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We've been thinking of Venice quite a bit, so here is a photo gallery about the Colors of Venice.

Why go to the pristine Metauro Valley in Le Marche right now? Perhaps you should go because of the eyesore autostrada they have proposed to slash through it, paving the balconies of Piero della Francesca. So I've prepared a little guide that you can use to further your exploration of this timeless land: Le Marche, Travel Guide to the Metauro Valley.

Like the unusual? Take a look at what you can do on the Gargano Penninsula in Puglia: Gargano Itinerary.

The latest interesting small town with a castle, an odd clock tower, a recycling fashionsita, hand-stamped fabrics and more: Brisighella.

Looking for one of those elusive fishing villages? Try this Adriatic gem: Giovinazzo. If you're planning a trip to Puglia, see our new Puglia Maps and Travel Guide.

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They're thinking of charging to see Juliet's balcony in Verona! Go now, or pay a couple Euros later!

The Versilia Blog Tour has concluded, and we're starting to fill our blog with interesting Tuscan stories, from hearing the monumental organ of Corsanico to a great opportunity to learn marble sculpting.

Find interesting invisible landscapes and great organic food on the Piero della Francesca trail at Pieve del Colle.

A spectacularly beautiful city, hiking trails through Etruscan rock-cut "roads" and more: Le Vie Cave Map and Guide - Pitigliano.

Fine art, a fantastic and famous antiques market, good food and wine. What more can you be looking for in Tuscany? Try Arezzo! If you're looking for information on a trip to Tuscany and like to know how it's laid out and what Italy's largest region has to offer, try our new Tuscany Maps and Travel Guide or zoom right in to the Val d'Orcia.

Pisa is best experienced the old fashioned way: Pisa: Where to Eat, Where to Stay.

Ever visited a monastery? We have a great one to show you. See a scriptorium, an ancient library, and even eat well if you've reserved in advance: Fonte Avellana Monastery Map and Guide.

We've added what will turn out to be an ever-evolving map and travel planning guide to Rome.

Off the beaten track in Piemonte? Try a town called...Mango! Or explore Italian food in Piemonte and discover all you need to know about grissini.

Looking for a quiet spot in Rome with fab views and lots of history? Try the Aventine Hill, but eat in one of our select Testaccio restaurants.

The Via Traiana was built as an extention of the Via Appia from Benevento to Brindisi. You can make a great travel itinerary by following the historic trail and visiting the ancient towns along it: Via Traiana Map and Travel Guide. The route includes the archaeolgical site of Egnazia, right on the Adriatic.

Planning a trip to Italy's most intriguing island? Our Mobile app Sardinia Inside Out is available for iOs and Android. Over 850 high def pictures for you armchair adventurers, plus maps, where to stay, what to see and those fantastic clean beaches you've always heard about.

Rome not Your Cup o' Tea? See our Things to do in Italy page in partnership with Viator.

Florence is clogged with tourists. Thus, I've created the Curmudgeonly Guide to Interesting Florence Tours.

Want to find out about a Sardinian artist who makes rocks sing? See our Pinuccio Sciola Video.

Thinking of visiting the Vatican Museums? See our suggestions: Rome Vatican Museum Tickets

It's new: Get our travel tips in your inbox: The Free Wandering Europe Newsletter.

Specifically designed clothing to hold your iPad and other travel stuff so you can travel with fewer or smaller bags? Check out Scottevest.

Opera at the arena in Verona? Check our new Verona Weather and Climate Page, which also includes info on hotels, hostels and travel information.

Lucca is a great walled city. See our Lucca Video and then see the Lucca Map. Need someplace smaller? Well, Fivizzano is to the north.

Need a spa? Want some romantic relaxation? See our Montecatini Terme Map.

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