Italy Travel Tips & Guides

pitigliano one of the beautiful towns and villages to visit in tuscany

Italy Travel Tips & Guides

An Insider’s Guide to Friuli Venezia Giulia

January 23, 2022
Visit Udine on one of our cultural vacations to Friuli Venezia Giulia

Travel Guide for the Italian Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia Writers Hemingway, Rilke and Joyce all found inspiration in the tiny, Friuli Venezia Giulia region, tucked away in the far northeast of Italy. Today, despite being just a couple of hours from Venice, FVG (Friuli Venezia Giulia) is one of Italy’s least touristy regions, but…

Tips for a Successful Multigenerational Family Vacation to Italy

December 3, 2021
Tips for a Successful Multigenerational Family Vacation to Italy

Regardless of the specific destinations included in an itinerary, multi generational trips 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 and so…

Private Versus Small Group Tour: Which Is Right for You?

November 23, 2021
Private Versus Small Group Tour: Which Is Right for You?

Are you wishing to travel with only your family and friends? Or, are you interested in meeting and making new friends? Either way, our private and small group tours offer different benefits so you have the freedom to choose which tour type is right for you. I’ve highlighted the main questions surrounding customized private and…

5 Reasons to Choose a Small Group Tour in Italy

November 22, 2021
5 Reasons to Choose a Small Group Tour in Italy

I believe that most people would rather experience a country more authentically, but many simply don’t know how. Most travel agents only know about places that are marketed for tourists and large tour companies go where there is demand. Even suggestions from friends are most often based on their own experiences as a tourist, despite what…

5 Reasons why a Customized Private Tour of Italy is the Right Fit for You

November 22, 2021
7 Reasons why a customized private tour of Italy is the right fit for you

Audrey not only offers unique small group tours, that she has personally designed, but also works with guests that are looking for a customized experience for their vacation to Italy. No two itineraries, for a private tour, are the same. Though we find our small group tours to be a great way to meet new…

A hundred years ago in Italy: looking forward, with deep roots in the past

November 10, 2021
Rome, night view of the “Vittoriano”, with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

As here in Canada and the United States we’re approaching, in just a few days, the 103rd anniversary of the end of the Great War, Italy has just finished celebrating its own. Signed at “Villa Giusti”, in the vicinity of Padua, on November 3rd 1918, the Armistice with Austria-Hungary was to take effect the following…

What Is An Agriturismo?

February 10, 2021
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…

9 Reasons Why We Love Europe!

February 9, 2021
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.

How to Make Crêpes the French Way

January 8, 2021
how to make a french crepe at home

What is a Crêpe? These delicate pancakes are known as ‘crêpes’ in France. Their name comes from Old French ‘crespe’ which traces back to the Latin ‘crispa’ or ‘crispus’ which means curled. This probably refers to their often slightly ruffled edges. A French café that specializes in crêpes is known as a crêperie. Crêpes are…

How to Make a Cheese Soufflé

December 17, 2020
How to make cheese soufflé

Golden, airy and fluffy like a cloud, here is the undisputed king of all soufflés: the cheese soufflé, Soufflé au fromage in French, a purely French artistic performance. What is the origin of soufflé? The soufflé has a very specific origin in the history of gastronomy, that started in France in the first half of…

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