Italy TravelThe Italy Mix: New Tuscany Hotels, Best Markets in Italy

The Italy Mix: New Tuscany Hotels, Best Markets in Italy
Published on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by

monteverdiOur new feature on is The Italy Mix, a post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week.  Here are our top picks for this week:

Meet the Three People Pope Francis Wanted Front and Center: Pope Francis celebrated his Inaugural Mass at the Vatican this week with some personal guests in the crowd.  (Rome Reports)

Tuscany’s New High-Profile Hotels: Hotel Monteverdi (pictured) and Castello di Casole are wowing visitors to Tuscany. (Travel + Leisure)

Archaeologists Uncover Colosseum’s Colors, Frescoes And Graffiti: After removing decades of grime, experts doing restoration on the Colosseum in Rome have discovered the ancient building’s glorious colors. (Italy Mag)

10 Best Food & Shopping Markets in Italy:  Rome’s Testaccio Market filled with culinary staples and and Arezzo’s antiques market make the list. (Eating Italy Food Blog)

8 Secrets to Eating Well in Italy:  We say throw the calorie counting out during your Italian vacation but if you can’t, consult this article for tips to watch your waist in Italia.  (Zagat)

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