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Cooking Class: Italian-Style Meatballs and Tiramisu
"When most people think of meatballs mounds of pasta doused in red sauce come to mind. Ironically in Italy it’s rare to see spaghetti and meatballs on the same plate. Polpette are savory appetizers or stand-alone entrees. Italy’s meatballs come in many shapes sizes and sauces. They are made from pork seafood and even vegetables.This class offers two interesting options that will surely satisfy your taste buds. You will learn how to make authentic meatballs; how to choose your ingredients fresh organic
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Florence Full Day Trip from Livorno
"You will be driven to discover Florence a dynamic city perfect representation of Italian Reinassance. Florence hosts a wide range of monuments impressive gardens typical shops starred restaurants and trattorias. Have a walk and discover the Mercato Nuovo where you can find the Fontana del Porcellino (Piglet Fountain) and enjoy a magnificent view over the city from the Piazzale Michelangelo. Go through the Boboli Gardens: an op statues fountains and very old olm oaks. One of the most impressive palace is the Uffizi Gallery located off the Piazza della Signoria. The museum offers thousands of artworks by masters like Michelangelo
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2-Hours Walking Tour in Florence
"Get an up close and personal experience of Florence on this 2-hour walking tour. If you choose the “Highlights of Florence” option you can visit the highlights of the city including the Duomo the Baptistery the Old Palace and the Ponte Vecchio.Or if you would prefer you can choose the “Oltrarno Slow Tour” option and leave the most common areas of the city and cross the Ponte Vecchio and stroll to Pitti Palace. You can also choose to purchase a ticket to walk through Boboli Gardens and Bardini Garden. With this optio you can visit the famous church and the square of Santo Spirito."
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The Invention of Bankruptcy

YES. That is the World Famous Ponte Vecchio. Possibly the most famous and photographed bridge in the world. And NO. No, they are not going Bankrupt in this lifetime. They have thousands of Tourists...
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Via Francigena

Perhaps you have noticed marks or indications of "Via Francigena", especially when visiting San Gimignano or in its surroundings. Via Francigena or the Frankish Route is a branch of the pilgrimage...
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Pecorino di Pienza

When you come to Pienza, buy a round of pecorino cheese. Pecorino di Pienza is said to be the best in the province of Siena. Pecorino is made from sheep milk - not any sheep though, but some selected...
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Festival in Montepulciano - Bravio Della Botti

We just happened upon this once a year festival. It is supposed to be the last Sunday in August (in 2005 it rained so was delayed one week when we stopped by).The deal is, the Contrade (districts) of...
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Stop and Smell the Roses

Why do Allan and I continue to return to Italy people always ask. If you once set foot on Italian soil, you will know the answer: the people, the landscape, the climate, the art, the food, and the...
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Cemetery in Cortona

While in Cortona, we visited a small church that had a cemetery beside it. Since I am fond of visiting cemeteries to learn more about the culture, we took about an hour to explore.This was not the...
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Be Aware of Holidays and Local Festivals

While traveling, you should always be aware of the National and Public Holidays as well as the Local Festivals. It is important because many times everything is closed at those times. Also, the local...
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Wonderful Food in Tuscany

While in Tuscany, we certainly ate well. The food is simple but filling. It has lots of flavor and is based on"peasant cooking that relies heavily on olive oil, tomatoes, beans, hams, and salamis."We...
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Midieval festivals of Tuscany

Many of the towns in Tuscany host traditional festivals yearly; sometimes more than once a year (as is the case with the most famous, Siena's Palio, as well as Arezzo's festival).The traditions and...
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Midieval festivals - Arezzo

Arezzo hosts the Giostra Del Saracino, or Joust of the Saracens. The tradition is for the neighborhoods of the city to compete for accuracy in jousting on horseback. This tradition was born in the...
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Palio di Siena

Palio is not the game only, it is a lifestyle of Sienese people. They wake up in the morning and lie in the bad with it. There exist strong division in between the contradas and each and every one...
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enjoy local gourmet food

when you come to Tuscany, the best way to savour our cuisine is having a local friend who would cook for us or take us to very un-touristy places to eat, something what we call "circolini" or...
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PISA - the entrance of the Duomo

The door is made of solid Bronce and was a masterpiece not only for the ornaments but also regarding the technical possibilities of that time.When you get there in the afternoon, the sun will shine on...
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SIENA - symbols on the housewalls

One more of the stange signs in oder to see its variety.This one is a sheep and it seems to be a symbol for one of the 17 "Contrades" ( districts ) of Siena.6 of them are not any more allowed to...
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Viale Michelangelo 1, Florence, Tuscany, 50125, Italy
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Via Mazzini 57, Pisa, Tuscany, 56125, Italy
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Pian dei Mantellini 34, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Via degli Angeli 23, Lucca, Tuscany, 55100, Italy
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Via delle Torri, 4, Ulignano, San Gimignano, 53030, Italy
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Via Giorgio Ciardi 28, Zona Porta a Terra, Livorno, Tuscany, 57121, Italy
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Ponte Vecchio

one of the most famous Bridge around the world can be found in Florence along the banks of the Arno River. Ponte Vecchio is one of the three old bridges along the Arno River (the other ones nearby are...
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Leaning Tower - Torre Pendente

The Piazza Dei Duomo maybe a Unesco World Heritage site and is really beautifual work of art, but the singular structure that put Pisa on the World Map is the lowly Campanile (Belfry) of the...
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City Walls & Gates

The history of fortified walls of Lucca begins in 200 A.C. - with a classic square of walls that surrounded the city centre, and with part of it seen there up to today. During the Napoleon era the...
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Duomo - Cathedral

The Duomo di Siena or Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (Dutch: Siena's Duomo, or Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption) is the cathedral of Siena in Italy, whose façade was completed in 1380. The...
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Montecatini Alto

Piazza Giusti (Giusti Square) is the heart of Montecatini Alto and certainly its most attractive part. Almost all restaurants and cafe-bars are situated here, filled with guests in the evening so it's...
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Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta - Collegiate Church

In the 15C the Collegiata was extended and among the additions was a special chapel to its local Santa Fina (who died in 1253).The chapel has two paintings of her deathbed and her funeral painted by...
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