How to Find Quality Gelato in Italy

At Travels with Audrey we are passionate about Italian food, from cooking classes and food tours, to sharing with you what to eat in different regions of Italy and of course how to find quality gelato in Italy. Italians are masters of food, they are very particular in the way things are done. Just because…

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Christmas Season in Italy

christmas season in italy

The Christmas season in Italy starts on December 8th (Immaculate Conception) and ends on January 6th (Ephiphany). Christmas in Italy is festive, always spent with the family, with markets, lights, Christmas trees, and music in the streets. And the best part is that the Christmas season lasts an entire month! Italy’s Christmas markets The Christmas…

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Venice Is Not as Touristy as You Think

venice is not as touristy as you might think

Who can miss this Italian jewel? Each year, millions of tourists visit Venice, eager to see for themselves its world-famous beauty. Many are lured by the Grand Canal and the grandeur of St. Mark’s Square. This many tourists can make finding the real Venice a big chore. The good news? Many of the groups’ itineraries…

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Tips for a Successful Family Vacation to Italy

Tips for a Successful Multigenerational Family Vacation to Italy

Regardless of the specific destinations included in an itinerary, multigenerational family vacations to Italy require a unique approach to planning. This type of trip needs to work for different energy levels and different schedules (naptime!) while allowing quality time together and an amazing experience for travelers of all ages. I have planned many family trips…

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Why is Winter a Great Time to Visit Italy?

why visit italy in the winter

When you think of Italy, visions of Rome’s historic attractions, Tuscany’s vineyards, or maybe the iconic Venetian canals.  But, Italy is more than a fair-weather destination.  In the winter, the country takes on a distinctive charm of its own. So why is winter a great time to visit Italy? You can avoid the heat, the crowds,…

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Why Visit Emilia-Romagna?

Emilia-Romagna is often mistaken as one region, when in fact it is actually an uneasy union of two provinces joined together in 1945. These two provinces could not be more different. Emilia is sometimes referred to as the bread basket of Italy, the home of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello, and the balsamic vinegar of…

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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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9 Reasons Why We Love Europe!

9 Reasons why we love Europe

What is it about Europe that everyone loves and that entices travelers to return again and again? You may be able to book a cheaper holiday, but nothing compares with the variety and fascinating wealth of Europe.

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Ultimate Guide to the Regions of Italy

Do you know Italy… by region? It is a lot to ask, but if you’re planning a trip to Italy, this ultimate guide to the regions of Italy will introduce you to Italy’s regions and can prove quite helpful and beneficial. Italy certainly needs no introduction. For a country that’s slightly smaller than the state…

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