Episode #014: Amalfi Coast highlights

Listen to “Highlights of the Amalfi Coast and Capri” on Spreaker. Are you dreaming of the Amalfi Coast? So are we! Constantly it seems. This stunning stretch of coastline is recognized as an area of great physical beauty and natural diversity by UNESCO. Combine that with a rich culture, colorful houses and the azure blue […]

Episode #013: An introduction to Italian wine

Listen to “An introduction to Italian wine” on Spreaker. Are you a devoted wine drinker or simply interested in learning about Italian wine? In this introduction to the wine of Italy, we are joined by expert and accredited sommelier Brandon Shaw. Brandon takes us through the regions, grape varieties and styles of wine you can […]

Episode #012: Thinking of Italy and tips for reorganizing your 2020 trip

Listen to “Thinking of Italy and tips for reorganizing your 2020 trip” on Spreaker. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind and not what anyone planning trips to Italy this year expected. As we post this update, Italy is in lockdown with schools, universities, shops, bars, restaurants, museums and attractions closed. In this episode […]

Episode #011: Getting around Italy by train, car, bus, plane and more

Listen to “Getting around Italy by train, car, bus, plane and more” on Spreaker. Wondering how to get around on your trip to Italy? In this episode, we talk about the best transport options to choose depending on your itinerary. Getting around efficiently will ensure you maximise your time in each place you visit. So […]

Episode #009: An insider’s view of the Cinque Terre

Listen to “Cinque Terre: An Insider’s View on Italy’s famous coastal towns” on Spreaker. Visiting the villages of the Cinque Terre is a bucket list item for many. But what’s it like to live there? Riomaggiore resident and Cinque Terre insider Amy Inman joins us to tell us about her beautiful home and the unsung […]

Episode #008: Accommodation in Italy – hotels, AirBnB, agriturismo and more

Listen to “Hotels, AirBnBs, farm stays and more – how to choose accommodation for your Italy trip” on Spreaker. Booking accommodation for your trip to Italy can be stressful. If you’re not sure of the best locations and style of lodging to expect, how do you know if you’ve made a good choice? Show notes […]

Episode #007: Do you need to tip in Italy?

Listen to “Do you need to tip in Italy?” on Spreaker. Tipping is a subject that confuses many visitors to Italy. This is because we each bring with us cultural expectations of what is and isn’t acceptable when giving tips. In this episode we explain tipping in Italy compared with the culture in the United […]

Episode #006: Florence highlights

Listen to “Must see sights and attractions in Florence” on Spreaker. Bathed in dreamy Tuscan light, Florence is often the second stop after Rome for many visitors to Italy. The Renaissance city is home to priceless works of art, a cultural sensibility and of course it’s in the heart of wine country. In episode six […]