Venice like a local… in a traghetto

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Gliding down a canal in Venice in a gondola is one of the most magical experiences you can have. But besides from the gondolier, gondola rides are not exactly conducive to mingling with the locals. Unless that is, you are in a little ‘traghetto’. A traghetto is like a larger version of a gondola that […]

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Florence’s Seedy Underbelly: Sex, Drugs & Renaissance

Sex, Drugs and the Renaissance

You may be surprised to know that the Renaissance had more than its fair share of debauchery! In Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, some of the most rich and famous led shocking lifestyles that line the seedy underbelly of Florence’s past. This was a time when a scandal really was scandalous, and when acts that […]

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