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It can be difficult for anyone who is accustomed to hiking in North America to grasp just how user-friendly Italy’s hiking infrastructure is. Multi-day hikes in North America (think the John Muir Trail, the Appalachian Trail or Cheryl Strayed’s PCT hike) mean a heavy pack containing several days’ worth of food (maybe inside bear canisters) in…
After two decades of giving Italy travel advice and planning Italy trips for independent travelers, I sat down and put together my top 100 Italy travel tips for the cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice, and in the categories of Food, Transportation, Packing, Technology and Money. Italy Travel Tips: General 1. The language spoken…
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