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It's no wonder why Florence is one of Europe's most walkable cities; setting out on foot through the compact medieval streets, you can reach many of Florence's most popular attractions. After all the ...
Pasta, wine, cheese, salami, olive oil – these are the tastes of Italy. The country’s famous food regions have given their names to some of the world’s most popular food and wine – from Montepulciano ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, April 2012
Italy loves Easter, or Pasqua in local terms. Aside from the deeply religious observation at the many Papal Masses held in Rome , and the explosive tradition of fireworks in Florence ,
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, June 2012
The Italians love food and they love wine. They also love to celebrate.
So the seasonal harvest of any food is a great reason to hold a
festival. From the smallest village to the biggest city, ...
Italians will take advantage of just about any excuse to celebrate.
Couple that with their insane love of fireworks, and you’ve got the
makings of a great place to spend New Year’s Eve. Some areas ...
Written by Florence Expert: Elisa, Italy, June 2012
For the past 10 years, Elisa Acciai has been working in the tourism
industry, both as a Concierge at 4-5 star hotels and now as a private Florence guide
– her dream job. As a native Florentine, ...
Written by Jessica, USA, August 2012
The words “happy hour” can be music to the ears of any budget traveler,
but everyone knows things sound better in Italian. Yes, you might see
the occasional sign in English declaring a bar has a ...
Most of us are familiar with Venice’s Carnival – the elaborate costumes, the decorated masks, and the extravagant parties – but did you know there’s a carnival in nearby Verona every year, too? ...
Written by Jessica, USA, September 2012
There are several boat races in the Venetian lagoon from May through
September, and the last one of the season is the Burano Regatta – the
Regata di Burano in Italian. It is, as the name suggests, ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
It’s not just Venice that celebrates Carnival in style. In the lovely seaside Tuscan town of Viareggio, Carnival is less about masked decadence and more about their world-famous parade of ...
Christmas is one of the bigger holidays on the Italian calendar, and one of the most popular spots to be at Christmas is in Vatican City .
Even if you’re not Catholic, being in St. Peter’s Square ...
While each town in Tuscany
will get into the Christmas spirit to some degree, shopping aficionados
will want to make sure to visit the cities and towns that include good
Christmas markets in ...
The Amalfi Coast ,
unlike most beach-centric destinations, probably isn’t on top of most
lists for Christmas vacations. This isn’t a tropical climate we’re
talking about, so the weather over the ...
Eating well in Italy isn’t terribly difficult, but sometimes eating well on a budget isn’t as easy as you might think. In a city like Florence, which is extremely popular with both Italian and ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012
When in Rome
it’s tempting and very easy to stay in the Centro Storico, the historic
center. But as they say, when in Rome do as the Romans do, which means
you need to cross the river and head ...
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