Top Tips for Italy Travel 2015 #2

We recently asked out wonderful tour guides for some more top tips for travel in Italy. This gem comes from our expert Florence tour guide, Corinna: Always have photo ID on you when travelling in Italy! When on holiday in Italy, it is quite tempting to leave most of your documents in the hotel safe. […]

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Florence in December: top special events

Duomo Florence, things to see Florence, Florence highlights

December is a wonderful time of year to be visiting the beautiful Italian city of Florence. Throughout the period leading up to Christmas and New Year, Florence boasts an exciting selection of special activities and events to keep the whole family entertained whilst getting all into the festive spirit. If you are currently planning your […]

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Italy’s Carabinieri: Men (and women) in uniform

2014 marks the 200th anniversary of Italy’s police force. Well, one of Italy’s police forces anyway – the Carabinieri. Italy has five national policing bodies: the Polizia di Stato (state police), Guardia di Finanza (financial police), Arma dei Carabinieri (military police), Polizia Penitenziaria (penitentiary police) and the Corpo Forestale dello Stato (national forestry corps). There […]

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Rome by Night: Famed cinematographer sets his lights on Imperial Fora

Rome’s Imperial Fora is set to be illuminated in a new project designed by renown Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. Famed for his work on films including “Reds”, “The Last Emperor”, “Dick Tracy” and a bevy of other hits, he is possibly best known for his work on  “Apocalypse Now”, for which he won an Oscar. Now […]

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