Jan. 8, 2018
Wine Spectator, the most important American lifestyle magazine dedicated to wine and wine culture, has published its annual list of top Italian wines, featuring several bottles from Wine and Travel Italy wineries among the best in the country.
Sept. 24, 2017
The millefoglie is definitely one of the classic sweets of the city of Verona and a must-try if you are on holiday. Today we propose revisiting this particular sweet, which draws its origins from the classic recipe handed down from grandparents to star Chef Giancarlo Probelli.
July 29, 2017
A typical cheese from Basilicata, perhaps the most typical, is the Caciocavallo Podolico. It is a particular cheese that is produced only with whole milk from the cows of the Podolica breed.
Apr. 30, 2017
An ideal route through Italy to discover sparkling rosé wines. Sparkling wines are often characterized as products of great value and quality, lesser known, but powerful. Our proposed itinerary, which is not exhaustive, but which is designed to make you discover a new world to explore. Essentially, we are trying to put a flea in her ear, you tease your taste buds into trying new wines, perhaps paired with excellent food from each territory. All that remaisn si to wish you Chin Chin!
Feb. 11, 2016
On Mardi Gras, referred to in Italy as Carnival, every Italian city celebrates with parades, confetti, lights, and colors.
On that day, it is imperative that you wear a mask, a true symbol of Mardi Gras, and impersonate the character of your dreams for a day. Speaking of dreams, would you like to spend Mardi Gras in Italy? Here are some suggestions of the country’s most evocative Mardi Gras events!
Sept. 10, 2015
Art, culture and good food are plentiful in Emilia Romagna! If you want some tips to see the best of this region, Wine and Travel Italy has prepared for you a tour of 6 essential destinations!
Mar. 18, 2015
Are you planning a trip and looking for destinations that are off the beaten track?
Aug. 5, 2017
Puglia is one of the most important regions in terms of Italian oil production, but also wine and table grapes.
Dec. 16, 2016
Gargano is located in the northern part of Puglia, an area almost entirely mountainous, where you'll find lush vegetation, crystalline beaches and attractions such as monasteries and churches. Here are 5 experiences you must try during a visit to this area.
Dec. 7, 2016
Apulia boasts a rich history going back more than 250,000 years, as evidenced by the bones of the Altamura Man, a Neanderthal skeleton discovered in the cave of Lamalunga, near Altamura. In addition to its millennial history, this region is characterized by breathtaking views and a rich culinary tradition.
Apr. 28, 2016
Fortresses, towers and castles are scattered across Apulia. Built originally on the hinterland or directly on the sea to defend the land from the enemy, today they are enchanting and mysterious landmarks. Which ones should you visit? Let’s discover the most charming ones!
Apr. 21, 2016
Visiting Alberobello, in the Apulia region, is like travelling to a timeless town. Famous for its peculiar huts called trulli, Alberobello has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Let’s find out together how to enjoy this charming destination!
June 25, 2015
Do you want to experience a unique trip? Italy offers you the pearls of Apulia: exceptional destinations concentrated in one single region!
June 18, 2015
You need advice choosing your holiday sea destination in Italy? Choose Salento! We have prepared for you a little guide of 5 magical beaches in the region of Apulia, and a vineyard to taste an irresistible typical wine!
May 7, 2017
Tuscany is a region renowned worldwide for its many excellencees: wines, gourmet food, art and hospitality. The latter, in fact, attracts thousands of tourists each year to Tuscany, thanks to the famous agriturismo and spas, which are spread throughout the region. Below we present the most popular thermal baths to visit and enjoy if you’re organizing a trip to Tuscany.
Mar. 16, 2017
The Natural Park of Colline Metallifere Grossetane (Tuscan Mining Geopark) is characterized by its multipolar multithematic structure. In fact, the Park offers a variety of topics of interest related to geology, the environment, the landscape, archaeology, historical and architectural heritage, as well as testimonials of pre-indutrial and industrial mining and metallurgy.
Sept. 15, 2016
This is an itinerary in the heart of Chianti, recommended for those who like to travel leisurely. During this season, Tuscany offers breathtaking landscapes and unique landscapes: medieval villages, rolling hills, roads bordering the vineyards and olive trees. The ideal itinerary for those who like to travel and enjoy every moment. Let the journey begin!
Mar. 3, 2016
Siena is a charming medieval city in the heart of Tuscany, a region rich in art and history. With a bit of planning you’ll surely get to visit the main landmarks and appreciate the charm of its alleys. Here is a list of what to see in Siena in a day. Grab a map and comfortable shoes!
Sept. 3, 2015
Tuscany is a region rich in tourist attractions: beautiful landscapes, exceptional wines, medieval villages. Today, we'll focus on Siena and the surrounding territories, places which are famous for their heritage and their delicious wines!
Apr. 13, 2017
By virtue of recent production regulations, the new Italian DOC dedicated to Pinot Grigio will potentially regroup more than 400 million bottles, bring together two regions, Veneto and Friuli-Veneto Giulia and the province of Trento (essentially, northeastern Italy).
Mar. 26, 2017
At the foot hills of Prosecco, Andrea Palladio designed and built some of his most celebrated masterpieces, rural houses for Venetian noble families: the Venetian Villas.
Sept. 8, 2016
Charming, lively, full of art and history: Padua certainly deserves a place of honor among the most beautiful cities in Italy, a goldmine of artistic treasures. It is no coincidence that it is also known as the "City of frescoes." Discover the most important monuments of the city in this blog!
Sept. 1, 2016
Venice is a city by the sea, whose inhabitants have always used gondolas and bridges to move around, unique channels of communication between the arteries of this wonderful city. The historical center of this lagoon city has more than 400 bridges. But how can we know them all? In this blog, we will present the most distinctive bridges of Venice!
Dec. 17, 2015
Venice is the city of romance by excellence. The haze that envelopes it, caused by humidity, creates a dream-like aura so that it almost looks like Venice does not really exist, that it is just a figment of the imagination.
May 28, 2017
The Abruzzo wines fully express the spirit of the territory. A unique territory which spans from the Sea (Adriatic) to the icy tip of the glacier of the Calderone sul Gran Sasso, more than 2,900 meters above sea level.
June 28, 2016
The castle of Rocca Calascio, in the province of L'Aquila, is one of the highest fortresses in Europe. With its 1500 metres in height, overlooking a magnificent panorama, it cannot be described in words! But we’ll try to do it justice all the same ... let’s go to Rocca Calascio!
July 16, 2015
Have you already booked your holidays in Abruzzo, but don’t know what to do to fully enjoy your stay? We recommend 5 experiences not to be missed!
July 9, 2015
Today, we'll travel not only to a region which still has pristine landscapes, Abruzzo, but we’ll also take a trip back in time! These are 5 places that will transport you into the past and that breathe the atmosphere of bygone eras. A wine from Abruzzo for the occasion is only appropriate!
Jan. 25, 2017
From a tourism point of view, Basilicata remains greatly unknown, despite the many attractions on its territory: between tourism, traditions and history, its past is rooted in prehistoric times and the many rupestrian churches bear witness to this.
With white beaches and crystal clear sea, villages carved into the rocks, castles perched atop mountains, Basilicata is waiting to be discovered.
May 12, 2016
Matera, a city in the region of Basilicata, has traces of human settlements dating back from the Paleolithic era up until modern times. Today we will recount its origins and tell you some fun facts about this unique Italian city….and as always, we’ll recommend some excellent local wine!
June 11, 2015
Basilicata is a mountainous region located in Southern Italy, still undiscovered by most tourists. This week, we present you the most beautiful destinations of the territory and, as usual, a wine that will leave you completely satisfied!
History, culture, tradition and nature brought together at the Regional Nature Park Taburno-Camposauro
Apr. 23, 2017
The Regional Nature Park of Taburno-Camposauro is a collection of nature, history, culture and traditions, offering visitors a variety of activities.
Mar. 12, 2017
More than 3 million people visit each year the Pompeii excavation sites, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. It is a real blast from the past that allows you to discover the habits and customs of life in Roman times.
Dec. 21, 2016
During Christmas time in Campania, there are many traditions observed, ranging from the preparation of special dishes to the creation of original Nativity scenes, as well as games for adults and children.
Here are 4 that you cannot miss!
June 8, 2017
If you are passionate about engines, you cannot miss the opportunity to organize a trip to Emilia Romagna, a land where the fastest and most beautiful cars and motorcycles in the world are born.
Feb. 4, 2016
Visiting the city of Ravenna, in Emilia-Romagna, is very dangerous: you risk being completely amazed. In fact, for those who see it for the first time, it is not easy to recover from the shock caused by so much beauty. It has 8 monuments that have been declared "World Heritage" by Unesco, for the mastery of artistic mosaic. Here are the most beautiful for Wine and Travel Italy!
Jan. 28, 2016
It’s impossible to get bored in Ferrara, the city in the heart of Emilia Romagna: its vast array of marvels might overwhelm you! That’s why we chose the three landmarks that you just can’t miss out on.
Sept. 17, 2015
Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco and tortellini: four specialties renowned throughout the world. In this blog, we will discover Emilia Romagna through the riches of its land, their history and the best way to enjoy them at the table!
Oct. 13, 2016
Friuli Venezia Giulia is a region near the sea and mountains, dotted with history, from the Roman Empire to the present day, where you can visit archaeological sites, natural landscapes, medieval towns and taste excellent wines from the area.
July 2, 2017
History and tradition meet in Sabina DOP olive oil.
June 29, 2017
Lazio is the region of the Eternal City of Rome, but it is also a region to discover and rediscover. For this we recommend that you dedicate a few days to discover the other provinces of the region, starting with Rieti.
Sept. 29, 2016
It would take you days, months, if not years, to see it all. Rome is art, history, culture, legends, colours; the itineraries to follow are many, but today we suggest four places that you just must visit! Without forgetting to stop for a local wine tasting, of course.
May 14, 2015
One of the most beautiful territories of Lazio, with a mouth-watering gastronomy: this is Ciociaria, ready to welcome you for a journey that stretches from Fiuggi to the Island of Liri.
Jan. 13, 2017
Lombardy is one of the Italian regions with the most lakes. Here you will find both Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore, which are respectively the largest and second largest lakes in Italy. On the shores of the lakes of this region you will also find oeno-gastronomic excellences, a rich history and magical places to discover.
Mar. 31, 2016
The Duomo di Milano is the third biggest cathedral in Europe and one of the most recognizable symbols of Italy. The magnificence of the Duomo is impossible to capture in one look: spires, stained glass, statues, gates and more adorn this Late Gothic masterpiece. Keep reading for some fascinating facts about the Duomo’s façade!
July 30, 2015
There are 5 enchanting villages on Lake Garda capable of taking your breath away. They will amaze you with their distinctive charm, their narrow streets and the beautiful landscape that they offer you. We won’t leave you breathless for too long, because we’ll offer you a sip of fine wine from the Lombardy region too!
June 1, 2017
In addition to its rich variety of wines, the area of Piceno, in the Marche region, is characterized by the many villages dotting the territory. Villages as diversified as the territory itself, stretching from the mountain, quickly descending to the hills and leading to the sea.
June 9, 2016
The Marches coast is one of the region’s most popular attractions. The beautiful and uncrowded beaches preserve their uncontaminated nature. Pebbly, rocky, and sandy beaches alternate on the shore to please the preferences of every tourist. What are we waiting for then, let’s get carried away by the enchanting landscapes of the Marches’ coast!
June 6, 2016
Urbino, in the Marches, has been called “a city in the shape of a palace” thanks to its peculiar Renaissance architecture. Let’s walk through the city to discover its best landmarks... and its best wine!
June 4, 2015
Do you have an adventurous nature? Then the Marche region is ideal for you! Here are 3 destinations that will give you the sensation of being part of an Indiana Jones movie. Obviously, with a great wine to taste between one adventure and the other...
May 28, 2015
Which cities from the Marche region deserve to be visited? If you like art and culture, we offer you a route in three stages, where you will discover the most evocative monuments of this region.
Oct. 28, 2016
Considered the heart of Italy, Umbria is the only region not confined by another country or the sea. Rich in history, with prehistoric, Etruscan and Roman remains, it is also the ideal region for nature lovers, as well as the region of birth of some of the most important figures of Christianity: Saint-Benedict of Nursia, Saint-Francis, Saint-Clare and Saint-Rita of Cascia were all from Umbria.
Apr. 30, 2015
Today we travel to 3 cities of Umbria and discover their numerous charms. Among these, a stop at the Lungarotti Winery to taste a typical regional wine.
May 14, 2017
Turin is the capital of Piedmont, located in the heart of the region, in the Northwest of Italy. In 1997, Turin’s historic center, as well as the castle of Valentino, the Villa of the Queen and other residences in Piedmont belonging to the Savoy family, were recognized by the Unesco world heritage, under the name of residences of the Royal House of Savoy. If you are going to spend a weekend sightseeing in Turin, we would recommend these 7 (+ 1) mandatory sites.
Sept. 24, 2015
Turin is one of the most popular destinations in Italy. The historic centre and its periphery are adorned with magnificent baroque palaces, constructed primarily as hunting and pleasure residences for the Royal Family of Savoia. In this blog, let yourself be captivated by the aristocratic life and relive the romantic atmosphere of the 17th century!
June 23, 2016
The beaches of Sardinia are truly paradise on Earth. Strolling along the coast, time seems to stop: the only ticking you’ll hear is the melody of the waves breaking on the shore. Interested in learning about the most charming destinations? Follow us on this emerald-colored itinerary!
June 16, 2016
Cagliari is a beautiful city with lots of places to see and admire. It is during the summer time that the capital truly stands out and shows its true colors: in this article, we highlight some of the main attractions that showcase the sea, culture and good wine!
Aug. 12, 2017
The arancino, or arancina, is a speciality of Sicilian cuisine. As such, it has been officially recognised and included in the list of Traditional Italian agri-food Products (PAT) of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, under the name of rice arancini.
July 6, 2017
There are treasures in Sicily that deserve to be uncovered and savored slowly. Some of them are great protagonists of Italian cuisine. Bronte, a village on the slopes of Mount Etna, is known for its green gold which is also the story of a mythological distillate, of love, treachery, cowardice. From Cyclops to the Emperor of Constantinople, from the Borgia Pope to Admiral Nelson, from Heatcliff to Nino Bixio to Giovanni Verga: all related to Bronte, who may never have eaten a pistachio ...
July 28, 2016
Syracuse is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Sicily: its archaeological and architectural heritage is steeped in history and offers visitors the possibility to time travel, simply by walking along its streets and scrutinizing the monuments integrated within the urban fabric. Ready to learn more about its fascinating past?
July 21, 2016
Sicily offers a breathtaking coastline and crystal-clear sea. The coastline bordering the charming Italian island captures the imagination of every tourist, offering a variety of locations capable of satisfying every taste. You still want proof? Here are 4 of the most fascinating summer destinations in Sicily!
Mar. 10, 2016
Feeling minuscule next to the columns of a 5th century BC temple is an incredible emotion. That’s why today we bring you around Sicily’s best known archaeological sites, where you will find magnificent temples in exceptional state of conservation, majestic structures that cut the horizon from the top of green hills.
3 specialties from the areas surrounding Mount Etna: pistachio nuts, honey and Nerello Mascalese wine
Apr. 23, 2015
This week we'll take a trip to three towns located near Mount Etna to discover what lies behind some of their typical products!
Apr. 16, 2015
Three wonderful places in Sicily that will leave no one indifferent: Rocca di Cefalù, the natural reserve of Saline di Trapani and Noto, famous for its "festival of flowers"! And between these 3 destinations, why not stop for a moment at Cantina Planeta Ulmo?
Apr. 9, 2015
Arancino, marsala and granita: what are the origins of these three Sicilian products? Let's discover them together, with a visit to the Cantina Florio.
Mar. 5, 2017
Heroic viticulture, steep slope viticulture and mountain viticulture...these all refer to a common factor, the difficulty of cultivating vines in regions with hillsides and steep slopes. Although these vineyards represent only 7% of total European vineyards, they have an undeniable identity, heritage and historic value.
July 14, 2016
A favourite destination for hikers and those who enjoys long walks, Riva del Garda offers numerous opportunities to relax. Let’s take a tour of this charming lakeside town and discover one of its local wines!
July 7, 2016
There are many attractions throughout the entire territory of Trentino. Faced with a variety of choices, we opted to "travel in time", and discover the charm of the wonderful castles scattered in the region, between the vast valleys and green spaces. Let's start our tour... our wine recommendations are included!
Sept. 2, 2017
The Focaccia di Recco with PGI cheese is a oven baked product obtained from the processing of a dough made of wheat flour, Italian extra virgin olive oil, water, salt, filled with fresh cheese and then baked in the oven.
Aug. 26, 2017
The Soprèssa has ancient roots, as evidenced by the numerous historical and artistic testimonies that have followed over the centuries in paintings, notarial inventories, and many others.
Aug. 19, 2017
The first traces of the origins of Pecorino Sardo PDO date back to the end of ' 700.
July 13, 2017
A pearl emerging from spring waters.
June 25, 2017
Monte Veronese is an Italian cheese with a protected denomination of origin, typical of the Veneto region. The area of origin of the milk, its processing and the maturation of the cheese are located in the northern part of the province of Verona.
The Extraordinary Italian Taste : Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena DOP, a sweet and sour experience
June 11, 2017
Balsamic vinegar is synonymous with an immemorial time of culture and history of the ancient Duchy Estense.
June 4, 2017
The Tenera Ascolana Olive (Olea Europea sativa), also known as Liva Concia, today Olive Ascolana del Piceno DOP in brine, is the Queen among the green olives of Mensa.
Apr. 27, 2017
The production of Pasta di Gragnano (a municipality in Campania, near Naples) dates back to the end of the 16th century, when the first family-owned pasta factories appeared on the territory.
Apr. 20, 2017
Caciocavallo Silano is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most typical stringy cheeses produced in the South of Italy. Already in 500 BC, Hippocrates was discussing the techniques used by the Greeks in the preparation of the "Cacio".
Apr. 7, 2017
Prosciutto di Parma can be summed up in three words: healthy, genuine and natural. In fact, it is produced only with Italian pork meat mixed with sea salt, without any additives or conservatives. It is precisely to guarantee its quality that the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma was founded, with the goal of ensuring the unmistakable sweetness of Prosciutto di Parma. That is why the Consortium has imposed on manufacturing companies specific production methods, fully respecting the traditions.
Mar. 30, 2017
The Radicchio Rosso di Treviso IGP of the late variety, is a particular vegetable, which requires weeks of painstaking manual labor before hitting the tables of foodies.
Mar. 9, 2017
The word mozzarella derives from the verb "mozzare", which means cutting the hand-made spun paste with the index and thumb.
Feb. 25, 2017
The Extraordinary Italian Taste of the Toma Piemontese DOP, the traditional round cheese, from Northern Italy.
Feb. 20, 2017
It is certainly not easy to quickly summarize, in just a few paragraphs, the piadina romagnola, its rich past and its long tradition, with which it has been associated until 30 years ago. But we will try to highlight the history behind the meteoric popularity of the "piada", and point out a few tourist attractions along the Romagnola coast.
Jan. 20, 2017
Lombardy's cuisine is varied because of the great diversity of agricultural products available locally: fresh water fish, dairy products, beef and pork, rice and corn. It is characterized by long cooking times, stews and the use of butter and lard, instead of oil. Here are 3 typical dishes from Lombardy.
Nov. 16, 2016
Emilia-Romagna is the birthplace of tortellini, mortadella, cotechino sausage, and many other dishes which make it one of the most famous regions in the world for its culinary traditions. The cuisine of Emilia and Romagna are quite distinct between each other, but still share some common elements.
Nov. 10, 2016
Piedmont is a land rich in traditional dishes, which are renowned and appreciated around the world. Piedmont cuisine traces its origins to the mix of culinary traditions between the Court of Savoy and the farmers who have always inhabited this region.
Among the most typical dishes of this region, there is Piedmontese stew (bollito alla piemontese), veal in a tuna sauce (vitello tonnato), bonet (a typical Piedmont flan) and the bagna cauda, a dip made with anchovies, garlic and olive oil. But Piedmont cuisine offers a wide variety of dishes: here are 3 recipes to try, even at home.
Oct. 20, 2016
The cuisine of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region derives from the mixture of the many cultures that have influenced, one after the other, this area; the Slavic, Germanic and Latin populations, as well as the morphology of the territory, which includes mountains, hills and sea, creating a very diffrent type of cuisine.
Mar. 17, 2016
Sicilian cannoli are one of the most famous Italian pastries. What are the origins of this delicacy? We’ll reveal them in this blog and recommend a good wine to pair with cannoli as well!
Dec. 22, 2015
Originally from Verona, the classic Christmas cake Pandoro is inevitably found on the table of Italians during the holidays. Its flavor satisfies the tastes of everyone and is a good alternative to the Panettone, for those who don't like raisins and candied fruit.
June 18, 2017
Prosecco is wine with denomination of origin produced with Glera (an indigenous Italian grape variety) which can only be produced in certain regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The current legislation includes Prosecco DOC and two DOCG: Conegliano Valdobbiadene-Prosecco and Colli-prosecco (or Asolo-prosecco).
Apr. 9, 2017
The Chiaretto is a rosé wine that draws its origins from the shores of Lake Garda.
Mar. 23, 2017
Several Italian companies in the wine sector, and not only, aim for sustainability. But what is sustainability in the wine field?
Sept. 22, 2016
In Tuscany, between the cities of Florence and Siena, lies a beautiful hilly area, famous for its wines and views: it’s the Chianti heartland. It is in this small region that Chianti Classico DOCG, one of the best-known and appreciated wines in the world, is produced. Chianti Classico is the only Tuscan wine that can use the historic Black Rooster seal.
May 5, 2016
The territory of Friuli Grave DOC wines, in the heart of the Friuli region, is undoubtedly a very interesting destination for wine lovers who want to combine tastings of high quality wines with discovering new places. Let’s find out what makes Friuli Grave wines so special!
Jan. 21, 2016
There is a Roman saying, in the local dialect, which says: “A glass of Frascati is better than all the water from the Tiber“. This tells us that we are dealing with a wine of great importance in the gastronomic tradition of the Latium region and, more particularly, of the Roman tradition. Let’s discover more on this wine!
Oct. 1, 2015
Here are three suggested pairings to fully appreciate the typical wine from Piedmont: the Boca. In addition, Wine and Travel Italy will recommend where you should taste this wine.
Aug. 27, 2015
Do you like wine and are planning a trip to Tuscany? In this article, you will learn more about one of the products of excellence from this region: we reveal all the secrets of the Chianti Classico!
July 31, 2015
Discover our new cantinas in Italy!
Mar. 19, 2017
Excursions by bike, on foot, on horseback, in electric cars and observation of oceanfloor. An itinerary on a human scale, that is what Parco regionale delle Dune Costiere in Salento, Apulia offers. The park covers an area ranging from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo, and plays a role of environmental protection and sustainable economic development of major importance.
May 26, 2016
Assisi, a city in the Umbria region, is a spiritual, artistic, and touristic center whose identity is intertwined with the figure of St. Francis. Today we’ll explore the Basilica dedicated to him!
Apr. 2, 2015
Sulmona, Taranto and Trapani, three beautiful Italian destinations to spend Easter, chosen for their particular religious rituals and the intensity with which they are celebrated by the locals. And of course, we can’t forget the culinary traditions of Easter or the excellent wine !