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Puglia on My Mind – by Thereza Morris

February 26, 2019

About the author: I grew up in Switzerland and spent many childhood summer vacations and adulthood trips in Italy. I now live in Richmond, Virginia, and travel regularly to different places in Switzerland, Italy, and France, always looking for a little adventure off the beaten path paired with good food…

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Experiential Tourism: A Booming 2019 Travel Trend

December 25, 2018

Experiential tourism is a growing trend that is set to explode in the coming years. Adagio Travel is perfectly positioned to offer our clients many ways to actually LIVE their dreams while in Italy. Italy is a top destination for experiential travel – and specifically “slow tourism” – in 2019…

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New Eyes on Ancient Rome

December 14, 2018

Reprinted from Rome Reborn. A new app created over the course of 22 years of research by an international team of academics and international experts will enable users to see the landmarks of ancient Rome as they were at the peak of the Eternal City’s urban development in 320 AD…

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SUMMER SAVORIES

July 27, 2017

Sometimes, when we think of Italian food, the heavy, thick, rich “US version” comes to mind. Often enough, this is simply the most basic Italian cuisine, as many of us aren’t familiar with the bounty of other dishes that come from the 20 — yes 20! — separate regions in…

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Pod Houses and Precious Pigs

June 10, 2017

pod päd/ noun …. 2. 2. a detachable or self-contained unit on an aircraft, spacecraft, vehicle, or vessel, having a particular function. “the torpedo’s sensor pod contains a television camera” Imagine yourself immersed in the Italian countryside. Your abode is a 1,000 sq. ft mini-dome -– a pod. Simply furnished…

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Sassi-Town: GO NOW!

April 25, 2017

Sassi-town. Cave-town. City of stones. I was astounded by the interest in Italy’s sexy “new” cave-city, Matera, at the huge travel trade show “BIT” a couple of weeks ago in Milan. I kept coming back to the Basilicata stand, inexorably drawn to a region that a few short years ago…

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Lake Como: Clooney’s Paradise

January 27, 2017

So here is part 2 of our series inspired by Afar Magazine’s Where to Go in 2017. This week: Lake Como. What attracted the attention of Afar? Check out Il Sereno Lago di Como, the lake’s newest luxury property. And if you have nearly $1000/night to spend on your vacation,…

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The Most Brutal Sport on Earth

November 9, 2016

On June 24, Florence celebrates the feast day for its patron saint, St. John the Baptist, considered the “symbol of moral rectitude and political correctness.” Medieval Florence aspired to build its economic fortune and good government of the Republic based (at least in part) upon these values. All well and…

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FERRAGOSTO (AUGUST 15)!

August 14, 2016

To many of us, August is a month of relaxation and vacation, family and time together. Italians also share the same love of August – not only is it a time for fun and island escape, but it is also the height of the tourist season. Hotel rates jump 3…

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How is the European refugee crisis affecting Italy?

April 7, 2016

How is the refugee crisis affecting Italy? Is it impacting tourism? And most importantly, should I be worried about it when I arrive there? These are key questions when planning your holidays to Italy. The surge of refugees over the past year has marked many corners of the world. Although…

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