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 culture clash. There are many more do’s and don’ts, social norms, expectations and etiquettes and […]

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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 sweets), the maggianti or maggerini sing auspicious verses to the inhabitants of the houses they […]

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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 a little research into the do’s and don’ts, the lay of the land you’re travelling […]

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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 150 days later and after massive cleanup efforts, the Cinque Terre is ready for visitors. […]

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

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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 five lands, sipping on a cool drink in summer or throwing back a hot espresso […]

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