Pienza, the ideal city

Tuscany is surely full of cities to visit, you can spend days in Florence , Siena or Arezzo, but you should also head towards the countryside and you will find picturesque towns like Pienza that will leave you breathless. Pienza this tiny town in the heart of Tuscany  is literally the ideal city as in…

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What to do in Italy this weekend 24-25 March 2018

Weekend is getting close again, so you will face the usual question: what to do when in Italy? The most important event is the FAI Spring days (Giornate FAI- Fondo Ambiente Italiano/The Italian National Trust).  This is a unique opportunity to discover hidden treasures throughout Italy. There will be more than a thousand places waiting for you…

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Beginner’s guide to Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous galleries of the world, it has an exceptional collection of masterpieces. The greatest part of the collection belongs to Italian Renaissence. If this is the first time that you are visiting it, these are the things you should know in order to better manage the time spent…

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Italy’s best pizzas for 2018

Gambero Rosso, which is the Italian cousin of the Michelin guide for foodies makes the list of the best pizzas of Italy every year. There is no need to explain how important pizza is in the life of an Italian. An average Italian family eats pizza at least once a week, it is practically  a…

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Postcard-perfect Tuscany: Lajatico

We all know that you can sell everything related to Tuscany and that since the success of Under the Tuscan sun every divorced woman struggles to buy the ruins of a house somewhere over here so that during the reconstruction works she can meet a sexy Italian gigolo willing to give a helping hand. If…

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The Piaggio story: everyone loves Vespa

The world famous scooter , Vespa is so much part of Italian national image that no stock photo or postcard can be found without at least one of them parking/circulating/taking on board a complete family. Everyone loves vespa. But how was this epic vehicle born?   The company producing Vespa, Piaggio was founded back in…

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P for piazza

Squares, or Piazzas in Italian play an extremely important rules in the Italian lives. This is where we gather, have coffees, ice creams, this is where the young flirt and where the old gossip. The scenery of first kisses and goodbyes. This is where the market is set up in the weekens or where concerts…

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Italy, the streetfood heaven

Streetfood is unbelievably trendy nowadays and lucliky it does not only mean pizza slices and boring sandwiches. It has a variety in Italy that we can only envy.  Meals vary obviously according to the region you happen to be in. Below we have gathered the most important excelencies of Italian “cucina povera” ( poor men’s…

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