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Pisa Puts a Hit Out on Trashy Souvenirs

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Aug 4th 2011 09:15 AM
Pisa Puts a Hit Out on Trashy Souvenirs

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Wherever will we get boxer shorts with strategically-placed leaning towers anymore? Thanks to the city of Pisa taking itself too seriously, vendors selling "vulgar" souvenirs face hefty fines, reports news.com.au.
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Strolling Through Siena: A City's Highlights and Baby-Friendly Rest Stops

by Jerry Soverinsky. Posted Jun 24th 2011 03:00 PM
Strolling Through Siena: A City's Highlights and Baby-Friendly Rest Stops

Jerry Soverinsky, AOL Travel

Next stop on our Tuscan tour: Siena.

Without the baby, I would have opted for a self-guided tour or even a group tour organized by the local tourist office, but today we went with a private guide. Knowing we needed to go at an unpredictable pace, Jana and I decided planning our own itinerary was the way to go.
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Essential Travel Information Before Going to Italy

by Annie Scott. Posted Nov 22nd 2010 11:02 AM
Essential Travel Information before going to Italy

Italy travel is an exciting and rewarding experience, but you don't want to show up without doing a little research! Here is some essential travel information you should know before going to Italy.
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Hotels with History

by Chanize Thorpe. Posted Mar 5th 2010 11:58 AM

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If you like a side of history with your travel, you'll get it at these inns and hotels that all have an intriguing past. Some are as tame as a former convent while others have scandalous previous lives like, say, serving as the den of iniquity for an infamous Colombian drug lord. Renovations have transformed them all into visitor-friendly places with comfortable rooms that may distract from some dubious beginnings. But you can't completely wipe away the fingerprints of criminals or the memories of a Titanic survivor. So go ahead and book a stay at these 10 hotels and be transported back to dreamy Victorian days or dark medieval nights.
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