November 2015 – New in Rome, Florence Masks, Naples Coral and Cameos

What’s New in Rome
No matter what and in spite of its faded postcard lure, Rome does keep moving forward to “the New” in a lackadaisical shuffle that sometimes you might just miss if you’re going too fast. Here’s the low down on new hotels, sites, restaurants, even speakeasies! A must read before your next trip to the Eternal City.

Mask Making in Florence
Florence has a long history of mask making (though Venice is better known) because of the city’s Commedia dell’Arte theaters. We introduce you to one of Florence’s most incredible mask makers and visit his atelier – there you can buy his creations of even take a five-day workshop in mask making!

Gifts From the Sea in Torre del Greco
Italians have pulled coral and seashells from the Mediterranean and the Adriatic since ancient times. Coral and cameo production remain a vibrant industry near Naples and we tell you which artisans to visit for the unforgettable jewelry from the sea. Also a guide to local coral/cameo museums.

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