Archive for the ‘Italy’ Category

Secrets of Rome: Knights of Malta Keyhole

Secrets of Rome: Knights of Malta Keyhole
By Holly McMahon Special to Lost Girls Throughout the year, tourists plod through the streets of Rome, checking historic sites off their lists, unknowingly missing one of the most unique and mysterious spots, the Knights of Malta keyhole. The keyhole, one of the ancient city’s best-kept secrets, lies...
October 13th, 2011 | Cultural Travel, Italy | Read More

Living ‘La Dolce Vita’: How to Be Carefree and Travel with Meaning

Living ‘La Dolce Vita’: How to Be Carefree and Travel with Meaning
By Amy Rhodin Special to The Lost Girls “We want to live la dolce vita!” I explained to my new Roman friend, drinking down the last sips from my glass of champagne. At a beautiful outdoor bar off Via Dei Serpenti, he shot back with a smirk that made my knees weak, explaining that two American girls...
August 23rd, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Greece, Italy, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Conquering Cinque Terre: How to Get Around

By Heather Drost Tucked away on the coast of northern Italy are five quintessential Italian towns, formally known as Cinque Terre or the Five Lands. The coastal cliffs are lined with miles of rugged hiking trails, and have been alluring hikers who long to see some of the most picturesque views in Italy. Among...
August 4th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cinque Terre, Destinations, Extras, Ideas, Italy, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Torino Travel Guide: A Budget-Friendly Weekend in Torino, Italy

Torino Travel Guide: A Budget-Friendly Weekend in Torino, Italy
City Overview Torino is one of Italy’s well-kept secrets. When I first heard about the city, I automatically thought of the 2006 Winter Olympics and that’s about it. However, Torino has so much more to offer, although it is a small city that can be seen in a weekend. Torino was actually the first...
June 10th, 2011 | City Travel, Italy, Travel Guides - Country Guides | Read More

3 Tranquil Spots to Read a Book in Rome

3 Tranquil Spots to Read a Book in Rome
by Briana Palma LG Contributor Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, an alive, outdoor museum of ancient civilization. But today, it’s also chaotic and noisy in a sometimes overwhelming way. From my second floor apartment on a side street near Vatican City, I experienced very few...
May 18th, 2011 | City Travel, Italy | Read More

Experience Rome with all 5 Senses

Experience Rome with all 5 Senses
By Briana Palma LG Contributor In Italy, indulgence is the law of land. People often opt for pleasure, whether in the comfort of home-cooked food or the excitement of an extramarital affair. The Mediterranean country awakens the senses, and no place more than its historic and vibrant capital city. See A...
March 23rd, 2011 | Cultural Travel, Italy | Read More

Plan Your Perfect Italian Vacation: Part I

By Briana Palma LG Contributor Travel means different things to different people. Some envision beach days and spa visits, while others imagine volunteering on a farm or in an impoverished nation. No matter what kind of traveler you are, though, you’re likely to find options in Italy. One of the world’s...
February 9th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Couples Travel, Italy | Read More

Italy Travel Guide—Tips for Traveling to Italy

Italy Travel Guide—Tips for Traveling to Italy
By Jenny Avallon LG Guides Editor Country overview La dolce vita. Italians believe in “the good life,” and any vacation here is contingent upon getting swept up in the beauty of the country and its people. From the narrow alleyways of Venice to the cobblestone piazzas in Rome to the shorelines...
January 24th, 2011 | Country Guides, Italy, Planning, Tours & Attractions | Read More

5 Things (You Didn’t Know) About Traveling Alone in Greece

5 Things (You Didn’t Know) About Traveling Alone in Greece
by Patty Hodapp LG Deputy Editor Greece, land of windmills, white marble, the Parthenon and Ouzo liqueur, is also an ideal destination for solo female travelers. It’s a relatively safe country and a hot spot for other solo travelers during high season between May and September. Because Australia’s...
December 24th, 2010 | Air, Air Travel News, Cars and Trucks, Cultural Travel, Extras, Food News, Greece, Italy, Solo Travel, Traveling Solo & Together, Weekly Travel News | Read More

Religious Awakening: Attending a Papal Mass

Religious Awakening: Attending a Papal Mass
By Briana Palma LG Contributor Most people associate the fearless traveler with backpacks, bungees and outdoor adventure. Still, the courage we take with us when visiting new places applies to all situations and, I think, especially those that require us to open our minds to the diversity the world...
December 15th, 2010 | Italy, Spiritual Travel | Read More