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Doing business in Italy: 5 Tips for Foreigners

Doing business in Italy: 5 Tips for Foreigners

October 08, 2009

When I moved to Italy for the third time, it was for an expatriate assignment at a company I’d been at for 4 years. It’s not an overstatement to say that the first few months were traumatic: finalizing my work…

The Best Things About Autumn Travel to Italy

The Best Things About Autumn Travel to Italy

October 02, 2009

It’s October, and so I’m working on autumn departures. If autumn travel to Italy is possible for you, do it! Travelers get warm temperatures, fewer crowds, and it’s a fantastic time to go if you’re a foodie. On the other…

The Sounds of Italy: Tapparelle

The Sounds of Italy: Tapparelle

September 16, 2009

There are certain sounds I associate with Italy: cicadas, from my summer in Brisighella; church bells, because I miss them every time I leave; the cacophony of a market; and – believe it or not – the sound of tapparelle…

The 5 Best Things to Do in Italy, Regardless of your Itinerary

The 5 Best Things to Do in Italy, Regardless of your Itinerary

August 26, 2009

It doesn’t matter whether you’re visiting Rome, Florence, and Venice or whether you’re spending 2 weeks in the countryside; whether you’re going to Italy in the height of summer or the middle of January; or whether you’re museum-hopping or spending…

Art appreciation in Italy: Prioritize In Situ

Art appreciation in Italy: Prioritize In Situ

July 16, 2009

    What do the Sistine Chapel, the mosaics in Piazza Armerina or Ravenna, Coreggio’s masterpiece in Parma, and Milan’s Last Supper have in common? The art is all in situ (on site), meaning it was created for a specific place. And lucky for us, it is…

Which Museums to Visit in Italy? A guide to help you decide.

Which Museums to Visit in Italy? A guide to help you decide.

July 03, 2009

Italy has 3,800 museums, many of them world-class. With limited vacation time and so many other things to see, how does a traveler decide which museums to visit in Italy – which ones make the cut to be included in…

The Best Museums in Italy

The Best Museums in Italy

July 01, 2009

    The Touring Club Italiano released its list of the 30 most visited museums in Italy. The top 30 museums saw a total of 23 million visitors, and the top 3 accounted for more than a third (8.2m) of…

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