Italy TravelThe Italy Mix: Swiss Guards Cookbook, How the Duomo Was Built

The Italy Mix: Swiss Guards Cookbook, How the Duomo Was Built
Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 by

swiss-guardsThe Italy Mix is a weekly post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web.  Here are our top picks for this week:

Swiss Guards Launch Cookbook: Sure they guard the Pope, but did you know that they can cook too? It includes the favorite recipes of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis.  (Wanted in Rome)

Sparkling Murano:  Despite competition from Asia, the glass-making Venetian island of Murano survives and persists.  (The New York Times)

Building Florence’s Duomo:  Just how did Brunelleschi manage to build one of the great domes in the world. This video explains.  (National Geographic/Italy Magazine)

Alabaster in Volterra: This self-guided tour of the Tuscan town of Volterra introduces you to masters who work with alabaster. (Around Tuscany)

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