Lucca is a small medieval Italian town just 75 kilometers west of Florence and an easy bus or train ride from most cities in Tuscany. It is a popular destination for travelers with a Tuscan itinerary. There are over 30 tourist attractions in Lucca including the Teatro del Giglio, the Torre delle Ore and Torre [...]
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The term Liberation Day is used for many countries who were once under an occupation by another state such as The Ukraine and the Netherlands. Liberation Day also marks the end of an oppressive regime, and can also mark the anniversary of a revolution like with Cuba. It can also be considered a sort of [...]
In 1401 the Florentine guild, Arte di Calimala, began a contest between the Florentine artists of the time to decide who would create the -today- North door to the Baptistery in Florence. In 2012, over 600 years later, the Guild of the Dome was born as a sort of modern day guild to protect Florence’s [...]
Italian fashion designers Prada, Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana produce some of the most coveted clothing in the modern world. Yet, these innovative designers are only following in the footsteps of a long line of couturiers. Long before textiles played a key role in the economy, Italy has been known as [...]