Monthly Archives: July 2016

A Feast for the Eyes: Unforgettable Florence Views

The city of Florence has much to be admired. At every turn there are layers upon layers of beautiful views. Here are some of our favorite panoramic views for enjoying the splendor of Florence, whether from a popular tourist site, an off-the-beaten path location or a wonderful vacation rental apartment. Continue reading A Feast for the Eyes: Unforgettable Florence Views

Italian Insights: Two Fun Videos That Will Make You Smile

Cue the popcorn, sit back and enjoy these videos that charmingly introduce you to the experience of traveling in Italy. We love Rick Steve’s “eyes open” look at the charms and frustrations. And who can resist the whimsy of Italian hand gestures which come as readily to an Italian as breathing. We hope you will enjoy these two fun and informative videos.

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Rome's Top 5 Gelaterie: Roman ice-cream for all tastes

Roman Gelato Joy: Top 5 Gelaterie Picks

No trip to Rome would be complete without sampling cool and creamy gelato. The origins of ice-cream are steeped in legend, with little hard historical evidence to support any of the numerous tales surrounding its invention. Nonetheless, Italy tends to feature pretty centrally in these stories, so even if the first recipe might be traced back to ancient China,  we can probably still assume that Italians played a key role in the development of the dessert into the creamy delicacy adored by millions the world over today.

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