Italy

3 Dreamy Tuscany Road Trips to Discover the Val d’Orcia’s Hidden Gems

3 Dreamy Tuscany Road Trips to Discover the Val d’Orcia’s Hidden Gems

Discover the hidden gems and insta-worthy photo spots along these three dreamy Tuscany road trips, complete with driving directions and Google maps to help you navigate the UNESCO Tuscany Val d’Orcia on your own.

Sorrento to Capri: Make The Most Of Your Amalfi Coast Day Trip or Overnight Stay

Sorrento to Capri: Make The Most Of Your Amalfi Coast Day Trip or Overnight Stay

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!

Mangia! 12 Foodie Things to Do in Bologna Even Nonna Will Love

Mangia! 12 Foodie Things to Do in Bologna Even Nonna Will Love

What more fun can a foodie have than crafting your travels around food, and there’s no better place to go than Bologna, Italy, 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!

Discover Italy Through These Authentic Slow Travel Tuscany Tours

Discover Italy Through These Authentic Slow Travel Tuscany Tours

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. 

Italian Limoncello Recipe: How To Make the Authentic Kind Your Foodie Friends Will Love!

Italian Limoncello Recipe: How To Make the Authentic Kind Your Foodie Friends Will Love!

Ah, limoncello, sweet nectar of the Gods - so easy to make, and even easier to enjoy. Ever wondered how to make your own authentic limoncello when you’re dreaming of Italy? This Italian Limoncello Recipe and step-by-step guide shows you how to make your own limoncello for gifts or any time of year.

Traditional Italian Food: 25 Must-Try Regional Foods of Italy For Your Culinary Tour

Traditional Italian Food: 25 Must-Try Regional Foods of Italy For Your Culinary Tour

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.  

A Cinque Terre Boat Tour: The Perfect Way to See Italy's Colorful 5 Lands

A Cinque Terre Boat Tour: The Perfect Way to See Italy's Colorful 5 Lands

What better way to see the stunning landscape and colorful cliffside houses of the Cinque Terre than from the water. Skip the tourist ferry and take a Cinque Terre Boat Tour.

Tasting Vernaccia Di San Gimignano at Cappella Sant'Andrea

Tasting Vernaccia Di San Gimignano at Cappella Sant'Andrea

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. 

One Legend, Two Museums: Taking the Ferrari Tour in Modena and Maranello, Italy

One Legend, Two Museums: Taking the Ferrari Tour in Modena and Maranello, 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!

Salute! Tasting The Best Italian Wines of Emilia Romagna On a Bologna Wine Tour

Salute! Tasting The Best Italian Wines of Emilia Romagna On a Bologna Wine Tour

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!

Hiking Cinque Terre: a Stunning View of the 5 Lands of Italy’s Ligurian Coast

Hiking Cinque Terre: a Stunning View of the 5 Lands of Italy’s Ligurian Coast

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.

Authentic Venice: Savoring Dinner with Locals at Home

Authentic Venice: Savoring Dinner with Locals at Home

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!

Authentic Italy: An Off-the-Beaten-Path Venice Walking Tour

Authentic Italy: An Off-the-Beaten-Path Venice Walking Tour

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! 

Tasting Santerasmo: Local Venetian Food & Wine on a Unique Venice Food Tour

Tasting Santerasmo: Local Venetian Food & Wine on a Unique Venice Food Tour

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, Tuscany: Why You Should Eat, Play & Stay Longer Than a Day

San Gimignano, Tuscany: Why You Should Eat, Play & Stay Longer Than a Day

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. 

Top 10 Movies To Watch Before Traveling to Italy!

Top 10 Movies To Watch Before Traveling to Italy!

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! 

Truffle Hunting in Emilia Romagna: In Search of the World's Most Exquisite Food

Truffle Hunting in Emilia Romagna: In Search of the World's Most Exquisite Food

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! 

Discovering the Historic Italian City on a 2-Hour Bologna Bike Tour

Discovering the Historic Italian City on a 2-Hour Bologna Bike Tour

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.

Balsamic di Modena: Why Is This Authentic Italian Food So Darn Expensive?

Balsamic di Modena: Why Is This Authentic Italian Food So Darn Expensive?

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!