Top 12 things to do before traveling overseas
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Top 12 Important Things To Do Before Traveling Overseas

Top 12 Important Things To Do Before Traveling Overseas We have put together what we feel are the top 12 important things to do before traveling overseas. There are many lists out there for travel suggestions; things to do before and what to pack. We wanted to make a different kind of list; a checklist of things that you might not have thought of or considered. Whether traveling regionally or abroad, there are so many […]

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Siena
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How Siena Helps Norcia With Devastating Earthquake

Siena Helps Norcia, Italy In a recent trip to Siena, we visited the Complesso Museum. This museum is just one of many places you can visit with a ticket of the Duomo di Siena. Inside the crypt, we found artifacts from the earthquake that happened on August 24, 2o16 in Norcia, Italy. We Were In Italy! What was so amazing is that we were in Parma, Italy; north of Norcia when this earthquake happened. We woke […]

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Not To Be Missed: Scuola del Cuoio leather School) in Florence
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Not To Be Missed: Scuola del Cuoio (Leather School) Florence

Not To Be Missed:  Scuola del Cuoio Scuola del Cuoio was created after World War II through the collaborative efforts of the Franciscan friars of the Monastery of Santa Croce and the Gori and Casini families, Florentine leather artisans since the 1930’s. Their mission was to give orphans of the war a means to learn a practical trade with which to earn a living. History The first students were boys from the nearby town, Pisa. The […]

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Street Art
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Street Art | An Amazing Variety in Florence

Street Art Street Art in Florence is an amazing display of talent. Along Via Calzaiuoli, a main street close to the Duomo, there is an area that is sort-of blocked off for these talented people. While they are there almost everyday, it is sad to think that what they create during the day consequently disappears at night when the street cleaners come through the streets. In addition, Some of the art is found on garage […]

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Gelato Festival
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Gelato Festival 2017 Europe UPDATE

Gelato Festival 2017 – Europe   Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 29, 2017 and has been updated to announce the winners!! (Bottom of post)   The Gelato festival first started in 2010 to celebrate the Florentine origins of ice cream. We were so lucky to be in Florence and participated in this years event. It was held in Piazza Michelangelo. It was a windy day but it was worth it and, we arrived before […]

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San Miniato Church | Highest Point in Florence, Italy

San Miniato Church San Miniato Church is decorated with green and white marble in geometric patterns similar to the facades of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce. A 12th century mosaic decorates the facade over a central window. The full name, San Miniato al Monte, stands atop one of the highest points in the city. It is described as one of the most scenic churches in Italy and one of the finest Romanesque structures in […]

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