Saturday, May 30, 2020
On Island Time: My Take on Sicily By: Kate SeftonBeing in Taormina felt like being in a new country. The Italian way of life that I have become accustomed to over the past few months was completely...
What's the deal with Florentine cookies? By: Kate Sefton  Before departing for my journey here in Florence, my mom got me all excited about eating Florentine cookies in the place they were created.A florentine cookie is a thin...
Bidet in Florence Italy Bathroom
The most typical question I get from new arrivals in Italy isn't "Where can I exchange money?" or "How do I get to the nearest gelato place?" but "What's that thing next to the toilet...
Each year on the evening of September 8 there is a large celebration in Florence called The Festa della Rificolona, also known as the Festival of Paper Lanterns.
1. The "fiorino d’oro" of the Republic of Florence, created by the Medici family, was the first European gold coin struck in sufficient quantities to play a significant commercial role since the seventh century.
Europe maybe half the size of North America but it has twice the number of countries, each with its own history, culture and language. This means there’s a lot to fit into any trip to Europe. We are here to help guide you through the overwhelming information and take you to the best places which make up this wonderful continent.

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