Sweet 16 Experiences in Italy

This article originally appeared in the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. See the full Dream of Italy’s: 16th Anniversary Favorites article here. Truffle Hunting (Piedmont) One of the world’s most sought-after delicacies is the divine and expensive white truffle and most would agree the very best come from a corner of Piedmont. One of our favorite Italian experiences is …

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Magical Castle Restoration (June/July 2017)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Against a backdrop of the Euganean Hills, 30 miles from Venice and just outside Padua, is one of the largest castles in Italy, but few people know about it. That’s because, until now, the 16th-century Castello del Catajo has never been open to the public. The castle originally …

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Around Lake Garda on Two Wheels: A Biking Adventure

The Veneto is a fantastic cycling destination for bikers of all levels. Our writer visits beautiful Lake Garda and stays at a hotel "geared" for cyclists.

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The Extraordinary Heroines of Asolo

The tiny gem of Asolo has been enriched through history by three extraordinary women: a queen, an actress, and an adventurous travel writer. Adding to that are feminine spiritual touches throughout the town and it is a wonderful destination to celebrate women.

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Italy’s Best Cooking Schools: Venice, Veneto and Trentino

Whether you're high up in the mountains or along the sea, we have some very special cooking classes for you in Trentino Alto Adige, Venice and the Veneto. Don't visit these areas without looking at this list!

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Italy’s Best Cooking Schools: Programs With Multiple Locations

These companies offer cooking classes and tours in multiple locations throughout Italy - kind of one-stop shops for cooking schools in Italy. A great resource for planning a culinary-focused trip.

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Vineyards of the Valpolicella

There's a valley that lies to the north of the city of Verona, separated from the shores of Lake Garda by a mountain. Called the Valpolicella, the name of this area is thought to derive from a Latin and Greek mixture of "valley of the cellars." Wine cellars, that is.

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New Hotels in Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, Florence, and Verona

If you're headed to the heart of Italy, don't miss these new hotels, including a new golf resort in Abruzzo, a converted convent in Florence and a posh Verona pad near Romeo and Juliet's house.

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Great Local Tour Guides in Venice and the Veneto

The exquisite city of Venice is so rich in history, art, intrigue and gastronomy that you simply have a local guide show you the hidden treasures. Then get out into the countryside of Veneto - explore Verona, Vicenza, the Palladian villas and even some outdoor adventure.

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Exploring Italy’s Po Valley on a Hotel Barge

On our route from Mantua to Venice, we visited several provincial cities with ancient roots, plus a winery, markets and a villa. The boat was accompanied by a minibus and a guide, who transported us to sites along the way. Half a day was sightseeing, and the other half was relaxing on the boat

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