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The Hotel Stay in Puglia That Still Bugs Me: 3 Tips to Help You Book Your Puglia Summer Accommodations

I don’t like to write bad reviews. I am a very reasonable person when it comes to service mishaps, booking mistakes, etc. In fact, I am the type that rarely speaks up when something isn’t quite right during a vacation. I grin and bear it, do my best to avoid conflict, and file the irksome issue away in my mind as a “teachable moment.” But I also don’t like to feel had. Nor do I want others to go through the frustration and shame that my family and I went through when we stayed at a hotel in P...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Tuscany, Puglia, Hotel California, Otranto, Italy Roundtable, Otranto Puglia, La Capitana, Puglia Lesson, Rebecca Of Flowers, Il Lavandeto


7 dreamy Tuscan villas for rent

Homebase Abroad shares some of its most alluring vacation rentals in Tuscany.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Tuscany, Homebase Abroad


Dreamy villas for rent in Tuscany

Homebase Abroad shares some of its most alluring vacation rentals in Tuscany.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Tuscany, Homebase Abroad


Relax With The Coolest Photography Links Of The Week

As we ring in a brand new year full of excitement for what lies ahead in the field of photography we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to share here with everyone. This weeks list is full of tutorials, special features and great photography representing some of the finest posts and photographs that artists and writers are posting today. We sincerely hope you are off to a great new year and will enjoy this list of links as much as the Toad did in b...
Tags: Photography, England, New York, United States, Belgium, Vancouver, Detroit, Kyoto, Michael, Tuscany, Noël, Honolulu, Fred, Jean, Len, Adnan


The Gift I Received from My Birthday Trip to Italy

  My friend and former TV news colleague, Denise Vickers, recently returned from a trip to Italy with more than just travel souvenirs and photos. She brings us this reminder that travel is truly all about people and connection.    By Denise Vickers For years I romanticized about spending my 50th birthday in Italy with my husband, Mark. I had been there roughly 25 years prior with my mother and had convinced my husband that my milestone birthday would be unsatisfactory if my passport did not re...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Florida, Washington Post, Germany, Rome, Guest Posts, United States, Italy, Noaa, Cbs, Red Cross, Venice, Google Translate, Steve, Tuscany


When God Calls You Out of Hiding

I first met Michelle DeRusha a couple feet away from where Beth Moore was lifting Jesus high. We were two honest women who came to a conference, who’ve grown into the deepness of the questions and found God present and as enveloping and as real as air. A phenomenal writer with blazing courage, Michelle is a Brave truth-teller and unwavering Christ-dweller who writes authentic, honest, robust, life-changing words with an ear always turned toward truth and grace and Him.  When she visited Tuscan...
Tags: Books, Religion, Guest Posts, Jesus, God, Baker, Tuscany, Michelle, Martin Luther, Luke, Brad, Adam, Katharina, Thomas Merton, Beth Moore, Michelle DeRusha


2019 Exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany: a Year of Art

The list of 2019 exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany is shaping up nicely, giving us art lovers something more to look forward to – if only there were time to see them all! Expect to hear a lot about Leonardo Da Vinci this year, all over Italy, as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of his death. Connected to this is the show celebrating Leonardo’s teacher, Verrocchio, a combined effort of Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello. The lineup of exhibits runs from some interesting Renaissance shows all th...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Barcelona, Rome, Washington Dc, Italy, Exhibit, Venice, National Gallery, Headline, Florence, Duke, Marina Abramovic, Pitti Uomo, Siena, Tuscany


Matador staff's favorite trips 2018

The Matador staff is based all around the world, which means we’re a well-traveled bunch. In 2018, team members went across the globe — sometimes for fun, sometimes for work, and sometimes for a mix of both. We explored the polar-bear-filled north and surfed the coast of Spain. Some of us went to cities; others took on the great outdoors. Some of us got to know our own backyards a little better. All of us took along our one piece of gear we can’t travel without. If you want a guaranteed amazi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, America, Spain, Barcelona, Thailand, Atlantic, Egypt, Malaysia, Santiago, Idaho, Hawaii, Galicia


Inter travel to Empoli without fans as racism, violence mar Christmas football

Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan travel to Tuscany side Empoli on Saturday without their fans after racism and violence overshadowed Christmas football in the Italian league. Police in Florence said that visiting Inter supporters would... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Florence, Tuscany, Empoli, Afp, Inter, Milan AFP Inter Milan


Best runs and marathons in 2019

We’re nearing the close of another year and with reflection also comes goal setting. If fitness, specifically running, is on your radar for 2019 here is a rundown — pun intended — of outdoor races you should sign up for now. From a Star Wars-themed half marathon through Disney World, Florida, to an ultra-marathon through the Alps, here are the best runs in 2019. The Dipsea Race Photo: Dipsea Race/Facebook If short distances and history strike your fancy, The Dipsea Race in Northern Califo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, California, US, Italy, Alps, Napa, Darth Vader, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Walt Disney World, Sonoma, Botanic Gardens, Tuscany, Seine


33 amazing places to visit in Italy

Italy is a treasure trove for travel: The rustic hill towns of Tuscany. The colorful mosaic of Venice. The seductive Almalfi Coast. These are the 33 best places to visit.
Tags: Cnn, Italy, Venice, Tuscany


Italian pasta and sauce pairings

Although pasta is good with almost any ingredient, there are rules about which pasta goes with which sauce in Italy — especially when it comes to fresh pasta (made with flour and water) and egg pasta (made with egg, flour, and water). These rules are well established in each region. You’d never put pesto on tortellini, for example, or a heavy meat sauce on a delicate noodle that can’t support the meat’s weight. And you’d never put alfredo sauce on…anything. When it comes to getting it right a...
Tags: Travel, Pasta, Italy, North America, Venus, Naples, Bologna, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, All, Liguria, Campania, Sorrento, Modena, Matador Network, Tom


Top 5 destinations in Italy you must visit this winter

Italy is ethereal in every sense of the term. And during winters, the city’s beauty catapults a several notches higher. The snow-capped mountains, the blue sky with a dash of Mediterranean sun, make for a perfect winter. What adds to its charm is its magnificent architecture. So, if you are planning to fly down to some exotic location, Italy should definitely top your priority list. Book your tickets to Italy this winter and make the most of it. For a better experience set your eyes on private c...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Venice, Mediterranean, Palermo, Travel Blog, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Tuscany, Palermo Sicily, Venice Florence Amalfi Coast


Sammezzano Castle in Italy for sale

If you’re on the hunt for a fancy European castle to finally live out your Disney fantasy, we’ve got you covered. Sammezzano Castle in Italy is now for sale — at a measly $18 million. Photo: Coldwell Banker And if a castle in the heart of Tuscany is not enough to fulfill your dreams, the extravagant decor of Sammezzano Castle is sure to seal the deal. It was acquired in the 17th century by a Spanish nobleman, who decorated its 365 rooms in a colorful Moorish style, making the castle one of...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Tuscany, All, Castles, Sammezzano Castle


Gift Guide: the 16 best board games for holiday family fun

Ah, holiday board gaming. A roaring fire. A glass of nog. And a raging debate over whether the blue guy was next to the red square or vice versa. Buying a gift for a board game fan? Just need something new to bring along to the get together? In this roundup we highlight some of what we’ve been playing lately – from the easy to the immensely complex – and give you and your family fodder for your next bout of holiday fun. Some new, some old, all great.   Machi Koro This super-cute card game invo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Usa, Tokyo, Ussr, Hitler, Sim City, Tuscany, Anomia, Spaceteam, Machi Koro, Gift Guide 2018, Codenames Codenames, Waldschattenspiel, Werewolf Mafia, Spaceteam Spaceteam


Gift Guide: the 17 best board games for holiday family fun

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. Ah, holiday board gaming. A roaring fire. A glass of nog. And a raging debate over whether the blue guy was next to the red square or vice versa. Buying a gift for a board game fan? Just need something new to bring along to the get together? In this roundup we highlight some of what we’ve been playing lately — from the easy to the immensely complex — and give you and your family fodder for your n...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Usa, Tech, Tokyo, Ussr, Hitler, Sim City, Tuscany, Anomia, Spaceteam, Carcassonne Carcassonne, Machi Koro, Gift Guide 2018, Codenames Codenames, Waldschattenspiel


Italy From Above: A Satellite View by @Squareofitaly

What does the impact of mankind look like when you get far enough above the Earth to remove all signs of human habitation except the permanent ones? One sometimes discovers interesting things on Instagram – one account I’ve recently found and enjoyed is @SquareofItaly. Brainchild of Ottavio Rusalen, a 25 year old from northern Italy, the account features savvily selected, beautiful satellite images of Italy. I asked him if he’d be willing to share a few reflections here in an interview. Palmano...
Tags: Travel, Google, Photography, Earth, Italy, Wwf, Holland, Venice, Florence, Treviso, Siena, Tuscany, Trapani, Trieste, Mugello, Alkmaar


Watch: From Tuscany to Chelsea, banker to coach: the story of Maurizio Sarri

Football Focus discovers the story of Maurizio Sarri, learning of his journey from banker to coach.
Tags: News, Chelsea, Tuscany, Maurizio Sarri


Blue + Gold Wedding at Conti Di San Bonifacio in Italy

Sprawling views of the Tuscan landscape, Cypress trees for days and a glowing candlelit dinner... these are just a few of the details you'll surely fall for when you peruse this Big Day planned by Weddings in Tuscany. It's perfectly intimate and so full of the warmest love, all captured by Jeremy Chou. If an Italy wedding was on your destination wish list—this one is bound to send you over the edge!Continue reading on Style Me Pretty
Tags: Wedding, Italy, Tuscany, The Blog, Jeremy Chou, Real Weddings, Traditional Elegance, Conti di San Bonifacio


Vacationing in Italy 101

When you do what we do, everyone you know and their mothers ask you to help them with their trip to Italy. This is great, I love Italy and I want everyone to experience the real Italy, so I try my best to help my friends-boyfriends-cousin plan their perfect trip to Italy. Recently, a friend of mine had some time off of work and some credit card miles to use and asked me if he should go to Italy during this time off. Naturally, I said yes, that is the only answer to that question. What followed ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Coffee, Food, Europe, Milan, Holidays, US, America, Rome, Culture, Language, Italy, Vatican, English, Venice


The New Italian Cinema Festival Comes to San Francisco

  You don’t have to cross an ocean to meet some unforgettable Italians, appearing in a delectable assortment of movies in the New Italian Cinema festival, presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute and scheduled for the first weekend in December in San Francisco. Among the featured films: *AS NEEDED (Quanto Basta), a charming narrative about a hot-tempered chef performing community service at a school for adolescents with Asperger’s and his intense relationship with a teenage...
Tags: Travel, Milan, San Francisco, Ukraine, Italy, Armenia, Tuscany, Asperger, Manuel, Andiamo, Gagarin, Cultural Institute, Dianne Hales, Speranza, Pubblico


Empoli 3-2 Atalanta: Thrilling comeback in Tuscany

A missed penalty led to an Atalanta counter-attacking goal, but Empoli battled back from a 2-goal deficit to complete the stunning 3-2 win over Atalanta.
Tags: Media, Highlights, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Atalanta, Latest, Italian Serie A, Tuscany, Empoli


A Local, Italian Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide

This past year at work I’ve been involved in a project called TCBL, a collaborative, EU funded project to increase sustainability in the textile and clothing industry. It’s one of a number of initiatives working in this direction, a more B2B than B2C one. But maybe you’ve heard of the Ellen Macarthur Foundation or the campaign “who made my clothes”? The driving content is basically the same. We’re living in a world covered in an unimaginable heap of stuff, stuff that won’t disintegrate for centu...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Usa, Etsy, Time, Eu, Italy, Venice, Bmw, Headline, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Tuscany, Expat Life


Bella vs. Brutta Figura: How Italians Judge You

In the United States, it can sometimes seem like we don’t care how we come off to others. Of course, this isn’t to say that nobody here in the good ol’ USA makes a good first impression, but its not uncommon to see people out and about in sweatpants, messy hair, no makeup, socks and sandals and don’t even get me started about the People of Walmart.  One of many “People of Walmart”- Brutta Figura In Italy, you would never see anybody dressed like this, their mother would never let them out of ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Cooking, Europe, Usa, America, Culture, United States, Italy, Vacations, Italia, Sam, American, Italian, Tuscany, Culinary Institute


Living in Italy: How I Stay Healthy

The first wintery days are upon us and with them, the first sniffles. Inevitably, my interns are all sick and children in schools are sneezing all over the place. We are into the joys of the winter season, which includes battling bugs in our bodies, even when the mosquitoes outside haven’t died off yet (they seem to never fully go away, ugh!). For me, this is the time to make sure I stick to my healthy regimen at all costs, and luckily, living in Italy makes it pretty easy for me to do this. Rec...
Tags: Travel, Usa, UK, America, Chicago, Italy, Florence, Expat, Tuscany, San Marco, Expat Life, Arno, Prato, Italy Italy, Life in Italy, Georgette


Marston House in Vinalhaven: A Maine Tradition Continues

Long before they were Instagram stars, Sharon and Paul Mrozinski were my family’s favorite source for exceptional antiques. Whenever work or summer vacations took us to Maine, stopping off at their shop in Wiscasset was an absolute must. So you can imagine my horror when a couple of years ago, I heard they were selling Marston House. I believe the subject line in my followup email read, “Nooooooo, say it isn’t so!” Fortunately for me, my family, and thousands of their fans, Sharon and Paul and t...
Tags: Books, England, Instagram, France, New Hampshire, Maine, Portland, Ralph Lauren, Rhode Island, New England, Anderson, Tuscany, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, PAUL, Sharon


Marston House in Vinalhaven: French Vintage Style in Maine

Long before they were Instagram stars, Sharon and Paul Mrozinski were my family’s favorite source for exceptional antiques. Whenever work or summer vacations took us to Maine, stopping off at their shop in Wiscasset was an absolute must. So you can imagine my horror when a couple of years ago, I heard they were selling Marston House. I believe the subject line in my followup email read, “Nooooooo, say it isn’t so!” Fortunately for me, my family, and thousands of their fans, Sharon and Paul and t...
Tags: Books, England, Instagram, France, New Hampshire, Maine, Portland, Ralph Lauren, Rhode Island, New England, Anderson, Tuscany, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, PAUL, Sharon


Leonardo’s Leicester Codex at the Uffizi

The beginning of November in Tuscany always comes accompanied by dramatic rains, and this year is no exception. We watch the Arno rising and annually remember the terrible flood of November 4, 1966. These seasonal rains serve as a reminder that despite our best efforts to control many things, nature, and particularly water, will always have things her way. Leonardo da Vinci was a great observer of water, of its ebbs and flows, its paths and ways to harness and deviate it. Many of these observati...
Tags: Travel, Bill Gates, Leicester, Fast Company, Headline, British Library, Florence, Gates, Tuscany, Exhibition Review, Leonardo, Arno, Leonardo da Vinci, Codex Leicester, Codex Atlanticus, Eike Schmidt


Personal Journeys: Pasta Dreams and Flying Machines: Our Tuscan Adventure

A father takes his two young sons to Tuscany to savor pasta and the country’s rich history. Along the way, they discover that the straight path is not always the best path.
Tags: News, Pasta, Tuscany, Children and Childhood, Travel and Vacations, Tuscany (Italy


Best wine pairings with Italian food

Simply visiting Italy is pleasant. Add in all of the country’s famous food, and a trip becomes heavenly. Regarded as one of the best, if not the very best, food countries in Europe, Italy has long been known for its unmatchable culture surrounding food — and its cup runneth over with wine, too. Each region has its own special dish and a wine or two to match. To eat and drink like the locals, pair your Italian meals with wine from the same region. If you can’t get to Italy, these pairings are ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Italy, Etna, Stella, Napoli, Parma, Sicily, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Campania, Piedmont, Franciacorta, Lombardy, Nero