Category Archives: Travel Planning

♦ Only in Liguria… ♦

“Liguria is the only region in Italy that is entirely framed by natural borders: the mountains in the north form a gigantic amphitheatre facing the marine stage to the south.” – Martina Kolb (“On the Ligurian Edge” from Nietzsche, Freud, … Continue reading

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♦ Only in Sicily… ♦

Surrounded by water, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and, along with her surrounding islands, Regione Siciliana is the largest region of Italy. As with every island, Sicily is defined by her relationship to the sea and how … Continue reading

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♦ Only in Puglia… ♦

“There is no way to talk about this land without being aware one is in a legendary place.” – Roberto Cotraneo Despite her rich centuries old history and diverse cultural heritage (including being conquered and occupied or settled by Saracens, … Continue reading

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♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: BONUS & Summary ♦

♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: BONUS from Italy ExpertZ & Summary ♦ One of the many serendipities of writing/blogging about and traveling/leading tours to Italy is meeting and associating with both native Italian business owners and Italophiles who share my … Continue reading

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♦ FREE Italy Travel TipZ! ♦

FREE Italy Travel TipZ? Si! Earlier this year, I launched my updated edition of… Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style MORE Simple Ways to Enjoy Italian Ways on Your Next Trip to Italy And… in my ItalyTravel TipZ BlitZ series, I … Continue reading

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Italy Travel Tip: An Intimate Look at Puglia, A Guest Post

Apologies for earlier misfire! Today’s Guest Post, originally published two years ago, is from my lovely friend, tour partner, and Expert contributor to my book, Ylenia Sambati. Yle and I met via fellow Italophiles and the internet almost 5 years … Continue reading

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Solo but NOT Alone!

Is it possible to travel solo in a small group and enjoy all of the benefits of independent travel? You bet!!! Traveling in a small group can be the best of all travel experiences, especially for the solo traveler, and … Continue reading

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♦Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #9 Some Things Never Change & #10 Why You Came to Italy♦

♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #9 Some Things Never Change & #10 Why You Came to Italy in the First Place ♦ We travel for many reasons – to experience, enjoy, and learn about other cultures and ways of life. … Continue reading

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♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #8 Safety & Well-Being ♦

♦ Italy Travel TipZ BlitZ: #8 Safety & Well-Being♦ Don’t believe everything you “hear” but always practice personal safety and pay attention at all times – and that means before you leave home – so that it’s a habit. This … Continue reading

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♦ Italy Travel Tip: Italian in My Pocket! ♦

This review in praise of Kathyrn Occhipinti’s “Conversational Italian for Travelers” is LONG overdue! But, as it turns out, it’s timely because the author, Kathryn, is a featured Expert Contributor in my updated and recently (re)published  “Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian … Continue reading

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