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Emergency Numbers in Italy

Emergency Numbers in Italy Emergency situations may occur even while vacationing in Italy wherein you need to call for help.  Let’s hope not, but better to be prepared, so take note of these numbers.  Here are the emergency numbers in Italy to call if the need should arise. Travel the world with us!

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Name the Capital of the Italian Region

Name the Capital of the Italian Region Do you know the capital to all of these Italian regions? Take the quiz to find out! Travel the world with us!

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Thanksgiving in Florence

Thanksgiving in Florence Today was my first Thanksgiving in Florence and I didn’t want to miss out on “turkey day”.  I definitely missed my family and friends back home, but I was happy to share this American tradition with an Italian friend who never before experienced it. After calling many restaurants, I decided to go […]

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Arcetri

Arcetri Arcetri is an area in Florence which in the hills above the city centre as well as Piazzale Michelangelo.   It offers breathtaking views of the countryside and historic buildings such as the house of Galileo Galilei, Torre del Gallo and Convent of San Matteo. If you are in the area and looking for a meal, […]

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Drinks with a view in Florence

Drinks with a view in Florence If you are looking for drinks with a view, the Westin Excelsior Hotel offers an enclosed roof top terrace with a wonderful view of Florence. Bear in mind, you will be paying for the view as it is a bit pricey. We paid 51 euros for 3 glasses of […]

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Aperitivo Time

Aperitivo Time Restaurants in Italy do not open until about 7:30 so there are no early bird dinners.  However, there is aperitivo time!   Many bars in Italy offer free food when you purchase an aperitivo during this pre-dinner time.  Some bars have a whole buffet of snacks available that guests can help themselves to […]

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Il Porcellino

Il Porcellino Il Porcellino is located at Mercato Nuovo or Porcellino Market and is a major tourist attraction in Florence. Il Porcellino means piglet, but this bronze fountain is actually a boar. Millions of travelers from all over stop by for photos and to rub the boar’s snout which is said to bring good luck. […]

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How to validate train tickets in France & Italy

How to validate train tickets in France & Italy If you plan on taking the train in specifically France & Italy, you must validate your train ticket before boarding or you will be faced with a hefty fine.  However, not all train tickets must be validated.  Watch this video to learn which tickets must be […]

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Visions of Lucca

Visions of Lucca Lucca is a city and comune in Tuscany, Central Italy, situated on the river Serchio in a fertile plain near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the province of Lucca. It is famous among other things for its intact Renaissance-era city walls. The walls encircling the old town remain […]

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Which part of Italy specializes in your favorite foods?

Which part of Italy specializes in your favorite foods? Food in Italy is outstanding across the country but we all have our preferences for certain types of dishes.  Different Italian regions specialize in dishes so why not go to the area in which it is most traditional!  Take this quiz to find out where your […]

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