Planning a visit to Sorrento, Italy and the Amalfi Coast and want to add in a day trip to Capri? The turquoise island gem is so close you can almost touch it, and an excursion from Sorrento to Capri is easy to plan. Whether you go on your own or with a small group, check out these tips to help with getting there and maximizing your time on beautiful Capri!
What more fun can a foodie have than crafting your travels around food? And for lovers of Italian food, there’s no better place to do that than Bologna, Italy. Centrally located in the country and rich in agriculture, it’s not surprising it’s widely considered to be the culinary capital of Italy. There are so many amazing food things to do in Bologna - from farm-to-table experiences, cooking classes, a Bologna food tour, and Michelin restaurants galore - even Nonna would love it!
Many travelers today are looking for a deeper - more meaningful - connection to the places they visit, and the movement toward a more local travel experience is taking hold. Companies like Km Zero Tours in Tuscany are redefining what it means to see Italy with slow travel Tuscany experiences that introduce visitors to the local community and the producers who make it all come alive.
There’s no greater expression of the history and culture of a place like Italy than the food, and exploring the unique regions through traditional Italian food is the most fun a foodie can have! Here are 25 must-try regional foods of Italy that'll flavor your culinary tour of bella Italia.
San Gimignano is one of the most popular day trips from Florence, and Cappella Sant'Andrea Winery has one of the best Tuscany wines tours of their organic Vernaccia di San Gimignano winery. Be sure and taste this crisp Italian white wine that's completely unique to San Gimignano on your next visit to Italy.
The name Ferrari is so big in Italy they needed two museums to honor the legendary brand - both the automobile and the man who built it. The Ferrari Museum Maranello and the Museo Enzo Ferrari are part of the Ferrari tour and a required visit for any fan of the Prancing Horse. For a price, you can even drive a Ferrari in Italy, an experience you'll never forget!
One of the best things to do in Bologna Italy for food and wine lovers is taking a Bologna wine tour of the Valsamoggia region and discovering wines completely unique to the region, like organic Pignoletto wine. Can you think of anything better than enjoying the wines of Emilia Romagna - some of the best Italian wines - than right at the source? Salute!
Want to visit the Cinque Terre away from the heavy crowds? Hiking Cinque Terre is a great way to see a more natural view of the colorful 5 towns of the Ligurian coast. The Cinque Terre National Park offers light to moderate trail hiking, endless blue Mediterranean vistas and charming hillside towns in between.
If you really want to get to the heart of a culture, try the food. And what better way to experience the local food culture in Venice, Italy than by dining with locals at home, enjoying Venetian food specialties prepared by them with love!
Get off-the-beaten-path in one of the most beautiful and visited cities in the world - Venice, Italy. This self-guided Venice walking tour with downloadable Google map takes you through some of the less crowded sites, markets, and hidden alleys of the City of Bridges and Canals for a glimpse into authentic Venezia!
You can still find authenticity in Venice, Italy - on a unique Venice food tour of the lagoon island of Santerasmo, the “Garden of the Doge”. Spend the day with local food and wine producers, and taste the heritage of Venice in the foods grown on the island. It’s a perfect slow food experience in Venice Italy!
San Gimignano, the medieval Italian "city of beautiful towers", is an easy day trip from Florence, but it really deserves more time. Here's a start on things to see and do in San Gimignano and the perfect intro to this historic Tuscan hilltop town.
Dreaming of Italy? It's no secret that travel moves us, and so does a good film, novel, or epic TV series. Cinematographers make Italy look irresistable, and these 10 movies are no exception - old favorites and new ones I guarantee you'll love - to get you dreaming and scheming of your next trip to la bella Italia!
The delicate and intoxicating flavor of truffles is reason alone to want to go on one of the coolest food tours in Bologna -- truffle hunting in Emilia Romagna -- for the black summer truffle or white. But if you also like knowing where your food comes from, this is one of the most interesting foodie things to do in Bologna!
Bicycling is as much a part of Italian culture as cafe life and wine in the afternoon. So what better way to see one of our favorite Italian cities than by bike. A 2-hour Bologna bike tour is just one of the many things to do in Bologna, Italy.
Why is traditional balsamic di Modena so expensive? It's one of the most authentic foods of Bologna and Emilia Romagna. Here's why you should invest in the best, and why you no longer need a plane ticket to get the good stuff!
Luciano Pavarotti was undeniably the world's greatest opera singer of our time, and visiting his home in Modena, Italy gives you a rare glimpse into the Italian artist who reshaped opera and pop music as well. This popular tour is one of the many things to do in Modena, Italy.
For first time visitors to Bologna Italy, its curious nickname “La Rossa, la Grassa e la Dotta” sums up the very best of one of the most underrated cities in the world. This First Timers Guide to Bologna has all the essential things to do in Bologna for lovers of food, culture, wine, and history to make the most of your trip!
For an authentic food and wine experience in the heart of Tuscany’s scenic Val d’Orcia, a farm tour of Podere il Casale - producer of the famous pecorino toscano cheese in Pienza - should be on every foodie's bucket list!
What better way to see the stunning seaside landscape of the Cinque Terre than from the water. Skip the tourist ferry and take a boat tour instead, on a brightly painted Italian wooden fishing boat, or gozzo. They're as colorful as the cliffside houses of the Cinque Terre themselves.