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Traveler Spotlight: Joanne’s Custom Tour

August 9, 2019

Is a Custom Tour the Secret to Your Perfect Vacation? Joanne is a self-proclaimed novice traveler, who embarked on a custom tour to Rome and Florence in May 2019. She gave the following account through an interview with our writer in July 2019. Joanne did not grow up traveling around the world,…

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Puglia on My Mind – by Thereza Morris

February 26, 2019

About the author: I grew up in Switzerland and spent many childhood summer vacations and adulthood trips in Italy. I now live in Richmond, Virginia, and travel regularly to different places in Switzerland, Italy, and France, always looking for a little adventure off the beaten path paired with good food…

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New Eyes on Ancient Rome

December 14, 2018

Reprinted from Rome Reborn. A new app created over the course of 22 years of research by an international team of academics and international experts will enable users to see the landmarks of ancient Rome as they were at the peak of the Eternal City’s urban development in 320 AD…

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Capo d’Anno – New Year’s in Italy

December 28, 2016

Like many around the world, the Italians celebrate the New Year on January first, which marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar. On December 31, a huge festival called La Festa di San Silvestro kicks off the New Year. Exactly who was San Silvestro (Saint Sylvester) you…

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A WORD OF RINGRAZIAMENTO – or – Do Italians Eat Turkey?

November 25, 2016

Many different countries have celebrated some sort of harvest feast- Native Americans celebrate with a corn dance, while Jewish people honor the end of the agricultural season with Sukkot. The Romans honored the God Ceres with a celebration called Cerelia, where they celebrated the first fruits of the season by…

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