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Beginner's Guide to Riding the High Speed Trains in Italy

Beginner's Guide to Riding the High Speed Trains in Italy

One of the pleasures of our small group tours to Italy is that we use the excellent Italian train system to get around. The high-speed trains in Italy are economical and comfortable. They travel from city center to city center. In this blog post The Traveling Professor puts you on the right track for using the high speed train in Italy.
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4 Side Trips from Florence Italy

4 Side Trips from Florence Italy

Florence is one of the most popular travel destinations on Traveling Professor small group tours. However, there are many easy to get to destinations from Florence that are easy day day trips. From wine-tasting to dining to some of the most historic and well known locations in Italy, check out The Traveling Professor's choices for the best day trips from Florence.
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Two Hotels in Venice

Two Hotels in Venice

We've been away from Venice due to the COVID-19 virus, but it's always on our mind. The Traveling Professor has a small group tour to Italy in the works for next year and of course, Venice will be our first stop. Take a look at our recommendations for the best places to stay in Venice.
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3 Hotels in Rome

3 Hotels in Rome

The Traveling Professor first visited Rome in 2009. His small group tours have been back many times to visit the Colosseum, Vatican, Spanish Steps, Borghese Gallery, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and other many delightful treasures of this ancient city. Having a good hotel can make or break a trip to Rome. In this blog post, The Traveling Professor features 3 excellent choices for hotels.
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Eating and Drinking in Florence

Eating and Drinking in Florence

One of the reason The Traveling Professor loves his small group tours to Italy is that the dining options are plentiful, especially in Florence. One of the best references for finding dining spots in Florence and the rest of Italy is my friend Andy Herbach's book, "Eating & Drinking in Italian". With Andy's permission, here are 3 of his picks for great spots to eat in Florence. The Professor has also dined at these places and can also highly recommend them.
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3 Places to Eat in Rome

3 Places to Eat in Rome

One of the great beauties of Italy is the wonderful food selections and the variation of food. Roman food is known for red-sauce dishes, pasta, pizza and other delights. Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post on the best places to eat in Rome
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Why The Professor Loves the Veneto Region of Northern Italy

Why The Professor Loves the Veneto Region of Northern Italy

Everyone should visit Rome, Florence, the Amalfi Coast and other areas of history. They are full of history, culture, great food and wonderful people. But a trip to the Veneto region, especially Padua, Verona, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa, Venice and Treviso reveals a different Italy. See why this is The Traveling Professor's favorite part of Italy.
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Perfect 3 Day Rome Itinerary

Perfect 3 Day Rome Itinerary

Here it is - short and sweet. The perfect and compact 3 day Rome itinerary. Rome can be incredibly crowded, especially in peak season. However, the post-Corona virus visiting period, whenever that will be, may offer some relief from the big crowds. Enjoy the Eternal City, it is crowded, gritty, and fully enjoyable.
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