18: What is Ferragosto and why is it important to Italians?

Show notes: August is a crazy month in Italy. For Italians, it is often the best month of the year – a time for vacation, family, friends and the beach. But it is also the height of the tourist season, and hotel prices soar to 3 or even 4 times their usual rates while...

13: 5 Tourist traps in Florence to avoid

If you’re planning a trip to Florence, sometime after this COVID crisis ends, you might be looking for places to eat and things to explore. However, there are certain tourist traps in Florence that most Italian’s think are entirely overrated and not worth the time....