Episode #050: Josie’s Favorite Experiences to Enjoy in Italy

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Seeing the sights of Italy is one thing but enjoying a moment of pure joy is quite another. If you ask us, travel is all about experiences and that’s exactly what we’re talking about with Josie in this episode.

Josie reveals her favorite experiences in Italy – all well worth considering when you plan your trip. Truly Italian experiences that will create wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Show notes
In this episode, Josie talks about her top 5 Italy (and then some!) experiences and why they are so special to her. She tells us the moments and places where she had an emotional response to being in beautiful Italy and hopefully, it will give you some ideas of how you can create memories like this of your own. We did ask her to stick to 5 but it seems that wasn’t possible. Ah Italy, you’ll always hold a very special place in our heart!

Josie’s Top 5 Italian Experiences

Honorable Mentions

  • The whole of Florence – as well as climbing the bell tower, the city itself is a wonderful place in so many ways – the art, the architecture, the food! Not to mention the surrounding Tuscan countryside and its amazing towns and villages.
  • The Duomo in Milan – another beautiful cathedral to experience – well worth a tour.
  • Cooking classes all over Italy – Wherever you go, a cooking class is always a wonderful experience.
  • Driving around Puglia – a firm favorite activity of both Josie and Katy
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About Josie Armao

Italian heritage and family in Italy’s Calabria region has meant Josie has felt the pull of Italy from a very early age. A hotelier with years of experience in the travel industry, she has a keen eye for the best hotels, restaurants and beach clubs. And she knows exactly where to get that designer bag you’re coveting.

Places mentioned in the show

  • Villa Carlottathis beautiful villa on Lake Como is open daily from March to October and on selected days during the winter. Adult admission is €10 and children under 6 visit for free.
  • Aroma Restaurant – Michelin star restaurant with incredible, Instagram-worthy views over the Colosseum
  • Largo di Torre Argentina – the spot in Rome where Julius Caeser was murdered. Now a cat sanctuary.
  • The island of Capri – another destination for a memorable boat trip.

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