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The Macy’s Day Parade Has Nothing on Viareggio Carnival

In late February/early March, extravagant paper mache floats cruise down the confetti-coated streets of Viareggio (Vee-ah-REJ-joh). For the past 141 years, this small beach town near Pisa has played host to one of Italy’s largest folk events, the Carnevale di Viareggio. This carnival is loaded with month-long day and night festivities, ranging from local parties and masked balls to lively parades with humon ...

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What To Drink When You’re Single In Italy

With Florence being such a renowned city of romance, it is likely that everyone is excited to go out and see all the happy couples participate in public displays of affection. Personally, I prefer to rejoice in the ambience of other peoples’ sickly happiness whilst under the influence of a lethal amount of alcohol… and by rejoice I mean shout profanities at them until someone starts crying, usually me. So f ...

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Chatting Chocolate With The Chocolatiers: Florence’s Fiera del Cioccolato Artigianle

As of Friday, February 7th, 2014, all hopes of keeping up the post-Christmas diet have been quashed as Florence Italy's Santa Maria Novella square is enriched with the hypnotising smell of chocolate. Yes, the Artisan Chocolate Fair is in town and will be sticking around until February 16th, so make sure not to miss this wonderful collection of Italy’s sinful snacks. Three tents house over twenty of the fine ...

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