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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…

Tips on wine tasting in Piedmont

Tips on wine tasting in Piedmont

January 09, 2013

“Piedmont has wine??” someone commented on Facebook when I posted a photo of my trip.   Wine lovers tend to know about Barolo wine and maybe the bubbly Moscato D’Asti which are both from the region of Piedmont, in Italy’s…

Dinner at Milan’s Cracco

Dinner at Milan’s Cracco

October 16, 2012

    When my husband proposed marriage on the terrace of our Milan apartment 12 years ago, we celebrated our engagement with dinner at Milan’s Cracco-Peck restaurant, which had just opened. Every bite was incredible, and we said that we’d…

A true home-cooked meal in Italy: Home Food

A true home-cooked meal in Italy: Home Food

April 10, 2012

If actions speak louder than words, then all I need to say is this: with just one evening in Turin recently, I chose a Home Food dinner over the city’s chocolate festival, CioccolaTO. The Turin CioccolaTO festival is a big deal. It’s on…

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