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Episode #214: Rome’s Best Kept Secrets – Explore the Eternal City with Liv Tours

Listen to “Rome’s Best Kept Secrets: Explore the Eternal City with Liv Tours” on Spreaker. Ditch the tourist crowds and embark on a journey through the Eternal City with a twist! Rome is a city that you can return to again and again as there’s always something new to discover, with layers of history and […]

Where to Stay in Lucca, Italy: Hotels and Accommodation Guide

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Found along the Serchio River and surrounded by rolling hills and the Apuan Alps, Tuscany’s Lucca is a dream destination and one of Italy’s most adored cities. The city boasts ancient walls that surround it, Gothic-era architecture, and historic landmarks. There are plenty of reasons to visit, but many visitors wonder where to stay in […]

Episode #213: Wines of Southern Tuscany – Brunello di Montalcino and Beyond

Listen to “Wines of Southern Tuscany – Brunello di Montalcino and Beyond” on Spreaker. We uncork the story of Brunello di Montalcino wine and the revered Tuscan wine region, in the Val d’Orcia, where it is produced. Each bottle of wine holds not just a vintage, but a sip of the captivating history and dedication […]

10 Reasons to Visit Southern Tuscany and the Val D’Orcia

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The Val D’orcia is located in central Italy, in the province of Siena. This part of southern Tuscany is characterized by long stretches of the most beautiful countryside with roads lined with cypress trees, olive groves and vineyards, as well as thermal baths, and medieval villages. Southern Tuscany is a jewel of natural beauty and […]

Episode #211: Eating Out In Italy – Etiquette Tips and More

Listen to “Eating in Italy: Etiquette Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip” on Spreaker. Food and eating in Italy are not just seen as sustenance but a part of the cultural experience and a passionate topic of conversation. We delve into Italian food etiquette – exploring the vibrant market culture, the nuances of […]

101 basic Italian phrases for travel you need to know for your trip to Italy

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If you’re planning on visiting Italy then it’s a good idea to learn some key Italian phrases, words and sentences. In this guide to basic Italian phrases for travel, we step you through the most useful ways to communicate on your trip to Italy. After all, language is a big part of Italian culture and […]

Episode #210: Travel Smart to Italy – Your Guide to New Regulations and Important Dates

Listen to “Travel Smart to Italy: Your Guide to New Regulations and Important Dates” on Spreaker. If you are traveling to Italy in 2024 or 2025, it would be wise to brush up on the latest travel regulations and important dates to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip to Italy. We share info on some […]

Where to Stay in Catania, Sicily

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Planning a trip to the beautiful island of Sicily and wondering where to stay in Catania? Nestled between the imposing silhouette of Mount Etna and the dazzling Ionian Sea, this ancient port city should not be overlooked. Moving onto an important question, where should you situate yourself? Catania has something for everyone, whether a relaxing […]