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Dolomites travel guide: Winter Sports & Wine in Northern Italy

Dolomites travel guide: Winter Sports & Wine in Northern Italy

The Dolomites are the winter destination of many Italians, not only for the winter sports, but also for the excellent wine produced in nearby regions. The magic of this mountainous area and its blend of cultures has always beckoned those who enjoy blistery, winter landscapes that seem straight out of a fantasy novel. Its craggy […]
December 18, 2019

Train Travel in Italy: a Short Guide

When traveling throughout the major cities of Italy, the train system is the best method of transportation for doing so. The efficiency and quickness of train travel in Italy between main cities is unmatched; they are the wisest choice for traveling long distances in the country. Trains are also great for day trips between local […]
October 23, 2019

Tipping in Italy: When and How Much 

“To tip or not to tip” that is the question and often enough, people visiting any country for the first time will not be aware of the local culture in terms of how people tip and more importantly, if they do at all. For travelers visiting Italy for the first time, the question of tipping […]
October 16, 2019
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre: what you need to know before visiting

The Cinque Terre, a picturesque series of villages on the sea in Liguria, is now one of Italy’s top destinations, to the point of overcrowding. Use our guide to plan your trip: learn what five towns make up this area, a bit about each one, what to eat and what wine to drink, and most […]
August 29, 2019

Lovely Le Marche: Why You Should Go and What You Should See

With overtourism swelling Italy’s great cities it can be easy to write off the country as one large Disneyworld heaving with large groups of tourists all angling to get the best “hey, I was there once” photo, but instead, what you really should be doing is exploring some of its other, quieter regions instead. The […]
August 7, 2019

The Palio of Siena, the world’s most famous horse race

The Palio of Siena is one of the most famous horseracing events in the world, remaining an important and vital part of Sienese culture for centuries. The Palio is held twice a year, on July 2 and August 16, when horses are raced around the town’s medieval piazza del Campo, but the Palio is much […]
June 13, 2019

Italian Cities and Their Cocktails: What to Drink Where

Think cocktails and a quaint piazza in Italy… what could possibly more ideal than partaking in the local pastime of imbibing before or after dinner with one of Italy’s most iconic drinks? Preferably with good company and a story to tell, like those that Italian cocktails tend to coax out as the night goes on. […]
May 23, 2019

Nature Holidays in Italy: 7 spots to digital detox

Now all the rage, digital detox or nature holidays are a much needed feature of modern life. Here in Italy there are numerous options where you can unplug, disconnect and rediscover real life, immersed in beautiful natural surroundings. In this article, I suggest a six places in Italy for your nature holiday. An old mill […]
May 20, 2019

Amalfi Coast: a food and wine lovers’ itinerary

The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s most picturesque destinations. A place where mountains plunge into the shining waters and beaches are warmed up by the sun almost year-round. This small piece of heaven on earth is also world-renowned for its delicious food and high-quality wines. Use our guide to create an itinerary that any […]
May 13, 2019

Sicily and Wine: a gourmet itinerary around Etna

  Part of our wine travel guide series, Sicily is known for volcanic Etna wines. Let’s look at where to taste this wine and what else to do in Sicily.   From hilly to volcanic areas, including the islands, grape growing covers thousands of some of the greenest hectares in Italy. Wine tourism is on […]
May 9, 2019