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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...
The Italy Mix: Venice via Google, Chianti Travel Tips
Published on Friday, November 15, 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: Venice: Google Street View: How did Google captures the alleys of Venice without cars? Employees carrying backpack-mounted cameras. (The Guardian) St. Peter's Bones: For the first time in hist...
The Italy Mix: Protecting Tiramisu, Panic in Pisa
Published on Friday, September 13, 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: Take Action for Tiramisu:  An Italian politician has asked the European Union for protection for that precious dessert - tiramisu. (Italy Magazine) No Fun at Leaning Tower of Pisa: A panicked ...
The Italy Mix: Siena Travel Advice, Italy With Baby
Published on Monday, August 12, 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: Siena: Italy's Medieval Gem:  Rick Steves explores the Tuscan city of Siena and recommends sites, hotels and restaurants. (The Seattle Times) Italy With A Baby: New parents take their baby to P...
The Italy Mix: Fishing in Tuscany, Colosseum Restoration
Published on Thursday, July 18, 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: Fishing in Tuscany:  Who knew that the region of rolling hills and vineyards is also a fine place to fish - whether in the rivers or on the sea.  (The Florentine) Colosseum Restoration Startin...
Siena Cathedral Floor to Go On Display
Published on Sunday, July 14, 2013 by The ornate marble floor of Siena's Duomo is one of its great treasures. Yet it is rarely uncovered in all its glory for visitors to see. Following the success of last summer's display (350,000 visitors saw it), the flooring of Siena's cathedral will be on view again this summer, for two months, starting August 18th. A must-see if you're visiting Tuscany. According ...
Italy Travel Photo: Italians At Tuscany Beach
Published on Sunday, July 7, 2013 by Italians love the beach and will set up shop wherever there is sand and water! This shot is taking in Castiglioncello on the coast of Tuscany. Photo by antmoose, flickr.com...
The Italy Mix: Saint John Paul in Works, Ponte Vecchio Rented
Published on Tuesday, July 2, 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: John Paul II Set For Sainthood: A second miracle by the late Pope has confirmed and has the beloved John Paul cleared to become a saint.  (BBC News) Italy's Undiscovered Alpine Retreat: Rick St...
Music and Wine at Tuscany’s Melodia del Vino
Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013 by What's more harmonious than pairing music with wine? That's the premise behind Melodia del Vino - a series of five classical music concerts combined with wine tastings, hosted at some of Tuscany's finest vineyards between June 27 and July 6, 2013. The wineries taking part in the music series include Cantina Antinori nel Classico in Bargina, Cantna Petra near Livorn...
The Italy Mix: Dan Brown’s New Book, Prisoners Making Wine
Published on Saturday, June 1, 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: Dante Fever in Florence: Dan Brown's latest book The Inferno has tourists flocking to Florence to follow in Robert Langdon's steps.  (The Daily Beast) Venice's Hidden Neighborhood:  The workin...