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Seven things you should carry when traveling in Italy

Updated July 2021 There are certain items you should always carry when traveling around Italy. Ranging from practical things that you’ll need on your trip to items of convenience, everything on this list will make your time in Italy much more pleasant. I’ve also included a few bonus items that apply to certain cities and…

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Wall of flowers at La Ménagère in Florence, Italy
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La Ménagère in Florence, Italy: food, flowers, kitchenware and cocktails

La Ménagère in Florence, Italy I’ll admit that a place that bills itself as a concept restaurant/bistro/cocktail bar/florist/shop sounds a bit chaotic. And it could be, if it isn’t done just right. Fortunately, La Ménagère in Florence has absolutely nailed it. I think it was the wall of flowers that drew me in, or maybe…

View from La Ciclopedonale Montemari bike and walking path in Levanto, Italy
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La Ciclopedonale Maremonti bike and walking path in Levanto, Italy

Between the small towns of Levanto, Bonassola and Framura, just north of the Cinque Terre, is a beautiful cycling/walking path called La Ciclopedonale Maremonti. When I visited Levanto in late summer, I couldn’t wait to rent a bike and see the trail for myself. It was a major highlight of our trip, and I’m already…