Tag Archives: Accademia

The Top Ten Tips for Talking Italian

After our recent post on Italian dining etiquette, we thought we would give you some tips on speaking in Italian too. So whether you are getting ready for a trip to Italy, or you’d just like to impress your local … Continue reading

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Artviva serenaded by Italy’s Armed Forces

It’s one of the many (really, many!) wonderful things about Italy that when there is need for fanfare, it is done in style*. Today, as the Artviva staff were working hard as usual (and nibbling on some Terra Kiros-recipe banana … Continue reading

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THOSE RUDE ROMANS – When swearing is caring

Going out for a meal, be it in your home town or in Italy, is a treat. Even if you love cooking, to be able to sit back and relax whilst someone serves you expertly prepared food, is just heavenly. … Continue reading

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Where to find Michelangelo in Florence

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was born into an historical Florentine family, and lived for some years near Piazza Santa Croce. Some of his greatest works were made here in this city of art. The great result is that the city is … Continue reading

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A True Tuscan Tale – beans and heroes

Visiting Florence, one thinks about the wonderful museums, the stunning Tuscan-countryside surrounds, the shopping and the food (and the wine, and the coffee… we could go on!). However, one of the things not listed in the guide books, and which … Continue reading

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