Italy

A scuba diver near an underwater shipwreck.

4 Fascinating Underwater Archaeological Sites

Below the surface of our planet’s oceans, seas, and lakes, archaeologists look for clues about cultures that haven’t seen the light of day in years — and in many cases, in centuries or even...

A Village on Fire

I placed my bare feet onto the cool tiles next to the sofa-bed, then pulled back the curtains and let the sunlight spill in. Opening the door to the little terrace, the salty air...
Cocullo skyline

A Day at the Cocullo Snake Festival

Have you ever seen a snake crowd-surf? On the first Thursday of May, in the mid-eastern Italian town of Cocullo, you just might. A marriage of paganism and Catholicism, Cocullo’s Festival of Serpents is...
Aerial view of green forests meeting the shoreline

8 Ways to Enjoy the Amalfi Coast

Imagine cascading cliffs filled with colorful architecture, the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea, scenic coastal views that seem to stretch on for eternity, and the smell of sweet lemons in the air — this...
View down a Monti street

A Guide to Monti, Rome’s Little-Known Bohemian Village

Tucked between the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Piazza Venezia, Rome’s urban village of Monti flies under the radar. What was once a cesspit of prostitution and crime is now home to bookstores...

Tips for Visiting Florence During the Summer

Located in the heart of Tuscany, Florence is one of Italy’s most incredible cities. Its lovely yellow buildings, medieval architecture, and Renaissance history draw tens of thousands of visitors each year. In an ideal...

Searching for Magic in Venice, Italy

Magic. That’s what I always find myself searching for in life, and it’s everywhere. I read quite a few blogs before we left for Venice, and found that many travelers claimed the city was either...

Instagram Spotlight: Ruby Peng (@wanderlustruby)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Ruby Peng (@wanderlustruby) tells us the stories behind some of her favorite travels. THE JURASSIC...

Instagram Spotlight: Heather Shevlin (@thehmstravels)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Heather Shevlin (@thehmstravels) tells us about her travels across the globe and shares some...