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Lucca, The City of 100 Churches

Anyone looking for a quintessential Tuscan escape should have Lucca in their sights. A mere hour and a half from Florence by train. Looming renaissance walls lining cobblestone paths. Authentic delicacies made from organic produce brought in from the surrounding countryside. And of course, an awesome concentration of astounding architecture, especially for such a small space! Here’s…

Enjoying an Aperol Spritz besides a canal in Venice

Top 3 Classic Italian Cocktails

Good news! Italians love to meet up for an after-work aperitivo at their local bar. Often, Italian cocktails are enjoyed standing up, accompanied by…

Tips for before you go to Italy

6 Travel Tips for Italy: Before You Go

Your first trip to Italy is bound to be overwhelmingly beautiful and filled with adventure. My Italian Link wants to keep it that way….

Things to know when travelling Italy by train

How to Travel Italy by Train

When it comes to travelling Italy by train, most veterans will tell you it takes time to perfect. First-timers often get overwhelmed – unnecessarily….

Exchanging World Views With AFS Interculture

AFS Interculture takes international exchange programmes, study abroad opportunities and volunteer projects to the next level. AFS has options for…

Set off for Siena

Siena’s Gothic monuments have been left largely unchanged for centuries. Consequently, it remains a medieval marvel! It’s charming districts conceal countless masterpieces from all…

Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance

Florence in…

Top 10 Weird Laws in Italy

About ten years ago, the state allowed local mayors to implement laws to quash their own particular ‘security’ threats. The result? Countless giggle-worthy (if a…

Italy’s Top 3 Craziest Roman Emperors

Many a Roman emperor was never voted into power, they inherited it. That meant succession was often a bit of a lucky packet. You…

Eleonora Galasso’s Italian cuisine

My Italian Link’s Editor in chief Audrey Robin had the pleasure to meet with tv personality, food writer and consultant Eleonora Galasso. An opportunity…