5 Outdoor Theater Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

Who said great theater needs to be enjoyed in stuffy old buildings? These outdoor theater destinations bring the stage outside for a truly unforgettable arts experience.

Whether listening to Puccini under the stars in Italy or watching Shakespeare on the dramatic English coast, these venues are bucket list must-haves for any theater lover:

1. The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, England

Trover photo by Susana Nobre

2. The Epidaurus Theatre in Epidavros, Greece

Trover photo by Michael Turtle

3. Festspielhaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria

Trover photo by Jw

4. “Impression” West Lake Show in Hangzhou, China

5. Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy

Trover photo by Kristin Rust

Looking for more fresh and fun entertainment venues to add to your list? Check out some of our favorite destinations here, and don’t forget to share your own arts discoveries on Trover!

Abandoned Places: 7 Spots To Look For Ghosts

There is something romantic about an abandoned place that was once inhabited that is now silent and still. You can feel the energy of who came before, who lived and worked in a once thriving place. As you walk through trees and look around corners you can almost see the people who lived in a particular environment. Abandoned places can work their way into your soul. As we head towards the darker days of fall, here are some places to go find some ghosts and spirits.

1. Valley of the Mills, Sorrento, Italy


Photo by Brink of the World | The Brinkmanns.

2. Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland


Photo by Adina Troper Dayan.

3. Bodie, CA


Photo by Paul Cloutier.

4. Lake Reschen, Italy


Photo by Swiss Nomads.

5. Craco, Italy


Photo by Luxe Adventure Traveler.

6. Spreepark, Germany


Photo by Felix Ingetmer.

7. Eastern State Penitentiary, PA


Photo by Jessica Jacobs.

Check out more ghostly places here, here, and here. Looking for a different kind of trip? Come on over to Trover.com and get inspired.

Eat Your Way Through Italy

What better way to travel than eating the most delicious foods of everywhere you visit? Italy offers some of the most beloved and delicious dishes on the planet. From rich cream and truffle dishes in the North to the Greek influences in the dishes of Sicily, you won’t be disappointed in the bounty of Italy. Mangiamo!


Known for rich comforting dishes using cream and truffles, this northern region leads Italy in cutting edge food creations as well.


Photo by Travelotheque.


Risotto and polenta are preferred over pasta in this region.


Photo by Matteo Recanatini.


Lying on the Adriatic Sea, Veneto’s dishes feature delicious seafood.


Photo by Garage Venticinque.


Known for its gorgeous green-gold olive oil, the Tuscans prefer simple, locally grown ingredients with lots of local olive oil and herbs.


Photo by Alessandro Ricciardi.


This seaside region is known for vegetables and is home to delicious dishes that feature pesto.


Photo by Alfonso Di Lieto.


Fresh pasta and vegetables are highlights which also includes Lasagne Verde.


Photo by 20 Years Hence.


Some of the best olive oil in Italy comes from this land locked region where pasta reigns supreme.


Photo by Tim & Nat.


Rome, with its sophiticated tastes, starts most meals with a variety of delicious antipasti.


Photo by SY Lee.


With rolling hills made for grazing, lamb is a favorite dish here.


Photo by Rocky Berberabe.


With a long history that includes a huge influence from their neighbors the Greeks, Sicilians enjoy dishes made with herbs, tomatoes and honey.


Photo by Matilde Civitillo.

Hungry for more? Check out more delicious ways to travel here. And as always, visit us over at Trover. com.

When in Rome…

You would be hard pressed to find a city with more art, culture and history than the Eternal City. Rome is a giant collection of museum after museum documenting the beginning and development of Western Civilization. And life amongst the ruins is truly la dolce vita: fashionable dressed Romans love their cafes and al fresco dining. Rome does not disappoint.


Considered one of the world’s greatest architectural and engineering achievements, this ancient Roman arena sits in the center of the city. Don’t miss the recently opened gladiator quarters below the arena floor.


Photo by Outbound Adventurer.

Roman Forum

Originally a large marketplace, the Forum became the center of Roman life for centuries. Gladiator games, parades and public speeches all took place there.


Photo by Stuart Allan.


Completed in 127 AD, the Pantheon contains the world’s largest non-reinforced concrete dome.


Photo by Kim Briggs the mangiacakewife.

Vatican City

A city within a city, the center of the Catholic church has its own money, diplomatic corps and militia: the Swiss Guard in has been in service to the Pope since the 15th century.


Photo by Clair Sldvr.

Piazza Navona

A beautiful square with al fresco restaurants and charming cafes, this bustling piazza is home to Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers.

Kolor stitching | 2 pictures | Size: 4166 x 2296 | FOV: 60.35 x 34.75 ~ 8.41 | RMS: 3.50 | Lens: Standard | Projection: Planar | Color: LDR |

Kolor stitching | 2 pictures | Size: 4166 x 2296 | FOV: 60.35 x 34.75 ~ 8.41 | RMS: 3.50 | Lens: Standard | Projection: Planar | Color: LDR |

Photo by Chasing Adventure.

Trevi Fountain

The world’s most famous fountain marked the end of the Virgo Aqueduct which brought fresh water to to Roman bathhouses. Bernini contributed greatly to its final form.


Photo by Where Next.

Galleria Borghese

With limited entry for just a few visitors, you will need to get tickets in advance to view this impressive collection of art.


Photo by Ioana Curcan.

Capuchin Crypt

Akin to the Catacombs of Paris, the bones of hundreds of Capuchin friars are arranged in a macabre art display to remind visitors of the swiftness of life.


Photo by Mark Dickinson.

Castel Sant’Angelo

Also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, it was originally built as a burial place for the Emperor and his family but later became a papal palace.


Photo by Karla Mendoza Voigt.

Spanish Steps

The longest staircase in Europe sponsored by the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. This storied staircase offers some of the best people watching in all of Rome.


Photo by John Flores.

We have more gorgeous architecture for you big and small here. Did you know that Rome is twinned with Paris? Check out some awesome Paris photos here. And as always, find more inspiration on Trover.com.

The Top Places for Rosé Around The World

Much like its Autumn counterpart, Beaujolais, Rosé has reached superstar seasonal status. It is now de rigueur for quenching your thirst in the heat of summer. We have searched our Trove to bring you the top spots for sipping this favorite summer wine from regions in the USA in California to the Champagne region of France. Grab your corkscrew and picnic blanket. Cheers!


Home to this lovely summer wine, Provence boasts many famous labels including Tavel.


Photo by Claire Sldvr.

Loire Valley

This playground to the kings of France is full of châteaux where you can picnic with a local appellations.


Photo by Travelnotesandbeyond.


Yes, there is more to Champagne than Champagne so why not try the refreshing Rosé version?


Photo  by Smashed Penny.


This Southwestern part of France is home to the lovely and of-the-moment city of Montpellier, with a lovely square and many cafes that can pour you the perfect glass.


Photo by Don’tSleepTravel.


Abruzzo is known as the greenest part of Italy and famous for its light red Montepulciano.


Photo by Paola Kervin.


The Basque country offer a slightly fizzy version of Rosado that pairs well with rich seafood.


Photo by ChristineinSpain.


The Evergreen state has established itself as a leader in wines and Rosé is no exception.


Photo by Alicia Nakamoto.


Anderson Valley offers award winning Rosés along with beautiful views.


Photo by Lois Greene.

Grab a bottle or two and head out on your own Rosé adventure with our USA Weekend Getaway list. Find more inspiration at Trover.com.