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San Ottaviano- A Tuscan Hideaway

The Tuscan dream is characterised by rolling hills, Chianti Classico vineyards, art galleries of Florence, cobbled streets of Siena, and the large, luxurious villas that the region is known for. It’s no wonder why this area of central Italy is one of the most popular in the country for tourism. However, smaller towns outside of Florence such as Lucca and San Giminiano have become...
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Italian Eateries-What’s The Difference?

Ristorante, Trattoria, Osteria, Enoteca, Taverna, Locanda or Bar? What is the difference between all of different Italian eateries and dining establishments? Once upon a time it may have been easier to distinguish but now the lines are fairly blurred with the titles being interchangeable. It could be argued that all rules have gone out the window. Osterias were once considered casual and now...
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How to Eat Out Like a Local in Italy

Every city around the world has differences in the food culture. Cuisine, atmosphere, rituals, traditions and other little nuances can offer insight into the way people live in that particular place. In Italy, if you ask someone on the street where is the best place to eat in the area, they are likely to say you eat better at home or at nonna’s. Home cooking is king but many restaurants adapt...
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Exploring Palermo

Palermo is the capital of the island of Sicily. Occupying the so called ‘soccer ball’ that floats just off of the toe of the Italian boot, Palermo was even crowned culture capital of Italy in 2018. Cathedrals, theatres, catacombs, traditional food and marketplaces are just the beginning. Interestingly, it was only considered part of Italy from 1861 and before then the island faced continuous...
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A Week on the Amalfi Coast

Tiny towns nestled among the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast are tourist hot spots over the summer months. Positano and Amalfi are consistent favourites for their gelato coloured houses, picturesque laneways, seafood restaurants, boutique stores and umbrella lined beaches. Lemon trees prosper in the streets and influence the region’s cuisine. Limoncello liquor, citrus perfumes and soaps are the...
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A Guide to Florence

The city of Florence or Firenze draws tourists from around the world, all year round wanting to explore Italy's centre of renaissance art. Just walking the cobbled streets is like making your way through a Da Vinci painting. With a number of world-famous art galleries and cultural monuments including the original statue of David by Michelangelo, art lovers will be kept very busy here. Arno River...