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Florence Food Events in November!
Italy Travel · 28 November 2022
Culinary appointments of the month not to be missed in Florence and surroundings: the Fettunta festival. At the event, it will be possible to taste specialties such as fettunta, ribollita, pasta with wild boar, with new olive oil and then crostini with chicken livers, coccoli with raw ham and stracchino and also peposo accompanied by Tuscan wine. Then the Polenta Festival in Pozzale and Ciccia Show in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa and the start of the olive harvest, producing the finest olive oil.
Via Tornabuoni in Florence opens the Christmas Season!
Italy Travel · 26 November 2022
The lighting of via Tornabuoni, famous shopping street in the centre of Florence officially kicked off the Christmas season as well as the inauguration of the Christmas market in Piazza Santa Croce. The council did not want to give up on Christmas lighting, hence a more sustainable lighting approach with LED lights. Shop owners are looking forward to a better season after the huge fall-out due to covid. Luxury Italian brands line Via Tornabuoni well as fabulous eateries, and famous palazzi.

Castradina a Venetian dish from the 1600s to celebrate the Festa della Salute
Italy Travel · 23 November 2022
Every November 21s in Venice the Madonna della Salute is celebrated to commemorate the end of the plague epidemic which had affected the city between 1630 and 1631. A pilgrimage is made by the faithful to the majestic church of Madonna della Salute at the foot of the Grand Canal and on the tables of the Venetians cannot miss the typical dish of this festival, the Castradina - a traditional Venetian mutton soup. As thanks to the end of the plague Doge Nicolò Contarini commissioned the Basilica.
"With the sky inside", the show for the 600th anniversary of Brunelleschi's Dome
Italy Travel · 21 November 2022
On November 24, the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore finally celebrates the 600th anniversary of Brunelleschi's Dome due to covid the celebrations had been interrupted. And for the occasion, the theatrical show "With the sky inside" will be staged right inside the Cathedral. With the sky inside is the title of an unpublished work of poetry for dramaturgy by Davide Rondoni that Giancarlo Cauteruccio stages with original music by Roberto Fabbriciani, produced by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore.

Archaeologists discover bronze "treasure" in Tuscany!
Italy Travel · 14 November 2022
Why this archaeologist discovery in San Casciano dei Bagni is so remarkable? The fact, that they were hidden by mud and hot water for nearly two thousand years is remarkable, as is the excellent condition they are in. All in all the archaeologists have discovered 24 bronze statues and thousands of precious metal coins in the Italian spa town of San Casciano dei Bagni. The statues and especially their good condition inspire the experts. Some of the statues are almost a meter high.
World 'Best Vineyard 2022 - the Oscar for World Wine Tourism goes to Antinori in Tuscany
Italy Travel · 04 November 2022
World 'Best Vineyard 2022, the Oscar for world wine tourism (founded by William Reed, historic English publisher) is finally back in Italy. The Antinori Winery in the Chianti Classico by Marchesi Antinori won the prize, awarded during the gala evening held in Mendoza in Argentina. The extraordinary Architecture of the Winery building took 7 years to build, and houses the wine cellars, shops and the restaurant on the roof overlooking 5 hectares. Built with local materials terracotta and woods.

Italian Designer Resorts: Ferregamo's Tuscan Borro and Fendi's Villa Laetitia Ponza
Italy Travel · 01 November 2022
Ferruccio Ferragamo together with his family brought the century-old Borro hamlet back to life in 1993 with the estate across more than 2,700 acres encompassing the gardens, 16,000 olive trees for extra-virgin olive oil, local bees for honey, 85 hectares of vineyard with 5-Star accommodation options including your own villa or suites within the main Estate. Fendi's Ponza Villa is a bit more low key; a luxury B&B with stunning views across the Port of Ponza; rooms styled by Anna Fendi herself.
‘The Equalizer 3’ being filmed on the Amalfi Coast
Italy Travel · 23 October 2022
Sony Pictures announced that"The Equalizer 3" has begun shooting on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, and Denzel Washington, director Antonie Fuqua and actors Dakota Fanning and Gaia Scodellaro took a little time out of their busy shooting schedule to pose for some photos in this beautiful location. The the film will be shot in 3 main locations: Atrani, Minori and Ravello. Denzel Washington will stay for four weeks, at the Santa Caterina Hotel in Amalfi, one of the most stunning hotels on the Coast.

The long summer of Lake Garda continues into October
Italy Travel · 22 October 2022
At Lake Garda many tourism and hospitality providers are very happy with the warm season extending into October. The hotels of the three shores remain open thanks to the reservations that come from European vacationers and beyond. A season that will be prolonged thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate with pleasant temperatures and gastronomy and wine tourism initiatives such as the Wine Media Conference and other events such as the Profumi di Mosto, a tour of famous wine cellars and tastings.
Halloween Holidays in Italy
Italy Travel · 19 October 2022
There are many Italians going on holiday for Halloween this year. One of the main reasons, is because flights and accommodation cost are much less than in the central summer months and at the same time the resorts are less crowded. Weekends are also popular, such as the Halloween weekend in Abano (from 28 to 31 October), the Halloween bridge in Lisbon and the one on the Amalfi Coast (both from 30 October to 2 November). In addition, “Revenge tourism” is still driving sales up!

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