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  • What happens when wild animals need help?

    Published August 25th, 2016 by Aina
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    Hello, I am Aina. My husband and I arrived from Norway together with 3 cats almost 10 years ago, just to discover that the house was all ready inhabited by 2 feral dogs. That was the start. Many animals in need has become Citizens after that. Today we have cats, dogs, rabbits, minipigs, parrots, budgies, ducks, hens, geese, goats and sheep. We try to do our bit to help animals in need. Luckily we have a big house and 4 hectares of land.

    CRAS – Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici
    What happens when wild animals need help?

    One of Italia’s Wildlife Rescue centres is situated in Bernezzo (Piedmont). What used to be a small zoo has today been transformed into a wildlife hospital and rehabilitation centre. The centre has 1.5 employees (one full-time and one part-time; the rest is done by volunteers, including two veterinarians. The centre is not open to the public, but you can call them 24/7 if you find an injured or ill wild animal.

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  • Top four myths about family cruise holidays

    Published August 15th, 2016 by Joanne Rivers
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    It’s a popular myth that cruise holidays are for couples and older travelers. In fact, cruise holidays are also perfect for families and have facilities ideal for everyone, such as delicious restaurants, luxurious spa services, numerous water attractions, and plenty other activities for the little ones! Don’t let the myths fool you and make you miss out on what could be the holiday of a lifetime.

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  • Travel in Italy: Three Days in Naples

    Published August 10th, 2016 by ErinAbroad
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    Everyone knows about Naples. Isn’t that the place where the Mafia hangs out, and they never collect the rubbish? Where there’s nothing to see even if you do avoid getting robbed or stabbed?

    Wrong, wrong and wrong again.

    This three day itinerary will prepare you to get the most out of superlative Naples.

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  • Tuscan Cooking: Perfectly Offal

    Published August 2nd, 2016 by ErinAbroad
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    Learn how to cook with Tuscan offals with tha quick history lesson, glossary for your butcher and Crostini dello Cortile recipe.

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  • Top Six Hill Towns in Tuscany

    Published July 25th, 2016 by ErinAbroad
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    Tuscany is one of the few spots on earth that is just as divine as it is in the movies. The endless vineyards, sunflower fields, and perfect rows of dark-green-almost-black cypress trees splash against blue skies and orange sunsets. Here are the top six hill towns to visit in Tuscany.

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  • Expat Spotlight: Saskia’s Top 3 Tips for Florence

    Published July 18th, 2016 by Saskia Balmaekers
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    Saskia fell in love with Italy when she visited Rome in 1998. She went back two years later and decided to study Italian, to be able to experience more of the Italian culture, to discover more Italian stories and to to live in Italy for a while. She lived in Florence, which still is her ‘home away from home’.

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  • Expat Spotlight: Sasha’s Top 3 Tips for Tuscany

    Published July 4th, 2016 by Sasha Wang
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    Sasha was born in the north-east of China and now lives in Florence. Her blog, Stai Al Borgo (www.staialborgo.com), shares her expat life in Italy.

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  • A Student’s Shopping Guide to Via Dei Neri

    Published June 27th, 2016 by Milena Miesse
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    A student’s tips on where to get the most bang for your buck for women’s fashion in Florence, while remaining in style!

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  • Rome Impression

    Published June 23rd, 2016 by Damian S. Hughes
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    A student sees the eternal city for the first time.

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  • First Impressions of Florence

    Published June 15th, 2016 by Damian S. Hughes
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    The transition from an American lifestyle to the Italian culture has challenged me in many ways, but most notably when it comes to eating. I noticed a drastic difference in my first couple of days in Florence, when my growling stomach had brought me to a restaurant at 6pm and the staff seemed as puzzled as I was looking at the empty seats. When I was handed a menu on my first night out to dinner, I was shocked to see that it is commonplace to receive two courses for dinner. Giddy with excitement, I ordered a pasta dish followed by a pizza – but eaters beware: take caution in what you order, pepperonis in Italy are spicy peppers, and what American’s think of pepperonis are “salamino picante (spicy salami).” I have also come to find...

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