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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…

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…

Eat like an Italian: a daily schedule

Eat like an Italian: a daily schedule

October 20, 2017

When we create personalized Italy itineraries for our travelers at Italy Beyond the Obvious, food usually plays a key role. We recommend where people should eat, of course. But also: what to eat, when to eat, and what to eat when….

Wine tasting in Italy: Amarone in the Valpolicella

Wine tasting in Italy: Amarone in the Valpolicella

November 12, 2014

We spent a wonderful July day wine tasting in Italy’s Valpolicella region, just north of the city of Verona. Heading out of the B&B (scroll down for photos) after breakfast, we drove through the picturesque countryside, explored a couple small towns,…

Italian hospitality, home-cooked food and new friends

Italian hospitality, home-cooked food and new friends

October 31, 2014

This is a guest post – thank you to Rinita of BonAppetour! Rome is an absolutely stunning city to experience, even, dare I say it in the heat of August. There is so much to see and to do in Rome….

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…

Five fun food trains in Italy

Five fun food trains in Italy

September 12, 2013

Getting around Italy by train is enjoyable, convenient, and inexpensive. But there’s another kind of train worth taking where getting from A to B isn’t the point: trains for foodies, or more eloquently put, gastronomic train tours, offer a unique mode…

Five highlights of a Nutella lover’s itinerary

Five highlights of a Nutella lover’s itinerary

February 05, 2013

Nutella in Italy In honor of world Nutella day, here are some Nutella-related itinerary highlights from the place that the hazelnut treat was invented, the region of Piedmont. Nutella in Italy is really Nutella in Piedmont, and it’s really Nutella…

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