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Episode #091: Learning Italian for your trip

  You don’t need to speak Italian when you visit most of the major tourist destinations in Italy,  but if you have at least a few phrases in your repertoire – you’ll have a much richer experience and it just might be the difference between having a great trip and one where you make life-long […]

Episode #090: Limoncello – Simply the Zest!

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  This week we hear all about the history and secrets of one of Italy’s favorite drinks – Limoncello! Traditionally a digestive, it is a flavor so indicative of Italy that the smell alone can take you right there. Imagine sitting alfresco somewhere beautiful on the Amalfi or Sorrento Coasts, sipping an ice-cold glass, at […]

Episode #089: Harvest in Tuscany

  This week, we head to Tuscany’s gorgeous Chianti region to talk about an important and exciting season – harvest-time. At this time, grapes are harvested for wine, olives for olive oil, and truffles and porcini mushrooms are foraged for in the woods. Villages and towns hold festivals to celebrate the abundance of wonderful produce.  […]

3 Best Italy itinerary ideas to copy for your trip to bella Italia

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Dreaming of Italy but not sure how to build your itinerary? We’ve created these Italy itinerary ideas to get you started.Italy is a favorite destination for many travelers wanting to soak up the la dolce vita atmosphere, stunning scenery and of course try all the delicious food and wine. But how do you pull together […]

15 of the most interesting and beautiful fountains in Rome

trevi fountain - most famous fountains in Rome

How many of the beautiful fountains in Rome have you discovered? Let’s take you on a virtual wander of some of the Eternal city’s over 2,000 fountains and show you some favorites. These remarkable structures not only provide its citizens with fresh drinking water as they have for centuries; but also create at atmosphere that is […]

Perfect Italian Riviera Towns: Cinque Terre and Beyond

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The Italian Riviera towns are quite simply some of the most stunning locations on Earth. Even in a country renowned for its beauty, these villages and towns on the Italian Riviera have added aesthetic appeal. Exploring the Riviera di Ponente and Riviera di Levante towns can uncover hidden delights, while the best known locations – the […]