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Italy travel ideas, destinations, attractions, things to see, and challenges

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Why do we toss coins in the Trevi Fountain?

Why do we toss coins in the Trevi Fountain?

No real visit to Rome can go without the ritual of tossing of a coin into the Trevi Fountain. After all, who would be willing to gamble with their cha
Italy: What’s the difference between trattoria, ristorante, osteria?

Italy: What’s the difference between trattoria, ristorante, osteria?

Brush up on your Italian and delve into the subtleties of Italian dining by discovering the (sometimes slight) differences between the various food ve
The Last Supper in Milan: 7 best tips and secrets how to visit it

The Last Supper in Milan: 7 best tips and secrets how to visit it

The challenge: although it's quite a hassle to visit The Last Supper, read these tips to make it a piece of cake Unlike many other iconic works of ar
Christopher H. Warren’s Tuscany beyond the stereotypes

Christopher H. Warren’s Tuscany beyond the stereotypes

Thirty years ago, the American photographer Christopher H. Warren called the small Tuscany hilltown of Sorano his home. His debut book "All the Noise
The Como Lake: Love at first sight

The Como Lake: Love at first sight

Quick question: do you believe in love at first sight?  You see a person or a place for the first time and you are instantly hooked. There`re butte
5 things that make me happy in Italy

5 things that make me happy in Italy

There are so many books about Americans who move to Italy after a devastating life crisis and then reinvent themselves that it seems impossible to be
All the Noise of It: Living in a Tuscan Hilltown – excerpt from the book

All the Noise of It: Living in a Tuscan Hilltown – excerpt from the book

Discover Tuscany beyond the stereotypes and delve into the life of the American photographer Christopher H. Warren who moved to the almost abandoned t
12 unusual things do in Florence, Italy (+ map)

12 unusual things do in Florence, Italy (+ map)

You probably know you are going to sweat all the way up the 450+ stairs up to the bell tower of Duomo (the magnificent cathedral of Florence) and stro
5 unique little towns in Italy for true explorers

5 unique little towns in Italy for true explorers

The challenge: Step out of the big cities in Italy and discover the secrets of its small towns Italy has so much to see that you could easily get ove
22 honest travel tips for Italy

22 honest travel tips for Italy

Italy is a whole new world, one where you can easily drown in wine, gelato and the melodic sounds of Italian answers to your English questions. Based
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