Rent a Cell Phone or MiFi for Italy

Frustrated with other mobile options while traveling in Italy (I’ve wracked up those iPhone data charges, even when I have been cautious), on my most recent trip to Italy, I decided to test out the options offered by Cellular Abroad. I opted to buy an Italian cell phone (really a GSM phone with an Italian SIM card) from Cellular Abroad. …

Italy’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Updated 2018.  In honor of Valentine’s Day and the most romantic place on the planet (why, Italia of course), I interviewed Monica Larner, an American expat living in Italy who has written (and took the photos for) the sumptuous (yummier than Valentine’s Day candy!) new guidebook for lovers, In Love in Italy. Monica shares her amazing romantic finds in the …

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New Venetian Vaporetto Stop

On February 1st, a new stop was added to Venice’s Vaporetto Line 1 at the Rialto Market (Rialto/Mercato). The stop will only be open when the market is — weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also beginning this month, new prices went into effect for vaparetto passes. A 60-minute pass now costs 6€, 13€ for a 12-hour pass, 15€ …

Bad News/Good News from Eurofly

First the bad news:Milan-based airline Eurofly recently announced that it will discontinue its daily “MiMa” service between Milan and New York’s JFK Airport as of February 8th. All 48 seats of these Airbus 319 planes were business class, providing an easy and luxurious way to travel to Milan. (Dream of Italy Editor Kathy McCabe flew on MiMa and reviewed it …