Three Monkeys Online

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What is Bologna, Italy best known or famous for?

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Bologna, the capital city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy is best known or famous for a number of things. While in America Bologna has become synonymous with Baloney, or a cheap sausage meat, only distantly related to Mortadella – a prized and relatively expensive sausage produced around Bologna, in reality this beautiful Medieval city […]

23 of the best places to vacation in Italy

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 Where to go for the best Italian vacation? That’s an almost impossible question to answer, given that Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world (see some of the statistics from ISTAT, the Italian statistics office). We’re up to the challenge, though, but with a small caveat. Instead of giving […]

Visiting Italy in July – five things to consider

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Visting Italy in July is a popular time for most tourists (The UK Gov statistics, for example, show that overseas travel peaks in july-sep). There are plenty of pros and cons to visiting Italy in July, and so, we’ve put together a short list of things to consider before planning your holiday. A couple of […]

Trieste’s beaches

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 Trieste is famous for lots of things, but its beaches are not really one of them. The city is, after all, an important industrial port, and the coastline in this part of Italy is largely rocky and sandless. That’s the common wisdom, but it fails to take into account the profound and dramatic relationship […]

Mantua’s Torre dell’Orologio

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Mantua’s clocktower, or Torre dell’Orologio, located beside the Palazzo della Ragione (in the centrally located Piazze delle Erbe) is an interesting monument in its own right, but primarily it offers a spectacular 360° view of the city from the top of the bell tower. The tower also hosts a museum. Built between 1472 and 1473 […]

When is the best time to visit Mantua?

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

One of the common questions that we get, for our Mantua travel guide, is when is the best time to visit the city? It’s a difficult question to answer, because, in general it comes down to personal preferences. In terms of climate, Mantova shares a common climate found across Northern Italy on the Po river […]

The Palazzo Te, Mantua

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Mantua’s Palazzo Te is one of the must-see sights in this beautiful city. A large sprawling palace, the summer residence of the Gonzaga family, the Palazzo Te is just a short walk from Mantua’s centro storico, and is filled with exquisite art, as well as temporary exhibitions. It’s worth taking a guided tour, or simply […]

Shopping in London. 7 Tips from a personal shopper.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In 2015 a record breaking 31.5 million people visited London as tourists, and amongst the attractions of museums, monuments, sporting events and entertainment, shopping is without doubt one of the highlights for many tourists visiting London. With its world-famous landmark stores like Harrods and Selfridges, and iconic shopping streets like Bond Street, Regent Street and […]

Trieste’s Piazza Unità d’Italia

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 If you’re just going to see one place in Trieste, it’s got to be the amazing Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia (formerly know as both Piazza San Pietro and Piazza Grande (as well as Piazza Francesco Giuseppe during the latter part of the city’s Austrian rule). The piazza, often described as Trieste’s Salotto or living room […]

Trieste’s Kleine Berlin

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Trieste’s Kleine Berlin is a series of air raid shelters built during the Italian City’s occupation by the Nazis in 1943.