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Monteriggioni: A Timeless Wonder In Italy

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Monteriggioni: A Timeless Wonder In Italy

  Monteriggioni is a walled Medieval town found in Tuscany, Italy with a population of around 9,870 people. It is nestled in the province of Siena, a few minutes away from Colle Val d’Elsa, another city with a stunning medieval atmosphere, and is famous for its crystal glass production.   The village first started with just a castle, the famed Monteriggioni Castle which was built by the Sienese between 1213 and 1219 for defensive purposes. Its strategic location, atop the hill overlooking the Cassia Road, allowed the castle to control the cities of Val d’Elsa and Staggia and be on...

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Top 4 Bakeries In Milan You Must Try

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Top 4 Bakeries In Milan You Must Try

Ever discover the softer and more tender side of Milan? It can be seen by the plethora of bakeries, both new and old, that are still following traditional gourmet pastry methods. Here are four bakeries in Milan that you have to visit! 1) Pasticceria Castelnuovo: Pasticceria Castelnuovo is a bakery with a rich history. Enrico Castelnuovo started learning the art of pastry making at the age of fourteen in 1927. However, his job was interrupted for five years due to the war. After returning home from prison in Germany, he married his colleague and they opened an artisan cake shop...

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Top 4 Trekking Trails in Italy

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Top 4 Trekking Trails in Italy

Everyone knows about Italy’s natural wonders such as the Scala dei Turchi, Sicily. However, you will only truly get to experience their wonder once you starting actually exploring them yourselves. Hence, here are four trekking trails that will sure mesmerize you! 1) Monte Capanne, Elba: Towering at a staggering height of 1019 meters, the dome of Monte Capanne is the highest point on the Island of Elba and the Tuscan archipelago. You should pray for a clear day when you hike Monte Capanne, not only for your safety but also because the view at its peak is unique. You will...

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Top 4 Pizza Making Classes In Venice

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Top 4 Pizza Making Classes In Venice

Pizza is popular and loved by many countries, especially in the United States. Many people believe that pizza originated from the States, however, contrary to popular belief, it actually started in Italy.  So, how amazing would it be to learn how to make this amazing dish from the original creators themselves? Here are 4 pizza-making classes you can find in Venice. 1) Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class with tasting in Venice Pizza pairs amazingly with tiramisu as a dessert. This class will teach you how to make both of them! In this private hands-on cooking class, you will be able to learn...

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Top 5 Pasta Making Classes in Venice

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Top 5 Pasta Making Classes in Venice

Pasta is a signature dish among many restaurants and will instantly remind you of Italy when you eat it. So, how amazing would it be to learn how to make pasta from Italians themselves? Here are 5 pasta making classes you can find in Venice. 1) Chef Maria’s Kids and Family Cooking Class in Venice Enjoy a fun and educational experience, with Chefs Enzo and Vittorio, which is great for the entire family. Each class is geared towards the children’s ages and abilities. They will be learning faces about healthy “green-light” foods, food groups, food chains, their origins, and the...

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