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Top 8 locations for Shakespeare in Italy

Over the years scholars and literature students have debated many things about the English playwright William Shakespeare. Who was he? Did he write all his plays? Did he ever travel to Italy? And if he didn’t, how come he knew … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say Good Luck in Italian

Italians are a superstitious lot. Many carry lucky charms or touch iron to ward off bad luck (touching wood in Italy will get you nowhere by the way!) Whilst others faithfully follow their horoscopes or call on the saints to … Continue reading

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What’s On in Italy in March

In the ancient Roman calendar March, or Martius, marked the end of winter and start of spring. Named after Mars, the god of war and legendary father of Rome’s founders Romulus and Remus, March signaled the beginning of the farming … Continue reading

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Where is the best place to propose in Italy?

Italy has a reputation for romance and romantics. From Romeo and Juliet, to Puccini’s operas, to the legendary Casanova, Italians are clearly a passionate lot. And Italy is packed with romantic locations too. Historic hilltop towns look out over rolling … Continue reading

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Free entry to Italian state museums on first Sunday of every month!

We all like a freebie, right? Well how about free tickets to over 300 Italian state museums, gardens, monuments and archeological sites? Interested? Thought you might be!! Read on……. Domenica al Museo free tickets The government initiative called Domenica al … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Broken

Italy is famous for its art, whether it’s Michelangelo’s Davide in Florence, Tiziano’s Assumption in Venice or Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Paris. Some works, particularly statues and architecture, have survived for centuries, or even millennia, bringing pleasure to modern … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange

Orange. The only word I know that doesn’t have a rhyme. But what it lacks in poetry, it makes up in vibrancy, cheeriness and warmth. Who can be sad watching a sandy summer sunset? Who could be glum with a … Continue reading

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