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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


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


The Gem of San Miniato

At Escape Artists, we pride ourselves on finding the most enchanting corners of Italy; localities off the beaten path that people may not come across otherwise.  San Miniato, nestled in the province of Pisa within the heart of Tuscany, fits the bill entirely.  This medieval town immediately cha Details


Italian Olive Oil Curiosities

The Medici family transformed the hillsides of Tuscany by ordering the cultivation of olive trees and grapevines.  Now, the Tuscan landscape is an ideal setting for popular commercials, movies, and vacations. Nearby, the hills in Umbria are dotted with endless olive tree orchards.  In the 19th Details


Book Review: A Month of Italy: Rediscover the Art of Vacation

A Month of Italy : Rediscover the Art of Vacation is a story of locational mishaps, family detours, and exceptional surprises and delivers a hilarious account of the beautiful happenstances of Italian travel.  Immediately, I associated the spontaneity of the story with the beloved Chevy Chase Details

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July 3, 2012 10:03 am

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

La Verna ~ Where St. Francis Received the Stigmata

La Verna is one of the best known Franciscan shrines, located atop glorious mountains of the same name.  Amid a thick forest of beech and pine trees in the northern part of the Casentino district of Arezzo in Tuscany, there lies a truly holy and mystical place. The place was given to St. Francis Details

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