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Croatia: Summer 2020

August 2, 2020

A photographic journey with Robert Bralić You may or may not be aware, but Croatia has opened its borders to many more travelers than the rest of the European Union. Including US citizens. That’s right, subject to some restrictions, we are free to vacation in this amazing country! Enjoy below…

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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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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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Off the Beaten Path of Puglia: Guest Blog

January 21, 2020

About the Author: David Wright and his wife, Sharon, took their first group travel experience with Adagio in October when they headed to ‘the heel of the boot’ in Puglia, a wonderful ‘off the beaten path’ section of Italy. They had a terrific time and graciously offered to share their experiences. Unforgettable…

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What exactly is a World Heritage Site?

October 7, 2019

When you travel anywhere in the world, maybe the first thing you do is a Google search for “what to see in…” Chances are you’ll stumble across a landmark that boasts its title as a World Heritage Site. That sounds official, important, worthwhile… but what exactly is a World Heritage…

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Altamura Bread for the Journey

September 2, 2019

“Altamura bread, by far the best bread to be had, so good that the wise traveller takes a supply with him for his onward journey”  – Horace’s Satires, 37 BC When I daydream of Europe, I can almost smell the warm aroma of fresh bread spilling into the streets. In the…

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Why a Women’s Trip is Absolutely The Best

August 21, 2019

Guest Author, Suzi Via: Although I grew up on a Virginia dairy farm, which by definition tends to tie you down, our family was fortunate to take a European “Grand Tour” in 1972, the result of which has been a lifelong love of travel, especially to Europe! Although I’ve now been…

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