The best small towns in Italy - part 1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Do you want to discover some hidden gems in Italy? Do you know that you can go off the beaten tracks and find great places to visit? If you are a traveller that wants something more than the classic route Venice - Florence - Rome, here you find the first part of the best small towns in Italy.
 Normally in these small towns, part of the Borghi d'Italia list, you can breathe the real Taste of Italy, that is the atmosphere that maybe in the largest cities you are not able to perceive anymore: they are places where the clocks seem to be stopped and it's nice an escape there.

Of course, as usual, this is not a chart, but a list. You will find some places that are for sure great and I selected randomly these towns, since there are other best small towns in Italy that you could visit. These are only some of my favourites. Ready to go?

How to plan a trip to Europe and the DoE's birthday

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Time flies (when you have fun)!

Today it's the second birthday of Diaries of an explorer and it's a nice one. Many things happened and I want to share them with you.

Clearly this is a travel blog whose main purpose is to tell interesting travel stories and reveal mainly off the beaten path places around Europe and the world, value my region Veneto and my country Italy outside the main touristic routes, the Unesco sites, the medieval towns, the castles and fortifications, the art and culture and everything that fulfills me and my soul.

Besides this, here you can find some key facts:

1) Time to celebrate! 
Finally I did it! I created the e-book "How to plan a trip to Europe", an incredible collection of resources that will allow you to access to the best resources to travel in Europe, save money and time. In this book you will find:
  • How to travel in Europe by plane
  • How to book accomodation
  • How to travel in Europe by train
  • How to travel in Europe by bus
  • How to travel in Europe by car
You will find the best websites and resources available and updated so far. The e-book with be regularly updated as soon as I will find other top providers. Most of them have been tested personally by me.
Whatever is your budget, you can find all the necessary resources to plan your European trip.
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Trip reports: Ita-Slovenian Road Trip

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

600 km, 5 cities, 3 Unesco sites and 1 natural park visited in just 3 days are the main figures of the Ita-Slovenian Road Trip. It has for sure one of the more eclectic road trips I've ever made: I combined cities with natural attractions and archaeological sites with fortresses. All the places are quite close so you can reach them in less than one hour of travel.
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Things to do in Trieste in one day, Italy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

As usual every travel or every trip has one or more travel highlights I want to share with you: they can be a particular topic or things I noticed around or even a èparticular destination. Today the main topic is providing you a mini-guide of the best things to do in Trieste in one day.

36 hours in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Friday, July 11, 2014

Today we're getting to Asia: that's why I'm publishing a great post written by Agness from this can be an useful mini-guide if you decide to spend 36 hours in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Nowadays, Siem Reap is one of the most visited places in South-East Asia for the sake of its amazing sights and history, fascinating night markets, local hospitality, delicious cuisine and affordable prices.
Although most of travelers and backpackers head to Siem Reap mainly to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat, this place has much more to offer with its history dating all the way back to the year 802. Although I don’t believe you could see everything that Siem Reap has to offer in just 36 hours, here are some tips and sightseeing recommendations that can help you a lot and make your voyage much easier, cheaper and definitely more fun.

The citadel of Palmanova, Italy

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

After the exploration of the Skocjan caves in Slovenia, I came back to my Italy and the next stop would have been Palmanova, known because of its fortifications and its concentric citadel or fortress plan. Before visiting Palmanova, I decided to come back to Trieste, the city where I studied during the old good university times.

Exploring the Skocjan caves, Slovenia

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

After the 36 hours in Ljubljana, I decided to visit the Skocjan caves, not far from the Italian and Slovenian border. Are you afraid of the dark? You don't mind to go underground? If not, this is a place that I definitely recommend you to visit.
Are you ready to explore this great site? Here we go!
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