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The Leaning Tower of…Venice?

Much like an older sibling that seems to get all of the praise, the Leaning Tower of Pisa floats into our stream of conciousness as one of the most famous and recognizable structures in all of Italy, probably even in the world.  But did you know it’s not the only radically leaning building Details

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Borghi Più Belli

In 2001, Italy had a dream.  Tired of hearing the same old Rome, Florence, Venice stories from excited, wide eyed travelers, the Italian Tourism Board and National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI) decided to spice things up a bit and broaden the average visitor’s horizons.  Bo Details

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Murano glass: the (semi) lost art

The beauty, the delicacy, the exquisite luxury of Murano glass; even if you’re not so sure what it is, you’ve certainly heard of the name.  Named after the little island off of Venice where it is produced, Murano glass is the ultimate signature of elegance and wealth. Mostly known fo Details

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L’arte sa nuotare

Art knows how to swim!  In Florence, a street artist known only as Blub has taken to transforming classic works of art into comical satire these last couple of years. Most often found installed over gas and water meters throughout the Renaissance city of romance, Blub uses this unique outlet f Details

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Galantino

I love olive oil and traveling to Italy as often as I do has allowed me to taste some of the best olive oil in the world, right at the time of production.  One day the olives are on the tree and within 24 hours,  it’s been transformed into a culinary delight!

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Cornaro Chapel ~ Ecstasy of St Teresa

Art Every Woman Must See Cornaro Chapel and The Ecstasy of St Teresa are located in the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.  This chapel was commissioned in 1647 by Cardinal Federigo Cornaro as a funerary chapel for his illustrious Venetian family and Bernini completed the Cornaro Chap Details

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