Umbria vs. Tuscany: Which Region Should You Travel To?

Each Italian region is unique. For such a small peninsula, the diversity of history, art, culture, and cuisine from region to region is remarkable. At first glance, Umbria and Tuscany seem to have a lot in common. Both are celebrated for their medieval hilltop towns, spectacular scenery, and delicious food and wines; but each has…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Emilia Romagna

How many of you have heard about the region of Emilia Romagna in Italy, or know where it is? I bet not many. This area is often overlooked, although there are many reasons to travel Emilia Romagna. Italy’s region of Emilia-Romagna, home to Bologna, Modena and Ravenna. Everyone traveling from Florence to Venice (or the…

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Guide to Visiting Castilla la Mancha

Mention ‘Toledo, Spain’ to anyone you know and you might get a response. Mention ‘Castilla-La Mancha‘ and chances are, you’ll receive a blank look and a shrug of the shoulders. La Mancha comes from the Arabic word al Manshah, meaning dry land. The vast area is some of the most travelled, yet least visited or…

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A Private Tour is one of the Safest Ways to Travel

As everyone navigates the ‘new normal’ of travel, there is a surge of interest in private vacations across the industry. Travelers are re-imagining future travel, with a renewed interest in discovering smaller, authentic and off the beaten path locations. At Travels with Audrey, we believe that a private tour is one of the safest ways to…

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What to See and Do in Andalucia, Spain

what to see and do in Andalucia Spain

Visiting Andalucia is always a good option. Art, culture, gastronomy, sports, a good climate. There are a number of things you can see and do in Andalucia. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer, winter, autumn or spring. Being a tourist in Andalusia is a pleasure at any time of the year. The autonomous community of…

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Best Times of the Year for Wine Tours in Europe

Best Times of the Year for Wine Tours in Europe

People always ask us “when is the best time to come to the wine country in Europe” and the answer we always give is, the best times of the year for wine tours in Europe are May or June for good weather and less crowds and of course September and October during the harvest time.…

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What to See and Do in Madrid

what to see and do in Madrid

While Madrid competes for attention against Barcelona’s trendy lifestyle and Spain’s sunny southern beaches, it is the Spanish capital’s diverse treasures that usually win hearts. From 17th-century plazas and world class art collections to flea markets and tapas festivals, there’s so much to explore and discover in Spain’s capital city. Whether you want to explore…

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Best Day Trips from Madrid

12 day trips from Madrid

Madrid stands at the very center of Spain- geographically, culturally and politically. Madrid capital not only offers the culture and good times of a sophisticated, modern city but it also retains the charm and elegance of its early years. The power and glory of Madrid is reflected in its parks, plazas, boulevards and in the…

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What Is An Agriturismo?

what is an agriturismo

For a long time, agriturismi (Italian “farm-stays”) have been Italy’s best-kept accommodation secret, at least until now. But what is an agriturismo? Well, yes — it’s a “farm-stay.” But it’s also much, much more… and, we think, the best way to experience Italy’s countryside! Here’s why — plus three myths, and one often-forgotten truth, about Italy’s farm-stays. The…

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Carnival in Venice

Costumes of the carnival in Venice

“Carnevale” is one of the most colorful celebrations in the world! Carnival in Venice is a one-of-a-kind celebration suspended between past and present with a traditional local allure featuring many events. Among these, the two-day ‘Festa Veneziana’ with its typical masked regattas, the ‘Best Masked Costume Contest’ and the ‘Festa delle Marie’. Each year, Carnival includes…

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