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Italy Earthquake

Italy Earthquake A magnitude 6.2 quake hit central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time on Wednesday August 24th.  An hour later, a 5.5 magnitude after shock hit the same area again. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Top 5 Things to bring to Italy for Friends/Family

Top 5 Things to bring to Italy for Friends/Family If you have ever wondered what to bring your expat friends or family in Italy, I’ll fill you in with some of my cravings. When family and friends do bring my desired treats, my Italian friends are always happy to sample them and quite enjoy them […]

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Tuscany Culinary Tour

Tuscany Culinary Tour There are many culinary vacations and classes that are held throughout Tuscany.  Some include accommodations, while others offer classes in a school or chef’s home.  Additionally, there are many chefs who will come to your rented villa to provide classes or meals. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Sophia Loren – Beauty Contest in Italy 1950

Sophia Loren – Beauty Contest in Italy 1950 Here is a video of photos of Sophia Loren said to be taken during a beauty contest in Rome in 1950. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Centellino – The Perfect Pour

Centellino -The Perfect Pour Our waiter at The Golden View in Florence explained that the centellino insures the perfect pour.   Once the bottle is uncorked, the centellino is inserted.  The bottle is held at an angle to fill the centellino for the proper measured serving. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE TO SEE THE […]

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Climbing St. Peter’s Basilica’s Dome in Rome

Climbing St. Peter’s Basilica’s Dome in Rome It’s the world’s largest Basilica of Christianity, nested into the heart of the Vatican city, with its 186 metres of length (218 if we consider the porch too), a height of 46 metres in the central aisle, a main dome 136 metre high and 42 metres large in diameter. The huge […]

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Mona Lisa – Why so Famous?

Mona Lisa – Why so Famous? The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. The painting, thought to […]

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Ravello

Ravello Ravello is a town and comune situated above the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy, with approximately 2,500 inhabitants. Its scenic beauty makes it a popular tourist destination, and earned it a listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The Amalfi Coast, or Costiera Amalfitana in Italian, is […]

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Piedmont | Il Biellese

Piedmont | Il Biellese Biella [ˈbjɛlla] is a town and comune in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, the capital of the province of the same name, with a population of 43,733 as of 2012. It is located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) northeast of Turin and about 80 kilometres (50 miles) west-northwest of Milan. It lies in the foothills of the Alps, in the Bo mountain […]

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Veneto | Belluno from above

Veneto | Belluno from above Belluno [belˈluːno] (Italian: Belluno, Ladin: Belum, Venetian: Belùn), is a town and province in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Located about 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of Venice, Belluno is the capital of the province of Belluno and the most important city in the Eastern Dolomiti’s region. With its roughly 36,000 inhabitants, it the largest populated area of Valbelluna. It is one of the […]

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