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What to see and do in Monterosso in the Cinque Terre

Monterosso al Mare is the northernmost village of the area along the Ligurian Riviera known as the Cinque Terre. I explored the village and its surroundings during a 4-day vacation.

The beauty of the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

The beautiful marble facade of the Santa Maria Novella church is quite the eye-catcher and the richly decorated chapels inside are of breathtaking beauty.

Torre della Zecca: The final defence tower of Florence

Torre della Zecca was the final defence tower of Florence on the east side of the city, where it closed the circle of city walls towards the Arno.

5 Tips for surviving the Uffizi Museum

Planning your visit to the word-famous Uffizi Museum can be quite a challenge. Discover how to avoid unpleasant surprises and make your visit an unforgettable one.

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Baccalunch

Baccalunch: the first all-baccalà restaurant of Florence

Baccalunch is the first restaurant in Florence with baccalà (salted cod) as main ingredient of every dish.

Florentine Marbled Paper

How Florentine Marbled Paper is made

Discover the secrets of how Florentine marbled paper is made. Did you know seaweed plays an important part in the century old process?

Painting Classes and La Dolce Vita in the Tuscan countryside

Dutch artist Marina des Tombe has made her home in the beautiful Chianti region where she offers painting courses from her house in the Tuscan countryside.

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