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The Colours of Burano Island: Venice, Italy

The Colours of Burano Island: Venice, Italy

 

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Exploring Florence on Seriously Tight Budget

Exploring Florence on Seriously Tight Budget

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Photo Essay: Hiking the Cinque Terre, Italy

Photo Essay: Hiking the Cinque Terre, Italy

 

Watching an Italian drink a coffee is mystifying. Blink and you will miss it. The Italians have a lovely saying that embraces a philosophy close to my own heart: ‘Il dolce far niente’ – the sweetness of doing nothing. They are famous for the idea of slowing things down. This applies to all things except for drinking coffee.

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Art, Wine and History in Umbria, Italy

Art, Wine and History in Umbria, Italy

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Exploring Florence and Tuscany: Italy In Photos

Exploring Florence and Tuscany: Italy In Photos

 

You know you are exploring Florence and Tuscany when….

…You walk past buildings like this before you’ve even had your first coffee for the day. I would almost sacrifice coffee to be able to walk past this every day. Almost…

 

Duomo, Florence

Duomo, Florence

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Renaissance Art in Florence and a Naked Man

Renaissance Art in Florence and a Naked Man

 

Florence is easy to fall in love with. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, it oozes culture, art and architecture; the food and wine is to die for; and the city is small enough that you can walk everywhere meaning you can easily break off from the masses and discover the secret niches that make this place extraordinary.

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Italy: Getting Carried Away at TBU Umbria

Italy: Getting Carried Away at TBU Umbria

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Umbria: Springtime and the Living is Easy

Umbria: Springtime and the Living is Easy

 

The springtime blossoms are spiraling through the air like snow flurries and my hay fever is going crazy, but right now I couldn’t care less:

 

I am too busy falling in love with Umbria.

 

It’s just so easy to. This tiny region in central Italy is often overlooked but if anyone knows how to pack a whole lot of goodness into one small region, it’s the Umbrians. So much that it will leave you wanting more.

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For the Love of Art: Italy and Paris

For the Love of Art: Italy and Paris

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Would You Like Another Chianti…Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Would You Like Another Chianti…Wine Tasting in Tuscany

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