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Travel stories + tips from seasoned explorers

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Tuscany’s Val d’ambra

September 11, 2014

The Val d’Ambra lies in the center of Tuscany, in a triangle formed by three cities of art: Arezzo, Siena and Florence. Traveling from the Valdarno, it serves as the gateway to its more famous neighbor, Chianti. Yet the Val d’Ambra has many charms all its own: extremely verdant, the…

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Experiencing the Culture of Tuscany

June 16, 2014

If you’re considering traveling to Tuscany, the following places are fantastic locations to experience the unique culture. Romanesque Parish Church We don’t like to overdo “church visits” when we’re on vacation, but the Gropina church with its strange Etruscan iconography is worth your time! Arezzo Considered to be one of the…

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White Truffle Festival in Alba

May 16, 2014

The annual White Truffle Festival in Alba (Fiera del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba in Italian) takes place each weekend in October and November and is the highlight of the white truffle season. The Piedmont region, where Alba is located, is said to have the best white truffles (tartufo bianco in Italian)…

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Highlights from a Trip to Venice

September 16, 2013

We just returned from Buy Veneto, one of Italy’s most prestigious trade shows. Here are some of my notes from the stay. Fancy Sleeping Molino Stucky Hotel on the Giudecca Island of Venice was a fantastic surprise! A former flour/pasta mill from the 1800s, this structure was overtaken by ivy, literally…

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