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You may drive at your own pace along the coast to visit small hillside villages, inland along the Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, or book a tour with any of the many Tourism Agencies in the city. 366 more words


Italian Beauty in Florence: Santa Maria Novella & AquaFlor

Walking down the hallway’s marble floor towards the inner sanctum my pulse quickened. I entered the bright sanctuary with its high vaulted ceiling. Heavenly scents filled the spacious room and alluring beauty products graced elegant cases. 1,253 more words


Places to See in Florence (Firenze): Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

The train pulled into Florence’s Santa Maria Novella station and I prepared myself for heart palpitations, fainting, dizziness, or to spontaneously burst into tears. Why, you may ask? 2,104 more words


Migrants in limbo on the Swiss-Italian border


By Gerhard Lob in Como and Chiasso

AUG 5, 2016 – 16:29

Not all migrants are allowed to cross the Swiss-Italian border


More and more migrants who want to travel via Switzerland to northern Europe are becoming stranded in Como, Italy, just a few kilometres from the Swiss border. 552 more words


The Saracens of St. Tropez

nder cover of darkness, they beached their small, lateen-rigged sailing vessel on the rocky shore and began the slow, silent climb to the manor house on the hill. 4,478 more words


The colours of Rome

In response to the weekly challenge at Where’s My Backpack (Pastel) I give you the colours of Rome. In fact, most of Italy’s towns and cities have buildings of similar hues. 57 more words

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Art Treasures of Rome—Michelangelo, Bernini, and Raphael, Oh My!

Love art? For hundreds of years, the Catholic church has been commissioning and collecting the world’s greatest works of art. A wealthy nation-state, Vatican City has untold riches within its walls—quite a bit of it that can be visited. 2,814 more words