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Vasari Corridor Closing – last chance to experience this unique space in Florence

After much uncertainly about the future of the Vasari Corridor in Florence, it has now been confirmed that access to the passageway as it stands today will only be possible until the end of October 2016. Presently, the Vasari Corridor hosts a unique … Continue reading

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Weddings in Italy: traditions and superstitions

Getting married in Italy is enriched by great traditions (and some superstitions), many of which are still kept alive to this day. In the past, marriages would often be arranged by the families of the potential couple or even through the … Continue reading

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Cerca Trova: Palazzo Vecchio, Battle of Marciano & Vasari’s hidden message

If you’re a fan of Dan Brown, then one must-visit location to visit in Florence is the Palazzo Vecchio situated in Piazza della Signoria. The simple structure of the exterior defies the amazing interior. Stepping into the internal courtyard you … Continue reading

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INFERNO: from Dante to Dan Brown

Dante’s Inferno has become the basis for the latest Dan Brown novel of the same name. Dan Brown’s Inferno takes its name from the first of the three canticas that make up Dante’s Divine Comedy. In the poem, Dante recounts … Continue reading

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Fairytale wedding in Italy… just not as you imagined!

We love sharing great Italy stories on our tours and thought we’d also share this funny Italian fable, How the Devil Married Three Sisters. It featured in Italian Popular Tales by Thomas Frederick Crane, whilst an alternative version titled Silver … Continue reading

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Top Travel Tips for Italy Trips: Communication

Visiting Italy? We’ve created a series of fun videos that provide serious points of Italy travel advice and the first one is out now!         Be sure your immersion into the Italian culture doesn’t turn into a … Continue reading

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Dolce & Gabbana sentenced to prison time

Next year’s great fashion trend may well be prison chic! Top fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been sentenced to 20 months prison in Italy. They have been found guilty of tax evasion after Italian authorities claim the … Continue reading

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Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ locations in Venice, Italy

With all the hype about Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ set in Florence, many are overlooking the Venice locations mentioned in the book right at the point when Langdon… Just kidding. We’ll tell you the places mentioned, but we’re not giving away … Continue reading

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Dan Brown ‘Inferno’ Inspires Artviva Inferno Florence Tour – See AFP NEWS Video

Journalist Dario Thuburn interviewed Artviva about the impact Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ will have on Florence tourism after Artviva launched the first and original Dan Brown Inferno Tour. See the short video below featuring Dan Brown and one of Artviva’s fab … Continue reading

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Inferno: Vasari, Dante & the Battle of Marciano

Nowadays Tuscany is synonymous with relaxing vacations involving wine tastings, long lunches in a hilltop town and meandering about the most breathtaking scenery you can imagine. However, some of the most quaint Tuscan villages actually share a long and violent … Continue reading

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