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Rome: 7 Things to do in Piazza di Spagna

BEST THINGS TO DO IN PIAZZA DI SPAGNA All roads lead to Rome, goes the old saying; and all Roman streets lead to Piazza di Spagna, the city’s favorite meeting place. Shops and cafés surround the iconic Spanish Steps. There’s a museum dedicated to a Romantic poet, and a theater spotlighting satire, burlesque, and jazz. …

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Photo of the Week: Napoli Pizzeria

Why Napoli (Naples) is the Real Deal While other cities have transformed their historic downtowns into either a touristified Disney Land or one long stretch of expensive designer brand shopping, Napoli, or Naples, Italy has done neither. True there are a few kitschy souvenir shops, but for the most part it’s as authentic a city …

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Photo of the Week: View over Florence Italy

  View over Florence Italy Anyone with a desire to comprehend the Renaissance has to make Florence, Italy a part of their Italy trip itinerary. No other place in Europe packs in so much Renaissance art, sculpture, and history as Florence, not to mention its being the epicenter of the movement that spawned Europe’s rebirth …

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Photo of the Week: Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre Italy The Cinque Terre or The Five Lands are five villages in the Liguria region of Italy: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. I recently visited two of them, Manarola and Riomaggiore, during a short vacation in Tuscany and Liguria. These towns are incredible; they have a special atmosphere of small medieval seaside settlements that have kept their historical face because of the surrounding …

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