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Spanish Steps in Rome | Italy Destination Highlight

The Spanish Steps. Everyone puts them on their bucket list when visiting Rome. I had wanted to visit them my first time in Rome – but I had but an afternoon to see a few things so put it off. It wasn’t until 9 years later did I finally see them with my daughter last...

Getting our Art Culture “on” at Accademia in Venice | Italy Real Travel Experience

I have been to Venice twice before I decided to give Accademia a visit. I had heard about it, of course, and advised my my Italian neighbour who I fondly call Nonna, to go! So when Venice was the first stop of my daughter’s graduation/18th birthday trip, we did just that...

There’s Never Enough Gelato |Italy Real Travel Experience

When you think of gelato, you think of Italy. And when you think of Italy you think of gelato. The amount of flavours is unlimited!! The two go hand in hand! Everytime I visit Italy I make sure to have at the very least ONE gelato while I’m there. If i’m really...

Acqua Alta Bookshop| Venice Destination Highlight

The Acqua Alta Bookshop or Libreria Acqua Alta is one of those “instagrammable” places we see all over social media. But more than that I wanted to see it for what it’s also known for – it’s named for one of the most interesting bookshops in the...

50 reasons to travel with Follow Your Heart |Real Travel Experience

When I saw this gorgeous graphic art by Muti Studios in the January edition of West Jet’s Airline Magazine, I was SO inspired! Then I thought, how on earth can I come up with FIFTY reasons why people should travel with us!? You know what…I got to 50 in NO time! I was...

Beautiful Montefalco |Italy Destination Highlight

Montefalco is known for its wines for sure and rightfully so! Montefalco sponsors a major festival called Settimana Enologica — or Wine Week — where visitors can enjoy the principal wines produced in the area. Montefalco is a stunning town located in the heart...

An afternoon in Trastevere |Italy Destination Highlight

There is this beautiful, quaint part of Rome called Trastevere. I had heard about it from a friend who had lived there for a few years when she was based in Rome…I had seen it on “the ‘gram”. And I had my daughter with me on the trip so, of course, we were...

A weekend on the Lido, Venice || Real Italy Travel Experience

A post from my old travel blog…too good not to share! Enjoy! xxtracey – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – i love travel. hello. why on EARTH would i not only have travel the theme of my blog...

La Serenissima, oh, how you have my heart || Venice Real Travel Experience

La Serenissma. The most serene. One of the many “names” the beloved VENEZIA is called. Venice will always have a special, personal place in my heart. One can get lost in venice, but not really be lost. The culture of Venice, minus the zillions of tourists that flock there every...

Italy | Desktop Travel Photo

As promised…your weekly travel inspiration: Travel Desktop Backgrounds! Every week I’ll post a new post with the week’s new Desktop photo, for you to download and use as a Desktop Background. Here’s this weeks: The Grand Canal, Venice, Italy  DOWNLOAD HERE
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