Author Archives: Anna Lebedeva

Custom Italy Vacation: visiting balsamic vinegar producers in Modena

Custom Italy Vacation: visiting balsamic vinegar producers in Modena
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Balsamic vinegar of Modena is one of edible treasures of Emilia-Romagna. Visiting local producers that has been making aceto balsamico di Modena for centuries on a custom Italy vacation is a fascinating experience for any Italophile and foodie alike. The origins of the ancient tradition can be traced back to the 11th century. Local nobles […]

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Luxury Tours of Italy : shopping in Turin

Luxury Tours of Italy : shopping in Turin
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Turin with its architectural gems, gastronomic traditions, excellent wines and upmarket boutiques is a perfect destination to include in your luxury tours of Italy. You will need to put aside plenty of time to explore and enjoy the city’s shopping scene. The area around the elegant via Roma is where you will find glitzy designer high […]

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Luxury Honeymoon in Italy: the most romantic castles

Luxury Honeymoon in Italy: the most romantic castles
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Italy’s turbulent past has left many impressive castles and fortresses, here is our list of the most romantic citadels to visit on your luxury honeymoon in Italy. These castles were  built by rich noble families in order to protect themselves from local uprisings, bellicose neighbors and foreign invaders. Today, some of the castles are reduced to […]

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Excursions from Rome: best beaches near Rome

Excursions from Rome: best beaches near Rome
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Not many tourists realize that excursions from Rome can include not only spectacular historical sight but also lazing on the beach. The Eternal City is close enough to the sea, so you can cool off and relax for a day from sightseeing. Only 18 miles from Rome, Ostia Lido is the closest beach to the […]

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Top museums in Italy: Capitoline Hill museums in Rome

Top museums in Italy: Capitoline Hill museums in Rome
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The Eternal City is home to some of the top museums in Italy and the Musei Capitolini are among them. Located on one of the city’s seven hills, Il Campidoglio, the Capitoline Museums are a great place to start exploring Rome’s history. Perfectly proportioned Piazza del Campidoglio with its elegant palaces, Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo, […]

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Best places to eat in Italy: cuisine of Puglia

Best places to eat in Italy: cuisine of Puglia
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The region of Puglia, on the heel of the Boot, is a great destination for foodies as one of the best places to eat in Italy. Predominantly agricultural and among the most productive regions in the country, Puglia produces  40% of Italy’s olive oil as well as a significant proportion of wine. The region’s cuisine […]

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Italy Private Tours: visiting Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso

Italy Private Tours: visiting Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
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Italy’s oldest national park Gran Paradiso is a perfect getaway from the hassle and bustle of the big cities to visit on Italy private tours. The park used to be the hunting grounds of the royal House of Savoy, who gifted 5000 acres to the nation in 1920. Today the park’s territory covers 173,000 acres […]

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Best places to visit in Italy: the top beaches in Liguria

Best places to visit in Italy: the top beaches in Liguria
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With almost 200 miles of coastline, Liguria is one of the best places to visit in Italy for the sea and sun lovers. The region has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and every year receives the highest number of the prestigious Blue Flag (Bandiera Blu) awards that is given to the […]

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Private Italy Journey: visiting Parmesan cheese producers in Emilia Romagna

Private Italy Journey: visiting Parmesan cheese producers in Emilia Romagna
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A trip to the Emilia-Romagna region on a private Italy journey would not be complete without visiting one of the local cheese factories that produce the famous Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. The Parmesan is one of the oldest Italian cheeses and the producers still use the same ingredients and techniques as their ancestors 800 years ago. Historians think […]

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Private Italy Vacation: Martina Franca in Apulia

Private Italy Vacation: Martina Franca in Apulia
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You have seen Rome, admired Florence, strolled along the canals in Venice. Where to next? Discovering beautiful Southern Italy is a logic step for lovers of Bel Paese. On a private Italy vacation, you can head to Apulia, on the heel of the country where spectacular architecture, excellent food and wine await. Martina Franca is […]

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