Wine Tasting in Chianti

Just an hour’s drive from beautiful Florence, a day trip to the Chianti region can offer you a truly unforgettable experience!

Red gold from the Douro valley

From our good friend at saltoportugal.com I received some information I want to share with you. “God gave Douro precious wines so that people would come and find all the other treasures, says Abílio Tavares da Silva. He is a successful software engineer who fell under the spell of the Douro valley. After going back…

What a surprise! The word “PIZZA” was not born in Naples….

The word “pizza” is one of the first Italian words. According to the historian Giuseppe Knuckle the word pizza was used for the first time in Gaeta, a fishing village in southern Lazio in  997 AD. (not in Naples!) According to his study the pizza, at least as etymology, would take its moves from a…

The top 50 wines of Italy

Andrea Grignaffini and Luca Gardini universally recognized as the best sommeliers of the world have prepared a list of the 50 best Italian wines to give visibility to the excellence of these wines in Italy and abroad and to provide suggestions to caterers struggling with their wine lists. The first place go the Veneto region…

My culinary trip to La Rioja, España.

Last year I went to visit a very good friend of mine in La Rioja. His name is Juan and he’s from Logroño. We have lot’s of things in common Juan and I, but none of these compares to our common love for good food and good wine! He and his family showed me a…

Order at Italian Restaurants the Right Way with Lariza

My name is Lariza and I am one of the many bright TourCrafters agents helping you with your European experience. Originally from Rome, I love Italian food.  It is a central part of the culture. I found a great article that solves common pronunciations mistakes people make on Italian Restaurant Menus.  By the end of…