Where else can you find magical gardens straight out of a fantasy novel then travel back in time to ancient Roman days to see how Emperors lived? Nowhere else but in Tivoli. Tivoli is home to the two UNESCO world heritage sites of Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este. Located only an hour from Rome, you can easily take a day trip to Tivoli, Italy.
In small towns across Ontario, you’ll see a mix of quaint shops, natural beauty and an abundance of hospitality. Elora is just one of those towns. From the one-of-a-kind local shops to the incredible beauty of the raging Grand River, Elora has that small town charm that people come from all over to explore. Now you can too! Here are all the things to do in Elora to soak up the small town charm and leave happy and refreshed.
If you grew up in the 90s, its guaranteed you watched a movie about (and wanted to be) a Disney Princess; and what did many of the Princess have in common? A stellar castle. The castle of Princess Aurora – aka Sleeping Beauty – was actually inspired by a real-life castle right in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, the Neuschwanstein Castle. Understanding how to get to Neuschwanstein Castle can be overwhelming for first-time visitors, but once you know how, getting there will be a breeze.
Venice is over 500 kilometres from Rome. If you were to drive it would take you 5.5 to 6.5 hours to get there. So you might think I’m bonkers to say that you can explore Venice from Rome in a day – But if you’re on a tight Italian itinerary and you’ve always dreamed of seeing the sinking city, then a day trip from Rome to Venice is just the solution you need.
Tuscany and wine are the perfect pairing. The Tuscany region of Italy, located north of Rome is home to some of the country’s best wines and most beautiful views. Tuscany is known for its rolling hills, its vibrant cultural cities, its picturesque hilltop towns, and for the food and wine that people flock here for. When planning your trip, it can be hard to figure out where to go in Tuscany, but I’ll fill you in on the best Tuscan villages to visit for a day-trip from Rome.
Winter may be a time where you want to hole up next to a warm fire and drink hot chocolate, but it’s also the perfect time to go on a weekend getaway. Not only is it cheaper, but there are fewer people and who doesn’t love snow city scenes. So bundle up and pack your bags. Next stop is Kingston, Ontario.