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Tuscany Travel

6 Key Ways Italians Are Nothing Like Americans

Lisa Condie | Posted 09.24.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

The other day I was stopped on the Ponte Grazie by an Italian couple looking for directions to Piazza Michelangelo. It's always a moment of smug pride when I am mistaken for Italian, and it's always short lived! As soon as I started to speak, make eye contact and gesture, they knew. I am not one of them.

What To Do If You Only Have One Day In Florence

Lisa Condie | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Of course savvy tourists want more than a day in Florence, Italy! But cruise ships and jam-packed itineraries leave groups here with a mere 12 hours to explore. It's a city that can be overwhelming if you don't have a plan of action. So, if you are to be in Florence, Italy for just a day, I offer my advice.

Off-the-Beaten-Path in Italy's Small Towns

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

On my most recent trip to Italy, I decided to do something different: get away from the known destinations, explore the small towns and learn a bit more about the local culture.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Pam Townsend | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Pam Townsend

Why Tuscany? Well, first, there's the stunning countryside characterized by vineyards, groves of olive trees, and hillsides punctuated by tall, narrow cypress trees. Then there's the art. And of course there's the food and wine.

What This Wreck Can Teach Us About The Costa Concordia

Andrew Burmon | Posted 04.09.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

An aging wreck shows what might have happened if Giglio made the slightly more eccentric but potentially more savvy choice to keep the wreck as a monument and attraction.

Tips For Traveling In Tuscany

Fathom | John Voigtmann | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel

Summer is primo travel-to-Italy season. If there's anyone who knows what that means, it's La Bandita owner John Voigtman, a New York guy who loved tra...