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Italy travel stories

Heaven is a Kitchen in Venice

All of Italy has delicious cuisine, but food addicts swear the heart and soul of the best cooking and eating is in the north. But is it true? I needed to know. I started my quest for the best food in northern Italy with a trip to Venice. I discovered that it’s...

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Dancing in Modica, Sicily

I am a Bollywood dancer, based in London, performing in a late-evening gig in Modica, a Baroque city in the Ragusa province of Sicily, famous for its Aztec chocolate. Globalization doesn’t get better than this. The gig is part of a month-long summer festival in...

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Umbrian Harvest Celebration

All civilizations throughout history have celebrated holidays, but none so much as the Italians.  Early in the Roman Empire, Augustus Caesar declared an entire month each year would be devoted to them, and it’s become an inspiration each August for a month-long...

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Off the Beaten Path in Italy: Norcia

I am always amazed by Italy. Yes, I know I am biased as I was born in Rome and spent most of my childhood summers romping through the Imperial Forums, getting gelato right across the street from the coliseum or walking the many glorious bridges that cross the Tiber...

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Orient-Express Reopens 6 Hotels and 2 New Ones in Italy

April 1, 2010 – Orient-Express is pleased to announce the re-opening of the brand’s Italian properties – Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Hotel Splendido in Portofino, Villa San Michele in Florence, and Hotel Caruso in Ravello. The hotels close each year at the end of...

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New Years in Sicily

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2009—Want to start the New Year with a different experience? Ring in 2010 in Sicily with Splendida Italia’s value packed eight day/seven night group guided package. This special package includes accommodations at 4-star properties throughout...

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Italy by Train

Libertyville, IL, July 30, 2009—TourCrafters is cutting the price of their new Italy by Train Special by $200 per couple, and adding a "goody bag" worth $200 per couple, if the package is booked by August 30. The 7-night, 3-star package costs $1,319 and includes...

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Italy Winter Packages

Libertyville, IL, July 24, 2009—For almost 30 years TourCrafters, the family-owned Italian tour operator, has been known for good-deal packages to Italy and Europe. But now they've outdone themselves; For the winter season—October 26 to March 31—TourCrafters is...

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Real Italian Getaway

Lynbrook, NY (June 29, 2009) — Dooley Vacations' Tuscany & A Taste of Venice getaway offers travelers the freedom to discover the many charms of Tuscany and sample Venice at their own pace, lingering when they choose or hitting as many sights as possible. The 6-night...

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Taormina, Sicily’s Most Beautiful Town

The most famous building in Taormina is the Greek Theatre, which was featured in the Woody Allen film Mighty Aphrodite. The theatre dates from the 2nd Century AD, when the Romans enlarged and transformed the original Greek amphitheatre, to better accommodate circus...

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Setting Sails with Barcolana in Italy

I just witnessed the 40th Barcolana festival and sailing regatta, and I wish I could have been around for the previous thirty-nine. Barcolana is the largest such regatta in Southern Europe, drawing around two thousand sailboats to Trieste, Italy every year. The actual...

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