Flag Throwing in Florence: a medieval spectacular

Italians love a good celebration, even (or especially) if that means commemorating a victory dating back to Medieval times! Special occasions in Florence and Tuscany generally are often marked with street parades featuring flag throwers. The art of flag throwing dates back to Medieval and Renaissance times when military parades would be accompanied by their […]

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Travel in Style: how to dress

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  If you’re planning a trip to Italy, plan on doing lots of walking! Whilst this means that comfy shoes are a must, it doesn’t mean you have to dress like you’re going camping. Unless you’re going camping. If you’re visiting the great cities of Italy such as Florence, Venice, Rome, the best way to dress is […]

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Driving in Italy? Um… maybe not!

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Italy is the home of great quality leather shoes and is where the wedge heel was invented. With good reason. Given that the  narrow streets and charming winding roads were built just a tad prior to the invention of motorvehicles, Italy is best explored in the old, old-fashioned way… on foot. Sure there are busses […]

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Packing Tips for Italy Trips – Light is a Delight!

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Travelling in Italy, one thing you’ll notice beyond on all the historical buildings and collection after collection of master artworks, is the stairs. Given that Italians have to pack accommodations for 60-something million people in a small land mass, for most the only way is up! And with the majority of buildings and towers in […]

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Top Travel Tips for Italy Trips: How to Pack

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Packing well can mean the difference for a great holiday in Italy, which is why we have put together some travel advice for packing and preparing for a trip to Italy. 1. Many accommodations in Italy are not equipped with elevators, meaning you have to take the stairs. This is great news if you’re trying to […]

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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 Nose appeared in Italian Folktales by famous Italian writer Italo Calvino. What do you think […]

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Learning Italian: Italy’s 3 magic words

Travelling to Italy, you may wish to be prepared with a few key words of Italian to get you by. Of course there is ‘Grazie’ (thank you) – making sure to also pronounce the e at the end, like grazi-è, as there are no silent letters in Italian. Same goes for how you say ‘Per […]

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

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It’s a sign – what to do in Italy

The best way to experience Italy is with the locals. And to do so, there is no better way than to follow the signs. Around cities and small towns, Italians place posters advertising events, markets, concerts, festivals, Renaissance fairs, parades and – some of our favourite events – ‘sagre‘. Sagre – local specialty food festivals […]

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Top Travel Tips for Italy Trips

Visiting Italy? We want to help you ensure your immersion into the Italian culture doesn’t turn into a culture clash. To help people who are planning a trip to Italy ensure they make the most their Italy vacation, we’ve selected a range of pointers for your Italy holiday that help you avoid the most common […]

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