Christmas in Italy is a magical experience. Traveling throughout the country you will find expressions of religious traditions rooted in Catholicism and pagan traditions originating from Saturnalia (winter solstice festival). Festivities begin with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 and end with the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. The children eagerly await the La Befana (the old witch) who comes to deliver gifts. Here are just a few highlights. Read the rest of this entry »
This first post on our new blog is a report on our successful spring 2008 tours to Tuscany. We had groups in both May and June, and the participants overwhelmingly responded that our trips exceeded all expectations.
The Destination: Fattoria Lavacchio is a restored Tuscan farm situated on top of a Montefiesole hill about 450 meters high, and is located only 18 km from Florence. It is an organic farm that produces wine and is one of the few remaining farms that produces olive oil in the strict Tuscan tradition. Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome to our new blog where you will find the latest Italy travel news, trends, tips and updates to help you with your travel plans.
What it is: Each post will showcase a travel feature. Destinations, regional specialties, tours, festivals, celebrations, ceremonies and more will be highlighted, along with lodging possibilities including villas, apartments, hotels and agri-tourism recommendations. Read the rest of this entry »