June/July 2014 – Florence’s Central Market, Murano Glass, 2015 Event Preview

cover-junejuly2014 A Market Renaissance in Florence
Our Florence insider takes us inside the newly refurbished Mercato Centrale – filled with foodie experiences including fresh market stalls, restaurants and a cooking school. Even Florentines are impressed!

Finding Real Murano Glass in Venice
Glass that was once strictly made on the island of Murano is being imported from China and passed off as Murano glass. If you come to Venice and want to find real Murano glass, here’s how to do it. Plus: Murano/Venice Shops You Can Trust

2015 Preview: Piedmont’s Passion Play
Every five years, the small hamlet of Sordevolo, nestled against the Italian Alps, comes to life to tell the story of Jesus Christ.

2015 Preview: Milan Expo
The current version of what was once the World’s Fair will be held in Milan May 1 to October 31, 2015, with the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”

Palazzo Strozzi Makes Art Fun For Familes
This Florence museum keeps kids engaged when their eyes are at risk of glossing over after seeing another masterpiece.

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