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rome art
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tuscany
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Why I love Italy!

So, you’re thinking Italy? Well you’ve made a very good choice. Of course we’re going to say as it’s where we’re from! As locals, there’s nothing we love more than sharing our tips on where and how to…experience Italy! Here you’ll find our take on its cities, towns and villages, as well so much insider advice your pen will run dry. At this time of year, why not try one of the following?:


  • The ski season is upon us. Time for agenuine Italian ski experience?
  • We find a good glass of wine helps with holiday planning… Why not immerse yourself in the world of wine first hand in one of the vineyards throughout Italy?
  • The beach is not the only place to get wet in Italy. Wherever you end up in Italy, you’ll won’t be too far from a spa.
  • We love to brag about all our ’art cities’! And for good reason! Its’s what we call the great cultural cities: Florence, Venice, Bologna, Rome, Naples and many more. Visit after visit, they’re just great.
  • And if you’re really on it, start planning for next summer with our tips on the best Italian beach destinations and mountain destinations for the summer months.
Meet the team

Adam is a history buff, art lover, and all-around aesthete who enjoys farming on the weekends in his olive grove in the countryside near Rome.

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Chianti
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You’ve been asking…

What’s unique about the south of Italy?

Every Italian is a natural chef but some credit must go to the high quality, fresh ingredients that go into most of their everyday specialties! Your taste buds are sure to be amazed by some classics such as the Sicilian arancino rice ball, spaghetti with localbottarga tuna sauce, Neapolitan sfogliatella ricotta-filled pastry, creamy burrata cheese and of course Apulian velvety olive oil. Now that’s food worth traveling for!

Southern Italy beaches not only boast a warm climate but warm and welcoming people as well. The range of beach types only add to the appeal of the south where you’ll find white fine sand beaches to the darker volcanic black sand, as well as pebbled seaside inlets. Probably the most impressive aspect of southern Italian beaches is their pristine, unspoilt nature which attracts both tourists and locals alike. Bring your sunscreen because it gets hot!

Sacred art and architecture in southern Italy is must for historians and art lovers. Religious art plays an important role in the everyday lives of locals in southern Italy. Take a walk around any historic city center and you’ll be greeted by street shrines of medieval frescoes, ornate Baroque churches glowing with gold and precious altarpieces and Sicilian Arab Norman cathedrals. You’re sure to find art to meditate and reflect upon.

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courmayeur ski
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meran ski
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Why I love Italy!

So, you’re thinking Italy? Well you’ve made a very good choice. Of course we’re going to say as it’s where we’re from! As locals, there’s nothing we love more than sharing our tips on where and how to…experience Italy! Here you’ll find our take on its cities, towns and villages, as well so much insider advice your pen will run dry. At this time of year, why not try one of the following?:

  • The ski season is upon us. Time for agenuine Italian ski experience?
  • We find a good glass of wine helps with holiday planning… Why not immerse yourself in the world of wine first hand in one of the vineyards throughout Italy?
  • The beach is not the only place to get wet in Italy. Wherever you end up in Italy, you’ll won’t be too far from a spa.
  • We love to brag about all our ’art cities’. And for good reason! It’s what we call the great cultural cities: Florence, Venice, Bologna, Rome, Naples and many more. Visit after visit, they’re just great.
Meet the team

Adam is a history buff, art lover, and all-around aesthete who enjoys farming on the weekends in his olive grove in the countryside near Rome.

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umbria
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You’ve been asking…

Apart from Rome and its wonders, what else is there in central Italy?

Tuscany – in particular, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa, and the surrounding countryside – is a must! Perhaps the quintessential Italian region, Tuscany epitomizes everything that makes Italy famous. From great art to fabulous food and wine, from stunning landscapes to beautiful city centers, from high culture to local traditions, Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and breeding ground of geniuses like Michelangelo and Leonard da Vinci, has it all. If you have a little more time, then Umbria is also a must. In fact, many say that the Umbrian hills, with their beautiful medieval hill towns, are second to none, including their more renowned Tuscan cousins. Spoleto and Perugia are must visits, especially for their music and art festivals in the summer. Medieval Viterbo, in Lazio, is wonderful for those who fancy thermal baths, while Sardinia is a beach and seafood lover’s paradise! More? Well, don’t miss island life in Ponza and Ventotene!

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langhe wine
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Enjoy a spa break - Italian style!

I’m a big fan of spa breaks so I try to do one on a regular basis. The great thing about Italy is that wherever you are, there is always one close by, and the variety is just incredible, be it in the mountains of the north or on the volcanic islands in the south.

Here are a few of my favourites, tried and tested!:


  • In Tuscany, the elegant Montecatini Terme takes me back to the glory days of the 19th Century.
  • Within easy reach of Rome, there’s Viterbo – where a Popes used to take a plunge – or Fiuggi with its legendary drinking water.
  • Around Naples, it has to be Ischia, a large volcanic island with fumaroles and very very hot bathing water.
  • The regions of the north are packed with spa towns. For me, it has to be Abano Terme or Rimini and Riccione if I’m on the Adriatic coast.
  • And last but not least, Vulcano. A truly extraordinary experience with mud baths, fumaroles, natural bathing pools, all packed onto a tiny volcanic island. Even the sea water is hot!
Meet the team

Louise is a Brooklyn native who now lives in Rome. When she’s not traveling around Italy, she’s probably home sewing, gardening or cooking!

City

naples art
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artspa

You’ve been asking…

What clothes should I pack for the north of Italy?

Depends completely on when you go and what you plan to do! In winter, you could be skiing or snowboarding by day and rubbing shoulders with the international jetset by a roaring fire in a fancy Alpine ski resort by night. So, pack your skis and your party best. Prefer something a slightly more low-key? Whether you are marveling at the sights of Venice or catching up on the latest winter fashions in Milan, you can’t go wrong with comfortable walking shoes, some warm clothes, and some fancier wear for the evening. In the summer, you could be soaking up the rays on beaches of the Italian Riviera, hiking in from town to town in Cinque Terra, paragliding over Lake Como, wine tasting in Piedmont, and, of course, showing off your evening finery everywhere. So the only advice is to always take some sun protection, your swim trunks, walking shoes, and your coolest sunglasses. The rest is really up to you!

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livigno ski
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lombardy
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artExpoMountainnatureskispawine

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castelli romani nature
artnaturewine

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Enjoy a spa break - Italian style!

I’m a big fan of spa breaks so I try to do one on a regular basis. The great thing about Italy is that wherever you are, there is always one close by, and the variety is just incredible, be it in the mountains of the north or on the volcanic islands in the south.

Here are a few of my favourites, tried and tested!:


  • In Tuscany, the elegant Montecatini Terme takes me back to the glory days of the 19th Century.
  • Within easy reach of Rome, there’s Viterbo – where a Popes used to take a plunge – or Fiuggi with its legendary drinking water.
  • Around Naples, it has to be Ischia, a large volcanic island with fumaroles and very very hot bathing water.
  • The regions of the north are packed with spa towns. For me, it has to be Abano Terme or Rimini and Riccione if I’m on the Adriatic coast.
  • And last but not least, Vulcano. A truly extraordinary experience with mud baths, fumaroles, natural bathing pools, all packed onto a tiny volcanic island. Even the sea water is hot!
Meet the team

Louise is a Brooklyn native who now lives in Rome. When she’s not traveling around Italy, she’s probably home sewing, gardening or cooking!

You’ve been asking…

Apart from Rome, what else is there in central Italy?

Tuscany – in particular, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa, and the surrounding countryside – is a must! Perhaps the quintessential Italian region, Tuscany epitomizes everything that makes Italy famous. From great art to fabulous food and wine, from stunning landscapes to beautiful city centers, from high culture to local traditions, Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and breeding ground of geniuses like Michelangelo and Leonard da Vinci, has it all. If you have a little more time, then Umbria is also a must. In fact, many say that the Umbrian hills, with their beautiful medieval hill towns, are second to none, including their more renowned Tuscan cousins. Spoleto and Perugia are must visits, especially for their music and art festivals in the summer. Medieval Viterbo, in Lazio, is wonderful for those who fancy thermal baths, while Sardinia is a beach and seafood lover’s paradise! More? Well, don’t miss island life in Ponza and Ventotene!

City

trento ski
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Region

dolomiti superski
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Top 3 Apulia Beaches

The summer is a perfect time to get a golden Italian tan and relax. There is no better place to do this than Apulia. Here’s a list of 3 beaches everyone should visit at least once…

  • Vieste Beach. This 30km-long stretch is famous for its pine groves which offer an ideal backdrop to the amber sand and crystal clear waters. Its enchanting marine grottoes are breathtaking.
  • Baia dei Turchi Beach. This bay is famous for its white, sugary sand and for the Mediterranean nature scents which linger in every sea breeze. Breathe in, breathe out…!
  • Punta Prosciutto Beach. The name says it all. This beach is as delicious as it sounds. The sapphire water and powdery sand make this protected natural reserve a hidden paradise.
Meet the team

Vito has never stop looking for new beaches and cool spots which he has not visited. He pledged to himself that he must visit at least 1 new beach each year and collect some of its sand for his special collection.

You’ve been asking…

What clothes should I pack for a trip to the north of Italy?

Depends completely on when you go and what you plan to do! In winter, you could be skiing or snowboarding by day and rubbing shoulders with the international jetset by a roaring fire in a fancy Alpine ski resort by night. So, pack your skis and your party best. Prefer something a slightly more low-key? Whether you are marveling at the sights of Venice or catching up on the latest winter fashions in Milan, you can’t go wrong with comfortable walking shoes, some warm clothes, and some fancier wear for the evening. In the summer, you could be soaking up the rays on beaches of the Italian Riviera, hiking in from town to town in Cinque Terra, paragliding over Lake Como, wine tasting in Piedmont, and, of course, showing off your evening finery everywhere. So the only advice is to always take some sun protection, your swim trunks, walking shoes, and your coolest sunglasses. The rest is really up to you!

Venere Knows Best

Mask baloon

Top 3 Apulia Beaches

The summer is a perfect time to get a golden Italian tan and relax. There is no better place to do this than Apulia. Here’s a list of 3 beaches everyone should visit at least once…

  • Vieste Beach. This 30km-long stretch is famous for its pine groves which offer an ideal backdrop to the amber sand and crystal clear waters. Its enchanting marine grottoes are breathtaking.
  • Baia dei Turchi Beach. This bay is famous for its white, sugary sand and for the Mediterranean nature scents which linger in every sea breeze. Breathe in, breathe out…!
  • Punta Prosciutto Beach. The name says it all. This beach is as delicious as it sounds. The sapphire water and powdery sand make this protected natural reserve a hidden paradise.
Meet the team

Vito has never stop looking for new beaches and cool spots which he has not visited. He pledged to himself that he must visit at least 1 new beach each year and collect some of its sand for his special collection.

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turin art
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artExpo

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lake garda
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Mountainnatureskispa

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Stresa Nature
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piedmont
artExpoMountainnatureskispawine

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bressanone ski
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emilia romagna
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val d'elsa ed empolese nature
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Sirmione Nature
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maremma
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conero wine
wine

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como nature
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Exponature

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trentino alto adige
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sud tirol ski
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lazio
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trentino ski
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piedmont alps ski
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bormio ski
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Bellagio Nature
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altopiano di asiago ski
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ski

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veneto
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val di chiana nature
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artnaturespa

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sestriere ski
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sicily
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Barolo
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campania
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artbeachspa

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sella ronda ski
skispa

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val gardena ski
ski

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basilicata
spawine

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val dorcia nature
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cervinia ski area
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apulia
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artbeachspawine

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val di non ski
ski

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liguria
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sardinia
beachspawine

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val camonica
skispa

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sicily east coast
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artbeachnaturespawine

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val di fassa ski
skispa

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calabria
artbeachspa

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taurasi wine
wine

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sicily south coast
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artbeachspa

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Italian Riviera Beach
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artbeachnatureskispa

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val di sole ski
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Apulia Coast Beach
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monte bondone ski
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