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5 Things to Do in Italy that Don't Involve Churches

5 Things to Do in Italy that Don't Involve Churches

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on May 15 2016

We write about churches a great deal in this blog. Almost as much as wine. 

We love Italian churches because of their magnificent art and architecture, as well as their fascinating histories. However, after seeing your twentieth church, you may have had your fill of architecture and want a little break. That's the time to take a day off from the tour group and make some interesting memories through a serendipitous outing.

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Topics: Italian Wine, alps, travel, coffee

Venice's Caffè Florian: Almost 300 and Still Up Late

Venice's Caffè Florian: Almost 300 and Still Up Late

Posted by Darya Camacci on March 27 2016

 On St. Mark’s Square in Venice stands a cultural landmark, Caffè Florian.

 Established in 1720, it is the oldest coffeehouse in Venice, and possibly in Europe. It was originally named “Triumphant Venice (Alla Venezia Trionfante)” but ultimately became known as Florian’s, after its owner, Floriano Francesconi.

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Topics: Italian Wine, italian culture, italian food, art, history, coffee, Venice

Italian Coffee Culture: 9 Things to Know Before You Go to Italy

Italian Coffee Culture: 9 Things to Know Before You Go to Italy

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on March 11 2016

Drinking coffee is ingrained in Italian culture. It’s as important as drinking wine, eating pasta and parades at Carnevale.

It’s a sacred beverage, though, so understand how it’s done in Italy before you go. Italians are very peculiar about their coffee. If you want an authentic Italian experience when you drink coffee, read about coffee culture with our 10 tips.

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Topics: italian culture, italian food, coffee