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The 11 Florence Food Festivals to visit in Autumn!

Don’t let the change in seasons as we roll out of summer and into autumn bring you down. In Tuscany, as the leaves change color, some of the country’s best Italian food festivals take place. From September to November you can hop through the... Read More

  • Festa Major de la Barceloneta: The Ultimate Beachside Party

    The Festa Major de la Barceloneta is soon upon us, and if you are looking for things to do in Barcelona in September, this should definitely be on the itinerary. Barcelona in September abounds with festivals, the largest of which is undoubtedly La Merce. But, if you’re after an equally raucous festival with a more local feel, then turn your... Read More

  • 25 Things to Know Before Traveling to Barcelona

    Get the most out of your holiday and take a second and read through our list of things to know before traveling to Barcelona.  1. Catalonia is not SpainOkay, it is really. But, it's a tricky situation, especially... Read More

  • Palio Horse Race: What's so Wild about Italy's Most Insane Festival?

    The thunderous sound of hooves is barely audible over the roar of the crowd. You catch glimpses of multi-colored helmets bobbing up and down. The firm twist of reins pulls horses around treacherously steep corners.... Read More

  • Guide to La Merce Barcelona 2019 the City's Biggest Party!

    It’s time to start getting ready for La Merce Barcelona 2019. Every year in early fall Barcelona throws this massive, largely free, street party. Imagine a city-wide Festa Major and then multiply that by about 100 and that’s La Merce. This is, without doubt, Barcelona’s biggest party so if you’re visiting Barcelona in September between the 20th and 24th, you have to check it out. To help you along, we’ve put together this rough guide. Enjoy.    Who and What is La Merce?  Okay, so La Merce, or Mare de Deu la Merce as she is officially... Read More

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