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Italy, delicious food, and an epicenter of European history. Sign me up!

I must admit, I don’t like tourist crowds, and since Italy is the hotspot, sometimes, it can disappoint me. But If you know when and where to go, you’ll have a blast.

Besides, Italy is so beautiful that it doesn’t matter whether it’s crowded.

It’s one of the countries I visit almost every single year. I’ve guided US travel groups through major Italian cities like Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome, and Naples.

Besides, I love returning to the country and exploring hidden gems like Tuscany, Puglia, or Sicily.

Not to mention the Dolomites in northern Italy. I call them my home, and my heart starts singing whenever I come to the Dolomites. I think it’s the most beautiful part of Italy. We love to go skiing in the Dolomites with my family, and it’s always a great time.

I’ll show you Italy like a local in all my articles below:

Northern Italy itinerary 10 days

Best Of Northern Italy Itinerary: 10 Days With Tips

Take this itinerary, rent a car in Milan, and explore the gems of northern Italy (my favorite part of Italy).

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21 Italy Souvenirs To Bring Home: What To Buy In Italy

Are you visiting Italy and wondering what to buy and bring back home? Shop for the best souvenirs from Italy with me in this article, and pick your favorite.

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Italy souvenirs to bring back home what to buy in Italy

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s top tourist hotspots. So, one day, I packed my bag and explored it to see whether it was worth the hype.

My answer? I’m still a bit hesitant. I’m not the biggest fan of staying in a tiny crowded town with an average beach and staying in an overpriced hotel for 5 nights. So, I took a different approach and explored many towns on the coast on day trips by taking boats and ferries. And I loved it.

I went to the Amalfi Coast in May, which was super crowded. So I can’t even imagine how it is in the summertime. Probably don’t even want to know it. My biggest tip is to visit the Amalfi Coast off the season to get the most out of it.

Nevertheless, it’s the part of Italy I believe everyone should see once in a lifetime. The scenery is breathtaking, the culture is amazing, and the towns are very charming. Ultimately, I truly enjoyed my trip.

Here are more travel tips for you:


Florence is my favorite city in Italy. I return every single year when I guide my US travel groups. In addition, I love coming back to explore the city’s hidden gems by myself. Being here almost feels like home.

There is something extraordinary about this place that you have to experience. The vibe, delicious cuisine, and stunning architecture with a rich history give the city a special charm.

Check out the articles I’ve written about Florence and plan your visit:

Italy & Other Countries

Other amazing countries like Austria, Slovenia, and Switzerland surround Italy. So, I highly recommend creating an itinerary with which you can explore more.

You can take a ferry from Brindisi to Albania or Bari to Greece. You can explore the Alps and head over to Austria. Or even take a fast train directly to Switzerland.

So here is some more travel inspiration: