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The Best Vegan Gelato in Italy

June 29, 2016,

After having travelled several weeks from Eastern to Central and then to Western Europe, the best vegan gelato I had was in… you guessed it: Italy. Here’s all the best vegan gelato I had in Italy: Gelateria Marco Via Malcanton, 16 in Trieste, Italy This vegan gelato is from Gelateria Marco in beautiful Trieste. The flavours […]

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7 Quotes to Inspire You To Visit Italy

May 11, 2016,

There’s just something special about Italy – something that always has me coming back for more. I can’t get enough of this beautiful country – from the North to the South, and everywhere in between, I’m hooked. Once you visit Italy, it’s hard to not not return to the land of pizza, pasta, gelato, piazzas, fountains, fashion, and […]

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Benvenuti al Sud: A Weekend in Cilento, Italy

May 6, 2016,

Welcome to the South of Italy. You’ve heard of the Amalfi coast and you’ve heard of Naples… but have you heard of Cilento? Benvenuti al Sud: Introducing Cilento  Cilento is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the province of Salerno (in the region of Campania). Cilento has crystal clear waters on the Tyrrhenian sea, Greek ruins, […]

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A Day in Tivoli: Villa d’Este

March 15, 2016,

When did you first hear about the gardens of Tivoli in Italy? I have a confession: I’ve wanted to visit Tivoli, specifically Villa d’Este, for about 15 years now. Why? The Lizzie McGuire movie! If you grew up watching Lizzie McGuire, then you probably watched the movie. Brief synopsis: Lizzie and her friends go to […]

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Exploring Italy: The TOP 5 Underrated Piazzas of Rome

March 9, 2016,

Italian Week on the blog ended yesterday – but I was inspired to write another post to close the week, seeing as 3 out of the 4#ItalianWeekwithHWE posts were by contributors. I love getting different points of view and experiences on the blog so I’m really grateful for last week’s contributors. But now it’s my turn to […]

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Off the Beaten Path: Italy’s Top 5 Hidden Gems

March 6, 2016,

Ciao to all you fellow adventurers and aspiring world-travellers!  Since it’s Italian week here on HWE, I thought I would shed some light on some SERIOUS hidden gems that I’ve discovered on my many travels through Italy. While I totally get why Florence, Rome and the Amalfi Coast get all the press, I much prefer […]

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In Rome, Churches are the Museums

March 4, 2016,

I know I know…how many times could I possibly talk about how WOW Rome is? Well, actually eternally! Kidding aside I can’t talk enough about Rome because there is so much one could say. If I would never step into another museum in Rome but step into every single church, that would be enough for […]

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Driving in Italy and What I Learned

March 2, 2016,

Driving in Italy and What I Learned Late fall driving In November and December you are required by law to have chains in your vehicle. When you pick up your car don’t get side-tracked, convinced, or bullied 😉 into NOT getting them. I rented a car with winter ‘tyres’. I was told my car would […]

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Italy: Souvenirs to Bring Home From Florence, Rome, Venice & Beyond

February 29, 2016,

I declare this week Italian Week at Happiest When Exploring! All week I will be creating Italy-focused content and sharing it all here, with you. I’ve visited Italy on 4 separate occasions and I feel it’s time to share more about this magical country. For the first #ItalianWeekwithHWE, here are your gift and souvenir ideas […]

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Italy Undiscovered: A Week in Puglia

February 19, 2016,

A couple of months ago, I wrote a sort-of bucket list post to visiting Apulia (Puglia in Italian). Now, having returned from Italy and Puglia in December, I thought it was time I shared the inside scoop on the culturally rich – yet largely undiscovered – region. For those of you who don’t know much about Puglia – […]

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