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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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The Perfect Umbrian Meal

July 22, 2020

First course: Pasta alla Norcina Pasta alla Norcina is a traditional Italian pasta dish hailing from the Umbrian town of Norcia. The dish is made with short pasta such as penne or rigatoni, crumbled Norcia sausage, onions, white wine, cream, and a generous amount of grated pecorino. There are some…

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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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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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Family Fun in the Tuscan Sun: Guest Blog

September 16, 2019

About the Author: Betty Zacharias is a friend of Adagio Travel who graciously offered to share her story about her family’s custom tour to Tuscany, Italy in June 2019. We are a family of ten: five adults and five teenagers. Our ages range from 12 to 70. This was a…

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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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