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Where to shop for the best souvenirs in Florence

Where to shop for the best souvenirs in Florence

If you’re lucky enough to be in Italy over the Christmas holidays, then you should share some of that luck by bringing back epic Christmas gifts that you can only find in the land of great fashion, great food, and great, well, everything. We asked our local guide Linda in...
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Top 10 wine bars in Florence

Top 10 wine bars in Florence

Florence is a city bursting with a number of fantastic wine bars to experience. In Italy, wine bars are called enoteca. You can have an excellent meal and of course, taste a number of fantastic wines without having to buy an entire bottle, or settle for a house wine. Here...
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Your guide to gelato in Florence

Your guide to gelato in Florence

Gelato’s had a long life. Like, more than 5,000 years of living. As far back as 3000 BCE, Asian cultures snacked on flavoured crushed ice. Later, Egyptian pharaohs served fruit-sweetened ice to visitors. As well, Arab, Greek, and Roman cultures all served cold lemon drinks, much like sorbet, after dinner....
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Things to do in: Florence

Things to do in: Florence

We are in love with the rich, decadent, glorious life lived in Italy, and Florence is overflowing with exactly that. If Florence is in you travel plans, we’re sure you’ll want to enjoy plenty of the popular sights — but may we also recommend venturing further into the lesser-known hidden...
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Photo of the Week: Ponte Vecchio in Florence

Photo of the Week: Ponte Vecchio in Florence

As one of the most recognised landmarks in the beautiful city of Florence, Ponte Vecchio is certainly not camera shy. This bridge was the only one to survive in Florence during World War II, and is one of the few in the world with shops lining both sides – a...
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Best snacks under $5 around the world

Best snacks under $5 around the world

As any traveller knows, eating well doesn’t require dropping a ton of cash at a high-end restaurant. Sometimes the best meals come from street food snacks, food court stalls, and mom-and-pop shops where the food is cheap and the flavours are rich. We asked our guides around the globe to...
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How to make an authentic Italian torta pasqualina

How to make an authentic Italian torta pasqualina

Italy may be a small country, but as any foodie knows, it’s packed with a rich diversity in cuisine — especially when it comes to the holidays; from north to the south, every region has its own classic menu for festivities. And Easter is no exception. One of our favourite...
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The complete guide to: Lucca travel

The complete guide to: Lucca travel

Located at the foot of the Apuan Alps in northern Tuscany, Lucca can easily be visited in a day from Florence or Pisa, but we suggest allowing yourself a bit more time to soak up the area’s history — and to indulge in some of the best food in the...
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40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....
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Gelato madness! Where to get the best scoops in Venice

Gelato madness! Where to get the best scoops in Venice

With the summer season in full swing, there is nothing better than a relaxing stroll along the beautiful alleys of Venice with a delicious and refreshing gelato in hand. Yes, gelato may have been invented in Florence, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find great gelaterias here in Venice! If you’re...
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