Italy Travel Ideas: Fall & Winter Vacation Packages

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As the last of the bikinis and beach umbrellas are packed away and the verdant countryside takes on a fiery hue, Italian thoughts are turning to olive harvests, truffle hunting and the Dolomiti ski slopes. And for visitors, there are many reasons why a fall or winter vacation in Italy is the perfect destination. From tasty truffle pasta to warm...

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Florence Airport Shuttle: Everything You Need to Know

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If you arrive in Florence by way of its airport, the most economical way to reach the center of the beautiful Tuscan capital is to take the Florence airport shuttle. The Florence Peretola Airport is the international airport of Florence, located four kilometers from the city center. It is the second-busiest Tuscan airport in terms of...

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Traveling by Train from Florence to Bologna: What You Need to Know

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Firenze Santa Maria Novella Bologna, “the Learned, the Fat, the Red” as it is affectionately nicknamed, makes for a great day trip from Florence. Travel time on the high-speed train from Florence to Bologna is less than 40 minutes. Bologna, whose Roman street plan and medieval center have been well preserved, is famous for its rich...

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Inferno Tour: Explore Dan Brown’s Inferno Locations in Florence


If you are looking for an entertaining and original way to see Florence, take an Inferno Tour. Whether you have read Dan Brown’s best-selling novel Inferno, upon which the tour is based, or not, this visit to Florence is sure to keep you on edge as you retrace the protagonists’ breathtaking adventures through the city and some of its most...

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Michelangelo’s David

Standing at a colossal 17 feet tall, the gleaming white statue of Michelangelo's David, slingshot in hand ready to do battle, dominates Florence’s Piazza della Signoria. It draws millions of tourists every year even though it’s just a copy. The original, expertly chiselled by master Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, nestles safely in a...

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