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Before taking off in 2021 – here are the top 5 to-do’s

February 16, 2021

By John Gobbels, Medjet Chief Operating Officer So you are talking about planning a trip this year ~ let’s be real we have all been dreaming of traveling since last March! There is a lot to consider when preparing for your trip now that we are living in a world…

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Italian casa for just a euro?

December 15, 2020

Another Italian village is selling homes for €1, bringing us that little bit closer to la dolce vita. Since the beginning of 2018, towns and villages across Italy have signed up to the One Euro House scheme, whereby empty houses are put up for auction from €1 in a bid to attract new residents…

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Addio Carlo

August 23, 2020

This blog is a tribute to Carlo. A renowned radiologist in Central Italy, Dr Carlo Amodio lost his life to Covid-19 at age 71 in early April 2020. He continued to faithfully serve his patients to the end. His daughter Michela Carbonari is an Adagio friend and creator of beautiful,…

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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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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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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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Venice’s Floods: What You Need to Know

December 7, 2019

Devastating. Disastrous. Threatening. These are not the adjectives we usually relate to Venice, Italy’s dream destination built on the Adriatic. But recent flooding has brought destruction to the famous city. With sea levels rising and natural disasters worsening, what does the future hold for beloved Venice? In November, Venice’s residents and…

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