Category Archives: Food & Wine

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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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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Custom Italy Vacation: Fontanellato – Emilia Romagna

Custom Italy Vacation: Fontanellato – Emilia Romagna
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A short drive from Parma stands the imposing Rocca Sanvitale castle that can be visited on a custom Italy vacation. Built in the 14th century with some parts dating back as far as the 12th century the castle still dominates the ancient town of Fontanellato. The last descendant of the Sanvitale family sold the castle […]

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Italy sights: ancient Tarquinia – Hidden gem

Italy sights: ancient Tarquinia – Hidden gem
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After the hassle and bustle of Rome, a small town of Tarquinia, some 55 miles northwest of the capital, is an oasis of peace and tranquility. This small gem, one of lesser-known Italy sights, is a great destination for a day tour or a relaxing short break. Tarquinia was founded at the end of the […]

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Deluxe Italy Tours: Modena – Emilia Romagna

Deluxe Italy Tours: Modena – Emilia Romagna
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About 90 miles north of Florence, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, lies Modena, the hometown of sublime balsamic vinegar, the celebrated Italian tenor Luciano Pavorotti and Enzo Ferrari, the creator of the famous supercar. Add spectacular architecture, excellent restaurants, chic small boutiques and you have a perfect destination for deluxe Italy tours. Modena’s 12th century […]

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Individual tours of Italy: Calcata in Lazio

Individual tours of Italy: Calcata in Lazio
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Thirty miles from the hustle and bustle of Rome, perched on a rocky cliff, lies a tiny quiet village of Calcata, an interesting stop on individual tours of Italy. Calcata was abandoned due to land erosion and left to decay. However, in the 1960s it was re-discovered by Italian and international artists who started moving […]

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Top places to eat in Venice – Cuisine of Veneto

Top places to eat in Venice – Cuisine of Veneto
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Finding a good restaurant in Venice can be a daunting task. The ones in touristy locations serve bland overpriced food that always disappoints. The key to success is to do some research before setting off for a meal and have a map in your hand to make sure that you do not get lost in […]

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Places to visit in Tuscany: exploring Siena

Places to visit in Tuscany: exploring Siena
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Siena is one of the most popular and beautiful places to visit in Tuscany. Rich in art, history and local traditions this Tuscan town will steal your heart. Despite the town’s small size, there are plenty of things to see in Siena. Start from the 13th-century main square, the Piazza del Campo, where every summer […]

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Custom Vacations in Italy: exploring Piacenza

Custom Vacations in Italy: exploring Piacenza
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A short drive from Milan, in the centre of the fertile Padana Valley, lies the beautiful city of Piacenza. Surrounded by well-preserved 16th century city walls it boasts some great architectural gems and historic attractions and is well worth a visit on your custom vacations in Italy. Piacenza’s central square, Piazza Cavalli, is dominated by […]

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