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By Adam Jones | 30/09/2019

When you're looking for things to do in Venice, there's nothing quite like connecting to the great history that the city has to offer. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of The Floating City to pop into Caffè Florian, one of the world's oldest cafes.

By Debra Thimmesch | 12/08/2019

Any well-informed Florentine of the mid-15th century would have recognized the distinctive profile of Il Magnifico —  Lorenzo the Magnificent de’ Medici (b. 1449 - d. 1492). His was not a handsome face but it was a memorable one.

By Debra Thimmesch | 05/08/2019

At midnight on May 14, 1504, Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture, David, representing the warrior king and vanquisher of the Philistine giant Goliath was removed from the workshop where it had been carved (an archway had to be demolished to release this colossus) and t…

By Debra Thimmesch | 26/07/2019

Shakespeare famously wrote in Hamlet about the spirits of the dead that inhabit Rome: “The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead did squeak and gibber in the Roman Streets.” 

By Adam Jones | 26/07/2019

Culinary history is full of twists and turns, a place where myth can become fact. The story of Italian gelato is no different, offering a fine line between history and legend. 

By Lina Branter | 26/07/2019

Whether you’re a history buff, an avid hiker or a beach aficionado, there’s no shortage of world-class experiences awaiting you on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. 

By Adam Jones | 26/07/2019

There’s something about fried food that can make it like a hearty warm embrace. Tuscan food is no different, especially one of the best snacks in Florence — coccoli, which translates as “cuddles” in Italian.

By Debra Thimmesch | 12/07/2019

For believers in the supernatural, the city of Rome is haunted by the ghosts of its long and often sordid history.

By Lina Branter | 12/07/2019

You’re finally going to cross Italy off your bucket list, but you’ve got limited vacation time. What are the most important things to do in Italy? Where do you even start?

By Adam Jones | 12/07/2019

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by history when you visit Italy. Everywhere you go, there’s architecture dating back to Ancient Rome, centuries-old culinary traditions, and an almost infinite collection of historical works of art.