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Venice for Visitors
PC Magazine has called this "the Web's premier site for visitors to Venice, Italy." It offers more than 600 pages of practical, illustrated travel advice.

The largest fishing and yachting town on the Venetian Lagoon is an easy day or overnight trip from Venice by car or--better yet--by boat.

The magnificently preserved home town of Andrea Palladio, one of Italy's greatest architects, is less than an hour from Venice by train.


Rome for Visitors
Plan your trip to the Eternal City with our growing collection of articles about Rome's airports, transportation, sights, the cruise port of Civitavecchia, and other topics.

A Hospital in Rome
Our first-person report is subtitled "a foreigner's adventure with Italian medical care."


Savvy Italians have long enjoyed this scenic resort on Basilicata's Tyrrhenian Coast, which is easy to reach from Naples by car or train. Also see our articles on Maratea's 5-star Santavenere Hotel and the 4-star Locanda delle Donne Monache, plus 74 Maratea photos.

Caseus Prize - Premio Caseus
A competition for the "best cheese trolley in Italy" may sound quirky, but it's taken very seriously by the Italian restaurateurs, food critics, and Slow Food advocates who come to arrange, admire, and taste more than 400 of Italy's best cheeses.

Book Review

Italy: Instructions for Use
Nan McElroy's pocket-sized compendium of travel advice is a helpful companion for first-time travelers in Italy.

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