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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...Read more
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....Read more
We are in love with the rich, decadent, glorious life lived in Italy, andRead more
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...
As one of the most recognised landmarks in the beautiful city ofRead more
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...
This large port city in the northwest of Italy might not have the cache or familiarity of more popular Italian destinations like Rome, Venice andRead more
Florence, but the capital of Italy’s Liguria region has enough charm, medieval sights and pretty piazzas that you’d be hard pressed not to fall in...
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...Read more
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...Read more
Located at the foot of the Apuan Alps in northern Tuscany, Lucca can easily be visited in a day fromRead more
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...
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....Read more