If you are anything like me, visiting a town before Christmas is something you truly love. There are hot mulled wine, market stalls and a festive atmosphere I just can’t resist: so if you are wondering where to go to get plenty of Christmas cheer, here are 5 awesome cities for Christmas shopping in Europe. Tallinn: gourmet Christmas shopping in Estonia The minute I set foot in Tallinn, I instantly knew I was in love. The…

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There are few places where one can feel a million miles away from the chaos and the routine of the city without traveling too far, and Cascina Cuccagna, with its restaurant Un Posto a Milano, is definitely one of the best ones. Here are 5 reasons to love this wonderful place: Cascina Cuccagna is full of history Quite simply put, you won’t find any similar buildings in the area – or anywhere in downtown Milano…

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I fell in love with L’Ov Milano – the place to go to in Milan if, like me, you are an egg addict. When people ask me if I don’t miss living in Florida, my answer is usually a flat-out “no”, especially if I stop and think about the heat and the humidity. But if I really have to come up with something that I miss about living there, it’s something food related. It’s the…

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There was a time when pizza was just pizza: one crust, ten or twelve options, standard ingredients: and it was fine, of course, because pizza is amazing, even when it’s the simplest of pies. Still, when “gourmet pizzas” started to be a thing, I was secretly thrilled: as much as I love a regular Margherita or Marinara, the idea of experimenting with different and unusual toppings and flavors intrigued me. So I was thrilled to try…

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I’m the sort of person who shouldn’t believe in first impressions. When I met my best friend Francesca right before the beginning of our sophomore year in high school, I immediately disliked her for no reason whatsoever. Two years later Carolina, who also became my best friend, moved to our school at the end of our junior year and, sure enough, I didn’t like her at first. When I met Marco, who has recently become…

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