A typical trip to Italy might encompass visits to Rome, Venice or the beautiful seaside town of Florence. As fascinating as these more well-known cities are, however, there are some lesser-known treasures to be found in Italy. One such gemstone is Trieste. Situated in the north-eastern most corner of Italy, Trieste is a seaport city that sits on a narrow passage of the country that borders with Slovenia.
When compared with the likes of Rome, Florence and Venice, Crotone is one of Italy’s lesser-known cities. However, the picturesque seaside comune is stooped with a rich history and culture. Founded in Ancient Greek times at around 710 BC by a leader called Myscellus, it quickly became one of the most affluent and populous cities of the Magna Graecia region, and was well known for the physical strength of its men and simple but hard-working way of life. Croton, as it was then known, went on to produce many famous Olympians through the centuries, such as Milo of Croton, which further affirmed the city’s reputation as a strong and powerful force.
Every year we look forward to Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards.” We love it when our “City by the Bay” makes the list – and our hometowns too (London and New York)! And of course we always like to see if our favorite destinations are mentioned 🙂
Looks like one of our cities made the “Overall Best Cities” list – can you guess which one? Two made it into the Top 10 U.S Cities (way to go, San Francisco!)… and one of our all-time favorite destinations (Florence) ranked highly in two categories. Continue reading →
Can you guess which European and Asian cities topped Conde Nast Travelers Readers’ Choice Awards?
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What a great way to see Rome’s top attractions in a short time, especially if it’s your first visit! We like to take Double-Decker Bus Tours when traveling to different cities. You can hop-on-and-off at your leisure and then go back to the places you want to spend more time visiting.
Rome’s open-air double-decker buses give you a full 360-degree panoramic view of the sights as you travel along your route. Choose from a 24 or 48-hour ticket with which to make use of the 17 stops in the most beautiful, cultural and historic areas of the Eternal city. The tour operates 365 days per year. It’s very good value for your money.