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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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Where to Buy Gold in Italy

Gold in Italy is a prized commodity.  Many people think of gold when they travel to Florence.  The Ponte Vecchio is full of gold merchants with shops and works of art desired by all.  But did you know that most of the gold items actually come from Arezzo, province in southern Tuscany? Meet our Details

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May 16, 2012 1:46 am
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Vasari Corridor

The Vasari Corridor built in 1565 by Grand Duke Cosimo I de’Medici, remains one of the best kept secrets of an otherwise tourist overrun Florence.  The long elevated Corridor connects the Pitti Palace to the Uffizi Gallery across the heart of the city.  The corridor, designed by Giorgi Details

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May 6, 2012 4:37 pm
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The Firenze Card

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The Firenze Card is your ticket to the city and provides you with admission to more than 30 museums in Florence and is valid for 72 hours.  The Card can be purchased for 50 € and is sold online, but I suggest you wait you arrive to Florence and buy it at one of nine

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My Top Six Favorite Towns ~Tuscany Edition

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These bustling towns overflow with art and history, beautiful coast lines, colorful countryside, peaceful rolling hills, and majestic mountains. In essence, these cities show the best of Toscana!

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Learning Italian via Skype?

Love and understand the Italian people, for the people are more marvelous than the land.~E M Forster Learning Italian is something that I am extremely passionate about.  However, I never thought it would be as easy as a Skype call!  I recently discovered I can learn Italian in Italy without lea Details

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June 6, 2011 7:51 pm
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