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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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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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Florence and the Chocolate Factory!

Each year Florence, Italy hosts the "Fiera del Cioccolato Artigianale" (Artisan Chocolate Fair), a 10-day event where chocolate vendors from all over the country entice passersby with edible displays and delectable free samples. Here's a look at what gets the city to ditch their tailored Italian slacks for some good old stretchy pants: [caption id="attachment_8193" align="aligncenter" width="422"] Face and ...

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