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15 Off-the-Beaten-Path Italian Towns You Need to Visit

Pop Culture / Celebrity : SavvySugar

It's hard to go wrong when planning an Italian vacation. But if you're lucky enough to have visited the most popular cities in the country for tourists, like Rome, Venice, and Florence, there's still a whole country of beautiful sig...

Italian Mayor to Jersey Shore Cast: No Partying Here!

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Gossip from Newser

In case you haven't heard, the Jersey Shore cast is going to Italy —but the mayor of Florence somehow expects the reality show not to "promote Florence as a drinking town." That's just one of the rules he's given to the cast. The Ne...

Bronzino: Artist and Poet at the Court of the Medici Opens at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

Arts : Artdaily

FLORENCE.- Agnolo di Cosimo, known as Bronzino (1503-1572), was one of the greatest artists in the history of Italian painting. Court artist to Cosimo I de? Medici (1519-1574), his work embodied the sophistication of the Mannerist s...

The Church of San Miniato al Monte in Florence

Religion / Catholicism : New Liturgical Movement

Today, the Italian city of Florence keeps the feast of Saint Miniatus, (or Minias; San Miniato in Italian) who was martyred there during the persecution of Decius in 250-51 A.D. The authentic story of his martyrdom is now lost to us...

Dante's Tomb in Ravenna, Italy

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Much to the dismay of the jealous Florentines, Ravenna is home to the tomb holding the actual bones of the great poet Dante Alighieri. That fancy "tomb" in Florence? Without a body, it’s just a memorial. Dante died in Ravenna in 132...

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