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Train Travel in Italy

Train Travel in Italy

ITALY TRAVEL TIPS
Trains in Italy reflect the personality of the Italians. They can sometimes be loud and late, or be on strike. But overall, the Italian railway system is a reliable transport system that has been taking its people around for over a century now.

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Spettacolo: Tuscan Village Tells its Story

Spettacolo: Tuscan Village Tells its Story

CINEMA TEATRO
It began with a story of heroes rising to the occasion. A story that only the villagers could tell. In the tiny Tuscan village of Monticchiello three hundred villagers sent 70 young men into the woods to stand off against the Nazis and the Fascists. It was this story that created Teatro Povero and their autodramas, a community storytelling form of theatre that has been performed each summer in this tiny village for over 50 years. Faced with an uncertain future, the documentary Spettacolo pulls back the curtain on what might be their final show.

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Lecce: History, Churches and Burrata

Lecce: History, Churches and Burrata

DESTINATIONS
Lecce: a town of history, churches and burrata
“Now that this is ending, I will travel just as much as I can!” Have you already promised yourself a beautiful escape too? Yes, the whole world did. However, while the destination is clear – it’s Italy! The world’s most romantic and beautiful country – where exactly to go is a question with many wonderful answers.

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Museum Nicolis: Vintage Cars in Verona

Museum Nicolis: Vintage Cars in Verona

EXHIBITION
The Award-Wining Museo Nicolis is an incredible private collection of cars, engineering, and mechanical achievements. Winner of the 2018 Museum of the Year at the Historic Motoring award, this museum has become an international sensation and popular destination for quite some time. This is understandable considering its’ history and collections.

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The NEW way of Travel

The NEW way of Travel

NEWS
There is a saying ‘the only way out is through.’ In this age of COVID-19 the travel industry has prioritized the health and safety of travelers. As we navigate our ‘new normal’ together and as Italy begins to re-open, we wanted to share ways that new regulations are keeping us all safer and healthier and how our hotel partners are going above and beyond in some incredible and reassuring ways.

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Meet Our Travel Designers: Roberta Riddle

Meet Our Travel Designers: Roberta Riddle

MEET OUR TRAVEL DESIGNERS
Roberta Riddle
I was born and raised in Milan, in the north in Lombardy. I started studying foreign languages and came to the United States to San Diego, CA as an au pair. My plan was to stay for six months and really study English and I ended up staying. I really loved it, I loved the ocean and being by the water. It’s hard for me to compare Italy to San Diego because I love both and my family is still in Milan and some in Tuscany. When I go back I get a chance to go back to both Milan and Tuscany, and I try to go back as much as I can.

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We Are Here Venice: A Global Effort to Save Venice

We Are Here Venice: A Global Effort to Save Venice

NEWS
We Are Here Venice: A Global Effort to Save Venice
When the devastating floods hit Venice last November, the entire world watched in horror as many architectural and cultural sites were damaged. Venice was once again battling for its survival. However, organizations such as We Are Here Venice (WahV) lead the way in solving these problems.

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Contemporary Art in Venice – Three Not-To-Miss Exhibits in 2020

Contemporary Art in Venice – Three Not-To-Miss Exhibits in 2020

EXHIBITIONS
Contemporary Art in Venice – Three not-to-miss Exhibits in 2020
Home to the famous Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana give contemporary art enthusiasts the opportunity to see art surrounded by art.
With frescos in the stairway by Michelangelo Morlaiter and Francesco Zanchi, Palazzo Grassi was the first to be reopened by art collector François Pinault, followed by Punta della Dogana. After successful installations as a part of the Venice Biennale, they continue to be beacon of artistic innovation in Venice with three new exhibits opening March 22.

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