Flag Throwers in Vicenza

You never quite know what you’ll find happening in the city of Vicenza. Take, for example, a commemoration honoring the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s voyage around the world. Why in Vicenza? Magellan didn’t make it home from the 2-year cruise, struck down in a hail of spears on a remote Phillippine island, after turning his […]

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Discovering the Villa Giusti in Verona

Behind an unpretentious 16th century building, in a narrow Veronese alleyway, is a small treasure: the garden of the Villa Giusti, one of the oldest examples of an Italian garden. The large portico facing the road surprises us with an incredible view of the cypress-lined path, transformed into a theatrical stage by the large entrance […]

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Shopping in Milan: My Top 5 Fashion Boutiques

Milan’s Quadrilatero della Moda is known worldwide for its large stores, trendy shopping streets and beautiful markets, where you can find designer clothing and top-quality tailoring. Let’s begin our fashion tour in the historic centre of Milan, in the hub of the city’s fashion boutiques and luxury shops, jewellers and designer showrooms. The sides of […]

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A real English Afternoon Tea… with added Italian flair!

It was 1935 when Jack Buchanan sang… “Every nation in creation has its favourite drink France is famous for its wine, it’s beer in Germany Turkey has its coffee and they serve it blacker than ink Russians go for vodka and England loves its tea Oh, the factories may be roaring With a boom-a-lacka, zoom-a-lacka, […]

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