2 Weeks in Italy with Kids: A family-friendly Itinerary

Intergenerational travel can be a wonderful way for families to connect. Traveling this way helps to maximize your vacation time. You don’t have to split vacations between family members and destinations—it brings your worlds together. And, relationships grow. It’s also a chance to prioritize time and experiences together over material things—a good lesson for the young and young at…

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Italy is the 3rd largest cheese producer in the EU and the 4th largest in the world. There are over 2500 varieties of traditional Italian cheese and out of these around 300 types of cheese come under Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)—an agriculture product designation given by the EU to keep the production exclusivity of…

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Buon Natale, Joyeux Noël, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Fröhliche Weihnachten Winter is a wonderful time to visit to truly immerse yourself in the culture of Christmas. Glühwein or Glögg? Gingery Lebkuchen or torrone? The festive period, and the season of Christmas markets, is upon us. Large or small, each market reflects the culture of the…

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Europe is the home of great wine. Countless wineries offer tastings and tours across hundreds of regions across the continent and you could easily spend the rest of your life wandering from one tasting room to another. But when your time in Europe is limited, you have to be more selective. Here are just A…

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how to make pasta amatriciana

Simple and flavorful, bucatini all’amatriciana is named for the small town of Amatrice, located about an hour northeast of Rome. Bucatini, a long and hollow pasta, perfectly picks up the simple sauce, which is perfectly balanced with spicy chili, sharp Pecorino Romano cheese, sweet-tart tomato sauce and rich guanciale (cured pork cheek). Like bacon and…

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Hadrian's villa

Among all of the top most visited cities in Italy is Rome, which of course simply cannot be missed especially for a first time visitor to Italy. At Travels with Audrey we certainly understand the need to visit the places you have heard so much about and for good reason. Its rich history can be…

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Amateur podcast on Friuli

My husband Manlio and I recently were invited to do a podcast with Chris for an Amateur Traveler episode #723 discussing travel in my husband’s region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Enjoy! Travel to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy – Amateur Traveler Episode 723 Related Posts: Friuli Venezia photosA Guide to Friuli Venezia GiuliaItinerary for Friuli Venezia…

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Friuli travel guide

This page is an overview of basic information for travel to Friuli-Venezia Giulia, including links to other resources and our Signature Tours to help you plan your trip to Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Contact me if you have trouble finding what you’re looking for or wish to chat about traveling with us, your local hosts, to our…

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The town of Ravello on the famed Amalfi coast of Italy

Do you know Italy… by region? It might seem like a lot to ask, but if you’re planning a trip to Italy, knowing Italy’s regions can prove quite helpful and beneficial. For those dreaming of a holiday in Europe, Italy certainly needs no introduction. For a country that’s slightly smaller than the state of California,…

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Dream of Italy

Kathy McCabe, for so many years, had wanted to publish a crowd-sourced issue of “Dream of Italy” where she asked her readers to share their favorite people, places and experiences in Italy. Of course this was a great opportunity for us to enter, and with so many wonderful places we could talk about, we chose…

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