Monthly Archives: May 2011

Summery, fruity Venetian cocktails – including great Tessa Kiros cocktail recipes

There are some things that any trip to Venice must include ? a ride in a gondola, a visit to St Mark’s square, a ride along the Grand Canal, and getting hopelessly, wonderfully lost in the maze of narrow streets. … Continue reading

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Why We Love Angry Young Men: Picasso, Mirò, Dalì – Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

If only all anger, resentment and the pure rage of youth could be expressed in such wonderful ways! One of the joys of being in a city like Florence is that there is always so much to see and do, … Continue reading

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Inspired by Florence: English poetry about’Firenze’

Nowadays, we visit Florence and perhaps send a brief postcard to family and friends back home, perhaps even write a blog or twitter post about our experience. We may tag ourselves in photos posted on Facebook of our trip to … Continue reading

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Fantastic Fiesole – Florence’s fabulous little next door neighbour

Florence is great and you could spend years here and still not run out of great things to do in what is arguably Italy’s most charming city. But on a visit to the capital city of the Tuscan region, it … Continue reading

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Putting their behind behind a great cause – charity bike ride against drunk driving

Italy is famous worldwide for its wine and yet most Italians consume alcohol in moderation, and always with food. The culture of binge or hobby drinking has not quite arrived on these shores. Unfortunately that means that drink driving has … Continue reading

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Giving Venice the chance to enchant

The world is a wonderful place, and nowhere makes you realise that more than a visit to the enchanting, the ethereal Venice. Named after the Veneti people who populated the city as far back as the 6th century BC, the … Continue reading

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And Away We Go Italy

We love what we do, and so we are always thrilled when people love the results! It was wonderful to receive the below from Mr. Carey, who did tours in Italy with us. Here is what Mr. Carey sent us: … Continue reading

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Italy in Bloom – wild about Italian wild flowers

Think of Italy and you may think of the iconic buildings such as the Coliseum in Rome, Florence’s imposing Duomo, of gondolas gliding down the canals of Venice. Then there is the stunning Italian countryside, be it the citrus trees … Continue reading

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When it’s OK to be picky – finding the best coffee in Florence

It’s no secret that Italians take their food and beverages seriously. Pasta must be cooked perfectly ‘al dente’, it’s shape perfectly paired with the sauce that coats it, wine which must be expertly blended and only produced from traditional grapes … Continue reading

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Under wraps: great paper stores in Florence!

Florence is well-known around the world for its art and artisan crafts. One thing you may not think to buy in Florence is the fine stationary products on offer. Perhaps you wish to put quill to fine-quality paper as you … Continue reading

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