Gelato | Warning: not all are the same
Food, General Info, Places to Visit

Gelato | Warning: Not All Are The Same

Gelato | Warning: Not All Are The Same There are hundreds of places for gelato in Italy. Literally, hundreds. But are all places the same for that yummy cold stuff? Gelato is an English term for ice cream made in an Italian style and is made with a base of milk, cream, and sugar, and flavored with fruit and nut purees and other flavorings. I have done a previous post about gelato and the difference […]

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travel tips, save money
Tips, Travel

Important Money Saving Tip | Taking Train on Saturday

Save Money | Taking Train on a Saturday Want to save money? We travel mostly by train while in Italy. Recently, we found out that you can apply for a senior citizen pass which entitles you to some discounts. We will need to check into this for our next visit and see what it entails. We also found out that the best day to travel by train for two people is on Saturday. They have […]

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Florence recommendation
Restaurants

Florence Restaurants

Florence Restaurant Recommendations   Trattoria Katti via Faenza, 31 R Florence, IT +39 055 219305          www.trattoriakattifirenze.com We have eaten here many, many times on our 2017 trip for both lunch and dinner. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. When you go, ask for Francesca. She speaks English pretty well and enjoys helping me with my Italian. LOVE that she made us feel so special.   La Mescita Fiaschetteria Via Degli […]

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Another 90-Day Adventure
General Info, Travel

Another 90-Day Adventure Highlights in Italy

Another 90-Day Adventure Another 90-day adventure once again has flown by. It all started on February 6, 2017 when we flew into Rome. We decided to take a few days to just relax as anyone who has flown overseas knows it does take a bit out of you. It was so nice to visit some of our favorite spots again. Bari Adventure We had rented an apartment on the internet before arriving in Italy. Bari was […]

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Leather in Florence
General Info, Italy 411

Leather in Florence | Don’t Be Fooled | Be Smart

Leather in Florence Purchasing real leather in Florence is a bit overwhelming. When you walk through the streets, almost every third store seems to be selling leather goods. Jackets, handbags, wallets, etc. can be found hanging in an array of colors, styles and designs. Decisions On What To Buy Lets look at purchasing a jacket. You need to ask yourself: Do I want an “Italian” leather jacket, one that is made in Italy? Do I […]

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