• Easter,  Holiday,  Travel

    How to Celebrate Italian Easter Traditions from a Socially Safe Distance

    This week, Italians will arrive at their first major holiday under lockdown. They will be presented with a unique opportunity to conquer COVID by keeping their Easter traditions. Given the forza Italy has shown over the past month (lest we not forget the balcony concerts), we are certain that they will also be making the best of the holiday by celebrating old traditions in new ways. And how exactly can we be sure… Enter Tanya! Tanya, a Well Traveled consultant, Italian, and local of Florence has laid out exactly how she plans to keep the Easter traditions of her family and country from her flat. Because there can be no…

  • Art,  Travel

    Couch Culture: Visiting the Museums and Historic Sites of Italy from Home

    By Evelyn Hill, Well Traveled Consultant living in Turin Many people unfortunately had to cut short, postpone, or cancel their trips to Italy due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We’re left doing whatever we can to find little escapes without leaving the living room. Luckily for us, Google has assisted museums around the world in step up their digitization game and provide tours and their entire collections in HD. Originally drawn to Italy to study Art History and Archaeology, I do believe in the power of experiencing art first hand. However, more than ever, I appreciate what an amazingly powerful tool digital museums can be in creating accessibility to art and…

  • Fashion,  Travel

    How to Self Gift in Florence after a Global Pandemic

    Italy is closed. I am heartbroken for the country and the people. However, after a cool several thousand years of surviving inbred emperors, bubonic plagues, and the Huns, I am positive that Italy will bounce back stronger than ever. And, I fully intend on doing my part to revitalize the economy by hopping on a flight to Italy as soon as possible and treating myself to every self gift I’ve ever lusted after. Do we consider this type of philanthropy materialistic and self-serving? Probably. Will the Italians still take my money? Definitely. And where might you ask is the best city to shop in Italy? The city that values beauty,…