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10 of the world's most quirky restaurants

10 of the world's most quirky restaurants

TripAdvisor's list of unique eateries will change your definition of 'dining with a view'
The 600-year-old perfume store you've never heard of

The 600-year-old perfume store you've never heard of

From monkish plague disinfectants to royal perfumes, this Florence, Italy institution reeks of history
7 delicious reasons to visit Italy's culinary capital

7 delicious reasons to visit Italy's culinary capital

From the 'King of Cheese' to the world's finest balsamic vinegar, many of Italy's gourmet greats were born here
Rare chance: Italy's secret attractions open their doors

Rare chance: Italy's secret attractions open their doors

Inaccessible for most of the year, these weird, wonderful and beautiful Italian treasures are unlocked for annual Spring Weekend
Tourists arrested for defacing Rome's Colosseum

Tourists arrested for defacing Rome's Colosseum

Two American women may face a fine for carving their initials on a wall at the historic Roman amphitheater
Chef Massimo Bottura: The man who reinvented Italian cuisine

Chef Massimo Bottura: The man who reinvented Italian cuisine

The three Michelin-star chef from Modena, Italy, combines inspiration from art and music with gastronomic heritage to create new Italian dishes.
10 things Italy does better than anywhere else

10 things Italy does better than anywhere else

Beyond the clichés, you'll find plenty of other surprising ways in which Italy shines
iReport: Pictures that show off the grandeur of Milan

iReport: Pictures that show off the grandeur of Milan

Milan's famous cathedral, inside-out and upside-down, plus other unmistakably Milanese images
Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in jail

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in jail

Judges found him guilty of manslaughter and abandoning ship
Romance broke? We've got the fix right here

Romance broke? We've got the fix right here

These 10 little-known spots are just as dreamy as Paris, but much less trafficked