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Food Tours

Food Tours (Rome): since many travelers are in Rome and elsewhere to Italy to savor the country’s cuisine, there are now tours that let visitors conduct food tastings and learn more about the country’s various delicacies. Such tour groups include: www.eatingitalyfoodtours.com; www.parlafood.com; www.foodtoursofrome.com; www.deliciousitaly.com; http://flavorofitaly.com

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Cinecittà

  Cinecittà (Rome) –– known as The Dream Factory, Cinecittà film studios offer us a fantastic journey through the history of filmography. Located just 9 km from the center of Rome, it is the most important European film industry: a wonderland of 400 thousand square meters in more than seventy years has seen the birth […]

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Cefalù

  Cefalù (beach)(Sicily) – this golden sand beach is an hour east of Palermo (on the island’s north central coast) – reachable via car (or bus) via Autostrada A19, or via Regional Veloce or Intercity train ride from Palermo (50 minutes). Cefalù is reputed to have one of the most beautiful in Sicily. Some areas […]

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Carnaval de Venecia

  Carnival of Venice — established by the local oligarchy to offer the public a time for entertainment, its dominant feature was the masquerade – a moment to break social barriers. These days, the Carnival of Venice is a tourist-friendly folk festival filled with history, atmosphere and masks. During the two weeks of Carnival in […]

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Bioparco

Bioparco (Piazzale del Giardino Zoologico 1, Rome) – this is Rome’s zoo, located in Villa Borghese Park towards the northern part of the city. Opened in 1911, this is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It currently houses over 1,000 animals from over 200 species. There is also a playground and petting zoo for […]

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Anti-Mafia Tour

Anti-Mafia Tour (Palermo) – the Addiopizzo Travel agency specializes in showing tourists Palermo area sites associated with the island’s long-time struggle against the Mafia. In particular, it conducts “ethical tours” of Sicily, encouraging both locals and visitors to patronize businesses that refuse to pay protection money (known locally as “pizzo”) to organized crime outfits. It […]

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Via del Governo Vecchio

Via del Governo Vecchio (Via del Governo Vecchio, Rome) – this area has a number of retailers carrying apparel from many of Italy’s well-known designers. This area may be worth a visit, since one can find items not yet available elsewhere. This shopping strip has even more history than Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, […]

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Via del Corso

  Via del Corso (Rome) – with the Vatican City on the left side of the Tiber River, this shopping corridor, Via del Corso, stands east of the river. Known for being one of the few avenues in Rome that goes on a straight north-south direction (in a city notorious for its winding snake-like streets), […]

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The Mall

The Mall (Via Europa 8, Leccio Reggello) – this mall is located 30 minutes east of Florence (via car on Autostrada A1, Incisa exit), in the Tuscan hills. The retailers present here include: Alexander McQueen, Armani Jeans, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Emanuel Ungaro, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, La Perla, Loro Piana, Pucci, Salvatore […]

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Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet

  Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet (Via Marco Polo 1, Noventa di Piave) — owned by the London-based shopping center chain McArthur Glen Designer Outlets, and located 40 km northeast of Venice (30 minute drive) (via Austostrada A4), this is a more upscale shopping experience, for both locals and visitors, offering discounts (of as much […]