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9 Crowd-Free Ways to Experience Italy

Italy tops most travelers’ bucket list – and with good reason. Italy is bellissima. Italians are warm and openhearted. Italy brims with historic...

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Chiacchiere: Italy's Traditional Carnival Sweets

Each year, carnevale takes place right before the  season of Lent—the forty days leading up to Easter.  Carnival is the food-filled feast that...

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How You Can Attend Masquerade Balls this Italian Carnival Season

In the weeks before Fat Tuesday (martedì grasso), Venice revels in Carnevale (Carnival). Dating back to the 1200s, the Italian Carnival season...

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6 Ways to Skip the Tourist Crowds in Venice, Italy

You've dreamed for years about visiting Venice. And -- finally -- you're here.  But, no matter where you go, you can't seem to shake the annoying...

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4 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Venice, Italy

Venice isn’t exactly one of Italy’s hidden gems. Unless you know a local, it can be hard to experience the Venice that exists beyond the postcard...

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7 Ways to Skip the Tourist Traps When in Italy

Every traveler’s been there. You’re in a foreign country. You don’t know where (let alone what) to eat. You spot a sign advertising a...

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4 Festivals in Italy You Need to Know About

Munich hosts Oktoberfest. Pamplona does the running of the bulls.  And, Venice is home to Carnival.  Folk festivals in Europe now lure flocks of...

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Why Puglia Boasts Italy's Best Beaches

Why Puglia Boasts Italy's Best Beaches On Puglia’s 87 kilometers of coastline, Italian fisherman still toss rope nets from their wooden boats. Unlike popular beach destinations in Italy,...

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