This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

It was a typically hot June evening in Rome as our taxi pulled up alongside the imposing ruins of the Trajan Forum, one of the last forums built in ancient Rome. Soaked in late afternoon sunlight, the ruins were absolutely beaming and I couldn’t think of a more spectacular location...

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24 hours in: Venice

24 hours in: Venice

Is it even possible to see Venice in 24 hours? Barely! But these tips just might help you make the most of a short trip and lead you on your way to a pretty perfect day — and of course, we can also help you to make that perfect day...

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How to have a perfect day at the Redentore Festival in Venice

How to have a perfect day at the Redentore Festival in Venice

Summer in Venice is known for two things: being hot and crowded. But even with the sometimes frustrating conditions, summer is also the best time to catch some amazing festivals and to visit the not-so-touristy areas of the city. Our favorite event by far is the Redentore festival, held in...

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Behind the whimsical creations of a Venice glassblower

Behind the whimsical creations of a Venice glassblower

Murano glass is one of the most precious traditions and treasure of Venice, and, just like Venetians themselves, the artisans who make these glassware masterpieces are proud, passionate artists. Simone Rossetto on the island of Murano is one of them. Along with members of his family, Simone is one of...

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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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In photos: Cruising the canals of Venice

In photos: Cruising the canals of Venice

Venice is the kind of place that you either absolutely love… or totally hate. The city often gets criticised for being crowded with too many tourists, but that’s because too many visitors don’t know how to escape the same old sites and find the real local side of life. That’s...

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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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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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24 hours in: Treviso

24 hours in: Treviso

Is Venice at the top of your travel bucket list? Or have you formed an attachment to the city on a previous trip? Whatever your case may be, any time is a great time for a quick stop in the city! After you’ve checked out the sites (and bites!) in...

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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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