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Walking Montepulciano

"Hear, all ye drinkers! Give ear, and give faith, to our edict divine - Montepulciano's the King of all Wine!" - Francisco Redi, 1685 The Wine Vino di Nobile has been celebrated since Etruscan times, but it was only 50 years ago that the wine was officially classified...

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The Omphalos of Tuscany in Castelmuzio

Everyone tells me that they simply love touring Italy. I do too. The food, the wine, the undulating roads lined with emblematic cypress trees. Beginning with the Etruscans millennia ago up to today’s Republic, it's rich history and beauty have earned a place in my top...

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A Garden in Fiesole

Fiesole, Italy The Sights in Florence I sat soaking up the sun in a small walled garden. Tumbling geraniums held the moss-covered stones together as they did most of this hillside town. The drone of bees left the air heavy. Once formal garden paths weaved through one...

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A Taste of Italy, in Thailand

Plans change. Sometimes for the better . On a recent Asian cruise I discovered, upon docking at Thailand’s Laem Chabang, that my selected shore excursion to Pattaya Beach had sold out. Disappointed, I chose an alternative a short drive away, which promised a visit to...

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Driving into Tuscan/Umbrian Culture

Tuscany and Umbria In all of Italy, Tuscany and Umbria are tops in my book. Friends who've visited all tell me they love it and although I normally don’t follow the herd, I have to admit I love it too. To me, Toscana and Umbro epitomize the Italy that travelers’ dream...

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In The Know: Torino, Italy

Torino, Italy: What to Know Formerly of Olympics Fame 2006 host of the Winter Olympics. Home to Italy’s most successful football (soccer) team, as well as the European Capital of Sport for the year 2015. The city that Italians say has the best chocolate in the...

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All Roads in Italy Lead to Bologna

A Road to Bologna Discovering Bologna, Italy I sat on the computer staring at the screen mapping out my Italy trip with my wife. I wanted to visit Ljubljana and San Marino, Venice and Rome. I wanted a major city with sites and history. I discovered Bologna by accident...

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Visit the Amalfi Coast and Rome

Vacation This Fall On The Amalfi Coast And In Rome From Just $1,399 Per Person Save Up To 20% On This 7-Night Vacation Which Includes Round-Trip Airfare, Hotel Accommodation, And Rental Car Rockville Centre, NY (June 13, 2013) — The Amalfi Coast is no doubt on many...

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Affordable Rome and Florence Packages

Affordable Summer Vacation for Couples and/or Families Libertyville, IL, June 3, 2013—Take your kids to Italy and the price starts at $806 per person in a quadruple room. Take your spouse or friend and the price starts at $954 in a double. Whichever way you go, Rome...

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Summertime in Florence

                     Summertime in Florence     Libertyville, IL, April 22, 2013—Florence: the city of Renaissance art, fabulous Tuscan food, great museums, fashion-forward shops, stylish cafés and Italy’s best gelateria. TourCrafters has put together a 4-night,...

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Kids free cruising on Costa

Costa Cruises Launches 'Kids Free' Promotion on Select Europe Sailings HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (April 8, 2013) -- A European vacation is more affordable with Costa Cruises' "Kids Free" spring and summer promotion that lets families of four sail for the price of two guests....

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