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Gelato Festival | In America For The First Time!

Gelato Festival | In America For The First Time!   For the very first time, EVER – The Gelato Festival comes to America! Gary and I were thrilled to participate in the 2017 Gelato Festival Europe when visiting Florence recently. We ate gelato for hours and then voted for our favorite which happened to win the Florence competition! Our choice in Florence did not win the overall 2017 Europe Festival but it was fun to […]

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Doors of Siena
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Wood Doors | My Obsession and Love | Siena

Doors of Siena … more doors? (I can hear you now; enough Ilene!) Well, I just can’t resist taking pictures of these beautiful works of art. There is something about them; perhaps it is what is behind them that interests me or why the owner choose their particular door. Siena is a hill town in Tuscany and of course the town is filled with unique entryways. Here is a glimpse of what you will find […]

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Montalcino
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Montalcino | Discovering the Beautiful Hill Town and Famous Wine

Montalcino, Italy Montalcino is one of the famous hill towns of Italy. It is located in the region of Tuscany in the Province of Siena. The town is 94 square miles in size and at an elevation of approximately 1900 feet. It is a relatively small town of about 5,300 year-round residence. There are some “flat” streets but the little side alleys are intriguing and fun! Montalcino gets its name from a variety of oak […]

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What Happens on Halloween in Italy

What Happens on Halloween in Italy?? Ever wonder what happens on Halloween in Italy? There is a contradiction when it comes to Italy celebrating Halloween. Some say that this holiday is not celebrated in Italy due to the fact that Italy is a devoutly Catholic country and Halloween is a pagan festival. Some say Halloween is celebrated in February and It is called “Carnivale.” Carnivale is those two weeks right before Lent when Italians get […]

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Boboli Gardens
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Get Lost in the Boboli Gardens | Florence

Boboli Gardens The Boboli Gardens were designed by Niccolo Tribolo who died one year after starting the gardens and it was completed by Bartolommeo Ammanati, Bernardo Buontalenti, and Giorgio Vasari. The name came from the hill, Boboli, in which the gardens reside. This post contains affiliated links   The Boboli Gardens is one of Italy’s largest gardens. It begins at the Pitti Palace and ends at the Porta Romana. It was enlarged in the 17th […]

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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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