Category: Italy

April 8, 2008

Italian language and other courses in Florence, Europe

Filed under: Italy,Things to See & Do - Florence - 08 Apr 2008

A colleague of mine has just thrown in her senior job and is making her way to South America to pursue her Spanish studies and also for a taste of the South American lifestyle.  How I envy her …

March 23, 2008

Pasqua e lo Scoppio del Carro – Explosion of the Cart, Florence, Italy

Filed under: Things to See & Do - Florence - 23 Mar 2008

Easter celebrations and ceremonies take on different formats around the Christian world and some more traditional villages or towns have their own special ceremonies. One such special festival has been taking place in Florence since the times …

March 21, 2008

10 Top Things to See & Do in Florence – Italy

Filed under: Italy,Things to See & Do - Florence - 21 Mar 2008

Florence’s centro historico or historical center is packed to the brim with museums, art galleries, cathedrals, elegant buildings and beautiful squares that it’s possible to see and do a lot here even if you’ve only got a couple …

March 18, 2008

Outlet Shopping in Florence, Italy

Filed under: Shopping - Florence - 18 Mar 2008

We were arriving in Florence on Christmas Eve and I thought there may be a slim chance that we could squeeze in some shoppping.  I had heard that the Mall was The place to go and so I contacted the …

March 12, 2008

A Significant Archaeological find in the Eternal City – Rome, Italy

Filed under: Rome - Italy - 12 Mar 2008

Archaeologists, probing the depths of the Eternal City, have made a very significant discovery. A sixth-century copper factory, medieval kitchens stocked with pots and pans and remains of Renaissance palaces are among the finds at Piazza Venezia and …

February 2, 2008

Carnival Masks – Venice

Filed under: Shopping in Venice,Venice - 02 Feb 2008

Venetian Carnival masks were originally made of papier-mâché, but these days you can find leather ones as well. The original masks were much simpler in design and decoration and they …

January 27, 2008

Shopping in the San Polo area – Venice, Italy

Filed under: Shopping in Venice,Venice - 27 Jan 2008

The Rialto Bridge and the nearby markets are a great place to stroll around and also to shop for gifts and souvenirs.  In the past, this

January 23, 2008

Carnival of Venice 2008, Venezia

Filed under: Venice - 23 Jan 2008

Carnival of Venice 2008 kicks off this Friday.  This 10-day annual event organized by the Commune di Venezia brings fun,

January 22, 2008

Venice – Locals hit back on the Grand Canal

Filed under: Venice - 22 Jan 2008

For years now, we’ve heard the City of Venice complain about the hordes of tourists that invade and crowd out their beautiful city.  The …

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