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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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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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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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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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Capo d’Anno – New Year’s in Italy

December 28, 2016

Like many around the world, the Italians celebrate the New Year on January first, which marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar. On December 31, a huge festival called La Festa di San Silvestro kicks off the New Year. Exactly who was San Silvestro (Saint Sylvester) you…

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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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