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Italy is handing out Castles for Free!

Italy is handing out Castles for Free! Italy is handing out Castles for free! In fact, there will be over 100 properties given away which also include monasteries, inns and farmhouses. According to The Local, this plan is to boost ‘slow tourism’ and tempt visitors away from the overcrowded city centres. Of course there are […]

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UNESCO Sites in Tuscany

UNESCO Sites in Tuscany There are 7 UNESCO Sites in Tuscany and a total of 51 in Italy.  Additionally, to date, Italy holds the most world heritage sites.  These unique landmarks in Italy are positively breathtaking and were recognized by The United Nations due to special cultural or physical significance. Can you guess all 7 UNESCO […]

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Ciao

Ciao Ciao is a common greeting to say hello or goodbye which we all know.  However, this is a very informal greeting and is not appropriate in all situations.  This video explains when it is acceptable to use “ciao” and gives more appropriate substitutions to greet someone we don’t know well. Learn how to fit […]

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Italian Etiquette

Italian Etiquette Italian Etiquette – Going to an Italian family’s house for dinner in Italy? Imagine a scenario wherein you are invited to dinner by an Italian family who are not your very close friends, but a social situation, maybe you are invited as a guest as a friend of the host.  As within any […]

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Burrata

Burrata Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese similar to mozzarella.  The middle contents of burrata are very soft and consists of cream and Stracciatella and is an explosion of creamy flavor. Here’s a video which shows the making of burrata.  Which do you prefer, mozzarella or burrata? JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Name Day Tradition in Italy

Name Day Tradition in Italy  Name Day or onomastico as it is called in Italy, is a tradition that celebrates the day of the year of a given name. The day is fixed according to the Roman Catholic Saints calendar which celebrates the feast day of the particular saint. Each day celebrates one or more names […]

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Hand Gestures

Hand Gestures Some of these hand gestures may be familiar while others, may not be.  Here is a video with a bunch of people expressing themselves through hand gestures. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Itinerary Planning

Itinerary Planning Italy is a dream destination for most people, and sometimes, a once in a lifetime experience, that needs to be planned well in advance. We know that planning a trip to Italy can be overwhelming because you want to fit in as much as possible while taking the time to live “la dolce […]

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Vodafone

Vodafone Vodafone new ads starring Patrick Dempsey are quite the hit in Italy.  Patrick Dempsey, aka Mcdreamy, devastated fans of Greys Anatomy when he left the popular U.S. television show.  If you miss Mcdreamy, you can catch him here in Italy’s phone service Vodafone commercials. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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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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