The best places to eat and drink in Florence

The best places to eat and drink in Florence

When it comes to food and drink, Italy’s incredible richness means you’re spoiled for choice. After all these years of living in Florence, I am still amazed by what this small, quaint city has too offer. One major reason for Italy’s abundance is its perfect terrain and temperature, which allows...

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How to have the perfect day in Venice’s Dorsoduro

How to have the perfect day in Venice’s Dorsoduro

Dorsoduro is one of six neighbourhoods that make up Venice — and a great place to explore if you want to appreciate the true local life of Venice. That’s because it is a large residential area, where you’ll find quiet streets and weekly markets, as well as a university campus...

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How to celebrate Venice’s Vogalonga regatta like a local

How to celebrate Venice’s Vogalonga regatta like a local

Venetians are taught to drive a boat or swim before they can even walk — that’s the saying here in the city. We love this part of local Venice life so much that as soon as the first rays of spring sunshine come out, we take our boats out into...

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24 hours in: Florence

24 hours in: Florence

Home to some of the worlds best food, museums packed with world-famous Renaissance art, and beautiful architecture as far as the eye can see, it’s not hard to see why so many people fall for Florence. And even on a tight travel timeline, you can still take in a whole...

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How to be a responsible tourist in Venice

How to be a responsible tourist in Venice

Oh, Venice! The bucket-list destination for so many people around the world. I can’t even tell you how many times people have told me it’s like living a dream to take a boat ride along the Grand Canal or sit at an outdoor cafe with a good glass of Prosecco...

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How to celebrate Venice Carnival like a local

How to celebrate Venice Carnival like a local

As a Venetian, I must admit that sometimes Carnival feels less like a celebration and more like the beginning of the tourist season — the end of our few days free from floods of people and complete chaos. But then it also reminds me of my childhood, when we would...

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24 hours in: Genoa

24 hours in: Genoa

This large port city in the northwest of Italy might not have the cache or familiarity of more popular Italian destinations like Rome, Venice and 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...

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Christmas in Venice: A local gift guide

Christmas in Venice: A local gift guide

One of the best parts of travelling is coming home not just with great memories but also with luggage full of presents either for yourself or your loved ones. And if you’re travelling during the weeks leading up to Christmas, it’s the best time shop for the perfect gift for...

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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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