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Travel stories + tips from seasoned explorers

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Christmas in Venice – New Venice Countryside Tour

December 21, 2015

This phenomenal Christmas tree resides in the elegantissimo Hotel Danieli, just off St. Mark’s Square in Venice. I’ll never forget 13 years ago, when I spent a night at this hotel with my 3-month-old daughter and a friend who had come along to nanny while I led a trip. We…

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Adagio Travel Debuts in the Heart of Italy

November 18, 2015

Great beauty, paired with great value. Need we say more? Come join us in June, 2016 for immersion into the food, wine and easy-going lifestyle of the heart of Italy. We’ll start our week in the countryside outside Bologna, the quirky left-leaning city where gastronomy rules. Says renowned food writer…

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New Italian Region to Discover: Le Marche — Adriatic Bliss

October 26, 2015

On the border between Tuscany and Umbria, flanked by the Apennine Mountains which slope gently along the hills and valleys down to the Adriatic Sea, lies Le Marche. This is a land strongly attached to artisan tradition, where farm to food was the norm long before the phrase was coined….

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TRENDING IN ROME

October 11, 2015

I’ve just finished the 2015 edition of Travel Trade Italia, the number 1 trade show in Italy for catching the latest trends, making new contacts, and checking the quality of current suppliers. TTI flies select buyers from around the world to Rimini, Italy for this event and it is a…

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Off to Italy!

September 19, 2015

This time of year is always hectic for our family. The kids are adjusting to new challenges at school. The volunteering for all kinds of things begins. And I always head to Italy. Next week, in fact. Here are some of the experiences awaiting me during the 15 days I’ll…

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Tuscan Comfort Food

August 15, 2015

My birthday is Ferragosto, August 15 — Italy’s biggest summer holiday. The country practically shuts down, and everyone heads to the beach, the mountains, or the countryside. I think of what I might be eating today, were I sitting in the rolling hills of Tuscany, for example. The meal would…

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