100km on Italy’s Forgotten Cammino

100km on Italy’s Forgotten Cammino

Many guidebooks like to advertise all the off-the-beaten-path-secret-locals-only places that they’ve quote unquote discovered. And sure, there might be a super cool part of Versailles that only gets 100k tourists instead of a million, or some “hole in the wall” restaurant just off the main square that has a menu in two languages instead of 10. Yes, those places exist. But if you’re looking for something even less known, more ancient, and sufficiently challenging, try the Via degli Abati: literally an unbeaten path.

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Florence’s Flamboyance vs. Milan’s Mellow

Florence’s Flamboyance vs. Milan’s Mellow

Both cities have plenty of history and are full of things to do. They both have the same monasteries, baptisteries, abbeys, or whatever other religious structure they could come up with in the 1300s. And both of their main architectural attractions are simply called “The Duomo” (they have real names, but I honestly doubt that many people even know that).

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A Journey to the Crotch of Lake Como

A Journey to the Crotch of Lake Como

I took a train from Milan to Como, and then a ferry across Lake Como to the small town of Bellagio. Located on what some people have called “The Crotch of Lake Como,” (because the lake is roughly shaped like a pair of pants) Bellagio was famed for being a lakeside idyll, a famous destination for visitors looking to get away from it all.

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Street Style: Rome Edition

Street Style: Rome Edition

I’m no Bill Cunningham, but after a few weeks of traversing Rome’s many neighborhoods on foot, I think I know a thing or two about street style. So for all you vias, viales, corsos, largos, and even you teeny little vicolos, here are some quintessential fashion staples that no sensible street would ever leave the piazza without. Get ready to stop some traffic...

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Is Venice Devoid of Youth?

Is Venice Devoid of Youth?

Walking around the historic districts, aside from cliques of teenage tourists, I rarely find locals my own age. It’s really putting a dent in my plan to pick up a beautiful Italian girl over my short month in Italy. But during my current visit to the upbeat, bumping Generator Hostel on the island of Giudecca, I’ve been guided to the student “hotspots.”

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