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13 May 2015
Three of our Italy docents explain what we can learn about 16th-century food traditions and habits by looking at the art from that period.
13 November 2014
We explore the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to discover the origins of ideal beauty in the Renaissance.
30 June 2014
Culinary docent Adrienne Kovats gives us her top selections for how to visit Montepulciano in Tuscany.
15 March 2014
We talked with two former winners of the Context apprenticeship program in Florence to see how things have come full circle since it began in 2008.
8 December 2013
Ready for the holidays? So are we! We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…
17 November 2013
Want to win a free family walk in Italy? Learn how to enter our contest and win!
4 June 2013
We tell you why you should think about skipping San Gimignano, Pompeii, and Siracusa during your next trip to Italy.
29 May 2013
Dan Brown’s newest novel has stirred up interest in Dante Alighieri, for better or for worse.
13 March 2013
Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.
11 March 2013
Cecilia Beaux: one of the Vasari Corridor’s “best-of-the-best”, but today unknown.
14 February 2013
Take a look inside the intriguing story behind the creation of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
21 January 2013
Looking for something active and hands-on for your family? See our list of picks from across our cities.
3 April 2012
Palazzo Strozzi continues its tradition of programming exhibitions that intrigue both visitors and locals alike. Their newest show “Americans in Florence: Sargent and the American Impressionists,” once again reflects the strong connections between the United States and Italy with a selection of works from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Frederick Childe Hassam, and more.
3 March 2012
In keeping with the spirit of our mobility program services, we have put together resource lists for wheelchair rental in our various cities. The Italian cities in which we operate face their own unique challenges, from the bridges in Venice to the cobbled streets to Rome. While some museums do provide foldable wheelchairs, their quality and availability can be variable and limited to that particular site. The following is a list of pharmacies and medical supply stores that provide wheel chair rentals.
26 February 2012
Some thoughts from our culinary docents throughout Italy about the best of what their local markets have to offer.