Vin Brulé: Italy’s hot wine recipe

Forget gloves, the best hand-warmer in Italy is a steaming cup of Vin Brulé. Whilst Vin Brulé – commonly known as Mulled Wine – is a popular winter beverage around the most of the colder parts of the world, it actually dates back to the Romans. The first reference to this hot wine treat comes […]

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Via San Gregorio Armeno: Naples’ Nativity Street

Naples’ Nativity Street In the heart of Naples’ historic city centre is Via San Gregorio Armeno. Aside from its architectural and historical importance, the street has become famous for its plethora of stores selling traditional hand-made figurines. These are no mere toys, however. Hand-carved and finely detailed, they are designed to be placed in traditional Presepe, […]

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Museo dell’Opera del Duomo – Florence’s Cathedral Museum

After recently undergoing extensive renovations, Florence’s Duomo Museum is now open to the public. This Florence museum is comprised of 28 rooms, spanning some 6000 square metres over three floors, housing more than 700 artworks from over 7 centuries of history. Hosting artworks by artists including Michelangelo, Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiolo, Verrocchio […]

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