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Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

September 22, 2021

The Christmas season in Italy starts on December 8th (Immaculate Conception) and ends on January 6th (Ephiphany). Christmas in Italy is festive, with markets, lights, Christmas trees, and music in the streets. And the best part is that the Christmas…

Luxury in the Dolomites: Hotel Ciasa Salares

Luxury in the Dolomites: Hotel Ciasa Salares

July 22, 2016

    The Hotel Ciasa Salares in a UNESCO World Heritage Area You are never prepared for the beauty of a Unesco World Heritage landscape, but pair that with the luxury Hotel Ciasa Salares, and prepare to be wowed. Guests…

Mountain huts in Italy: a traveler’s guide

Mountain huts in Italy: a traveler’s guide

January 11, 2016

It can be difficult for anyone who is accustomed to hiking in North America to grasp just how user-friendly Italy’s hiking infrastructure is. Multi-day hikes in North America (think the John Muir Trail, the Appalachian Trail or Cheryl Strayed’s PCT hike)…

Dolomites hiking: the historic Valley of the Mills

Dolomites hiking: the historic Valley of the Mills

October 15, 2014

Sixteen of us spent a July morning hiking in the Dolomites along the historic Valley of the Mills path, located about 3 hours north of Venice.  Called La Valle dei Mulini or Val di Morins in Italian and in local dialect, respectively, the…

A cooking class in the Dolomites

A cooking class in the Dolomites

September 25, 2014

Taking a cooking class in Italy is a great way to get a more in-depth introduction to the local culture, so on a recent trip we decided to take a cooking class in the Dolomites. A group of 12 of…

A luxury Italy itinerary

A luxury Italy itinerary

June 05, 2013

The luxury travelers I work with aren’t necessarily looking for VIP treatment. Rather, they are down-to-earth and well-traveled, but they want their luxury Italy itinerary to be about service and comfort while getting to know the locals as much as…

Italy’s Dolomites: scenery, food and culture

Italy’s Dolomites: scenery, food and culture

September 24, 2012

Italy’s Dolomite mountains are famous for their scenery, and rightly so, but the region is very different from the rest of Italy in its food and culture. Below are some highlights of a recent trip.   An Italian friend and…

Hiking the Dolomites Via Ferrata: trails with bridges, ladders and ropes

Hiking the Dolomites Via Ferrata: trails with bridges, ladders and ropes

May 13, 2011

The Dolomites are one of my favorite places to hike, because of the scenery, the many mountain-top refugi that serve lunch, and the fact that the ski lifts take hikers up the mountain throughout summertime; but add to that some…

Five Reasons to Visit Trieste

Five Reasons to Visit Trieste

January 03, 2011

  Gorgeous seaside scenery, castles, caves, and of course the city itself: Trieste, nestled in Italy’s northeast corner, might be a little out of your way, but here are a few reasons it’s worth a visit.    The Passeggiata Rilke…

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