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Italian Wedding part 2: Italian wedding traditions

Getting married in Italy is likely a dream come true! So why not incorporate some Italian wedding traditions to complete your destination wedding? Adding a touch of Italy is a great way to personalize your big day. Bring you and your guests fully into the Italian culture by adding some or all of these great Italian […]

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Italian Weddings Part 1: Getting married in Italy

Italy is well known as a land full of passion, romance and love. The setting of countless love stories, both real and fictional, it’s hard to deny the romance of the intimate cobblestone streets, Venetian gondola rides or simply the breathtaking views. Italy is the perfect location for a romantic honeymoon, but it’s just as appropriate for […]

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Dante Lives

Viva Dante! Some 750 years after Dante Alighieri’s birth, his words live, not just in Italian literature, but in everyday conversations. A taxi driver in Rome sums up the frenetic bustle of the city in peak tourist season as a bolgia infernale, using Dante’s term for one of the “rotten pockets” within the depths of hell, […]

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Coming to Italy in August? 5 things to expect

If you’re experiencing August in Italy, you’re not alone! Since it’s when kids are out of school and the idea of vacation is on everyone’s mind, lots of travelers visit Italy in August. But there are some things you have to be prepared for. Here are five things to keep in mind before you head to Italy […]

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The regions of Italy, from A to Z

Do you know Italy… by region? It might seem like a lot to ask, but if you’re planning a trip to Italy, knowing Italy’s regions is a great place to start! The country is broken up into 20 official regions, which you can think of as districts—similar to states or provinces. What are the different […]

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Where to Ski in Italy’s Alps

If you want to ski in Italy, you’re spoiled for choice! From the breathtaking Dolomites in the northeast to the staggering Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc), Europe’s largest mountain, in the northwest, dozens of top-notch resorts span the Italian Alps. Expect excellent piste (slopes) and lively après-ski scenes—all combined with the great food and laid-back attitude that’s the mark […]