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12 Tips for Train Travel in Italy - From a Local
I've taken over 100 train trips in Italy, over 16,000 miles (26,000 km) - and I've got some tips to share!
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Perugia Recommendations from a Local
A city I once called home. How to get there, what to do, what to see, and what to eat.
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Cultural Differences and Italian Citizenship - Video Interview
A fun video interview (in both English and Italian) about cultural differences between the US and Italy, as well as getting Italian citizenship.
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7 Italy Travel FAQs for First Timers
7 no-nonsense Italy travel tips based on common questions. Tipping? Restaurant reservations? Showing your ID? Buying train tickets in advance?