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The Italy Mix: Pope Graffiti, What’s New in Italy 2014
Published on Friday, January 31, 2014 by The Italy Mix is 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: Superhero Pope: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is Pope Francis! Check out this very cool graffiti in Rome.  (The Telegraph) Dish by Dish in Italy's Regions: You can tell a lot abo...
Shopping in Italy: Where to Buy The Best Italian Products
Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by While seeing the relics of ancient history and indulging in mouth-watering food are certainly a few of the highlight of a visit to Italy, for many visitors shopping is one of the activities they most look forward to. After all, here’s the chance to get those wonderful Italian products we all love, right from the source and in unique designs and offerings we can...
Explore the Five Senses of Wine in Southern Italy (Video)
Published on Sunday, January 26, 2014 by One of the great joys of taking a food and wine tour in Italy, even just for a day, is to get more familiar with the ingredients and attributes of Italy's bounty of tastes. If you're visiting the Amalfi Coast, Naples or anywhere in Campania, you can't miss the private day-long Southern Gourmet Tour where our guide extraordinaire Gaetano takes visitors to his corner...
Milan Children’s Museum Opens This Week
Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014 by The city of Milan finally has a permanent children's museum. MUBA or Museo dei Bambini di Milano opends Friday in Rotonda di via Besana, an historic Baroque building not far from Milan's center.  While the museum was actually founded in 1995,  it has been running programs without a permanent home, until now. The museum expects to run three exhibitions per year ...
The Italy Mix: Florence On A Budget, President’s Trip to Italy
Published on Monday, January 20, 2014 by The Italy Mix is 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: How to Do Florence on a Budget: Budget-friendly ways to take in art, see great views and eat well in Firenze. (Budget Travel) Obama to Visit Italy in March: The President will meet with Pope Fra...
Experience San Gimignano Tuscany As It Was in 1300
Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Visiting San Gimignano, the Tuscan town famous for its towers, can feel like a journey back in time. One of the town's museums - San Gimignano 1300 -  helps you have this time travel feeling with an historic, miniature version of what this UNESCO World Heritage Site was like in the year 1300.  While numerous towers in other Italian cities have ben destroyed by t...
Shopping in Italy: January Sales Kick Off
Published on Saturday, January 4, 2014 by While Americans and others around the world enjoy shopping sales at many points during the year, Italian retailers put their items "on sale" mostly during two times during the year - July and January. Items are generally discounted between 30 and 75% making these sales periods a time when Italians and vacationers alike shop till they drop. 17 of Italy's 20 regions ...
Restoration Begins on Rome’s Colosseum
Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014 by Scaffolding is now up around part's of Rome's iconic Colosseum, as part of a $33 million repair project funded by the private Italian leather goods company Tod's. Amid economic hardship and deteriorating ruins, private companies have stepped in to help save some of Italy's treasures. Tod's chairman Diego della Valle told CBS News, “I am very proud to be Italian....
The Italy Mix: Christmas in Rome, Historic Italian Processions
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by The Italy Mix is 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: Guide to Christmas in Rome: The ultimate guide to Christmas and New Year's in the Eternal City. (Revealed Rome) Italian Processions Honored by UNESCO: Ceremonies in Viterbo (Lazio), Sassari (Sa...
Italy Travel Photos: Christmas in Milan
Published on Friday, December 6, 2013 by Milan is stunning during the Christmas season. Check out these photos of Milan's Duomo and holiday lights. Photos by Italy Chronicles and  abnormalbeauty, flickr.com...