Category Archives: Cinque Terre

The Lemons of Cinque Terre

Lemons are an ancient fruit, cultivated for millennia throughout the world. Having originated in the Far East, where they were likely used more for ornamental purposes than culinary, lemons made their way to Sicily in about the 10th century. Some … 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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Canti Di Maggio – Mayday Traditional Festivities Tuscany, Italy

May Day is a tradition still alive today in Tuscany, Italy as an allegory of the return to life and rebirth. The magic-propitiatory rite is often done during a questing where, in exchange for gifts (traditionally eggs, wine, food or … Continue reading

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DOs, DON’Ts & OH NO, YOU DIDN’T?!s: Etiquette in Italy

Part of the joys of travel to a foreign land is about immersing yourself in a new culture, embracing alternative ways of living and experiencing differences. As such, part of any preparations for a trip to another land should involve … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre 2012 – from floods to fabulous!

Sometimes the most heart-warming news comes in the wake of great tragedy. This is the case with the Cinque Terre, whose five village towns were devastated by floods occurring along the Tuscan and Ligurian coasts in October 2011. Now, around … Continue reading

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Florence: Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler …and Nelson Mandela?

Seeing Bob Dylan live in concert is being involved in a part of history that thankfully has not yet become the past. He manages to put new twists on his classic songs, with lucky concert-goers witness to his ever-evolving musical … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre – bad weather causes havoc on the famous ‘5 lands’

Such a terrible tragedy in the wonderful Cinque Terre after floods along the Tuscan and Ligurian coasts caused not only massive damage, but also the loss of several lives. Some 600 people have been evacuated and transport in the area … Continue reading

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The Cinque Terre – Five reasons why ‘la vita è bella’!

The Cinque Terre, or ‘Five Lands’ is just that: five little village towns on the Ligurian Coast. The villages that comprise the stunning Cinque Terre are: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso. Sitting in a cafè in any one of these … Continue reading

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