Italy Travel Blog

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Everyone is preparing for the fast approaching May 26th start date of one of the most famous and popular festivals featured in Charleston, the Spoleto art festival. The seventeen day event is a must-see summer experience when visiting in the summer. Some people may wonder what exactly Spoleto's name means and where it comes from. The event is named after Charleston's only official sister city, the Italian town of Spoleto. Like its American counterpart, Spoleto is a famed town filled with beauty and culture wherever you go. Here are five things to know about this Italian sister city

1. Great Location

This small city lies in the famed region of Umbria in the heart of Italy. It is conveniently located near places like Tuscany, which it borders, and the

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When it comes to luxury, great travel, dining, and a fantastic place to stay, the Italian Riviera is unquestionably a destination that deserves recognition for its superb cuisines, hotels, sights, and cruises.  We've outlined some of the best places to go to the next time you're visiting the Italian coast, especially when it comes to eating, relaxing, and a little bit of leisure.  The Italian Riviera truly is a splendor of beauty mixing both the land and sea aspect when it comes to Italy and its coastlines.  We have outlined some of the greatest parts of the Italian Riviera just below that any visitor needs to be aware of when traveling abroad to this gorgeous area of Europe.  

 

 

Beaches 

The Italian Riviera has some of the best seaside

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Florence, Italy is one of the hottest destinations known for its world famous architecture and breathtaking artistic masterpieces. This city is truly a place where it is impossible to see everything in just one trip. The sights, history, buildings, culture, and the people are all what makes Florence such a unique and desirable destination. However, the culinary presence in this city is one that is lusted over all over the globe. Come take a look at some of the hottest restaurants in Florence.

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1. Caffè Florian 

The original Caffè Florian dates back to 1720 and is known as one of the oldest running establishments in the world. The restaurant just opened in 2013 with a huge change in the menu in 2015 as a new

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The Best 4 Vineyards to visit in France! 

1. Chateau Pape Clement: Bordeaux 

Chateau Pape Clement

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This vineyard is located in the region of Bordeaux, in Pessac, France and is named after the original owner, Pope Clement V. Dating back to 1252, it is known for being one of the oldest wineries in Bordeaux. Wine tastings are available for the public starting Monday and through Sunday. 

2. Chene Bleu, Provence 

Chene Bleu

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This winery is located on a private estate just outside the town of Vaison-la-Romaine. There is a manor located on the property that dates back to the ninth century. Multiple experiences are available at Chene Bleu ranging from an overnight stay in one of the guest rooms or

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Scuola del Cuoio—Leather School of Monastery of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

People from all over the world travel to see the leather workshop, Scuola del Cuoio, live and in action and Handsome Properties International was lucky enough to visit the workshop on a recent trip to Florence! The school and boutique are combined in the original dormitory of the Monastery. When you walk in you feel as if you are stepping back in time, to a place where people cherished their craft and workmanship. Back to a time when it was honorable to dedicate one’s life to their profession—no matter how glamorous (or unglamorous) it was. The passion, education, and sheer dedication that goes into making these leather goods is truly incredibly and almost a humbling

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CIBUS, Italy’s International Food Exhibition will be held in Parma from May 9th to May 12th. You definitely won’t want to miss the chance to taste some of Europe’s most delicious samples of food.

In the region of Emilia-Romagna, the town of Parma will host over 60,000 food professionals from over 90 countries.  This year breaks the record of having Italian food companies from every category such as condiments, baked goods, sauces, cheese, dairy products, cured meats, fresh meats, seafood, pastas, preserves, organic, vegan, non-GMO, and vegetarian along with low fat products as well.

Italy’s most famous liqueur and brewery, wine and spirits, and beer makers will be on tap. This is an

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The international division of Handsome Properties, Inc. offers clients the opportunity to make their dreams of buying and renting abroad come true. Whether the goal is owning a piece of investment property or renting an apartment for a weeks’ getaway, Handsome Properties International has the inventory and the knowledge to make it happen.

We consider ourselves lucky to represent so many truly extraordinary properties each with its own amazing history. Michelangelo’s Tuscan Villa is a perfect example of just that. That’s right, the artist best known for painting the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel once called this Italian residence home and it is for sale for 7.5 Million Euro.

Michelangelo’s nephew was tasked with

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Florence has long been known as one of the world’s art meccas. It is estimated that about 60% of the world’s art is in Italy, and of that, about half of them are in Florence! So do yourself a favor and do not leave this incredible city without seeing some incrediable works of art. We’re making it easy for you.

1. Michelangelo’s The Florentine Pieta, also known as The Deposition
This beautiful classic is currently on display at Museo del Opera del Duomo, and the entrance fee for the museum is €6

2. The Dome of the Duomo of Florence, by Filippo Brunelleschi
This beautiful dome can easily be seen for free, however if you’d like to climb up the 463 steps to the cupola to get a better view, the admission is €8 and €11for the museum.


3. Botticelli’s

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