Archive for December, 2011
The economy might be tough, but those travelers who do their research will still find plenty of affordable ways to take that well-deserved vacation. In fact, Europe, where the euro has lost ground to the dollar recently, has become a favored destination for bargain-hungry travelers.
The new, more affordable Europe caught the attention of Quentin Fottrell of SmartMoney, and he included a few of my tips in his article “Euro Woes a Boon for Travelers?” Hop over to read some ideas I shared on the smartest ways to travel and shop in Europe.
Thanks for featuring my advice, Quentin!
Ciao a tutti! Italy is a destination for all travelers and is filled with some of the most interesting history, culture, and art in the world. It’s the home of the gladiators in ancient Roman times, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and driver of the Age of Discovery.
And with all that history, there are more than a few sites that tell the stories of people long ago and give a glimpse into what their lives were like. So we put together this photo essay to show you some of the most important sites from Italy’s history.
First, a look at historical Rome.
This is the beautiful Colosseum in Rome, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman empire. It was the spot of gladiator fights, dramas, and re-enactments of famous battles.
The inside of the Colosseum. It was completed in A.D. 80, and could sit over 50,000 people.
The skyline in Rome is breathtaking, as the red brick architecture so widely used here makes it famous.