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    Artisans in Italy work hard to keep traditional trades alive. In doing so, they produce amazing and authentic things to see (and buy!) in Italy. Visiting Italian artisans also offer a great way meet the locals, and interesting … Continue reading

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Artisans: tips for traditional items in Italy

Travelling to Italy and planning to do some shopping? Looking for something special and traditional? You may want to turn your eye to the Italian artisans, or “artigiani”. The tradition of handmade in Italy stretches back a long way throughout … Continue reading

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The best bookshops in Italy – come in, cool off, warm up, read on….

When travelling in Italy, a great thing to buy is a nice book. In the day of electronic devices allowing you to read, take photos, check your email and what not, there is still nothing like a good ol’ fashioned … Continue reading

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Frittelle: delicious Tuscan sweet recipe

Italians love marking every celebration and festival with a traditional food item. Around the time of Carnevale and the feast day of St Joseph (which in Italy is also Father’s Day), you’re likely to start seeing some delicious sweets known … Continue reading

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This little piggy went to market: Florence’s Porcellino

Italians love a good market. From fresh food to artwork and even fashion items, markets offer a great way to truly shop like a local. And hey, if you have to buy a few Florentine leather handbags along the way, … Continue reading

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