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Tuscan Wine Picks From Epicurious

One of the pleasures of visiting Tuscany is having the chance to drive the fertile hills of wine country, sampling reds and whites along the way. Most travelers really only think of Chianti, a mini-region within Tuscany, when thinking about Tuscan wine. But another vino hotspot is Montalcino. ...

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From Mafia Villa to Agriturismo

This one comes from the U.K.'s Italy Magazine, which tells us that the Corleone villa of former Mafia boss Salvatore Riina has been turned into farmstay housing, a.k.a., an agriturismo. The Pio La Torre Cooperative, named for a martyred anti-Mafia activist, belonged to Riina before it was seized by ...

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Coloring the Skies: Kite Festival in Umbria

This weekend, the incredibly picturesque town of Castiglione del Lago, located on the banks of Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, will become even more beautiful as the skies fill with kites of all shapes, sizes, and colors. The event is called Coloriamo i Cieli, and it features some of the world's most ...

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Resolution: Italian Citizenship

Did know that you can get honorary citizenship from the Terre di Siena (Siena's provincial tourism board)? Citizenship entails signing a Sustainable Tourism charter. Here's what the charter lists as an honorary citizen's privileges: Receive full information about local activities in the ...

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