Europe

Tracing Irish Ancestry in Dublin

Looking for the names and old address of your great-great-grandparents from County Tipperary? Though each county has its own archive, it’s more sensible to start at the General Register Office in Dublin, where you can look up your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death certificate.

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Greve in Chianti Wineries

You can learn a lot about wine in Florence, but there’s something raw and earthy about drinking it at the source. There are two ways to do that: Either you join a wine tour and follow a preordained path or you set out on your own. The latter is the adventurous option and only requires reaching Chianti.

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Shopping for Venetian Carnevale Masks

Shopping in Venice is an adventure. Vendors and craftsman selling glass, lace, and papier-mâché can still be found plying their trades across the city. In addition, Venice has no fashion megastores, but many designer boutiques.

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