Category: Florence

Gelato: A Love Story

Traveling is one of my favorite things; and while, yes, I travel for the eye-opening experiences, the memories, the incredible art & history and the all-around fun of adventure, I, most of all, travel for the food. It won’t be hard to imagine that Italy is my favorite country for all of these things, but …

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Tips on Tipping: Europe

The topic of tipping is enough to stir up minor anxiety when traveling to a new place.  While it’s commonplace for those of us from the States, the rules change by country, situation and region – confused yet? Don’t be. To avoid an awkward faux pas abroad, give these tips on tipping a look. Basic moolah tips …

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Eating in Florence: Tips for Finding Foodie Heaven

Tuscan food is the equivalent of standing in front of the gates of foodie heaven. It relies on simple ingredients–things like olives, garlic, unsalted bread and tomatoes. And of course, olive oil. Olive oil is on every table. Have a spoonful, seriously, you might live to be 120 years old if you consume enough. Surprising to …

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5 Highlights of Europe You Didn’t Know Existed

The London Eye. Eiffel Tower. Guinness Factory. Big, iconic landmarks that are a huge draw for travelers considering the Highlights of Europe trip. But what about the hidden gems? Learning the lesser-known history of a destination, finding a hole-in-the-wall bar or restaurant and blending in like a local are how the best travel memories are …

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Cheat Sheet: Famous Art in Florence

It shouldn’t be a shock that Florence is the home of some pretty incredible artwork. UNESCO claims that 60% of the world’s most important art is located in Italy, and about half of this percentage finds a home in Florence. Some of the world’s most talented sculptors and painters hailed from Italy; many of their …

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Climb 463 Steps Up This Renaissance Crown Jewel

  The cradle of the renaissance Renowned Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi’s masterful dome atop Florence’s cathedral is quite the climb, worth every second and every bit of energy needed to climb the 463 steep, winding steps. The view of Florence and surrounding Tuscany is stunning. How to Go See the Duomo on Italy and The Greek Islands. …

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