderful finds to explore. This video tells you how to see Italy and enjoy it. The YouTube video below shows how to make a memorable visit to Italy.
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I feel that City Passes are almost never worthwhile! They cost a lot of money and you have to visit a large number of places in a day or two to justify the cost. If you are like me, you don’t want to have someone dictate what you must see and when. Visiting Italy is not about how many places you can see in a day but about the experiences of seeing places, meeting people and tasting the wonderful food & wine.
Skip-the-line Tickets are worthwhile for sites with very long lines. The major attractions can have lines of 3-4 hours long. I for one do not want to spend my vacation & visit to Italy waiting in lines. Skip-the-line tickets allow you to show up at a time and jump to the beginning of the line. They do cost more than the attractions cost of entry but you save the line time.
This YouTube video explains all about these two types of tickets.
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Enoteca is a wine bar or library where you can taste several different bottles of wine. You can also buy wine but usually not large quantities. Some serve food with the wine. Italians typically do not drink on an empty stomach so many give free small plates of food.
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I have been to Italy more than 100 times and have loved every trip. Why do I love Italy so much?
- The People – are friendly and helpful
- The Food – is fantastic and healthy
- The Wine – is among the best in the world
- The Sites – are fantastic and bring tourists all the time
- The Big Cities – are fantastic and a must see
- The Small Cities – are worth exploring
When planning a trip to Italy don’t plan too much in a short time. Pick a few places and give yourself plenty of time. Always plan a return trip to see more.
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FB accounts are being cloned at alarming rates. They make a second copy of your account with all your photos and videos. Watch the video below to understand how to tell scammer from a real person:
Watch this video before accepting FB friends or new members into your page or group.
Traveling means lots of videos and pictures. A smartphone means you always have a camera in your pocket or purse. The new iPhone 11 Pro series has a wonderful new camera system controlled by an AI Bionic chip. This system helps you take professional quality pictures without an effort.
I am strongly recommending an upgrade to the new iPhone even if you have the iPhone XS Max! The following YouTube video explains why:
We love the food and wine of Italy. It is unique in our world in that it is fresh, local and delicious.
Italy has different types of restaurants:
By knowing the differences, as explained in this video, you can eat well for not a lot of money.
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Pickpockets are all over the world. Mostly in major cities and tourist attractions.
Pickpockets are a way of life around the world especially in large cities and touristy sites. Be aware of who is around you. Use a Fanny pack or money belt under your shirt. Pickpockets use a group of people to first distract you and second steal your valuables. They are very good at what they do. This YouTube video gives tips on how to keep your valuables safer and some of the distraction techniques they use against you.
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Southern Italy has Watchtowers all along the coast line. Watch the video below for the story about these towers:
Title: Italy – Watchtowers in Southern Italy
Countries: Southern Italy
What are Watchtowers? They are towers usually built of stone high enough to be seen by the next tower along the coast. When Saracens (pirates) were spotted, they would light a fire in the tower to warn everyone along the coast. The next tower would see it and light theirs and so on along the entire coastline. You might say this was the Internet of their time. Some towers had a bell as well that was rung to warn locals of the pirates coming.
The locals would gather their families and valuables and head to their sister town usually high up on a hill. These towns were fortified castle like structures that prevented the pirates from entering.
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Title: Italy – Cicchetti in Venice
Countries: Venice, Italy
Watch our video on Cicchetti in Venice:
What is Cicchetti? Cicchetti is similar to Tapas in Spain. They are small plates served in bars and small restaurants around Venice. Sometimes the plates are free with the purchase of a drink. Most of the time there is a small charge of a few Euros for each plate. The food is fresh, homemade and cheap. Tired of the very expensive ristorate near Piazza San Marco? Wonder a bit or look up Ciccetti on your smart phone to find one near you.
Eating in Italy is about local food, freshness, taste and presentation not about cost! Locals eat Cicchetti. Do yourself a favor the next time you are in Venice and try Cicchetti. Bacari are wine bars that serve Cicchetti. Tray a glass of Ombro, the local wine.
I southern Italy an American concept of Happy Hour has taken over. You buy a drink and get food for free. Italians do not believe in drinking without food. Their purpose to drink is not to get drunk but to enjoy the flavors along with food.
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