• Città Bassa
    Bergamo,  Italy

    A day in Bergamo: the best alternative to world-famous Milan

    Recognized internationally as Italy‘s fashion capital, Milan is one of the mainstream destinations for millions of tourists each year. Attracted by the fame of the city, many simply stop there and don’t venture to explore the many picturesque towns that lie not too far from one of Italy’s most bustling cities. Among these is Bergamo, a charming medieval town where you can certainly feel and experience Italy’s old history. Spending a day in Bergamo is most definitely one of the best alternatives to a more crowded and chaotic Milan. The magic of Bergamo Once the most western outpost of the Republic of Venice, Bergamo is today a dynamic town that…

  • Burano: Colorful Houses
    Italy,  Venice

    Burano and Murano in a day

    Venice is one of the most famous and aspired destinations in the entire world! Most tourists, however, attempt to visit this Italian gem as part of a crammed one week trip which includes at the very least Milan, Florence, and Rome as well. They will certainly say they have been to Venice, but can they really say they have experienced the beauty of this magical city and its lagoon? Searching online, I keep coming across forums where tourists on a tight schedule ask if, while in Venice, they could visit Burano and Murano in a day and whether they should spare some time to do so. Here’s my answer to…