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Matera – European Capital of Culture

Matera Matera has been named 2019’s European Capital of Culture.  Matera is located in southern Italy in the region of Basilicata. The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera will be hosting a number of extraordinary events to celebrate being the capital of culture for 2019. […]

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Sambuca, Sicily Homes for 1 Euro

Sambuca, Sicily Homes for 1 Euro Sambuca is a hilltop town in Sicily wherein you can currently buy a home for 1 Euro.  Many other Italian towns have offered homes for sale at or near this price in the hopes of reviving their villages.  As you may have seen from other minimal cost homes sold […]

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Crab and Prosecco Linguine

Crab and Prosecco Linguine Here’s an easy and delicious recipe for crab and prosecco linguine.  What’s even better is that this video shows it being made in beautiful Venice.  Enjoy!  Video courtesy of itv Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life – Anna Akhmatova

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Vet Emergency in Pienza

Vet Emergency in Pienza For those who follow my page probably know I have a beagle named Baci who I brought to Italy from NY when I moved here.  She has been my one constant thing which helped me make the transition from NY to Florence.  Italy is so pet friendly so I try to […]

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Arno River Boat Ride

Arno River Boat Ride A boat ride along the Arno is truly an amazing experience and I recommend it to anyone visiting Florence.  Reservations are required and boat rides are usually available from April to October. The actual boat ride lasts about 45 minutes and offers amazing views of the Ponte Vecchio and more which […]

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Conan & Jordan’s Wine Tasting in Chianti

Conan & Jordan’s Wine Tasting in Chianti If you’ve been wine tasting, you know what it is supposed to be like.  From swirling the glass, checking the color, tasting and then describing the wine.  This clip is a bit different!  It is a comical look at wine tasting with Conan & Jordan in Chianti.  Enjoy! […]

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Feast Day of San Giovanni

Feast Day of San Giovanni June 24th marks the day of the annual celebration of Florence’s Patron, San Giovanni.   This public holiday in Florence is filled with a series of spectacular events throughout the day to honor the city’s heavenly protector.  St. John the Baptist, to whom Florence’s baptistry is dedicated, is also the […]

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$1.00 homes in Ollolai for Sale

$1.00 homes in Ollolai for Sale Ollolai, located in the mountain region of Barbagia in Sardinia is selling homes for $1.00 to lure residents to the town.  There is a catch……The buyers must agree to restore the poorly conditioned homes within 3 years but the likely cost is only $25,000.  The deadline for applications is […]

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Bike Sharing in Florence

Bike Sharing in Florence Thinking of renting a bike in Florence? Florence has 2 bike sharing programs which are Mobike and Gobee. All you need to do is download one of the apps on your phone and add some money to your account. The bikes are located all over the streets of Florence so it […]

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FIUMICINO AIRPORT TO ROME CENTER BY TRAIN

FIUMICINO AIRPORT TO ROME CENTER BY TRAIN Many people choose Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to fly into since it offers direct flights from the United States. Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport FCO in Rome, Italy is the main international airport in Rome.  From FCO, there are trains which will take you to the city centre of Rome.  The […]

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