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Mira Todorova

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Why Italians Love Celebrating Christmas

Why Italians Love Celebrating Christmas

Posted by Mira Todorova on November 27 2016

It’s not just the seven fishes.

The Christmas season in Italy shares similarities with its counterpart in America. We both decorate our houses and streets with lights and wreaths. Many attend Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. We both have gift exchanges with family, and the day after Christmas is spent with all the leftovers. In regions of northern Italy, more and more evergreen trees are being brought into homes to be decorated by families.

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Topics: Insider, italian culture, winter, italian food

Top 10 Safety And Security Tips For Traveling In Italy

Top 10 Safety And Security Tips For Traveling In Italy

Posted by Mira Todorova on September 4 2016

Traveling to Italy is a safe experience but unless you have been there before, it's going to mean you're in unfamiliar territory. So it pays to know a few safety and security tips for traveling in Italy that will make your trip trouble free and enjoyable.

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Topics: Insider, travel

10 Timely Tips for the Way We Travel Today

10 Timely Tips for the Way We Travel Today

Posted by Mira Todorova on August 28 2016

Let’s face it, travel can be tricky.

Numerous details need to be taken care of and many things can go wrong if you’re not paying attention. That’s why we’ve assembled some helpful tips, some of which are time-tested ideas. The others are new solutions to old challenges that'll help you simplify your trip and free you up to just enjoy yourself.

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Topics: Insider, flying, travel

Seafood: An Italian Essential

Seafood: An Italian Essential

Posted by Mira Todorova on August 19 2016

Eating fresh seafood is a part of life in Italy.

Italy has hundreds of fishing ports and numerous fishing villages. With its vast coastline and an economy dependent on fishing, Italy has the second largest number of people working in the industry, after Spain. Although European Union policies have required sustainable fishing practices, and certain types of fishing are either restricted or outlawed entirely, it is possible to enjoy many varieties of fresh seafood there.

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Topics: italian culture, italian food

10 Interesting Things About Ferragosto

10 Interesting Things About Ferragosto

Posted by Mira Todorova on August 7 2016

 There is a national holiday in Italy that most outsiders would not know about, a holiday almost bigger than Christmas for many Italians. That holiday is called Ferragosto.

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Topics: italian culture, travel

Where is the Largest European Art Collection?

Where is the Largest European Art Collection?

Posted by Mira Todorova on July 31 2016

The world's largest church is at the Vatican, of course, but you may be surprised to learn the location of Europe's largest art collection.

If you said Florence or Paris, you'd be wrong. The Vatican Museums house the largest number of artworks in Europe with more than 65,000 pieces.

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Topics: architecture, art, Rome, church, history, the Vatican

Outdoor Rome is Endlessly Fascinating

Outdoor Rome is Endlessly Fascinating

Posted by Mira Todorova on July 17 2016

If you like being outdoors while vacationing, Rome is the city for you.

The city on the Tiber is glorious all year round, with moderate temperatures in the winter, ideal sunny weather in the spring and fall, and for those who thrive in warm weather, sultry summers.

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Topics: italian culture, architecture, travel, Rome, history

5 Delicious Fresh Foods to Try in Italy

5 Delicious Fresh Foods to Try in Italy

Posted by Mira Todorova on July 3 2016

One of the many delights of visiting Italy any time of year is enjoying fresh seasonal produce. Italians often shop the same day for fruits and vegetables to cook with, with their staples including olives, grapes, sugar beets, corn, tomatoes and citrus. Here we'll explore five wonders of the Italian table, some of which may be new to you.

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Topics: italian food

Mountains of Fun: Summer in the Alps

Mountains of Fun: Summer in the Alps

Posted by Mira Todorova on June 17 2016

The Italian Alps, which includes the Dolomites in the northeast, offer fantastic snow sports in the winter, but in the summer the weather is moderate and pleasant with temperatures rarely going above 80 degrees allowing for plenty of new experiences to enjoy.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, alps, northern Italy, medieval

5 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo’s David

5 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo’s David

Posted by Mira Todorova on May 6 2016

Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze is probably the world's most well-known sculpture. Michelangelo sculpted his masterpiece, based on the biblical story of David and Goliath, in 1501, at the age of 25.

However, there are a few things about the famous statue that you may not know.

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Topics: David, Florence, art, history, Tuscany