What’s August in Italy Really LIke?

The entire city of Rome shuts down.It’s difficult to find a spot of empty sand on any beach.The heat is unbearable. Although each of these statements is based on a grain of truth, these are some of the popular misconceptions about visiting the land of la dolce vita during the month of August, the most important vacation time of the …

World Hotels: Pay in Dollars in Italy

With the euro coming in at stomach-turning highs, you may think that to Italy is too costly. (Personally, we never think that.) However, World Hotels may save the day. This summer, the international hotel company is offering a “Stay in Europe, Pay in Dollars” deal to North American visitors offering hotel rooms at a one euro to one dollar exchange …

Pompeii on Display with Lights and Sounds

From June 7 through November 13, 2008, the ancient city of Pompeii is hosting Sognopompei (Pompeiian dream), with tours of the ruins enhanced with sound effects, light shows, actors in costume and a final re-enactment of the 79 AD volcanic eruption that engulfed the city in lava and ash. The hour-long tours run Friday through Sunday during the five-month period, …