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Dear people in the hospitality industry who are *not* hospitable,

This letter is from all the travelers who counted down the days until their vacation… and then they met YOU.

If you work in hospitality, but wouldn’t know what hospitality meant even if you stepped in a big steamy pile of it, read on.

I’m not talking about Italy, by the way. I’m talking about the low bar travelers find at times no matter where we go in the world.

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5 Summer Rules In Italy

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Summer in Italy on the coast

Summer in Italy is: Fresh orange juice in the morning, at Bar Centrale. Piles of olive pits at aperitivo hour, after the sun sets. Fresh figs at the beach, with a good book.

And also: a huge chunk of afternoon where it’s too dang hot to do anything but hunker down and wait for a cool, jasmine-scented evening breeze.

You could basically bake biscotti on the hot, crispy cobblestone in the middle of the day here.

So, while Italy in the summer is fab –– you gotta know how to handle the heat if you wanna make the most of your trip.

Here’s a handy-dandy rulebook to bookmark for your next visit!

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No trip to Milan is complete without visiting the (second) largest church in Italy: The Milan Cathedral.

Gothic gargoyles. Stunning spires. Majestic Madonnina, who has the best view of the city.

The Milan Cathedral didn’t mess around when it came to architecture.

And if you’re planning to visit, knowing a couple of handy facts about this fancy spot will make the experience way more enjoyable and totally worth it.

Consider this a mini-course in Milan Cathedral 101.

Read on if you want to find out what makes it so darn special.

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