Greetings from Italy!

Casalinga Cooking
Italian Fashion


Except for antiques and works of art, there are no restrictions on gift purchases. Any antique purchased in the country and is taken out requires to be authenticated by the Ministero dei Beni Culturali e Ambientali. Any US or Canadian passport holder does not require any visa for a stay up to 90 days in the country. However, they would need to prove that they are benefited tourists and are able to support themselves.



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  • Diary of a Sydney-sider in Florence

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