Posts tagged Florence
19 Easy Day Trips from Bologna to Some of Italy’s Most Unique Destinations

Italy’s culinary capital of Bologna will capture your heart but the surrounding hilltop towns, cities, thermal hot springs, and seaside towns are worth a visit too. So if you want to add in some easy day trips from Bologna to Emilia Romagna, northern Tuscany, Lombardy and the Veneto — all within an hour or two by car or train — here are 19 unique ones from which to choose.

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How Many Days in Florence? Itineraries For Both Day Trippers and Slow Travelers

Planning for Italy and wondering how many days in Florence? Whether you’re a day tripper or a slow traveler, these Florence itineraries for one, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days will help you plan things to do and where to stay to make the most of your trip to Italy’s Renaissance city.

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Italian Limoncello Recipe: How To Make the Authentic Kind Your Foodie Friends Will Love!

Ah, limoncello, sweet nectar of the Gods - so easy to make, and even easier to enjoy. Ever wondered how to make your own authentic limoncello when you’re dreaming of Italy? This Italian Limoncello Recipe and step-by-step guide shows you how to make your own limoncello for gifts or any time of year.

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Traditional Italian Food: 25 Must-Try Regional Foods of Italy For Your Culinary Tour

There’s no greater expression of the history and culture of a place like Italy than the food, and exploring the unique regions through traditional Italian food is the most fun a foodie can have! Here are 25 must-try regional foods of Italy that'll flavor your culinary tour of bella Italia.  

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Top 10 Movies To Watch Before Traveling to Italy!

Dreaming of Italy? It's no secret that travel moves us, and so does a good film, novel, or epic TV series. Cinematographers make Italy look irresistable, and these 10 movies to watch before traveling to Italy are no exception - old favorites and new ones I guarantee you'll love - to get you dreaming and scheming of your next trip to la bella Italia! 

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PhotoTour: A Florence Leather Craftsman Honors a Timeless Tradition, One Bag at a Time

In Florence, Italy,  a master leather craftsman holds on defiantly to the traditional ways leather has been crafted there for centuries. His refusal to bend to the demands of pop culture and the temptations of technology create a demand for his custom creations that reinforce the meaning of handcrafted. And his customers carry his story with them wherever they go.  

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These Hands Made This: Learning The Value of 'Handcrafted' in Tuscany

Why should we really care whether something is handcrafted or not? It goes much deeper than pretense or exclusivity. Buying local, handcrafted food and other items not only means supporting the expert producers and their resources, but sustaining yourself in the process.

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