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Eating Vegetarian or Vegan in Italy

Eating Vegetarian or Vegan in Italy

July 02, 2022

When you travel, you have to eat out for almost every meal (unless, of course, you opt for self-catering accommodations like city apartments or countryside villas). All of this restaurant dining can be hard to navigate if you follow a…

The Best Fall Foods in Italy

The Best Fall Foods in Italy

June 02, 2022

You may be feeling the heat right now, but crisp autumn days will soon be here…and with them some of the best fall foods in Italy. The harvest season during the final months of the year is an optimal time…

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…

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,…

Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

October 14, 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…

Food tours in Italy: 5 reasons to book one

Food tours in Italy: 5 reasons to book one

January 31, 2018

When we recommend half-day food tours in Italy to our travelers, their first reaction is usually: What’s a food tour? A food tour is essentially a guided walking tour that lasts a few hours and centers around tasting local foods of…

Local food in Venice: moeche

Local food in Venice: moeche

October 30, 2017

When it comes to food in Italy, we tell our travelers to focus on local and seasonal. Foods that are local are of course from the surrounding area but – just as important – they are often steeped in tradition and…

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