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Presepe

Presepe

DAY TRIP
Presepe (the Nativity Scene) takes its origins from the Christian tradition and represents nothing else but the Holy Night when baby Jesus was born. The biggest Presepe is in Manarola, Cinque Terre in Liguria. Listed by Guinness Book of Records, it covers the entire Tre Croci hill and consists of 300 real-scale statuettes, 17 thousand light bulbs and over 8 km of electric cables. Truly impressive!

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Andy Warhol Superstar

Andy Warhol Superstar

EXHIBITION
The one 20th century artist whose influence can truly be seen in today’s pop culture is Andy Warhol. His trajectory as both artist and influencer is what the exhibit ANDY WARHOL SUPERSTAR! recreates in an experience for visitors to comprehend the impact and significance of his work.

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Italy Welcomes You!

Italy Welcomes You!

Italy is a country with great passion expressed in its architecture, art, and cuisine. This passion is also evident in the politcal expression of Italy. We sometimes receive concerns from travelers about traveling safely within Italy. We can assure them Italy remains one of the safest places to travel in Europe and around the globe. Italians are a people with great energy and conviction. These traits are central to the great achievements of Italy and Italians throughout history.

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The Price for a Savior: Owning a Piece of Da Vinci

The Price for a Savior: Owning a Piece of Da Vinci

ART NEWS
While many discoveries have resulted in financial windfalls, none have fetched the price tag like the Salvator Mundi, by Leonardo Da Vinci. At a shocking $450.3 Million Salvator Mundi was auctioned off at Christies in November, making this the highest selling art in history.  While the Salvator Mundi makes art auction history, the journey to get here starts with some mystery. 

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The New Foodie Destination: Eataly World

The New Foodie Destination: Eataly World

FOOD EVENT
Imagine visiting your local farmers market inside a park complete with working farms, educational tours and shopping centers with local eco-friendly products.  What was once imagined has become FICO Eataly World, the world’s large agri-food park, now open outside Bologna.  

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Under the Yellow Hood: Ferrari Museum in Modena

Under the Yellow Hood: Ferrari Museum in Modena

DAY TRIP
These cars are for millionaires. So expensive that sometimes it is hard to believe that people actually buy them. Indeed, there is no chance to get a Ferrari just like that off the assembly line. They are individual luxury products that the majority of us can only dream about … or see, touch and even test if you are planning to visit Modena.

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Church Turned Kids Museum in Milan

Church Turned Kids Museum in Milan

MUSEUM
A church converted into a kids museum? Why not? Surprisingly, Milan is much more than just a city of classic elegance. It is a place that knows how to boldly play with contradictions. Trees growing on building façades (Bosco Verticale residences), a classy tram rolling through the city with food service (Atmosfera restaurant) and now an ex-church turned into a children’s museum.

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Into the Wild: Autumn Vibes at Lake Maggiore

Into the Wild: Autumn Vibes at Lake Maggiore

DESTINATIONS
There are thousands of reasons why you should visit the lakes of Northern Italy. Crystalline water, stunning mountain landscapes and pure alpine air are only some of them. But adding to this picture autumn vibes, painting both woods and skies with yellow and deep purple palettes, will turn the trip into an absolutely unforgettable only-in-Italy and only-in-fall experience.

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