The town of San Gimignano in the countryside of Tuscany is one of Italy's prettiest towns. It also has a fascinating history - it once had 72 towers across the town. It is also home to world championship gelato... in case you needed another great reason to travel there!
Castles may have been reserved for the noble and elite centuries ago, but now many of the striking structures have transformed into luxury hotels for romantic rendezvous or memorable family getaways. The fortified buildings -- with buttresses, stone arches, and ornate detail -- no longer protect against attacks, instead offering travelers a historic and undeniably unique place to stay. From Ireland to Tuscany, we've rounded up the best castle hotels in Europe when you want to sleep in a bed…
The magnificent city of Florence has so many marvels to explore that planning a family trip to the city can seem a bit overwhelming. Yet the beauty of this Renaissance city, perched proudly on the Arno and nestled amid iconic villa-adorned hills, is not lost on the little ones. Nor are the wonders of the local art and architecture.
A Complete Culinary Travel Guide to Modena, Italy — Type A Trips | No visit to Italy is complete without traveling to the culinary epicenter of Modena in Emilia Romagna. In this guide I'll give you all the info you need to plan the perfect visit, including where to stay, where to go for parmesan factory tours and traditional balsamic vinegar tastings, and of course all the insider info for dining at Osteria Francescana - the #1 restaurant in Italy and the #2 restaurant in the world.