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Discover Molise

Discover Molise

Nov. 1, 2017

Do you know which Italian region is the least known, even for Italians? It's Molise, a land of unspoiled nature and landscapes, ancient peasant traditions, hospitable people, and surprising food and wine.


Discovering sparkling rosé wines

Discovering sparkling rosé wines

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!


3 destinations to celebrate Carnival in Italy

3 destinations to celebrate Carnival in Italy

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!


Apulia

5 experiences to enjoy in Gargano

5 experiences to enjoy in Gargano

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.


5 places to discover in Apulia

5 places to discover in Apulia

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.


Strolling among the castles of Apulia

Strolling among the castles of Apulia

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!


Alberobello, Apulia: no other place like it in the world

Alberobello, Apulia: no other place like it in the world

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!


Tuscany

Discovering Tuscany's thermal baths, paradise on Earth

Discovering Tuscany's thermal baths, paradise on Earth

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.


Discover the Colline Metallifere of Maremma

Discover the Colline Metallifere of Maremma

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.


Discovering tuscany, through its castles and vineyards

Discovering tuscany, through its castles and vineyards

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!


Siena in a day: 6 landmarks you can’t miss

Siena in a day: 6 landmarks you can’t miss

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!


Why does the Tower of Pisa lean?

Why does the Tower of Pisa lean?

Feb. 25, 2016

Looking at it, you feel it is going to fall any minute... and yet, it’s been there for centuries, charming tourists with its peculiar tilt: it’s the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most unique monuments in the world.


Veneto

The new designation of origin : delle Venezie

The new designation of origin : delle Venezie

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).


What to discover in Padua : 3 not-to-be missed locations for art lovers

What to discover in Padua : 3 not-to-be missed locations for art lovers

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!


A thematic visit to Venice, the city of bridges

A thematic visit to Venice, the city of bridges

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!


What to see in Verona during Vinitaly

What to see in Verona during Vinitaly

Apr. 7, 2016

We’d like to dedicate this blog to Verona, the city hosting Vinitaly. You shouldn’t miss the chance to explore this beautiful city and take a stroll down the historic centre. Here are our suggestions on what to see!


Abruzzo

Rocca Calascio: the emotions of a medieval landscape in Abruzzo

Rocca Calascio: the emotions of a medieval landscape in Abruzzo

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!


5 locations in Abruzzo which will make you travel back in time

5 locations in Abruzzo which will make you travel back in time

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!


Basilicata

4 places to visit in Basilicata

4 places to visit in Basilicata

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.


Campania

Discovering Campania's archeological sites

Discovering Campania's archeological sites

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.


4 Christmas traditions from Campania to discover!

4 Christmas traditions from Campania to discover!

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!


Emilia Romagna

Introducing Ravenna through art and mosaics

Introducing Ravenna through art and mosaics

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!


Friuli-Venezia Giulia

3 secrets to discover in Friuli Venezia Giulia

3 secrets to discover in Friuli Venezia Giulia

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.


3 spectacular natural sites in Friuli

3 spectacular natural sites in Friuli

July 2, 2015

What is the best way to recover from everyday stress? It's simple: take a trip to the most beautiful peaks of Italy and stroll around the villages of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Glass of wine in hand, of course!


Lazio

Visiting rome: what you can’t miss!

Visiting rome: what you can’t miss!

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.


Lombardy

5 places to visit close to the Lakes of Lombardy

5 places to visit close to the Lakes of Lombardy

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.


5 dream villages on Lake Garda

5 dream villages on Lake Garda

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!


Marche

Walking through Piceno, a journey from the mountain to the sea

Walking through Piceno, a journey from the mountain to the sea

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.


The Marches coast: the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Sea

The Marches coast: the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic 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!


Umbira

Umbria: 4 must-see places to visit

Umbria: 4 must-see places to visit

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.


Piedmont

Sightseeing in Turin.  What to see during a weekend in this Unesco World Heritage city

Sightseeing in Turin. What to see during a weekend in this Unesco World Heritage city

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.


What to see in Turin : 6 splendid Royal Palaces

What to see in Turin : 6 splendid Royal Palaces

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!


Sardinia

Cagliari: The Italian city to visit during the summer!

Cagliari: The Italian city to visit during the summer!

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!


Sicily

The arancino, a must-try specialty!

The arancino, a must-try specialty!

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.


Extraordinary Italian Taste : Pistacchio di Bronte DOP...Sicily's green gold

Extraordinary Italian Taste : Pistacchio di Bronte DOP...Sicily's green gold

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 ...


A trip back in time in Syracuse

A trip back in time in Syracuse

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?


Looking for the sea?  4 dream destinations in Sicily

Looking for the sea? 4 dream destinations in Sicily

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!


Vacation in Sicily: the 4 most beautiful archaeological sites

Vacation in Sicily: the 4 most beautiful archaeological sites

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 not-to-be missed places in Sicily

3 not-to-be missed places in Sicily

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?


Trentino-Alto Adige

Do you know what heroic viticulture is?

Do you know what heroic viticulture is?

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.


Summer 2016: a discovery tour of the castles in Trentino Alto Adige

Summer 2016: a discovery tour of the castles in Trentino Alto Adige

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!


Local dishes

Prosciutto di Parma DOP: quality, history sweetness

Prosciutto di Parma DOP: quality, history sweetness

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.


Emilia-Romagna : Discover the secrets of the piadina

Emilia-Romagna : Discover the secrets of the piadina

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.


3 typical recipes of Lombardy’s cuisine

3 typical recipes of Lombardy’s cuisine

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.


3 typical dishes from Calabria

3 typical dishes from Calabria

Nov. 22, 2016

Food in Calabria accompanies religious festivals and family gatherings, with hearty lunches and dinners. Typical dishes mix the traditions of land with those of sea: deli meats and cheeses, with vegetable dishes and desserts.


4 traditional recipes from Emilia-Romagna

4 traditional recipes from Emilia-Romagna

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.


3 traditional recipes from Piedmont to try

3 traditional recipes from Piedmont to try

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.


4 culinary specialties to try in Friuli - Venezia Giulia

4 culinary specialties to try in Friuli - Venezia Giulia

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.


The true story of Pandoro, Verona’s Christmas cake

The true story of Pandoro, Verona’s Christmas cake

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.


Local wines

The Prosecco? A wine of a thousand ideas

The Prosecco? A wine of a thousand ideas

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).


300 years of Chianti Classico: the oldest wine region in Italy!

300 years of Chianti Classico: the oldest wine region in Italy!

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.


The territory of Friuli Grave: a cradle for excellent wines

The territory of Friuli Grave: a cradle for excellent wines

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!


Frascati: the Roman wine to discover!

Frascati: the Roman wine to discover!

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!


EST! EST!! EST!!! A wine 3 times as good

EST! EST!! EST!!! A wine 3 times as good

Jan. 14, 2016

Today, we will tell you the legend behind EST! EST!! EST!!!, a white wine produced in the province of Viterbo, in the Latium region, with a truly unique name. We'll also give you some pairing suggestions in the kitchen!


Nature trails

The Natural Park of  Dune Costiere: an eco-sustainable visit in nature

The Natural Park of Dune Costiere: an eco-sustainable visit in nature

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.


Religious destination

3 fantastic destinations to celebrate Easter in Italy

3 fantastic destinations to celebrate Easter in Italy

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 !