Traveling Around Slovenia: Getting To Know Its Rich Gastronomical Culture

A country’s gastronomy is hard to define in just a few words especially that of Slovenia which has so much heterogeneity. Slovenian cuisine is influenced by the diversity of the country’s history, environment and its neighboring cultures. It is almost land-locked by its neighbors in the west by Italy, Hungary in the east, Croatia in the south and Austria in the north. It shares a … Continue reading Traveling Around Slovenia: Getting To Know Its Rich Gastronomical Culture

Discovering The Thermal Springs and Wines of The Volcanic Euganean Hills

If Padova, with its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is already a city that’s waiting to be explored, then just half an hour away to its southwest is another area that demands our attention. The Euganean Hills or Colli Euganei in Italian, are a group of hills of volcanic origin that formed about 35 million years ago. It is a now a regional park that covers … Continue reading Discovering The Thermal Springs and Wines of The Volcanic Euganean Hills

Holiday in Umbria, Italy: Green Valley at Casa San Gabriel and Lakefront at Lang’s Lake House

It’s typical of Umbria to end up in unpaved white roads that take you deep into the valleys where the roads seem endless and no structures are in sight. The further you go, your destination becomes more secluded. But that’s Umbria, a lesser-known region in central Italy that is bordered by Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche. It is fondly referred to as the Green Heart … Continue reading Holiday in Umbria, Italy: Green Valley at Casa San Gabriel and Lakefront at Lang’s Lake House

A Trip to the Territory of Catanzaro in Calabria with Undiscovered Italy Tours

The fourth edition of the Undiscovered Italy Tours created by Daniela Corti Events took place between 19 to 22 July in the province of Catanzaro in Calabria with a selection of travel bloggers and specialized journalists. It was made possible with the patronage of Enit, partnership with the Camera di Commercio di Catanzaro and with the support of the Municipality and Proloco of Tiriolo, and … Continue reading A Trip to the Territory of Catanzaro in Calabria with Undiscovered Italy Tours

The Vibrant Ancient City of Rieti: A Discovery of Food and Wine

Water is attached to the story of Rieti, a city in the region of Lazio located between Abruzzo and Umbria. The area around Rieti is rich in springs, lakes and thermal baths with therapeutic qualities with the Velino River being its central part. The waters have shaped this fertile land which conditioned its development and history. Historically, in ancient times, the Velino River had been … Continue reading The Vibrant Ancient City of Rieti: A Discovery of Food and Wine

Gourmet Staycation: Dinner and Overnight Stay at Four Luxury Hotels of Rome

Italy’s second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is creating havoc in the hotel and restaurant sector of the country but there’s nothing to do except follow the current directives of the government and hope for the best. The latest DPCM national regulation, which is putting everyone to a distressing predicament is for the restaurants to close at 18:00 everyday and a curfew at midnight. But … Continue reading Gourmet Staycation: Dinner and Overnight Stay at Four Luxury Hotels of Rome

Gorgona, The Wine of Hope by Frescobaldi and The Island Prisoners in Italy

On an early warm morning of the 20th of June 2019, our curious group of fifty people comprised of sommeliers, journalists and trade professionals in the wine sector boarded a chartered boat at the Italian port of Livorno. The group was led by Lamberto Frescobaldi, a 30th-generation Tuscan winemaker and the president of the Marchesi Frescobaldi Group, flanked by Nicolò D’Afflitto, Frescobaldi’s Chief Oenologist. The … Continue reading Gorgona, The Wine of Hope by Frescobaldi and The Island Prisoners in Italy

Discover the Secrets of Rome With a Localers Private Food Tour

In recent years the private tours options available to traveler has exploded. Fueled primarily by the success of Airbnb Experiences, the sheer number of tours and breadth of personalized options has broadened to an overwhelming degree. Nowhere is this more true than in sight-seeing-dense cities already overrun with more traditional guided tour items. The good news, then, is an increase in quantity. The bad news … Continue reading Discover the Secrets of Rome With a Localers Private Food Tour

Discovering Conversano, a Town of Art and Culture in Puglia, Italy

Conversano, formerly the ancient Cupersanum, was inhabited as early as the Iron Age, the last of the epoch of the protohistory of humanity after the Stone Age and Bronze Age, when the Peucetians founded Norba. Later on, in the 6th century, it flourished into a trading town with strong influence from the neighboring Greek colonies. It was then conquered by the ancient Romans in 268 … Continue reading Discovering Conversano, a Town of Art and Culture in Puglia, Italy

Adrenaline-Fueled Italian Tours in Sicily With Sicilying

SICILY, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea on the southernmost point of the Italian peninsula, is one of Italy’s most popular destinations. Among the country’s twenty regions, Sicily, along with its surrounding minor islands is one of Italy’s five autonomous regions. It has a very rich cultural history, well-preserved ancient monuments and archeological sites including a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, colorful markets, … Continue reading Adrenaline-Fueled Italian Tours in Sicily With Sicilying

Prato: One of Tuscany’s Hidden Gastronomic Cities

Stretching from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea with 23,000 square kilometers of land area in Central Italy, Tuscany is dotted with so many historical Medieval walled villages, castles, churches and abbeys amidst its picturesque landscape of soft rolling green hills with neatly combed rows of vineyards and orchards. Aside from what nature has bestowed the region and what the ancient population has constructed, it … Continue reading Prato: One of Tuscany’s Hidden Gastronomic Cities

Infiorata Festival in Candela (Puglia), Italy

The morning air was quite chilly in the early morning hours in the train station of Rome as I waited for the board to announce the platform number for the train to Foggia.  Platform 23. When I finally settled down on my seat, I tried to catch a glimpse of the woman in the front row, a seasoned travel journalist, whom I knew was traveling … Continue reading Infiorata Festival in Candela (Puglia), Italy

Les Garrigues: Venturing into an Unexplored Gastronomic Corner of Catalonia, Spain

Getting to know a place shouldn’t limit us to seeing what is in front of us. It also entails the usage of our senses of smell and taste to get a profound cognizance of why we are in that spot in the first place. When we taste the local gastronomy, it is something that is particularly unique from that place because whatever grows in that … Continue reading Les Garrigues: Venturing into an Unexplored Gastronomic Corner of Catalonia, Spain

Eguisheim in Alsace, France: Town & Wines

Upon entry to the cobblestone roads of Eguisheim, nothing else existed between me, my camera and my subject – the whole town. It’s a small place with immaculate tidiness that’s dressed impeccably with multicolored summer blooms while the brightly colored traditional medieval half-timbered houses stood attractively on both sides of the road. I didn’t know where to start photographing because every single detail is eye … Continue reading Eguisheim in Alsace, France: Town & Wines

Spiezer Winery in Spiez, Switzerland

The Swiss are keeping quiet about something. Their country is not just about superior chocolates, magnificent alps, extravagant watches and private banks. Nature gave them rich soil and excellent micro climates to tinker with so two thousand years ago, they planted grape vines that they use to make outstanding wines. They have six wine regions producing red and white wines with a current percentage of … Continue reading Spiezer Winery in Spiez, Switzerland