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Episode #089: Harvest in Tuscany

  In this episode, 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 […]

15 of the most interesting and beautiful fountains in Rome

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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 […]

Episode #087: The Story of the Venetian Gondola

  In this episode, we head to, Venice, known as the City of Canals, if there’s one thing that symbolizes Venice more than anything else it has to be the gondola.    Show notes We talk to Venetian and tour guide Elisabetta Amadi, whose family goes back many generations in Venice, about this city’s most […]

Episode #086: 10 Things to love about an Italian summer

  In this episode, we are celebrating all things summer in Italy! From the celebrations of Ferragosto, the national holiday on 15th August, to heading to the beach or to heading to the cooler climbs of The Dolomites. Show notes We are talking about summer in Italy. Many people choose to avoid traveling to Italy’s […]

Best Boutique Hotels in Florence

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Looking for the perfect boutique hotel in Florence? You’ve come to the right place. Recently several Florence boutique hotels have opened to join an established list of accommodation that strikes the right note in celebrating the city’s arts and architecture heritage. If you’re planning a trip to Florence, a charming boutique hotel that matches the city’s […]

Episode #084: A Walking Tour of the Amalfi Coast

  In this episode, we are heading back to one of your favorite spots – the Amalfi Coast and this time we’re talking about a slightly different way of enjoying this wonderful coastline – on a self-guided walking tour! Show notes We talk to Karen Salter, who, having spent a lot of time in and […]