21 Things Venice is Known and Famous For

Ride a gondola in Venice

One of the most impressive sights on Earth, Venice is known for its islands and canals, for enduring landmarks like the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco, and for world-class events like the Venetian Carnival and the Venice Biennale. Venice is known for issues like over-tourism and — ironically for a “floating” city — sinking … Read more

Italian Food Facts: 30 Fun Facts About Italian Cuisine

Pizza fresh out of the oven

I personally have a hard time trusting people who don’t adore Italian cuisine. Luckily, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of those heretics around. After all, what’s there not to love about an age-old tradition that favors simple and time-tested combinations, homemade cooking, and the freshest ingredients?  That’s the delicious topic we’ll be exploring … Read more

26 Things Austria is Known and Famous For

pretty austrian town

Austria is famous for The Alps, which covers 62% of the country, cities such as Vienna and Salzburg, and classical musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Austria is known for skiing, being the home of Red Bull energy drinks and famous Austrian foods such as Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte. But we’re barely scratching the surface. Come … Read more

11 Best Italian Chocolate Brands and Must-Buy Chocolates

Baci Perugina chocolates

Italian chocolates are one of the most underrated treats on the planet!  While they aren’t as famous as Swiss or Belgian chocolates, Italian chocolates offer a unique experience for truly discerning foodies.  After all, Piedmont, Italy’s “Capital of Chocolate”, produces some of the finest chocolates in the world thanks to the wide range of quality … Read more

26 Things Wales is Known and Famous For

Tenby, a harbour town in Wales

Wales is famous for its stunning scenery, ancient history, and charming language. Wales is known for Mount Snowdon, its tallest mountain, and the most castles per capita in Europe. There are also plenty of famous Welsh men and women, including Roald Dahl, Anthony Hopkins, and believe it or not, Jack Daniels. But that’s just some … Read more

20 Things Milan is Known and Famous For

View from Duomo in Milan

Milano, aka Italy’s economic powerhouse, is a glamorous and fascinating place. Milan is known for its awe-inspiring fashion industry, for landmarks like Milan Cathedral, La Scala, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and for its refined and delicious cuisine. The year I went to Milan for a study abroad semester may seem like a remote … Read more

28 Things England is Known And Famous For

People walking in London

England is famous for its pub food, UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Stonehenge and the Lake District, and the British Royal Family. England is also known for cities such as London, Liverpool, and Manchester, age-old traditions such as drinking tea, and being the home of football (soccer)! But that’s just the start of it. … Read more

20 Things Amsterdam is Known and Famous For

Gay pride in Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands is one of the most recognizable cities in the world. Amsterdam is known for its emblematic canals, the stark contrast between its Baroque townhouses and state-of-the-art architecture, as well as its unapologetic culture embodied in coffee shops and the Red Light District. But of course, Amsterdam has countless other wonders … Read more

19 Things Rome is Known and Famous For

The Spanish Steps is found at Piazza di Spagna

Rome: The Eternal City. It isn’t hard to understand why the capital city of Italy has developed this nickname. It’s existed since at least 753 BC and has been at the center of world culture ever since. Its almost three millennia of history, culture, and architecture make it one of the most exciting cities to … Read more