Monthly Archives: February 2018

Architects at War – Bernini versus Borromini

While strolling through Rome, it’s impossible to miss the city’s elaborate and delightful Baroque architecture and art. Much like Florence is the showcase of Renaissance architecture, Rome is a jewel box of Baroque design. Of course, you’ll find a little of everything on display in the Eternal City, including buildings and ruins that span centuries and styles from 2,000 years ago to the most modern. Yet Rome’s Baroque architecture and fountains are among its most appealing sights. Continue reading Architects at War – Bernini versus Borromini

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Four Ways Florentine Cuisine Highlights Tuscan Bread

Did you know that tasty Tuscan bread has no salt? It’s one of the details that makes bread in Tuscany so unique. However, without salt it goes stale quickly. Clever Italian cooks handled this problem by inventing delicious traditional dishes that make the best use of old bread. Nothing goes to waste! Continue reading Four Ways Florentine Cuisine Highlights Tuscan Bread

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Insider Venice Experiences You Won’t Want to Miss

Seeing Venice beyond the iconic sights can be a challenge. That’s where Elaine Haffey comes in. We’ve been so impressed by the creative and custom itineraries she’s crafted for Venice, we had to share them with you. She has gone “deep” to come up with unique experiences that offer you the chance to create Venetian memories of a lifetime. Continue reading Insider Venice Experiences You Won’t Want to Miss