Why Northern Italy in November is a great idea

We have been to Italy a few times before, but when Mr.Suburbia mentioned that he saw tickets to Milan at a great price and we jumped on it and booked a Thanksgiving trip to Northern Italy.  While most Italian itineraries are set on summer getaways – here is why we Read More …

Exploring the Duomo Rooftop and Cathedral in Milan

While Milan may not be the first city you think of when planning a trip to Italy, it has more than its share of attractions – both cultural and cosmopolitan.  Mussolini founded the Fascist party here, and the entire fashion world looks to Milan’s catwalks twice a year for the Read More …

Lake Garda : Towns and Things to do near Lake Garda

You don’t hear much about Lake Garda compared to it neighbor Lake Como. Lago di Garda as it is called by the Italians, is a popular holiday destination and is located in northern Italy, between Venice and Milan.  It is the largest lake in Italy, glaciers formed this alpine region Read More …

Top 10 places to visit in Tuscany

Tuscany is certainly one of the most beautiful and our favorite region in Italy with medieval villages sitting pretty on top of rolling hills covered in vineyards producing some of the best wines in the world.   Last time we were there we did a road trip from Florence to visit Siena and San Read More …

Verona : Where Romance is always in the air

Verona still feels like a Shakespearean town, strolling around the streets you can almost feel the romance in this “city of Love”. You can recall the main moments of the timeless and tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet in Verona. Even though William Shakespeare had set two plays here – The Read More …

Christmas Market in Verona : One of the Best in Italy

Christmas Markets in Italy are popular both with the locals and visitors from Europe and the UK. The markets known in Italian as Mercatino di Natale are not as numerous or on the same grand scale as the network of Christmas markets in Germany. Nevertheless, a visit to an Italian Christmas Read More …

Burano : Italy’s Most Colorful Town in 20 Captures

Burano, is a little Italian island about 45 minutes by boat from Venice. We missed out on visiting this colorful fishing town the last time we were in Venice and wanted to make sure we visited it this time around. It is very similar to Venice but a little more Read More …

Milan Diaries : Pasticceria Marchesi and Prada make a great combination

We love finding cute cafes during our travels… who doesn’t like pausing for some coffee and a pastry after a long day of sightseeing or shopping.  When we found our self in the beautiful Galleria right across from the Duomo in Milan, we were looking for the famous Gucci café.  Read More …