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How to Create the Perfect Italy Itinerary

As you might imagine, there are themes that come up repeatedly with bucket list questions I get via email, and on the topbucketlistadventures.com page, and as comments on various posts on the site itself. The most common theme, bar none, is this: “can you help me with my Italy itinerary?” The post with the most …

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Italy Bucket List Itinerary: The Perfect Two Weeks

Italy Bucket List Itinerary: The Perfect Two Weeks

NOTE TO READERS WHO ARE INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS: If you’d like to simply be pointed in the right direction but craft your own Italy bucket list itinerary, then I recommend looking at my article about how to create the perfect Italy bucket list itinerary – it’s precisely what I do when I’m making my own itineraries, …

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Itinerary for 2 Days in the Cinque Terre

Itinerary for 2 Days in the Cinque Terre

This collection of what seem like cobbled-together villages stuck like so many barnacles to the Ligurian cliffs is a must-see stop for many visitors to Italy – especially anyone who’s ever heard of Rick Steves. Steves has talked about the Cinque Terre for years, and some credit (or blame, depending on who you’re talking to) …

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Hiking Guide to the Cinque Terre

No matter how crowded the tiny villages of the Cinque Terre are getting these days, they remain intensely beautiful, almost impossibly charming, and reasonably accessible to visitors – all of which means they’ll continue to be popular on most peoples’ bucket lists when they come to Italy. Among the biggest reasons why people visit the …

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florence

Walking around Florence – a day trip guide

FIRENZE, the Italian name for the amazing city of Florence, is one of the Italian cities I love! Not because it’s so famous, not only because it holds a limitless cultural heritage but simply because I love walking around its streets, squares, hidden alleys and along the river Arno. Each time I visit Florence, I …

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John Zumwalt in Florence

Things You Should Know About Florence

When most people think of visiting Italy for their bucket list, their first “must-see” destinations are what I call Italy’s “Holy Trinity” – Rome, Venice, and Florence. Of those three cities, Rome and Venice require the most preparation (in my opinion) in order to get the most out of them. Florence, by comparison, is easy. …

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