The Veneto Cities of Treviso, Vicenza and Padova – Venice Without the Crowds

2018-11-18T21:21:12+07:00By |

The Veneto cities of Treviso, Vicenza and Padova each offer their own ‘Venice without the crowds’ experience. Rich in history and culture, with fantastic food and wine, these laidback, lesser-visited cities are wonderful alternatives to Venice, especially if you unknowingly arrive during Venice’s acqua alta. When travellers to Italy think of the Veneto region, they …

Ragu alla Bolognese Recipe – How to Make a Traditional Bolognese Sauce

2018-11-27T20:43:51+07:00By |

This Ragu alla Bolognese recipe is based on the traditional recipe for this classic meat sauce from Bologna, Italy, used for both pasta and lasagne. Follow my exacting ingredient list and cooking directions and the result will be a perfect ragù alla Bolognese. This Ragu alla Bolognese recipe – or more correctly ragù alla Bolognese – …

Off The Beaten Track European Summer Destinations Just Beyond the Obvious

2018-08-08T20:29:37+07:00By |

Off the beaten track European summer destinations are still possible to find. You need to look just beyond Europe’s obvious summer hotspots – the Cinque Terre, Côte d’Azur, Italian Lakes and so on – as sometimes Europe’s secret beaches, sleepy cities, quiet towns, and cool retreats are close by. A few days ago a friend who …

Calabria Itineraries – How to Explore this Undiscovered Italian Region

2016-10-12T12:03:50+07:00By |

Our Calabria itineraries cover everything from a long weekend in the provincial capital of Reggio di Calabria to a month-long grand tour of the entire off the beaten track Southern Italian region. Whether you're just looking for a taste of Calabria, or you want to do it all, we've got an itinerary for you. As you …

Tropea, Calabria’s Positano of Southern Italy – A Tropea Walking Tour

2016-09-11T16:54:03+07:00By |

Tropea was the first town we fell head over heels in love with in Calabria. It’s known as ‘the Positano of Southern Italy’ because it’s breathtakingly beautiful. That means it’s also one of the most popular destinations in Calabria in summer, which is why autumn, spring and winter are wonderful times to go. Tropea, Calabria’s Positano …

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