Ode to the Artichoke

Until you’ve tried Rome’s two star artichoke dishes, you can’t truly say that you know and appreciate roman cooking.

Where to Eat in Rome

Amazing restaurant locations with terraces and breathtaking views only Rome can offer.

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!

GOURMET TOUR OF TUSCANY BY CAR

Tuscany is probably the most known region of the beautiful Italian peninsula, there are many traditional destinations, very famous are the typical dishes of this area. So, where to eat them? Where to find a truly Tuscan atmosphere and taste? I have found for you some places where culture, landscape and taste come together to…

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…

Sicilian Baroque Catania and the other cities of “Val di Noto”

Catania is a distinguished example of the Sicilian baroque and XVI century post-earthquake reconstruction. The old city still retains the urban layout designed by the Vaccarini architect, with her wide straight boulevards – lanes linking the main Etnea street; with open squares and gardens. Among these scenic streets is the Duomo the true center of…

The 2017 best ice cream in the world? The Umbrian Crispini Pistachio

Between dozens of creative and innovative tastes, including exotic fruit and complex combinations, a great Italian classic from a Spoleto ice cream maker  won the finale of the Ice Cream World Tour. At the end of the Ice Cream World Tour, 36 ice-cream shops from all over the world were compiting , but the great…

A great place to indulge:  Fiumicino Rome airport.

Once on a time “eating at the airport” was synonymous of just take a bite and settle for mediocre.   Now, all around the world airports are becoming a welcome place to enjoy your time.  The Roman airport of Fiumicino follows the trend and now offers to travelers 10,000 square meters dedicated to shopping and dining.  “The…

A new discovery for American sophisticated travelers: LANGHE region

 Everyone will love the Langhe. And it could not be otherwise: wonderful landscapes, beautiful accommodations, wineries among the best in the world to match crazy gourmet products. A rich, unbelievable territory to discover, offering all sorts of travel options, ideal for those who want to relax and pamper yourself, perhaps in a romantic weekend, but…

Portugal your next destination

Portugal is a necessary destination for 2017, with Lisbon and the Azores at the highest priority. This country remains the absolute prime mover of all those who love travel. Looking for future bookings for the next 12 months?  Check this out!   The Lusitanian country has been selected by Lonely Planet guide after a careful…

What to do in Florence this winter

our suggestions to make your next vacation an unique experience! Make plans to visit the newly opened Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and be prepared for the visual itinerary which will have you feeling the power of the more than 1000 artists who contributed to the Duomo in Florence. With over 70 rooms, a panoramic terrace…

2 DAYS ALONG THE SHORES OF ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAKES OF ITALY LAKE GARDA : some proposal to get to must out of your visit!

FIRST PROPOSAL a two trip to Sirmione-Desenzano-Gardone-Salo’ On the first day: BETWEEN AND SIRMIONE DESENZANO:        In the morning begin your trip with a stroll through the picturesque alleys of Sirmione, entering the old town from the Scaligera Fortress, a rare example of a lake fortification, Sirmione has been the home of the famous opera singer…

Strong dollar makes travel abroad cheaper for Americans!

If you’ve been putting off a trip abroad because it’s too expensive, start packing your bags. A stronger dollar has reduced the price of travel, from a hotel room to a glass of vino, in much of Europe. Hotels and restaurants in Europe become more affordable thanks to the currency rates. Other economies are shaky, making their…

Buy your dream house in Sicily for 1 euro!

Every year in Italy there is a competition between towns and villages to decide which one is the Borgo Più Bello d’Italia (the Most Beautiful Village in Italy).  This year 134,000 people voted the town of Gangi, located about 80 km southeast of Palermo. in the Madonie Mountains, as the winner. Artistic qualities, culture, local handicraft, traditions and…

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…