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  • The gorgeous panorama of Verona as viewed from Santuario Nostra Signora di Lourdes, Verona, Italy | Laugh Travel Eat

    Secret Spots in Verona – off the beaten path

    This is post 27 of 27 in the series “Italy” I had visited Verona for two brief days during April 2015, when I had been rather convinced that I had seen the best that the city of love has to offer, including chasing after Romeo and Juliet’s foot step as well as using the Verona […]

  • The steep landscape allows for a good view of Riomaggiore from a high vantage point | Laugh Travel Eat

    The Ultimate Guide to Cinque Terre

    This is post 26 of 27 in the series “Italy” A UNESCO world heritage site, even if you don’t think you have heard of the Cinque Terre, you probably have seen its photos somewhere. With rugged hills dotted with picturesque trails scattered across the five (Cinque) villages (Terre – it actually means land, but you […]

  • The beach viewed from the Grotto of Catullus, Sirmione, Italy | Laugh Travel Eat

    Things to do in Sirmione – an escape to Lake Garda

    This is post 25 of 27 in the series “Italy” As a long, thin peninsula that extended in the middle of the southern shore of Lake Garda, Sirmione is blessed with mild weather, rich history and of course, the lovely Lake Garda. Inhabited since the ancient times, it was the favourite resort place for the […]

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    The Ultimate Guide to 48 hours in Milan

    This is post 24 of 27 in the series “Italy” My thoughts of Milan had always been of their Duomo and the fact that it’s the renowned fashion capital of the world. I was a little sad to miss it on my Venice–Verona trip last April, so I decided this big city warrants more than just […]

  • The beautiful loggia at the Palazzo Te, Mantua, Italy | Laugh Travel Eat

    Mantua – a hidden town of palaces

    This is post 23 of 27 in the series “Italy” It’s all about the Gonzaga family in Mantua, a small city an hour south of Verona in the Lombardy region. Known as Mantova in Italian, the small town is surrounded by a shallow lake and is home to not one, not two, but three palaces and castles. […]

  • Prato della Valle, Padua, Veneto, Italy | Laugh Travel Eat

    Top 5 of Padua, Italy

    This is post 22 of 27 in the series “Italy” Padua, Padova. A university city that’s situated between the more famous Venice and Verona, it is skipped by most tourists as they either head east or west on the train, dismissing it as nothing more than one of the stops along the way. However, Padua, […]

  • Aida Opera, Verona Opera Festival, Verona Arena, Italy | Laugh Travel Eat

    The Ultimate guide to Verona Opera Festival – tips and expectations

    This is post 21 of 27 in the series “Italy” Hosting one of the most renowned Opera Festival in the world, Verona is more than just a home to spectacular Roman ruins and the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. There’s no arguing that the fantastically preserved Roman arena is the perfect place for […]

  • Rossa Filante, Verona, Italy | Laugh Travel Eat

    A budget foodie’s guide to Verona

    This is post 20 of 27 in the series “Italy” Italy is full of good food, and Verona is no exception. However, while I had never met anyone who doesn’t like food, not all of us are made of money. Since I had to spend a month hanging around Verona as I volunteer in Club di […]

  • Enjoying the peaceful Gurne at Alicantara river, Catania, Sicily | Laugh Travel Eat

    Mount Etna – a geo adventure

    This is post 18 of 27 in the series “Italy” Arguably one of the most famous volcanoes in the ancient world, Mount Etna in Sicily is a still active volcano that plagued its nearest metropolis Catania throughout history. Rising to 3,329 meters in height with a 150 kilometers circumference at the base, it is a […]

  • Court yard at the University of Catania from the first floor | Laugh Travel Eat

    Top 5 things to do in Catania Sicily

    This is post 17 of 27 in the series “Italy” A city buried by the eruption of the volcano Etna 17 times, Catania is the second largest city in Sicily. Founded in the 8th century BC and home to the first university in Sicily, its unique combination of history, geology, and pleasant weather makes it […]

  • One of the many statue in front of Palermo's duomo/ cathedral, palermo, sicily, italy | Laugh Travel Eat

    Top 5 things to do in Palermo Sicily

    This is post 16 of 27 in the series “Italy” Palermo, the capital of Sicily nestled in the northwest corner of the island brimming with 2,700 years of history. Founded by the Phoenician in 734 BC, it’s been under the rules of the Carthaginians, Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Arabic rules, Norman conquest, then […]

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