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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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Traveler Spotlight: Joanne’s Custom Tour

August 9, 2019

Is a Custom Tour the Secret to Your Perfect Vacation? Joanne is a self-proclaimed novice traveler, who embarked on a custom tour to Rome and Florence in May 2019. She gave the following account through an interview with our writer in July 2019. Joanne did not grow up traveling around the world,…

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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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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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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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Parma: Creative City of Gastronomy…and Not Only

January 2, 2017

I absolutely love Afar Magazine. I look forward to that every-other-month issue of gorgeous photography and truly cutting-edge travel suggestions. Their latest issue is all about The Afar 100 – Where to Go in 2017. Three places in Italy made the list, so this week I’ll begin a mini-series highlighting…

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A WORD OF RINGRAZIAMENTO – or – Do Italians Eat Turkey?

November 25, 2016

Many different countries have celebrated some sort of harvest feast- Native Americans celebrate with a corn dance, while Jewish people honor the end of the agricultural season with Sukkot. The Romans honored the God Ceres with a celebration called Cerelia, where they celebrated the first fruits of the season by…

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TRUFFLES!

September 14, 2016

European white truffles may well be the most expensive food in the world. With prices upward of $3600/pound in a slim year (supply and demand truly rule this market), white truffles top even Russian caviar ounce per ounce. Focusing solely on Italian truffles (tartufo sing. or tartufi plural), the most…

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