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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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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 | 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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