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Travelogues Italy

Travel reports about vacations in Italy

Our Italy travelogues are extended travel stories about off the beaten track vacations in Italy. There are 8 travel reports from holidays in Italy. These travel journals are illustrated with 253 photos. Each travelogue has a separate page with independent travel information about Italy.

Northern Italy

From 2000 m to sea level: the Dolomites and Venice

Travelogue Northern Italy with 37 photos
Hiking sky high in the Dolomites, once surprised by a summer snow storm, but the rest of the time the sun shines on the breathtaking landscape. Climbing along marked trails to mountain peaks and sunbathing on grassy slopes. The contrast with Venice couldn't be sharper - extremely touristy spots are out of the question after the peace and quiet of the mountains, but there's a lot to see in less well-known parts of the archipelago. 37 photos.
Dolomites and Venice travel information

Travel story & photos: Michelle Spaul

Tour of central Italy

Rolling hills with on every top an old town

Travelogue Tour of central Italy with 36 photos
In the hilly center of Italy, with fields, vineyards, forests and sunflowers, it's as if on every hilltop in Umbria and Tuscany there's an old town: MonteGridolfo, Urbino, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Monteriggioni and Pienza. Along the Ligurian coast are five hard to reach villages on steep rocks: Cinque Terre. 36 photos.
Vacation Marche, Umbria, Tuscany, Liguria travel information

Travel story & photos: Marianne Bekkering

Rome & Roma extra muros

Pine trees and cypresses are a gorgeous backdrop

Travelogue Rome & Roma extra muros with 28 photos
Rome is an interesting city with many sights, but it is also worthwhile to explore the city outside its walls: you'll find interesting archeological sites there too, often in arcadic landscapes. In the Tivoli Hills and in Ostia Antica the Roman era comes alive, just like on the Via Appia. In Cerveteri, with its Etruscan tombs, you go even farther back in time. 28 photos.
Rome & surroundings travel information

Travel story & photos: Luk Carion

City trip Rome

A capital of culture

Travelogue City trip Rome with 25 photos
Rome is a city of culture: the Vittorio Emanuele memorial, the Trajanus markets and the Jewish ghetto, the Spanish Stairs, Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, the Forum Romanum and of course the Vatican. To relax, walk along the Tiber river or visit the park Villa Borghese. 25 photos.
City break Rome travel information

Travel story & photos: Johan Siegers

City Trip Rome & Florence

Squares with churches and fountains everywhere

Travelogue City Trip Rome & Florence with 35 photos
Of course there are remains from the Roman Era: the Colosseum, Forum Romanum and Palatine, but Baroque is the dominant style in Rome. Florence, which is easily reached by train from Rome, is a Renaissance city with many palaces. What both Italian cities have in common is the multitude of squares with churches and beautiful fountains. In Rome there are often obelisks as well. Both cities also have plenty of outdoor cafés. 35 photos.
City Trip Rome & Florence travel information

Travel story & photos: Angélique Woudenberg

Historic Sicily

A journey through many centuries of history

Travelogue Historic Sicily with 27 photos
Traveling on Sicily is like time travel. There are many Greek theaters and temples. Agrigento even has a valley full of temples. On a giant altar in Syracusa hundreds of bulls were sacrificed for Zeus every year. Zeus' son Hephaestus, blacksmith to the gods, lived on Mt Etna. On this same volcano cyclopses threw enormous rocks at Ulysses. Many conquerors left traces, like the wonderful Roman mosaics in Villa Casale and the Normandic cathedral in Monreale. And there are many picturesque towns and villages of more recent date, along the coast and high up in the mountains. 27 photos.
Vacation Sicily travel information

Travel story & photos: Luk Carion

Tour of Tuscany

Cathedrals and cities of towers in a beautiful landscape

Travelogue Tour of Tuscany with 39 photos
It's one highlight after another in Tuscany: Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa with its tilted tower, cathedral and baptistry; the walled fortress town of Lucca; San Gimignano, city of towers; Siena with its Piazza del Campo; Volterra with its palaces; Florence (Firenze) with its huge cathedral and Ponte Vecchio; Roman and Etruscan archeological sites in Fiesole. And all of these wonderful places lie in the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany. 39 photos.
Tour of Tuscany travel information

Travel story & photos: Sandra van Berlo

Mountain hiking in Valle d'Aosta

Climbing the Piramide Vincent, Balmenhorn and Gran Paradiso

Travelogue Mountain hiking in Valle d'Aosta with 26 photos
Climbing three mountains over 4000 meters high in Valle d'Aosta: over glaciers and slippery rocks to the Piramide Vincent and the nearby Balmenhorn. On the way back it becomes clear how narrow the trail over the rocky ridge is. The climbing of Gran Paradiso starts in a friendly green landscape, but ends in a severe trek on cloud-covered glaciers with deep fissures. The weather can - even in August - turn a light climb into a tough trek against an arctic backdrop. 26 photos.
Mountain hiking in Valle d'Aosta travel information

Travel story & photos: Jo De Smedt

Book your holiday in Italy online

Via online reservation systems like À la Carte Vacations you can book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and holiday houses. You can build a fly-drive itinerary with maximum flexibility, book a flight plus a hotel hotel for a night or weekend. Prices for hotels and car rental is usually much lower then what you pay at a travel store or at the location.

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