Category Archives: Food & Wine

Private Italy tours: the White Truffle Fair in Alba

Private Italy tours: the White Truffle Fair in Alba
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Every year, from early October to mid-November, a small town of Alba in Piedmont celebrates the annual White Truffle Fair (Fiera internazionale del tartufo bianco d’Alba). For six weeks the town, dubbed the world’s truffles capital, fills up with fragrant aroma of the noble tuber, music, gastronomic stands and crowds of excited visitors. Folklore performances, […]

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Personalized tours of Italy: the Eurochocolate festival in Perugia

Personalized tours of Italy: the Eurochocolate festival in Perugia
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Every October, since 1993, the small town of Perugia in Umbria becomes a mecca for chocolate lovers. Eurochocolate is the biggest festival of its kind in Europe that attracts almost one million visitors, visit it with a personalized tours of Italy! For ten days, the streets and squares of the old town centre turn into […]

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Best custom Italy tours: Pienza – Tuscany

Best custom Italy tours: Pienza – Tuscany
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Pienza, a small picturesque town in southern Tuscany, famous for its sheep milk cheese and stunning Renaissance architecture can be visited on our best custom Italy tours. Encircled by medieval walls, Pienza sits on a hilltop overlooking the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia Valley. It is known as the ”ideal city of the Renaissance” created by […]

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Custom vacations in Italy: Livorno – Tuscany

Custom vacations in Italy: Livorno – Tuscany
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Although not high on the must-see list of every traveller, Livorno is a pleasant place to spend some time on custom vacations in Italy to sample great seafood, stroll along charming canals and lazy on a beach. Livorno is one of the largest seaports in Italy and the Mediterranean Sea with many cruise ships passing through […]

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Custom Italy Tours: discovering Otranto in Puglia

Custom Italy Tours: discovering Otranto in Puglia
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The region of Puglia in southern Italy is growing in popularity as visitors discover its stunning architecture, rich history, white sandy beaches and delicious traditional cuisine. Otranto is one of the cities on the “heel of the boot” that is worth visiting on custom Italy tours. Snapshots of the picture-perfect city of Otranto with its […]

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Customized tours of Italy: how Parma ham is made?

Customized tours of Italy: how Parma ham is made?
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Parma ham (prosciutto di Parma) is one of Italy’s national treasures. Visiting Parma ham producers on customized tours of Italy is a fascinating experience that reveals secrets of this ancient quintessentially Italian product. It is believed that origins of prosciutto di Parma go back to Etruscan times. In 100 BC Cato the Elder, celebrated statesman […]

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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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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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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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