If you are planning a trip to Sicily, then you must visit Modica. Often referred to as the most Baroque city of Sicily, Modica is a treat to all your senses. Stroll down Corso Umberto I and take in exuberant remains of Sicilian Baroque architecture: grinning masks, winged cherubs, wrought-iron balconies, canted facades, belfrys, and columns.
All set for your trip to Pompeii? Have you considered including Villa Oplontis in your itinerary? We would highly recommend doing so. This ancient villa, with its mind-boggling frescoes, provides deep insights into the lives of wealthy Romans. Apparently, the more modest homes of Pompeii and Herculaneum were also modeled on Villa Oplontis. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and check out all that you need to know before making your trip here.
Are you planning a trip to Pompeii? Staying over for a day in Naples and not sure what to do? Follow our one day itinerary for this historic city and see the best of churches, take a Naples underground tour, enjoy some delicacies, and catch impressive views of the city. Yes, all in a day’s time!
Wondering where to spend a few days in Sicily? Try out a medieval Baroque town in southeastern Sicily. My favorite was Ragusa with its imposing basilica, narrow winding lanes, a mysterious castle, and Instagram-worthy everything. Check out all that we saw here in a day.
Planning a trip to Rome can be overwhelming especially when there are so many things to see and do. So where do you start? I would say, right here. This basic guide on must-do things in Rome tells you all about things you must not miss in the Eternal City.
Do you wish to do a self-guided walking tour of Rome? Still thinking if you should do one? Read our guide on the benefits of doing a walking tour in this historical city. Cover major landmarks, marvel at architectural magnificence, relish a gelato, and interact with locals.
Are you looking for unique day trips from Rome? Visit Tarquinia, home to tombs of the ancient Etruscan civilization. Not sure who the Etruscans were? Well, they gave Romans their toga and the victory march. Even the Tuscan column! They were surely smart. Read our guide to find out all about their lost civilization.
Wondering how to plan your trip to the Colosseum? Read our complete travel guide on visiting this magnificent structure in the center of Rome. Includes all possible information on history, tours, tickets, entrances, accessibility plus a special tip list from seasoned travelers around the world.
Planning a trip to the paradise islands of Phu Quoc in Vietnam? Unsure of what to do here? Here’s our pick of 9 interesting things to do on the island. Phu Quoc has something for everyone.
Have you seen the majestic Angkor Wat? And looking for some new inspiration to visit Cambodia? Maybe an off the beaten track itinerary? We have you covered. Our choice of 7 fascinating yet forgotten temples from the Khmer era to help you venture beyond Angkor.
It was difficult to imagine Cambodia without Angkor. That was until we found these hidden gems spread all over the country. The temple of Preah Vihear – now a UNESCO Heritage Site – is one of my favorites.
Hampi was the ancient capital city of the Vijayanagara Kingdom of South India in the 14th century AD. It is located in the Ballari district of Karnataka and today, is home to the Hampi Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is dotted with ruins of all kinds: temples, palaces, private baths, […]
An upside down shadow, a 3-headed Nandi, stunning murals, and an elephant of its own – Virupaksha Temple of Hampi is home to many more wonders. Take a tour of this beautiful temple with Stories by Soumya.
Pattadakal – a name I had not heard before this November. Who knew it housed such beautiful temples! And was the seat of some of highest levels of art and architecture! When I started searching for it online, I was so proud to see it listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The article […]
Going to Hampi was my dream ever since I read about it in my middle-school history books. One picture of Hampi had stuck to me for my life. The picture of a stone chariot standing in an open courtyard. It vaguely reminded me of the temple of Konark but not exactly. This November, I was […]
We have all heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, haven’t we? But how many of us have visited the leaning houses of Amsterdam, appreciated the significant tilt of the Tiger Hill Pagoda in China, or explored the leaning temples of India? There is even a country that sets a record with the highest number […]
Ahmedabad is a culturally rich and vibrant city in India. Apart from being the financial hub of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is home to history and culture from ages ago. In fact, it was the first Indian city to be declared a UNESCO Heritage City in July 2017. Amdavad, as it is locally referred to, has a number […]
If you are visiting Berlin and have some time to spare, then you must plan for a day trip to Potsdam. Visiting Potsdam can be very fulfilling and invigorating at the same time. There is so much to see in this small city that you may eventually run out of time and want to stay […]
The name “stepwell” seems so self-explanatory: going down the steps to get to the well. And that is exactly what stepwells are. They are wells deep down under the surface of the earth with many flights of stairs leading you up to them. And in the majestic stepwells of Gujarat in India, these stairs are […]