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5 Reasons Bologna Makes The Perfect Day Trip From Florence

When it comes to “where you can you visit while using Florence as a base” nothing comes more to mind than the city of Bologna, capital of Emilia-Romagna. A quick and pleasant 35 minute journey by fast train from Santa Maria Novella will have you up there quicker than you can say “mortadella” and maybe an hour from that time, you’ll be able to eat some in one of the city’s gastronomic hotspots because this place well known for its…

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Locals I Love: Silvia Donati

It may be a rainy Sunday in Florence, but that hasn’t stopped the coffee flowing and the inspiration from coming. Locals I love is back this week with a really special interview, with my ITALY Magazine colleague, Silvia Donati. She is the expert for anything and everything in her hometown of Bologna. Sweet, witty, smart and generous with help and information, she is such a pleasure to work with and I had to pick her brain for the blog so…

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Locals I Love: Sarah Dowling

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Locals I Love is back and I finally have the first interview of 2015, picking the mind of American blogger in Bologna, Sarah Dowling of The Italy 365 Project. In case you don’t know what ‘Locals I Love’ is, this is an ongoing series on the blog aimed at showcasing real people, living and working in Italy (and beyond). Sharing their stories is especially important as many look to this country as a sort of ‘dream’ place without knowing many people who…

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Meet Federica – an Italian girl with a passion for travel

You know those people who even though you’ve never met, you know you already like them? That’s exactly how I feel about Federica Piersimoni – blogger/Italian travel expert behind the awesome Italian site Viaggi Low Cost (how to travel more and spend less). She interviewed me for the site Viaggi Low Cost (check out the interview in Italian) which was a fun experience, albeit a little intimidating due to having online proof of my non-perfect-but-close Italiano. Just by looking at her pictures…

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