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The Italy Mix: The Great Beauty Tour, New in Florence
Published on Sunday, March 9, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly 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: The Great Beauty Tour: The Italian movie "La Grande Bellezza" won an Oscar last week. Here's a guide to where scenes were filmed in Rome.  (Buzz in Rome) Battle of the Oranges: This Ca...
New in Italy: Largest Maze in the World
Published on Sunday, March 2, 2014 by It took eight years to construct and now the world's largest maze or labyrinth is set to open in Italy. The 17-acre Labirinto della Masone is set on the estate of art publisher Franco Maria Ricci in the town of Fontanellato near Parma in the region of Emilia-Romagna. Italy Magazine reports, "It consists of a mix of 120,000 species of bamboo that edge almost 2 mil...
Florence’s Hidden Art Collection Open For Limited Time
Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by If you're visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence between now and April 29th, you have an exciting opportunity to see one of Florence's hidden art collections. Visit Tuscany reports that the Contini Bonacossi Collection, usually closed to the public, will be available for guided tours (though only in Italian) to anyone who purchases a ticket to the Uffizi. The col...
The Italy Mix: Silent Places, Hidden Art in Florence
Published on Sunday, February 23, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly 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: Academy of Silence: A new organization in Tuscany seeks to gather a list of the quietest hotels, towns and other places in Italy.  One of them, Eremito Hotelito del Alma in Umbria is pict...
“Other” Florence Museums Worth Visiting
Published on Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Florence is the home of two of the world's most famous and most visited museums — the Uffizi and the Accademia Gallery — so it isn't surprising that some of the "other" Florence museums don't get as much publicity but can be just as fascinating and worth seeing. So if you're visiting Florence and have some extra time after seeing the main sites, consider a visit t...
5 Ways To Enjoy The Italian Riviera and Lake Como
Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Ready to travel to Italy but you're seeking peace and serenity instead of crowded cultural attractions? R&R, Italian-style can be yours on the stunning Italian Riviera and Lake Como in northern Italy. I've made a list of 5 incredible experiences you can have in this special corner of Italia: 1. Stroll by the water and take in magnificent views. Whether you're...
Italy Travel Video: Walking Via Francigena From Siena to Rome
Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by What's a great way to celebrate a college graduation and a 65th birthday? How about walking 200 miles from Siena to Rome on the historic Via Francigena? That's what aspiring filmmaker Alex Sandberg and his mom did last June. The Via Francigena is part of the ancient route that brought pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome. Alex and his mom Catherine met up in Siena, hi...
6 Things to Do During Venice’s Carnevale
Published on Saturday, February 8, 2014 by Are you looking for the most magical time of the year to visit Venice? Well look no further than Carnevale season! This is the time (February 22 to March 4, 2014) of year when a wintry Venice comes alive with magic and mystery all in an effort to have maximum fun before  Lent starts. Here are six ways to enjoy Carnevale in Venice: 1. Do as the Venetians do and wea...
Vatican Opens Ancient Necropolis to Public
Published on Monday, February 3, 2014 by Today the Vatican opened the Roman Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis to the public for the first time. The ancient burial ground dates back to the first century B.C. when it was the place of final rest for local Romans. The 10,000-square-foot site was originally uncovered during the 1950s during construction of a new parking garage underneath the Vatican. ...
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...