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Dolce Vita Bloggers Link Up

What is The Dolce Vita Bloggers Linkup?

First of all, let me tell you why you should check out The Dolce Vita Bloggers Linkup. The Dolce Vita Bloggers Link Up is a monthly linkup for lovers of Italy. Kristie of Mamma Prada, Jasmine of Questa Dolce Vita and Kelly of Italian at Heart host this linkup. Every 7th of the month, anyone who would love to write about the chosen topic can join.

Because of this linkup, I was able to find other bloggers who share the same love I have for Italy! I still have a lot of Italian places to visit on my bucket list, and reading about the travel adventures of Dolce Vita Bloggers have been so inspirational. You can read about Italian culture, recipes, travel tips, and more! Seriously, if you want to travel to Italy then you should definitely check out this linkup!

Who are The Hosts of Dolce Vita Bloggers?

Kristie of Mamma Prada is an English wife to an Italian hubby and mamma to two little ones. She shares their story of raising bilingual children and navigating cross-cultural life.

Jasmine of Questa Dolce Vita is a Canadian in Bergamo, Italy. She likes to write about love, lifestyle, and language.

Kelly of Italian At Heart is an English teacher from the United States who is learning Italian. Her goal is to share resources and inspiration for English speakers learning Italian, or Italians learning English.

And Why Should You Join The Dolce Vita Bloggers Linkup?

Look, if you are an expat living in Italy or if you are an Italophile who loves to write about Italy, then this linkup is for you!

My reason for joining this linkup is I wanted to find a group of like-minded people in the blogging world. I really enjoy writing about their monthly topics. Also, I get to read the blogs of other Italy lovers, who I can relate with in so many ways. Furthermore, joining the linkup gives me a sense of community. You know that it can get lonely if you’re still trying to learn a different language. Most of the bloggers in the Dolce Vita Bloggers linkup write in English, so you will definitely not feel out of place!

So…Where Can I Find The Link to Dolce Vita Bloggers Linkup?

Here’s what you need to do! Visit the hosts’ websites at www.mammaprada.com, www.questadolcevita.com and www.italianatheart.com!

Finally, you Can Read My Dolce Vita Bloggers Posts Here:

January/ gennaio: My Favorite Italian City

February/ febbraio: A Love Letter To Italy

March/ marzo: Inspirational Women


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3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Siena, Italy

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Are you planning to go on a trip to Italy? If you are, then I bet that you have already put Rome, Pisa, Milan, and Florence on your travel bucket list. But have you ever considered going to the medieval city of Siena in Tuscany? Siena is only an hour away from Florence, and it is a definite must-see! Read on to find out why.

Where is Siena, Italy?

Siena is an enchanting city located in Central Tuscany. It is a definite must-see for its medieval architecture and charm. It is a small city (50,000) in the heart of Tuscany and lies between the Chianti area, the “crete senesi” (an area of rolling clay hills that change colour according to the season), the Mar Tireno and the Florentine area.

Siena, Italy

 

One of its main attractions is the Piazza del Campo where the world-famous, super exciting Palio horse race is held twice a year (July 2 and August 16). This magnificent shell-shaped square was laid out by the Consiglio dei Nove in the mid-14th century. Here you will also find the striking Palazzo Pubblico. The Torre del Mangia is one of the buildings overlooking the shell-shaped plaza. The historic centre of Siena was a nominated UNESCO protected site (1995).

What You Will Love About Siena

  1. You will love strolling through the cobblestone streets. The city center has many charming shops, restaurants, and cafes. Most cars are not allowed inside the city center so you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon or early evening stroll with your family. I definitely recommend the evening walking tour where you can appreciate the beauty of the city at night! You will enjoy the picturesque view of the Duomo and the Torre if you go to the top of the wall.

Market Day #sienaitaly #hannahdiamo #enjoysiena

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2. Another thing to love about Siena is the local Tuscan cuisine. The recipes are simple but the food is amazing! I am not an excellent cook, but my cooking has definitely improved just by using the fresh ingredients! I recommend dining at Bar La Favorita Siena at the City Center.

3. If you are a parent, you will find many kid-friendly places such as parks and playgrounds all around the city. I love that my children are spending plenty of time outdoors. You can see many parks and playgrounds in many parts of the city and my toddler can get actively moving while I carry my baby around. There are also plenty of children’s stores in the city center. My favorites are OVS and Flying Tiger.

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How Can You Reach Siena?

By Air: The nearest airports are in Florence (Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci) and in Pisa (Aeroporto Galileo Galilei)

By Train: Trains are a reliable and convenient method of transport in Italy. There are several types of trains. Some stop at all stations, such as regionale or interregionale. Other faster trains, such as the Intercity (IC) or EuroCity (EC), stop only at major cities. Remember to buy your ticket and register it in the small yellow machines at the head of each platform before you enter the train.

By Bus: Bus connections to cities such as Florence, Grosseto, Milan, and Rome are provided by Train, Sita, Sena and Rama.

By Car (www.autostrade.it): Connections to the A1 Milan-Rome-Naples motorway:

From North: Exit Firenze Certosa, then proceed to the Firenze-Siena highway

From South: Exit Valdarno, then proceed on the 408 Chiantigana road in the direction Montevarchi-Gaiole-Siena. Exit Valdichiana, then proceed on the Bettole-Siena highway. Exit Chiusi, then proceed on the SS 146 and take the SR2.

 

Have you ever been to Siena? How did you find it? Let me know in the comments!

Grazie mille, Kristie, Jasmine and Kelly for this #DolceVitaBloggers January link-up! Read this to find out how you can join the monthly link-up for lovers of Italy.

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