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‘Tis that season again! 

And of course for many of us, that means a whole lot of giving. Which of course we love.

BUT scrambling for something — ANYTHING — to fill in the blanks on your holiday gift list can zap the spirit right out of you. It just feels so much better when you know you’ve really NAILED a present for someone, doesn’t it?

Well, think of this. How many people do you know who LOVE travel? How many people name travel as one of the top things they want to do more of? Makes buying travel-related gifts and experiences for at least a few people on your list kind of a sure thing, amiright?

You’re either getting them something you know they can make use of, or something that will inspire them to take action on what they dream of doing *someday.*

Since beautiful travel experiences is pretty much our middle name, we’ve got you covered.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the traveler in your life, or for the person you know wants to travel more in their lives, check out our suggestions for holiday presents that will beautify, dreamify or simplify their next trip.

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When most people think of Italy, they think bikini-on-the-beach weather. But there is so much to love about parka-in-the-Alps Italy too.

This gorgeous landscape lets you pick your own adventure, and it’s not always about aperitivo hour in the sunshine.

Skiing a bit, après-skiing a LOT. Reveling in all the ragu. Meandering through museums, with no line-ups.

You can do it *all* in the winter in Italy.

Whether you’re planning a winter getaway or want inspiration for a spontaneous Christmas trip, these are our top picks for places to visit in Italy in the winter.

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Dear Venice. A Love Letter

by Bianca @ Italian Fix


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If you haven’t seen the news this week, Venice has been hit by severe flooding. 

It’s heartbreaking to see the toll it’s taken on the city, and the way it’s impacting the thousands of small businesses that live and thrive there.

Venetians are no strangers to this. They’re tough biscottis –– we’ve seen them pull through floods in the past, and we have no doubt they’ll pull through again.

We see this cycle happening over and over again: flooding hits Venice, tourists leave, Venice recovers and small businesses are left in the lurch.

Venice is really just one of the most magical places on earth, where you can cruise through the canals and swap cars for gondolas. And for that reason, it depends on sustainable tourism in order to thrive.

This is a call to not ditch Venice in 2020, and a love letter for the little things we love about her.

Even if the idea of visiting a watery city gone extra-watery seems wacky right now, we’re determined to continue supporting Venice, its businesses and residents in our 2020 season.

Whether you’re planning to go already or debating whether a visit to really makes sense, read through our love list first.

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