Florence’s Oltrarno: a less crowded itinerary for the benefit of eyes, ears and soul

Along with Rome and Venice, Florence belongs to the group of the “Big 3 Touristic Cities”. Some people complain about the themed park – kind of entertainment the city offers and ask for a more authentic experience. In this article you’ll find what you have to do if you want to avoid the crowds and get a glimpse of Florence’s true Italian soul.

The other Florence

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Vicenza’s Monte Berico, where Saints and troubles live together

Italy is often depicted as an ambiguous country and Vicenza is obviously no different. As we often say in here, “it has multiple lives as the cats” and polar opposite characteristics coexist without too much of a hassle.With this series of posts about Vicenza, I will try to underline the city’s “split personality”, by identifying the major paradoxes you can find in its layered territory.

vista_vicenza

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St. Mark’s square under a different perspective (part I): 2 life lessons from the wise Moors of Venice

There’s no doubt, St. Mark’s square in Venice will always be crowded with tourists. Even if there are ‘perils’ like high tides, floods and boardwalks to face, they will never back off and this will remain one of most visited places in the world. Don’t be prejudiced, St. Mark’s square is neither overrated nor a trap. With this series of posts about “St. Mark’s  square under a different perspective”, learn with me how to discover it with new eyes.

Le Colonne della Serenissima Repubblica, Venezia

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