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10 Best Places to Visit in Italy

10 Best Places to Visit in Italy

Trying to pick the best places to visit in Italy is like to choose your favorite nonna (grandmother.) It cant be done because they can both whip up a mean risotto. There is no such thing as ¨The number 1 place to visit in Italy.¨ Every Spot is steeped in its own special Ragu sauce and calls a different traveler to each plate. If you want a handy-dandy guide for picking a spot that fits your vibe and vacay schedule, we have it all and more on our list below.   The 10 Best Places to Visit in Italy 1.Rome We´ll give Rome this: It’s one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. It´s home to a crazy cool city center that was made for history buffs and art lovers. You want to go and see The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Villa Borghese and of course The Colosseum at least once in your lifetime. Each neighborhood in Rome bursts with something distinctly delightful – from tasty trattorias in Testaccio to hipster hotspots in Monti and the small neighborhood feels in the Jewish Ghetto. There is something for everyone. A great time to go and visit Rome is to go from May to June and from September to October – the off-peak season but still close to summer. July and August light a fiery furnace under Rome´s hot streets, so avoid planning your trip then.   2.Milan When most people think about Milan, they picture fabulous fashion weeks, and va-va-voom vintage finds. Yes, most people here in Milan look like they just stepped off the cover of Vogue Italia (it´s the best excuse to get your glam on) and it´s just so darn cool. Strolling past snow-flecked canals, the Duomo or an opera...

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10 Best Places to Visit in Spain

10 Best Places to Visit in Spain

From the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean, and from there to the Atlantic, Spain is more diverse than stereotypes would have you believe. Paella and bullfighting may be Spanish, but neither defines this Iberian country. You´ll get to witness a wide range of culture in Spain – more than you´d expect. Discover Catalan culture in Barcelona, complete with dreamlike buildings thanks to Antoni Gaud. Try out pintxos – the Basque take on tapas – in the northwest, and see the mark left by Moorish architecture in Andalusia in the south. There´s a whole lot more besides. And that´s without even mentioning the beaches of the famous Costas. Or the incredible Roman ruins that dot in the country – especially Segovia, with its aqueducts. Expect history, good food, and plenty of sun – all in healthy doses. Here´s a look at the best places to visit in Spain.   10. Santiago de Compostela The capital city of the Galicia region in northwestern Spain, Santiago de Compostela is famous as the final destination of the traditional pilgrimage known as Camino de Santiago. This pilgrimage is important to many Christians because it´s believed that Santiago de Compostela is where St. James, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, is buried. Today the city attracts thousands of visitors every year for both its religious tradition and history. The arriving point of most pilgrims is the main square, Plaza do Obradoiro. Situated in the heart of the city, this bustling plaza is the scene of many important landmarks, particularly the Santiago Cathedral where the tomb of St James is located. Santiago de Compostela also has great museums, beautiful parks and magnificent medieval buildings just waiting to be photographed. The city also is known for its great food, be sure to...

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