- The Vespa might just be as big of an Italian icon as the Colosseum or Sofia Loren. Learn more about the history of the scooter at the Museo Piaggio in Pontedera, Italy where Vespas of all shapes, design, and colors are on display. [Velvet Escape via #ngtradar]
- Learn about Southern French culinary history and culture, as well as how to whip up a few classic dishes, at one of the top cooking schools in Provence. [Fodor’s]
- The 2011 DC Jazz Fest is well underway in the District. Head down to the National Mall on Sunday June 12, for a free all-day music marathon featuring the sounds of several internationally acclaimed, jazz artists. [DC Jazz Fest]
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