Category Archives: Food & Wine

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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Private Italy Vacations: visiting Sulmona in Abruzzo

Private Italy Vacations: visiting Sulmona in Abruzzo
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Sulmona is a hidden gem of central Italy. Visiting it as part of private Italy vacations can be a real pleasure as it offers everything that sophisticated travelers look for in this beautiful country: history, culture, great food and wine plus the splendor of unspoilt nature. Walking along small cobbled streets of Sulmona is like stepping […]

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Custom Italy Tours: Casale Monferrato in Piemonte

Custom Italy Tours: Casale Monferrato in Piemonte
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We never get tired of talking about the beautiful region of Piemonte on this blog. Being off the mass tourism radar it appeals to the travellers who want to discover hidden gems in Bel Paese and opt for custom Italy tours to suite their tastes. Casale Monferrato is a little gem located about forty miles away from […]

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