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June/July 2014 - Florence's Central Market, Murano Glass, 2015 Event Preview
Lots of things are happening in Florence - the biggest: the revitalization of the Central Market - now even more of a mecca for foodies. We also visit Florence's Palazzo Strozzi - great spot for kids. Wondering how to avoid fake Murano glass in Venice? We tell you how. And looking ahead to 2015 - plan for the Milan Expo and Sordevolo's Passion Play. (8 pages) . . . read more

May 2014 - Special Report: The Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre - one of Italy's most celebrated corners of stunning beauty. We've devoted an entire issue to these five villages - how to get around, what to do, where to stay, where to eat. Written by two local insiders! (10 pages) . . . read more

April 2014 - Venice, Tuscan Island of Capraia, Italy Travel Tips
Once thousands of gondole could be found gliding through Venice, now there are only 400. We meet the last gondola makers and find out how to have unique gondola experiences in Venice. Then off to the Tuscan island of Capraia for some R&R. And seven quick tips for experiencing an even better trip to Italy. (8 pages) . . . read more

March 2014 - Valpolicella Vineyards, Rome Food Tour, Italian Food Rules
Surely, you know that Italians are particular about their food - how they prepare, how they eat it, even how they talk about it. You'll have fun reading about three of the definitive Italian Food Rules. Valpolicella is one of Italy's great wine areas and little-known to foreigners, we give you a game plan for exploring the home of Amarone. And off to Rome for a gourmet shopping tour that takes you . . . read more


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A Market Renaissance in Florence (June/July 2014)
Florence's Central Market, also known as Mercato San Lorenzo, has undergone some amazing changes, making it a true foodie mecca not to be missed. . . . read more

Finding Real Murano Glass in Venice (June/July 2014)
Glass that was once strictly made on the island of Murano is being imported from China and passed off as Murano glass. If you come to Venice and want to find real Murano glass, here's how to do it. . . . read more

Where to Buy Real Murano Glass in Venice (June/July 2014)
With the influx of fake Murano glass from China, well tell you where to shop confidentally, both in Venice and in Murano proper, to buy real Murano glass. . . . read more

2015 Preview: Milan Expo (June/July 2014)
If you're planning to travel to Italy in 2015, consider making time for the Milan Expo (formerly the World's Fair) between May 1 and October 31, 2015. . . . read more

2015 Preview: Piedmont's Passion Play (June/July 2014)
Every five years, a small hamlet nestled against the Italian Alps comes to life to tell the story of Jesus Christ. Sordevolo, in the region of Piedmont, is the host for La Passione Di Cristo (The Passion of Christ). . . . read more

Florence: Palazzo Strozzi Makes Art Fun for Families (June/July 2014)
Sharing the magnificent artistic heritage of Italy with children can be joyful. The challenge, however, is to risk boring your kids with yet another church fresco or museum masterpiece. We've found the place to take them - Palazzo Strozzi. . . . read more

Explore and Stay in the Cinque Terre (May 2014)
The Cinque Terre - perhaps Italy's most idyllic seaside cluster of villages. Even though the architecture, cuisine and lifestyle are very similar among the towns, there was little interaction over the past thousand years and each village de . . . read more

Corniglia: Cinque Terre Village (May 2014)
Corniglia is in the geographic center of the Cinque Terre and unlike its sister villages, is perched on top of a promontory looking over the sea. . . . read more

Monterosso: Cinque Terre Village (May 2014)
Monterosso has the most choices for hotels, restaurants and nightlife. The long boardwalk on the sea is built over the largest beach of the Cinque Terre. . . . read more

Vernazza: Cinque Terre Village (May 2014)
Vernazza has long been considered to be the beauty queen of the Cinque Terre and it is hard for us not to agree! . . . read more

Manarola: Cinque Terre Village (May 2014)
Manarola has been sneaking up on Vernazza in the Cinque Terre popularity contest.The swimming area is concentrated around a rocky island in the middle of the port where tourists and locals alike have fun by taking the 40-foot jump . . . read more

Riomaggiore: Cinque Terre Village (May 2014)
Riomaggiore is a wonderful example of the classic method of construction used by the Genovese. . . . read more

Getting Around The Cinque Terre: Car, Train, Boat and On Foot (May 2014)
In the Cinque Terre, one can enjoy basking in the sun with a soft breeze off the sea, trekking the endless trails with their panoramic vistas, exploring the picturesque fishing villages, or just soaking in some local atmosphere in colorful villages. . . . read more

Exploring the Neighboring Coastal Towns: Lerici, Levanto, Portovenere and Portofino (May 2014)
We think a trip to the Cinque Terre isn't complete without also exploring the nearby towns that make up the beautifully rugged Riviera Levante: Lerici, Portovenere, Portofino and Levanto. . . . read more

Lerici: Beauty in Liguria's Bay of Poets (May 2014)
Lerici is located in the spectacular "Gulf of Poets" (otherwise known as the Bay of La Spezia), famous for its natural beauty. Near Liguria's border with Tuscany, this picturesque village dates back to medieval times. . . . read more

Portovenere: Colorful Facades in This Seaside Village (May 2014)
The colorful façades and pedestrians-only calata (promenade) make Portovenere the quintessential Ligurian seaside village. . . . read more


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