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Mountain lockdown: living with and emerging from covid in the Dolomites

May 31, 2020

Guest blogger and Adagio guide Thomas Deflorian has been kind enough to share his personal story of life during and emerging from lockdown in the Italian Dolomites. “Where to start? The last three months have been such an intense time and I’m happy to share with you my thoughts and…

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When will Italy let tourists in?

May 18, 2020

1. When will Italy let tourists in? Italy has been relaxing its lockdown rules gradually since the 4th of May. In the first phase Italian residents were allowed to travel outside their province – but still needed to carry a written explanation of where they were going and why, with…

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Are those things raisins? Amarone vs Valpolicella

May 9, 2020

We recently published a newsletter that gives a broad overview of the top wines from the Veneto region of northern Italy. Some of you may be asking: if the grapes that produce Valpolicella and Amarone are the same (Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone), how can the resulting wines be so very different?…

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Quarantine from the lagoon: a Venetian perspective

April 26, 2020

Carnivale no more Our Venetian guide extraordinare and amateur photographer Fiona Giusto kindly agreed to provide a journalistic recount of the last couple of months quarantined in her hometown. Fiona studied at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, graduating cum laude in foreign languages and literature (German and English). She is fascinated by Venetian history,…

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Ready to welcome at Villa Le Barone in Tuscany: Guest Blog

April 15, 2020

About the authors: Corso and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel are the current owners of Villa le Barone. The villa hotel is close to the lovely village of Panzano in Chianti, which is ideally situated about halfway between Florence and Siena in central Tuscany. Corso and Jacqueline (respectively born Tuscan and French)…

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Spanish Spirit During a Crisis and Other Inspirations

March 26, 2020

We received the following from colleagues at Madrid&Beyond in Spain and want to share with everyone as part of a campaign to seek light during this period of endarkenment. Nina says: “We have been sharing the positive stories from Spain across our social media channels for the last few days,…

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