It’s happening as I write this – Olio nuovo or “new oil” is being produced. I see lines of trucks and cars – even women dressed in high heels – carting bins of freshly picked olives to the Frantoio for pressing. EU regulations require exacting controls by the Frantoio - as to whose olives, how [...]
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Travelling to the Amalfi Coast at the winter holidays affords you the chance to experience this popular resort community, as it authentically is – local, friendly and relaxed. This is the time to get to know Naples. The Galleria Umberto I displays a life-like pressepio that is characteristically Neapolitan and the Via San Gregoria Armeno [...]
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As the season eases into the browns and golds of winter a dreamy tranquility returns to Lake Como. In December you can wake to magical landscape of snow-dressed trees. Stunning from every angle. I suggest you head to the panoramic bow seats on a “traghetto” for a slow, scenic tour of Lake Como. Be sure [...]
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Navedano delivered more than a lunch. It was an induction. And a lovely three hours at that.
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The mountains everywhere around Lake Como are green green in October, the water of the Lake is clear and inviting, and parking — even turning around — is made easy by the almost non-existent tour buses.
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In Italy, wonderful Spring celebrations abound. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Introducing a fully modernized farmhouse villa in Val d’Orcia — an interior-design masterpiece that intensifies the 360-degree beauty surrounding it.
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During La Novena, Italy’s outdoor markets swarm with holiday shoppers buying cheeses, Christmas breads called Panettone, nougat candy called Torrone, and warm chestnuts or castagne.
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Autumn in Italy is magical – and musical, especially along the Amalfi Coast, where the long-running Ravello Music Festival delights intimate crowds with moving performances beside breathtaking views until mid-November. It is a must-hear for all fall travelers.
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Every season has something to offer travelers to Italy, but the spring has many treasures. Check out our top 5 reasons to visit Italy in the spring here.