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Top 14 Things To Do In Italy (That Travel Guides Don’t Tell You!)

Excerpt: “You will get lost in Rome. You will get lost in Florence. You will get lost in San Gimignano and anywhere there is a paved road or a goat trail. And it won’t be charming. You will be at each other’s throats and you will probably run over someone on a Vespa. You may not kill them, but you will definitely maim them and you will get lost trying to transport them to the hospital and will run over six more people inexplicably having an on-foot Saint Parade in the middle of the Amalfi Coast Highway during rush hour. Read More.

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