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Spend five days exploring the art and cuisine of Italy's Tuscany region. Discover Rennaissance art in Florence, browse bustling markets for fresh produce and cured meats and stroll through narrow medieval streets to see the 1,000-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge. Head to the Tuscan countryside to visit Siena, tour a typical Chianti winery, and see the medieval Monteriggioni fortress. End your visit with a trip to see the famous leaning tower of Pisa and Lucca's historic city walls.
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If you’re looking to tap into the spirit of a nation, want to celebrate before you stop eating chocolate for a month and a half, or simply let your hair down with thousands of local and international revelers, then these are the festivals you can still plan for this year.
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Sure, Florence has world-famous art museums housing Renaissance masterpieces, medieval churches, incredible shopping, and plenty of amazing restaurants, but to truly understand Tuscany, you’ve got to get out of the capital and explore the countryside. Many villages are accessible by regional trains, but for the most autonomy, rent a car and map out a road trip through Tuscany’s rolling hills, stopping in these picturesque towns along the way.
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From Norway's Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden — the northernmost botanical garden in the world — to Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress in Sri Lanka that boasts some of Earth's oldest landscaped gardens, there's a verdant enclave to suit every taste.
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Oh, the places you'd go — if you could. While most people have exotic locales on their bucket lists, there are also many places in the United States and abroad that are just as enticing but won't cost your retirement kitty. Here are some ideas for where to take a memorable vacation and still be able to afford your golden years.
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