Category Archives: Private Tours

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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Top places in Rome: the Caelian Hill – Lazio

Top places in Rome: the Caelian Hill – Lazio
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The Caelian Hill, one of the top places in Rome, might not draw the crowds that some other city’s hills do but it, certainly, has its charm. A short walk from the Colosseum or the Circo Massimo, the Celio as Italians call it offers refreshing shade and tranquillity. In times of Imperial Rome, the Caelian […]

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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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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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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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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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Customized tours of Italy: discover Penne – Abruzzo

Customized tours of Italy: discover Penne – Abruzzo
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The beauty of customized tours of Italy is that you get a chance to discover many hidden gems that haven’t been overrun by tourists hordes and preserve their authenticity. A pretty town of Penne in Abruzzo is one of them. It is sometimes called “the small Siena” as the old town is built in bricks. […]

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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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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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Best museums in Italy: The Egyptian Museum in Turin

Best museums in Italy: The Egyptian Museum in Turin
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The Egyptian Museum in Turin (Museo Egizio di Torino) houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world and is undoubtedly one of the best museums in Italy. The museum was founded in 1824 when the Savoy king, Carlo Felice, acquired a large collection of Egyptian artefacts. Today there are 6,500 objects on display […]

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