Tag Archive: Italy

wine windows
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Italy has Revived Wine Windows

Restaurant and bar owners in Florence, Italy have embraced COVID-19 in an interesting way. They have revived the century-old tradition of wine windows. There are approximately 150 wine windows in the Florence area alone, with 300 catalogued throughout Tuscany. What are wine windows? After the Bubonic Plague swept through Florence in 1634, scholar Francesco Rondinelli wrote about […]

submerged Italian village
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Italian Village Submerged for 25-years May Reappear

Lorenza Giorgi, the daughter of Vagli di Sotto’s former mayor, shared an interesting Facebook post. The submerged Italian village may make an appearance! The 12th-century town in the province of Lucca called Fabbriche di Careggine made an appearance was in 1994. Previous to that was in 1958, 1974 and 1983. Her post is a plea […]

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8 Places That Look Like Something Out Of A Fairytale

We often take our world for granted, wishing instead for something more fantastical, like the magical world of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, or C.S Lewis’s Narnia. But what we don’t realize is that we have our fairytale-like places right here, within grasp in the real world. Through these eight sites, let go of the imaginary and […]

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7 Of The World’s Most Vibrant, Colorful Neighborhoods

From the cobbled streets of Burano to the busy neighborhood of La Boca, pick a place around the globe and treat your eyes to the wondrous, colorful places of the world. 1. Burano, Italy If you were to bring a Crayola set to Burano and attempt to match each crayon with a colorful house, I […]

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11 Cities With Amazing Cafes You’ll Love Cozying Up In

Whether it’s on business or vacation, at work or simply on the go, there is nothing like sitting down at just the right cafe. Cafes are little islands of tranquility in the hustle and bustle of big cities. They are centers of life and culture in small towns, and, most importantly, they are the home […]

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5 Reasons You Need To Visit One Of Italy’s Hidden Gems: Treviso

Approaching Treviso, the surroundings seem like the outskirts of any town, nothing special. Be patient…a magical city awaits you. Once you enter the walled area of the old town your senses awaken and the charm and beauty overtake you. Winding, cobblestone streets, dotted with cafes, tavernas and shops, lead you from piazza to piazza, passing […]