Sicilian Almond Milk

If you’re visiting Sicily, especially during the summer, then you definitely have to try a Sicilian favorite for cooling down during hot times: almond milk.

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Fleur Garden, Rome, Italy

Feeling a little overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of city life? A nice, not to mention free, way to escape some of the feelings of the city is to visit your local gardener and/or florist. In gardens and nurseries, the atmosphere is almost always peaceful and quiet. The Fleur Garden, in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome, is no exception. Continue reading “Fleur Garden, Rome, Italy”

Bonci Pizzarium, Rome, Italy

For today’s post, we’re back in Rome. Since I spent a good amount of time in this city when I studied abroad, I have an almost-endless amount of recommendations for fellow travelers. Today’s recommendation is delicious: pizza from Bonci Pizzarium. Continue reading “Bonci Pizzarium, Rome, Italy”

Gelaterie Stecco Natura, Sicily, Italy

Today’s post brings us back to the island of Ortigia, off the mainland of Sicily. Southern Italy can be a hot place to be, temperature wise, especially in the summer. What better way to cool off than with some popsicle-like desserts? A medium-sized chain, called Gelaterie Stecco Natura, translated to something like “natural ice cream on a stick,” offers exactly this type of treat, with many different flavor combinations.  Continue reading “Gelaterie Stecco Natura, Sicily, Italy”

The Orange Garden, Rome, Italy

The Orange Garden of Rome is located on Aventine Hill, one of Rome’s seven hills. The garden, called Giardino degli Aranci in Italian, is a beautiful way to enjoy the city from afar. While beautiful views from atop a famed monument or building can often cost money, this view is entirely free, which makes it even more appealing for budget travelers.  Continue reading “The Orange Garden, Rome, Italy”

Caseificio Borderi, Ortigia, Sicily

If you ever find yourself on the island of Sicily, located south of the Italian mainland, you need to invest time to venture just a bit further south, to the small island of Ortigia, right off of the main island of Sicily. Ortigia is known as the historic center of Sicily. It has a very quaint, old-town feel as you walk and gaze at its many features. Like any traveler, you are bound to get hungry as you wander around the island. Continue reading “Caseificio Borderi, Ortigia, Sicily”

Explore Venice’s Canals, Cheaper

Most people who have been to Venice, Italy can agree the best way to see the city is by getting into the water and floating through the canals. While a lot people opt to take one of the many, many gondola rides offered to them, this option can be fairly expensive, not to mention very touristy. Instead, I want to recommend a slightly different approach: float through Venice by kayak. Continue reading “Explore Venice’s Canals, Cheaper”

Frigidarium Gelato in Rome, Italy

In Rome, Gelaterias are on almost every corner. While there are many good ones, there are also ones that just want tourists’ money and are not focused on the quality of their gelato. In order to make sure you do not miss out on some of the best gelato, you need to check out Frigidarium Gelateria. Continue reading “Frigidarium Gelato in Rome, Italy”