Traditional Tuscan Food – Top Dishes to Try.

Pecorino cheese, traditional Tuscan Food

Everybody loves Italian food – but what if I told you there’s no such thing? The truth is, in Italy there is only regional Italian food. Each region offers delicious and unique dishes based on its long history and location. And Tuscany’s world-renowned food is no exception! Famous for its local produce and meat, for [...]

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The 4 Best Streets for Shopping in Florence

There is no denying that Florence has made its mark on the world, especially the fashion world! Within la bella Firenze, situated on and around the Arno River, there are endless amounts of goods, from leather bags from local markets to high-end designer label suits and gowns. Shopping in Florence is a pleasure regardless of [...]

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Amarcord ballet based on the Fellini film at Rome’s Teatro Olimpico

It’s theatre time! We’re excited to announce the arrival of a wonderful ballet (based on a wonderful film by a wonderful director) to Rome. The Amarcord ballet, modelled on one of Italy’s most important films by the five-time Academy Award winner Federico Fellini, will be returning to Rome’s Teatro Olimpico from April 17th to 20th. Much lauded [...]

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Borghese Week: March 31 to April 6, 2014

Borghese Gallery

We get a lot of calls and emails from travelers asking to see something a little “different” during their time in Rome. For those with an interest in art (or even a vague appreciation of beauty) we always recommend the Borghese Gallery. Located in the stunning Borghese Gardens, the Villa Borghese Gallery is home to [...]

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Visiting Lucca, a Tuscan Hidden Gem

For a more off-the-beaten-path experience in Tuscany, head 20 minutes north to lovely Lucca, known for its charming piazzas, ancient walls and quick access to some of the region’s most beautiful beaches. Here are 6 reasons why visiting Lucca makes for the perfect Tuscan vacation! 1.  Romanesque Churches  Similar to the style of Pisa’s iconic [...]

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