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Florence Itinerary: One Day and Three Days

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Florence Itinerary: One Day and Three Days

Florence is among Italy’s most magnificent cities, capital of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance. Its UNESCO-listed historic center is a treasure trove of artistic and architectural masterpieces, plus fascinating artisan workshops and a vibrant dining and imbibing scene. It’s...

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Wine Tasting in Piedmont

Wine Tasting in Piedmont

April 29, 2022

The northern region of Piedmont is a foodie mecca, home to the worth-its-weight-in-gold Alba white truffle, heirloom Fassona Piemontese beef, a number of prestigious local cheeses, tajarin and agnolotti dal plin fresh egg pastas, and—of course—Barolo and Barbaresco, two of…

What to Pack for Italy in Fall

What to Pack for Italy in Fall

April 14, 2022

Packing for a summer or winter trip to most of Italy is pretty straightforward, but those tricky shoulder seasons of spring and fall can throw your suitcase for a loop. Days often swing wildly from warm and sunny to chilly…

A Stop between Milan and the Cinque Terre

A Stop between Milan and the Cinque Terre

March 30, 2022

We often have clients who want to kick off their Italy itinerary with a few days on the Ligurian coast (the Cinque Terre is the headliner, of course, but we also nudge travelers to stay near the equally charming but…

Celebrating American Thanksgiving in Italy

Celebrating American Thanksgiving in Italy

March 14, 2022

The Thanksgiving holiday are a great time to sneak in a trip to Italy! Here are five reasons why you should consider celebrating American Thanksgiving in Italy this year:.

Cinque Terre vs. The Lakes: How to Decide

Cinque Terre vs. The Lakes: How to Decide

February 27, 2022

About 20% of our clients kick off our first call by telling us that they’d like to see two of the “Big Three” (Rome, Florence, and Venice—and they usually know which two) but they’d like advice on the final piece…

Chocolate in Italy: Factories, Tours, and Tastings

Chocolate in Italy: Factories, Tours, and Tastings

February 14, 2022

Italy is already a fantastic destination but chocolate lovers can rejoice: it’s a heavy-hitter in the land of sweet cacao as well. There are three (arguably four, but we’ll start with three) major areas for chocolate in Italy, but since…

Food Budgeting Strategies for Italy

Food Budgeting Strategies for Italy

January 30, 2022

Unless you’ve booked a self-catering villa or apartment in Italy, you’ll be eating out a lot during your trip. The cost of restaurant meals can add up fast (and outside of large cities, there aren’t a lot of “fast food”…

15 Local Italian Wines Worth Discovering

15 Local Italian Wines Worth Discovering

January 14, 2022

Many—if not most—of our clients include some sort of wine tasting in their Italy itinerary, including experiences from a general “Intro to Italian Wine” survey with a sommelier in a Roman tasting room to a deep dive into a specific,…

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