Category Archives: Podcast episodes

Episode #041: Beautiful Bergamo – gateway to the Alps

Italy’s Lombardy region is a beautiful area to explore if you love mountains, lakes and pretty towns. A small city in the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo has cobbled Medieval streets, pretty piazzas and magnificent views from its city walls. Our guest, travel writer Di Bortoletto from Travelletto, spent a month in Bergamo as part […]

Episode #040: Top 5 Small Cities to visit in Italy

The paths to Rome, Florence and Venice are well worn – and rightly so, they are amazing world cities. But, taking the time to seek out Italy’s lesser known cities is something you’ll never regret. Listeners Sofija and Lindsey wanted to know our favorite small Italian cities to visit. It is such a great question […]

Episode #037: Unearthing Truffles (Italy’s most decadent ingredient)

Fellow foodies, if you are serious about trying all the things in Italy then a healthy dose of truffle must be on your wish list. These decadent morsels are found throughout the country and are an important feature of regional Italian cuisine. In this episode our guests, Chantelle and Giovanni from small group tour specialists […]

Episode #036: Palermo – not what you expect!

Welcome to Palermo! Sicily’s capital is unique, cosmopolitan and fun. Over many centuries the city has evolved and adapted the cultures of visitors and occupiers into a fascinating melting pot full of history, art and of course delicious food. Come on a walk through its streets with Sicily travel expert Karen La Rosa who wants […]

Episode #035: Venetian secrets – uncovering the soul of Venice

Venice, built on water, is a city full of mystery and wonder. But many visitors skip through in a day, seeing the highlights but missing the shadows and subtlety and ultimately its people and soul. In this episode we talk to Monica Cesarato, Venetian blogger and tour guide about what makes her city and its […]

Episode #034: Lifting the lid on Bologna’s food culture

If Italy has a food capital (and yes we know this is controversial!) then surely it must be Bologna.  Here you will find some of the country’s most recognized and best loved produce and dishes and a commitment to food excellence. If you have even a passing interest in learning more about Italian cuisine then […]

Episode #033: Foodie finds in the Sabine hills near Rome

Not far from Rome, you can step into another world when you visit the beautiful and ancient Sabine hills. Known for its abundant natural produce, historic hilltop towns and artisan traditions, it’s an easy day trip from Rome. Or you may want to stay longer and soak up the peaceful rural atmosphere of the countryside. […]

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