• There are 8 official wine routes, or Strade del Vino, in Puglia, although they do seem very much interconnected once you find yourself heading towards Brindisi ....

    All the Wine Routes of Puglia
  • Everyone has heard of the 'Mille Miglia' motor race but not many of us know much about it. The first race was held in 1927 and won by Nando Minoia (image above) ....

    Mille Miglia Classic Car Race
  • For us, Gubbio is very much the iron fist inside Umbria's velvet glove. If you like suits of armour, maces and two handed swords, then this is the place for you ....

    Gubbio and the Ceri Race
  • Bassano del Grappa, province of Vicenza, is located at the base of Mount Grappa on the Brenta River, just one hour by train from Venice and boasts a fine aspara ....

    White asparagus of Bassano del Grappa
  • 'La Tuscia' occupies the northern part of Lazio and is the old name for the present day province of Viterbo. The local tourism authorities still insist on promo ....

    La Tuscia, Viterbo province
  • Delicious Italy has been to the Gargano promontory in north Puglia, province of Foggia, on two occasions. The first was a short 2 day trip organised by the pari ....

    Visiting the Gargano
  • Palazzo Mosco Inn, Gallipoli, Puglia

    Ancient waterfront historical residence in Gallipoli old town, now boutique hotel accommodation by the sea in Puglia. The four star historical residen...

  • San Biagio Resort, Acireale

    The 4 star Hotel San Biagio Resort is located in Acireale, eastern Sicily, just 15 minutes from Catania. The original building dates from 1550 when it...

  • The St. Regis Florence Hotel

    The luxury 5 star St Hotel Regis Florence overlooks both a Renaissance square and the River Arno. Dating from the 18th century this luxury property ha...

  • Hotel Villa Carlotta, Taormina

    Hotel Villa Carlotta is a luxury boutique hotel just a five minute walk from the historical center of Taormina.  It is a sophisticated choice for anyo...

  • Hotel Danieli, Venice

    The Hotel Danieli is a superb combination of three remarkable Venetian palazzi dating back to the 14th, 19th, and 20th Centuries, the oldest of which ...

  • Agriturismo Villa Dama, Gubbio

    Villa Dama is a delightful agriturismo situated near Gubbio with a breathtaking view of the Parco del Monte Cucco towards Le Marche. The accommodation...

  • The St. Regis Rome Hotel

    The St. Regis Rome is located near Piazza Repubblica in central Rome. The luxury hotel has recently undergone a meticulous $35 million restoration, bu...

  • Relais Il Falconiere, Cortona

    Relais Il Falconiere is four star luxury accommodation in a 17th century Tuscan villa in the countryside near Cortona. But it is also so much more tha...

NEW TOURS FOR 2015

  • Classic Italian Sports Car Rally by Spider Life Style
    'Discovering the Best” is the name of a wonderful event open to anyone who likes to enjoy driving, eating and (not too much!) drinking. It is a week long, non competitive classic car rally departing from Naples and taking in Sorrento, Pompei, Positano, Ravello, Paestum and the province of Caserta and Avellino in the Campania region of Italy. Best of all, you can take part by signing up to be one of the 5 x 2 me ...

Highly Recommended

SPECIAL STAYS IN ITALY

  • Relais Valle dell'Idro, Otranto Hotel
    The four star Relais Valle dell'Idro Hotel is immersed in the classic coastal Mediterranean vegetation of the Salento coast near Otranto.  The slight high plain also means the hotel is situated at the most panoramic point in the zone for breathtaking views of the turquoise sea below. This is the bay of 'La Castellana', the same bay where the pleasure yachts are moored and are available for hire courtesy of a co ...

REGIONAL GASTRONOMY

  • Celebrating 10 years of Tasting Tours in Piemonte
    Tasting Tours has been running gastronomic tours in Piemonte for a decade now. To celebrate, a exclusive 10th anniversary wine tour has been put together by owner Silvia in the beautiful hills of Langhe and Monferrato. The tour departs jusrt once in November which is, in fact, the best month to enjoy fantastic food, colourful landscapes, the International white truffle market and the outstanding range of wines in the only wine region in the ...

BEST FOOD AND WINE PICKS

  • Wine Tasting in Venice
    Wine Tasting in Venice

    The wine tastings proposed by Venice and Veneto Gourmet have been created and are hosted by qualified sommelier and Venice guide Sara Cossiga. You will be tasting some of the best wines of the territo ....

  • Cooking Lessons between Modena and Bologna
    Cooking Lessons between Modena and Bologna

    If you would like to enjoy a cooking class in the glorious hills between Modena and Bologna, then do get in touch with Country Villa Ca' de Magni. The lessons include home made pasta (tortellini, tagl ....

  • Sorrento Cooking Art
    Sorrento Cooking Art

    Sorrento Cooking Art is a new Italian Cooking School located in one of the most stunning locations you could possibly wish to experience. It is called Villa il Pizzo sitting in the largest privately o ....

  • Lake Garda Restaurant Cooking Lessons
    Lake Garda Restaurant Cooking Lessons

    The cooking classes of Le Gemme di Artemisia restaurant on the shores of Lake Garda are led by Chef Andrea. They are aimed at very small groups from one to six people in the restaurant kitchen and are ....

  • Castelli Romani Food and Wine Tour
    Castelli Romani Food and Wine Tour

    This original week long Rome cooking tour by In Italy Tours is located in the Castelli Romani, about 30 minutes from central Rome. It has been designed to allow the visitor to meet local people, dine ....

  • Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour
    Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour

    This day long guided wine tour of Barolo and Barbaresco is being proposed by Tasting Tours of Asti. Meet your English-speaking guide in your hotel and depart for the Langhe area in the southern part o ....

Selected Italy Vacation Ideas

BEST GUIDES AND TRIP PICKS

  • A Taste of Prosecco and the Veneto
    A Taste of Prosecco and the Veneto

    A Taste of Prosecco and the Veneto runs just once in 2015 from September 13-19 and is 5 days and 6 nights discovering a territory made famous around the world for everyone's famous fizzy aperitif wine ....

  • Day Tour to Matera with Wine Tasting
    Day Tour to Matera with Wine Tasting

    This day trip to the Sassi of Matera in Basilicata really is a full day, as it combines two nights in a family run hotel in the center of Gioia del Colle where Experience Puglia is based.

    Once you ha ....

  • Guided Tour of Cinque Terre
    Guided Tour of Cinque Terre

    Enjoy a tour of the Cinque Terre in Liguria with Tasting Tours. Its name derives from 'terra' which in medieval times actually meant 'village' rather than 'town'. So Cinque Terre referring to the five ....

  • Sicily Driver, private guide services
    Sicily Driver, private guide services

    Your private driver for Sicily and chauffeur guide for the island is Giacomo Mazza based in Catania. With a Sicilian father and a Irish mother, Giacomo, or James, runs a small company of authorized an ....

  • Italian Days, Bologna Food and Wine Tours
    Italian Days, Bologna Food and Wine Tours

    Italian Days Food Experiences take place in the territory of Bologna, Modena and across Emilia. They are the brainchild of Alessandro Martini who is based just outside the regional capital city in the ....

  • Umbria Cooking Classes with Guided City Tours
    Umbria Cooking Classes with Guided City Tours

    The following week long guided tour proposal for 2015 combines cultural tours, afternoon cooking classes in Umbria and private transfers with an English speaking guide. It is ideally aimed at groups o ....

WEDDINGS AND CATERING

  • Banqueting & Weddings in Altamura
    Banqueting & Weddings in Altamura

    If you are looking for a venue in Puglia for a large wedding reception or private banquet ocassion, then consider Il Gattopardo located just outside of Altamura in the Alta Murgia National Park. The 2 ....

  • The St. Regis Florence Hotel, Meetings and Weddings
    The St. Regis Florence Hotel, Meetings and Weddings

    The Arno River and Ponte Vecchio bridge in the heart of Florence offer a wonderful backdrop for a meeting or special in luxury The St. Regis Florence Hotel. There are seven different places to choose ....

  • The Westin Palace Hotel Milan, Meetings & Events
    The Westin Palace Hotel Milan, Meetings & Events

    The 5 star luxury Westin Palace Milan Hotel is one of the mosted quoted locations for corporate events, gala dinners, business meetings or private wedding receptions in Italy's fashion and financial c ....

  • Milan Meeting Rooms and Event Facilities
    Milan Meeting Rooms and Event Facilities

    The 4 star superior Sheraton Diana Majestic hotel, together with the dining facilities of the Restaurant heat>diana, h club>diana Bar and h club>diana garden lounge make a stylish choice for a meeting ....

  • Country Villa Ca de Magni, Bologna Wedding Venue
    Country Villa Ca de Magni, Bologna Wedding Venue

    Country Villa Ca’ De Magni is a wonderfully green country setting for a wedding, special occasion or event. Located in the comune of Castello di Serravalle, 25km south west of Bologna, this is the zon ....

  • Get Married in Portofino, Portovenere or 5 Terre
    Get Married in Portofino, Portovenere or 5 Terre

    If you are looking to hold your wedding in the romantic destinations of Portofino, Portovenere or the Cinque Terre in Liguria, then contact Infinity Wedding. This established Italy wedding planning ne ....

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