Frescoes
General Info

How Frescoes Were Made

How Were Frescoes Made? Have you ever wondered how frescoes were made by the great masters of the Italian Renaissance including Giotto, Raphael, and Michelangelo? I was fascinated when I learned exactly how they created breathtaking paintings that most still look amazing today.   This post contains affiliate links. When you click on a link, we receive a small percentage of an affiliate sale without any cost to you. Thank you for your support!     A fresco is a […]

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5 useful tips when traveling to Italy by ouritalianjourney.com
Tips, Travel

5 Useful Tips for Your Trip to Italy

Useful Tips Useful tips are everywhere; especially travel ones. We are hoping that these useful tips are ones that are not usually covered but are just as valuable. Please let us know if you have one we should add to this post!    This post contains affiliate links that help keep this website running. By purchasing through our links, we make a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thank you for your support! […]

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Discovering Prato, Italy
Italy

Discovering Prato | Off The Beaten Path

Discovering Prato We discovered Prato, Italy on a day trip from Florence. We took the train and planned to spend the entire day investigating this small town. It seemed to have quite a few unusual things to see like castles and spectacular views. Our friend from Florence has family that lives in this town so we thought we’d check it out.         This post contains affiliate links. When you click on a link, […]

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Gelato
Food

Gelato vs. American Ice Cream

The Cold Dessert Debate:  Gelato vs. American Ice Cream There is a lot to be said about gelato in Italy. There seems to be a store on every street. The flavors are pretty much all the same, with a few exceptions now and then. Cups and cones are obviously the vehicles to put the yummy stuff in. Some cones are made into flowers, some cups come with a cookie.   This post contains affiliate links that help […]

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Muffuletta
Recipes

Muffuletta Sandwich

Muffuletta This muffuletta recipe sounds complicated but really isn’t. It is best made a day ahead of time. Try it and let us know what you think!   This post contains affiliate links that help keep this website running. By purchasing through our links, we make a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thank you for your support! Ingredients 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 teaspoon dried […]

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San Gimiganano
Italy, Travel

37 Charming Small Towns in Tuscany

Tuscany I would like to share this article on Tuscany from Italia Living that was written by Kinzica Sorrenti on March 18, 2015. Great information to save and check off as each destination is explored. Tuscany offers many different experiences, on one hand, there are the art cities such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, and Lucca, on the other, there’s the countryside with its towns, villages, hills, castles, and vineyards. One of the best things about Tuscany is getting lost in […]

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