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Art Lesson in Florence: Learn to Sculpt or Paint

Florence is synonymous with its artists and architects that forever changed the world landscape in their artistic fields. Considered the forefathers of painting are Cimabue and Giotto, together with art ‘uncles’ Andrea Pisano and Arnolfo. Then came Donatello, Masaccio, Bronzino, … Continue reading

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Ferragosto – what is it, and what can I do?

There is one thing that is constantly on an Italian’s mind during the month of August – “le ferie”, the holidays. Italians seem to look forward to their period of holiday a little more than the rest of us – … Continue reading

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Around Italy by train: a quick guide

If you’re travelling to Italy, and you want to see more than one city – then travelling by train is your safest bet. Not only are the main cities well-connected between one another, but they’re also connected to smaller, sometimes … Continue reading

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Of pantaloons and cow – The Calcio Storico Fiorentino

The most awaited Calcio Storico Fiorentino is back in town – one of Florence’s most major events, dating back to 16th century Tuscany. Florence’s Santa Croce Square will be hosting, once again, what is thought to be one of the … Continue reading

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Think Tank – A conference discussing the latest on the travel industry

Tourism as we know it has come a long way from its roots. Once solely exclusive to the wealthy, academics, or those seeking health or spiritual improvement, travelling is now one of the most popular activities internationally – accessible to … Continue reading

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Italian Recipes: the art of artichokes

Native to Mediterranean areas, culinary use of artichokes dates back to Roman times. It was in Sicily however that they are said to have first been cultivated. These grown artichokes then travelled up the coast of the Italian peninsula, going … Continue reading

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Italian Pasta Recipe – spinach and ricotta cannelloni

A great dish for dinner parties, this Italian pasta recipe is super easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. There are two versions of this ricotta and spinach cannelloni recipe. One version of the pasta dish can … Continue reading

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Milan: food and fashion capital

  Milan is famous for being the fashion capital of Italy. Some of the world’s biggest fashion brands call Milan home. It is also a must-visit Italian city for art lovers and opera aficionados. Of all the great places to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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