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Art and Wine Travel: Hidden Gems in Italy | Foodie Journeys | ISO Blog

Art and Wine Travel: Hidden Gems in Italy | Foodie Journeys | ISO Blog | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
Looking for ideas for your next art and wine travels? Italy offers a treasure trove around every corner: our tips for artistic foodie experiences!
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Italy is the land of art and wine bonanza, a paradise for foodies and art lovers. Regions such as Tuscany and Piedmont pop immediately in mind, thanks to the “wine shires” of Chianti and Langhe, and to the cities of classic and contemporary art like Florence and Turin. But the Bel Paese offers a treasure trove around every corner
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Italy’s most beautiful wineries and vineyards | Wine Travel

Italy’s most beautiful wineries and vineyards | Wine Travel | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
If you are looking for places where to worship Bacchus, we invite you to explore Italy’s most beautiful wineries and vineyards for proper wine experiences.
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Looking for proper, sensorial wine experiences that go beyond simple wine tasting? Explore some of Italy's most striking wineries
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Get inspired by the locals: traditional April Events in Italy

Get inspired by the locals: traditional April Events in Italy | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
To explore the colors and flavors of Spring in your Italian destination, follow the experts: the locals! Amazing events in gems off the beate
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There is no better way to explore and enjoy the colors, flavors and aromas of Spring than by following the experts of a territory: the locals! They are a constant source of inspiration in the creation of authentic activities and in discovering unique folk festivals.
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Lemon Harvest on Citrus Island

Lemon Harvest on Citrus Island | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
Sicily is the island of citrus fruits. Join us in a delicious and entertaining journey: winter foodie experiences between lemon groves and Mount Etna
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The unexpected colors of Winter

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still in time for harvest!

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10 Christmas dishes and traditions across Italy

10 Christmas dishes and traditions across Italy | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it

Christmas in Italy is all about family and food. Families reunite around the table and enjoy regional Christmas dishes. Join our festive culinary journey!

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While relatives gather around the joyous and delicious table from north to south, there is no particular dish that represents this Festivity all across the boot. Rather, each region has its own traditional Christmas dishes: the cuisine reflects the characteristics and flavors of the local environment.

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Experience Sicily between oranges and unique properties 

Experience Sicily between oranges and unique properties  | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
We visited Sicily as part of our Seasonal Travels in off-the-beaten-path destinations and during off-peak seasons, and found unique properties that...
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During our Sicilian fall Fam Trip we ended up in some amazing venues!

We selected three unique properties that are full of history and character.

For each, we met and interviewed the friendly owners, learning about their passions and their philosophy.

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Emilia Romagna for foodies: festivals & itineraries

Emilia Romagna for foodies: festivals & itineraries | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
Many of Italy’s most symbolic food products come from Emilia Romagna. The best ways to enjoy such delicacies? At seasonal events called ‘sagre’, and along..
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For Foodaholics!

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Tasty Tuscia: foodie breaks and cooking classes near Rome

Tasty Tuscia: foodie breaks and cooking classes near Rome | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
Explore the gems of the Tuscia, local food specialities & wine legends, and delicious foodie itineraries: Etruscan Gold, Forest Flavors, Art & Chestnuts...

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Have you ever heard the legend behind the Est! Est!! Est!!! wine from Montefiascone?

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A lovely area of northern Lazio, with a beautiful historic and artistic heritage

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Northern Lombardy... not just for winter sports

Northern Lombardy... not just for winter sports | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
Lombardy, the mountainous region of northern Italy, is best known for its
capital Milan, the city of fashion, a center of history, the heart of
finance and business. The team at Italian Special Occasions are also fans
of Lombardy’s stunning northern alpine landscape and distinctive cultural
traditions.

There’s plenty to see and do for lovers of the great outdoors and winter
sports, but there’s also lots in store for those looking for a relaxing
retreat. We selected three of our favourite
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Slow Food & Wine at Expo Milano 2015

Slow Food & Wine at Expo Milano 2015 | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
On 1 May 2015, Milan became the capital of the world with the opening of
the Universal Exposition that will be held under the theme “Feeding the
planet, energy for life” until 31 October 2015.
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Winter team building & corporate meetings in Piedmont

Winter team building & corporate meetings in Piedmont | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it

Piedmont is a region of culinary excellences and famous wines, as well as unforgettable landscapes. Areas like the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato are dotted with ancient castles, towers and manor houses that are either open for tourist visits or that have become mesmerizing venues for business events, weddings and all sorts of special occasions. The surrounding nature offers ....

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Italian wine: 2016 harvest & vintage experiences off the beaten path

Italian wine: 2016 harvest & vintage experiences off the beaten path | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
There are high expectations for quality wines from all over Italy. What lesser-known wine regions are promising some great 2016 vintage? Foodie travel ideas
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According to preliminary data for the 2016 harvest analyzed by Coldiretti, the Italian farmers’ association, Italy is set to confirm its leadership position as the top wine producer in the world, ahead of France and Spain. However, Italy toasts not only to celebrate the quantity of wine it produces, but especially for the quality of the 2016 vintage!
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3 Ancient Summer Recipes from around Italy

3 Ancient Summer Recipes from around Italy | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
How are seasonal ingredients used in regional recipes? We have selected 3 Italian summer recipes to give you an idea of local traditions and creativity!
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The hot summer months see an increase in the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables, and every region has its own basket of typical summer recipes and flavors. What's your favorite recipe?
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Marentino: the town of puzzles, artisanal beer and honey

Marentino: the town of puzzles, artisanal beer and honey | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
A pretty hilltop village like no other: as you walk through the streets of Marentino, your imagination is captured by a series o
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You are traveling through the beautiful countryside in Piedmont, about 20 km away from Turin, and decide to stop in a pretty village on a hilltop. But this is not your typical ancient town: as you walk through the streets, your imagination is captured by a series of puzzles illustrated on walls… Welcome to Marentino!
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Spring Foodie Experiences in Italy: tips and ideas

Spring Foodie Experiences in Italy: tips and ideas | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
Are you a food lover who wants to enjoy an experiential journey with your family and friends? Get insiders’ knowledge on spring foodie experiences in Italy.
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Spring is the season of the gentle and fragrant flavors, often coming from delicious treats pulled directly from the earth. During this period, Italian cuisine proposes simple yet mouth-watering recipes that allow us to enjoy the gifts of spring.
But foodies traveling to Italy can expect a lot more than just tasting seasonal local dishes: spring is the time when Mother Nature challenges us to her great food scavenger hunt...

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A foodie adventure in the Karst Plateau 

A foodie adventure in the Karst Plateau  | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
Foodies: we explored the Karst Plateau and found surprising flavors, traditions and sights in an off-the-beaten-track area between Italy and Slovenia!
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The multicultural atmosphere in Trieste is reflected in the cuisine, where influences from Veneto, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia come together.

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Gustatus: the wild taste and spirit of Maremma Tuscany

Gustatus: the wild taste and spirit of Maremma Tuscany | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
We are excited to share our experience at Gustatus. This is the "Festival of Taste" in the lagoon town of Orbetello: off season and off the beaten track!
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Our first-hand experience at Gustatus

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Fall Flavors in Piedmont: seasonal cuisine & truffle fair

Fall Flavors in Piedmont: seasonal cuisine & truffle fair | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it

In Italy, fall is the most magical season of the year when fruits, vegetables and undergrowth produces are still kissed by the sun, providing foodies with a variety of flavors. The warm-colored woods offer fragrant mushrooms, chestnuts and mixed berries; while the fields yield grapes, apples, pumpkins and prickly pears.

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Fall flavors in Piedmont have one big, valued protagonist – the white truffle!

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Vineyarding in Sicily: a seasonal delight

Vineyarding in Sicily: a seasonal delight | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
The secret for an authentic experiential journey? Finding the best region-season-activity combination! Here's a practical example, the story of Vineyarding.
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Ever heard of Vineyarding? A full-immersion in the world of wine respecting the principle of Seasonality and local traditions

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Chillies in Calabria

Chillies in Calabria | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it

Our ears pricked up when we heard about a festival held each September in
the town of Diamante, Calabria. One of our favourite things to do when
experiencing the delights of Italy is to sample local festivals, cultural
events and of course FOOD!

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Sagrantino di Montefalco: Taming the Beast

Sagrantino di Montefalco: Taming the Beast | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it
Any conversation about Umbria and her wines must necessarily begin at the very heart of this region, both geographically and historically, which is to say at Sagrantino. This hearty dry red (and honeyed sweet) is made primarily (or exclusively, in the case of the DOCG) from the indigineous Sagrantino grape varietal—though indigineous is relative for [...]

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Rebecca Winke tells it how it is for a vegetarian versus the tannic Sagrantino!  

Written for 'Umbria on the Blog'

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Thank you, Giselle, for keeping us posted.  Sagrantino is our favorite un-discovered wine as is Umbria, the region less traveled!

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Fine dining in Florence? Sure, but also street food!

Fine dining in Florence? Sure, but also street food! | Italian foodie delights | Scoop.it

Florence in Tuscany boasts some of the finest dining in the world, but the
city can also surprise you with delicious and informal on-the-go eats. Some
of the locals’ favorite street delicacies include...

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