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Roberto Cavalli closes down Florence

By: Bonnie Marie

Targeting a more prosperous Chinese marketplace, Roberto Cavalli is closing down his boutique and cafè near via Tornabuoni in Florence’s main shopping district.  If you’re looking for Cavalli fashion you’ll have to go to Rome, Milan, or beach resort cities Forte dei Marmi or Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

3 Travel Alerts for Florence, Italy

By: Bonnie Marie

Coming to a wedding in Tuscany this year? If you’re travelling by train to get to the wedding venue or leaving for a day trip to Venice, Rome, Pisa, or Cinque Terre, here are 3 travel alerts when coming in or going out of Florence main train station, Santa Maria Novella. 1.  Don’t drive to … Read More »

Little Venice vs Big Business

By: Bonnie Marie

In a desperate effort to push the Italian government to enforce a law passed in 2012 , Venetian voters took to the polls last Monday and with a 98% turnout, voted to have ocean liners dock off Lido instead of coasting through the canal just off St. Mark’s square and through the heart of Venice. The … Read More »

Airbnb in Italy: New tax may increase prices

By: Bonnie Marie

The House has approved a flat tax on Airbnb rental contracts in the amount of 21% for rentals up to 30 days. The decree – which must be turned into a law by June 23rd – requires Airbnb to report contract information to the Italian government and in lieu of adding the amount onto the hosts’ … Read More »