Tomato fantasies. With stale bread in Tuscany
Residents of Italian Tuscany like to tell foreigners with mock humility that their cuisine is “poor” (cucina povera). However, they also know how to turn simple rural food into a…

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Smells and tastes of summer in Trentino
Trentino offers great local produce and excellent restaurants. The taste and healing properties of local wines and traditional products turn the enogastronomy of this region into real wealth, which should…

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Hills of florence
Already in the XIV century, a large number of "rich villas, towers, courtyards and gardens" in the vicinity of Florence made a strong impression on travelers, according to Giovanni Villani,…

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historical values

Export bans

Tourists often pick up all sorts of interesting objects on land, on the shore and in the sea that you want to bring as a keepsake – but you can’t! Yes, and having bought some interesting little thing in the store, sometimes it’s worthwhile to find out in more detail how easily and without hindrance it can be taken out of the country. This article contains the most popular tourist “souvenirs”, the export of which should be especially vigilant. Continue reading

Love Stories at Hotel Eden
The walls of the exquisite Roman Hotel Eden, owned by the Dorchester Collection, recall many romantic stories. In 1898, actress Eleanor Duse and writer, poet, and playwright Gabriel d'Annunzio stayed…

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7 hotels where you can meet the president
Heads of state, like mere mortals, sometimes sleep. True, they usually do this in personal residences or in luxury hotels. It is difficult for an ordinary tourist to get into…

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Driving Route: East Aosta Valley
East Aosta Valley This valley is called central. It coincides with the course of the Dora and is directed first to the northwest, and then to the clean west, following…

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Fashionable restaurant. In Monfort, high
In most restaurants around the world, food is starring, wine is selected for it. In Italy, with its ubiquitous cult, wines are often the opposite. As its name implies, the…

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