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Defining what constitutes a “perfect day” in Tuscany, or anywhere else on earth, is downright impossible. One person’s version of perfect is completely different than the next person’s, and never the ...
Written by Jessica, USA, September 2012
Any country with as much coastline as Italy
is bound to have a long list of islands off the coast – and Italy does
not disappoint. Some are (rightly) famous, including the largest island
in the ...
Wine is to Italy
as water is to the rest of us: essential to life. The annual Chianti
Wine Festival held in Greve is a great way to sample wines from one of
the great wine-producing regions in ...
In the early twelfth century an Italian architect made a mistake. He
built a tower on a piece of unstable soil. It was probably not totally
his fault – those commissioning the bell tower wanted it ...
Florence ’s most famous son must be Michelangelo. Yes, he left for Rome and painted the Sistine Ceiling for the pope, but in Florence I always feel his presence very strongly. There
is The ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, October 2012
At the top of Monte Forato in the Apuan Alps is a strange hole. On clear
days you can see it from all around the mountainous Garfagnana district
and the Versilia, an area of the Tuscan coast. ...
In the lagoon of Venice are a number of significant islands, one of which is Murano , home to the glass making industry for which the city is famous. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was ...
Naples is a city that only seems to make the international news when something bad happens, so it may seem strange that it’s such a major port for Mediterranean cruises. The truth is that Naples is ...
Rome is one of the most popular places to visit in Italy
year-round, and with good reason. On New Year’s Eve, the city gets even
more popular, with Italians from other parts of Italy heading ...
Celebrations in Italy are often marked with fireworks. Italians, almost to a person, love their firecrackers – but this affection is stronger in certain parts of the country, and in Naples it seems ...
Spending New Year’s Eve in Venice involves a mix of traditions you’ll find throughout most of Italy as well as some special Venetian touches. After all, this unique city can’t just celebrate ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
If you’re not going south to Pompeii on your journey through Italy , then this ancient Roman port is the next best thing. In fact, in some ways it’s better because it’s less crowded so you can ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, January 2012
When you visit the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence , Italy you will probably think I am crazy to say that I was a bit disappointed. The loggia courtyard is impressive and the small garden out ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2011
The Pitti Palace is a huge Renaissance palace on the south side of the Arno River in Florence .
It is across the river from the main part of the city, and crosses the
famous Ponte Vecchio. The ...
Written by Jessica, USA, August 2012
One of the greatest pleasures of a visit to Rome
is eating your way through the city. Sampling local specialties like
Roman-style artichokes, bucatini all’amatriciana, porchetta, and cacio e
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