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Venzone

Venzone Venzone is named 2017’s most beautiful village in Italy or il Borgo più bello d’Italia!  This medieval village beat out 19 other  who competed in this year’s competition. Venzone is located in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.  Since being named, this village will surely attract more visitors.  Have a look at the brief video below […]

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Dreaming of moving to Italy?

Are you dreaming of moving to Italy? Then, do it! Here’s another perspective to consider…..   I have read countless numbers of blogs written by expats advising others NOT to move to Italy. If I had taken their advice before I moved here, I wouldn’t have been living a dream for the last 2 years. […]

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Beyond Tuscany…. A Glimpse of Venice

Beyond Tuscany….A Glimpse of Venice Venice is surely a magical place!  As Truman Capote said “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” Here is a short video showing a glimpse of Venice.  It’ll make you want to visit! JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Bologna

Bologna Bologna is an easy day trip from Florence and well worth the visit.  The train ride is only 35 minutes from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale.  Bologna, also known as La Grassa, is well known for its food. The video on the next page, shows what makes Bologna special.  Also, it will […]

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Romance in Italy

Romance in Italy Romance is associated with all parts of Italy.  In this video, Francesco da Mosto explores Verona, also known as the city of love.  Verona is a city located in Veneto, in northern Italy.  It is most known as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR […]

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Artisan Chocolate Fair

Artisan Chocolate Fair The Artisan Chocolate Fair is an annual event which takes place in February in Florence. This year, the event takes place in Piazza SS. Annunziata from February 10th- February 19th and it is open from 10 AM to 10 PM. This 10 day event is filled with vendors selling hot chocolate, truffles, […]

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The Cavalcade of the Magi

The Cavalcade of the Magi The Cavalcade of the Magi is an annual parade held on Epiphany in Florence.  This grand parade has hundreds of participants dressed in costumes, flag throwers, animals and much more.  The procession starts at Pitti Palace and ends at the Duomo where the 3 wise men present their gifts to […]

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Sales in Italy

Sales in Italy Sales in Italy only occur once in the winter and once in the summer.  Unlike the U.S., wherein stores advertise sales quite often during the year, Italy limits the sales to twice a year.  However, the sales in Italy will last for approximately 2 months!  Yes, 2 months!  This is the time […]

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Top Day Trips From Florence Without A Car

Top Day Trips From Florence Without A Car Since moving to Florence, I have received a lot of emails asking for suggestions for day trips from those travelling without a car. I always advise using Florence as a base because the trains and buses make it very easy to visit other cities. Florence is also […]

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Ashley Olsen Murder: Defendant found guilty and sentenced

Ashley Olsen Murder: Defendant found guilty and sentenced  Ashley Olsen was an American found dead in her apartment on January 9, 2016 in the San Frediano area of Florence.  She had sustained skull fractures and had been strangled. The defendant Cheik Diaw, was found guilty today and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment and ordered to […]

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