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Handling Money in Italy

I receive loads of questions about money when my clients are preparing to travel to Italy. I’ve put together tips...

Tips and Tricks for Tackling Transportation in Rome

By Kalina Davis   Rome is a magnificent city bursting with rich history, art, and culture. Paying a visit to...

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Hiking the Cinque Terre: An Amateur’s Tale

Kenzie, director of research shares her tales on the trails of the Cinque Terre. I am a champion mountaineer. I...

Driving Tips for Your Italy Trip

Don’t let the Italians intimidate you.  It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are going, someone is going to...

Train Tips and Manners for Your Trip to Italy

Train travel is a very easy and low stress way to get around Italy but can initially be overwhelming.  Once...

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How to prepare for your trip to Italy | Jet Lag Advice, Passports and Keeping Safe

There are many steps you can take prior to leaving that will make your trip more enjoyable and successful.  I...

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How to prepare for your trip to Italy | Foot Care Advice and Getting into Shape

There are many steps you can take prior to leaving that will make your trip more enjoyable and successful.  Some...

Understanding Italian Culture | Breaking the Ice and Saving Money

BREAKING THE ICE The Italians are incredibly warm and friendly people who will try hard to communicate with you, but...

Understanding Italian Culture | Manners, Bella Figura, Siesta and Passeggiata

Part of enjoying Italy comes from understanding and embracing the differences in our culture.  I have tried to put together...

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Understanding Italian Culture | Toilet Basics

TOILETS I could probably dedicate a whole book to my adventures with Italian bathrooms.  It could almost become a game...