Aventine Hill: Photo Essay of one of our favorite places to see when visiting Rome My favorite hill of the famous seven in Rome is the Aventine, set between the Tiber, Testaccio quarter and the Circus Maximus. A walk there is a lovely way to spend a sunny morning. Ancient churches, mellow-colored buildings and secluded gardens […]
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Travel ideas, information and inspiration for women planning to travel to Italy.
It’s been over two years since Eleonora first shared her cheeky guide for “Italian Curse Words not Needed: Useful Words and Phrases.” Travel Belles, we think it’s time for the next step. Italian men are known for their wooing techniques, and American women are frequently warned of the ploys of the flirtatious Italian ragazzi. But why wait […]
Across the Cafe Table #11 Welcome to Across the Cafe Table, where every 2nd Wednesday of the month we have a discussion topic. This month’s topic is one of our favorite things! Food! Let’s discuss the weird, odd, good, or bad. Learn more here about our monthly cafe chats. Margo: The buck or donkey stops […]
Visiting Italy and living among the locals in Florence, Italy, one of our favorite Italian cities Local travel isn’t just about exploring the region on your doorstep; in recent years, there’s also been a trend towards living like a local when travelling. Rather than following the same tourist trails and dining in tackily-decorated restaurants with […]
After a week spent away from Rome visiting secondhand and vintage shops in Brussels, Belgium, Amber is again reminded about how chill – and easy to budget – dressing can be.
From the first bite I was undone. I closed my eyes in sheer bliss as the silken panna cotta melted on my tongue, mingling with caramel sauce so intense it was almost bitter. I was in heaven and lingered over every glorious spoonful.
Bra, Italy, in the raw I’ll try anything once. Then I’ll try it again, and if I don’t like it I’ll try it a third time just to be sure. Taste buds and expectations change, so maybe the food will, too. And when the food in question is a regional specialty, I feel obliged to […]
Welcome to the NINTH Across the Cafe Table. This month’s question: What are the factors you consider when selecting a hotel? Briana: I haven’t been staying in hotels very much these days, as I’m sure some of my fellow twenty-something Belles can relate. When I do get the chance, though, there is one thing I look […]
Visiting Venice: old friends reunite to experience a favorite city’s sights, sounds and flavors side by side My friend Elizabeth flew into Venice from Paris for our reunion. We hadn’t seen each other for several years and wanted to make up for lost time by spending a few days together. Our plans for our visit […]
Hot chocolate in Italy: A warm, Italian treat perfect for those cool winter days In Italy, the time has come to relinquish the fluorescent, plastic gelato spoon. You may crave the cool sweet 365 days a year, but many gelaterie close in the winter. So in the name of eating seasonally, trade your plastic cup or cone […]