Fresco paintings, Pompeii, Italy
September 1, 2017

Destroyed once, nearly again, Pompeii is enjoying a “rebirth”

Can a dead city be reborn twice? In the case of Pompeii, the answer is shaping up to be yes. The...

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Botticelli's painting 'Spring' at Florence's Uffizi Gallery
Merchant cutting meat at Eatly Market, Florence, Italy
August 12, 2017

Uffizi revamp shows off masterpieces in new light

The Uffizi Gallery, Florence's treasure trove of Renaissance masterpieces, is experiencing its own...

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View of Anacapri street
May 25, 2017

Stop and Smell the Roses: Anacapri Shines with Natural Beauty

Anacapri At the end of the day, when it's time to shut off the lights in glittering boutique after...

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Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy
May 13, 2017

Walk with Your Love as Italy Illuminates the Night

Venice by moonlight, Rome under a canopy of stars. Summer in Italy presents special opportunities...

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View of Ruins of Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy
May 5, 2017

Hear the Cheers from Rome’s Circus Maximus

FINALLY, ROME'S CIRCUS MAXIMUS HAS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT Until late 2016, when Rome’s newest ‘’...

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Martino Area Lucca Ancient Walls
May 3, 2017

Like Being on Top of the World: Walking Atop Lucca’s Ancient Walls

There's a special cycling tour in Tuscany offering one-of-a kind views of countryside and putting...

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Hadrians Villa
April 10, 2017

Under Your Feet in Rome: Centuries of Ancient Roman Life

In Rome, it's easy to find something marvelous to admire when you lose your way. Traipse down some...

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Via degli Astalli
September 27, 2016

Rome’s Rare Pocket Park

A friend of mine who is a fellow longtime Rome resident recently started to excitedly recount a new...

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SANDALMAKER
June 22, 2016

Sandal maker - Made in Italy!

Ok...these sandals were definitely "MADE IN ITALY!" Antonio Viva has been at it since 1958 at his...

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Your Own Italy Blog
May 18, 2016

Fake Fish and Any Excuse for Burrata

Judy Witts Francini put up a photo on Instagram yesterday of a dish called ‘pesce finto’, meaning ‘...

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