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Artistic Heritage in Central Italy: after the earthquake | Be Inspired Blog

Artistic Heritage in Central Italy: after the earthquake | Be Inspired Blog | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
The force of nature raged against the artistic heritage of Umbria, Marche, Lazio & Abruzzo. Learn about the identity of tiny villages off the beaten path
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In today’s article, we want to pay tribute to all victims of the earthquake by giving an identity to this little-known part of Italy. We hope that homes and infrastructure will be rebuilt as soon as possible, and that works of art and architectural wonders will also be restored quickly. And we really hope that tourism will not stop because of fear. Visiting these hidden gems of Central Italy can help the local populations, who have always treasured their artistic heritage with pride.
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Foodie Insights: Italy’s Rarest and Weirdest Dishes | Be Inspired Blog

Foodie Insights: Italy’s Rarest and Weirdest Dishes | Be Inspired Blog | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Some food for thought that provides you with a new world of ideas, flavors & traditions for your next original foodie vacation in Italy!
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The “threads of God” with a recipe that has remained secret for 300 years? The deceiving Mule’s Balls? Catherine de Medici’s unusual favorite dish? Worm-infested cheese? Discover the lesser-known specialties from around Italy!
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Hemp Journeys in Italy: between crafts and food | Original Travel Ideas

Hemp Journeys in Italy: between crafts and food | Original Travel Ideas | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Artisans have used for ancient crafts, while today it inspires innovative recipes, including gelato and artisanal beer. History & uses of hemp in Italy
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Did you know that Italy has cultivated hemp for millennia? This plant has contributed significantly to the development of local communities and handcrafts.
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4 Reasons to hire an Italian Destination Management Company (DMC)

4 Reasons to hire an Italian Destination Management Company (DMC) | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Hiring an Italian Destination Management Company (DMC) can make the difference in the stress-free, flawless execution of an event, saving on time and costs.
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Knowing the intricacies of local bureaucracy, managing tight time frames between meeting sessions, finding impactful décor and selecting the best catering service: these are just some of the things that make it virtually impossible for you to handle every detail personally on a medium or large-scale event.

If you are not still not convinced, here are 4 reasons to hire an Italian DMC for your next event.
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Talking To Laura Notarbartolo: Founder of Italian Special Occasions

Talking To Laura Notarbartolo: Founder of Italian Special Occasions | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
This week we're chatting with Laura Notarbartolo, founder and owner of Italian Special Occasions, an Italian Destination Management Company that creates and delivers unforgettable events across the “boot”.
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Italy Magazine interviews Laura of italian Special Occasions
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Seasonal activities for family travel: the 4 faces of Italy

Seasonal activities for family travel: the 4 faces of Italy | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
We have selected four regions and eco-friendly seasonal activities that you can enjoy with family & friends place during off-peak periods.
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While being in good company is certainly important - Where, When and How you experience your vacation also make the difference in its memorability.
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Cinema under the stars: seventh art “al fresco” across Italy

Cinema under the stars: seventh art “al fresco” across Italy | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
If you love movies, the summer breeze and Italy, it doesn’t get much better than this: moonlit cinema nights with a delicious gelato in hand!
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Between June and September, Italy hosts a number of open-air cinemas. They can be found in large towns like Rome and Bologna, but event in small villages like Specchia and Portovenere. They often show a bit of everything, from classic flicks, to movies for children, to the latest releases. Here are some of our favorite spots where you can enjoy the seventh art al fresco around the boot.
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Traditional July & August Events in Italy

Traditional July & August Events in Italy | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Welcome back to our monthly rendez-vous with "Get inspired by the locals". Amazing traditional summer events in gems that are located off the beaten track.
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Today's article takes you through some fascinating festivals across Italy, from the "Commemoration of Ancient Threshing" in Abruzzo to the social laboratory of Palio del Grano in Campania, from the Medieval Festival in Lombardy to the ancient Palio di Cividale in Friuli Venezia Giulia, to the Palio Marinaro in Maremma Tuscany ... and much more!
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Hidden destinations in Tuscany: Colle Val d’Elsa and Val d’Orcia

Hidden destinations in Tuscany: Colle Val d’Elsa and Val d’Orcia | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
We took off to explore off-the-beaten-path Tuscany, looking for hidden destinations near Siena. Enchanted by Colle Val d’Elsa and Val d’Orcia
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One of the things that we love doing at Italian Special Occasions, is to get lost in the small roads of Italy and discover new hidden destinations: magnificent hilltop villages, awe-inspiring landscapes, homemade cuisine and cultural attractions. Another thing we truly enjoy, is to share our secrets and discoveries with our readers! Last week we took off to explore off-the-beaten-path Tuscany, looking for secret locations, hidden experiences and surprising venues in the province of Siena. And we were enchanted by what we found. Join us as we recount our story in the territories of Colle Val d’Elsa and Val d’Orcia.
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Organizing a Corporate Event in Italy: Check Out Our Tips

Organizing a Corporate Event in Italy: Check Out Our Tips | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it

Four hundred attendees from more than 45 countries descended on the Eternal City to swap and share tricks, tips, and key insights on sales processes, new technologies and best practices. Participants were inspired by industry experts like Microsoft’s Marko Perisic and Luis Cabrera, David Butler of The Coca-Cola Company and Facebook marketing expert Mari Smith. There was music, merriment, fabulous food, dancing – and a private concert by the unforgettable Dire Straits Legacy band.

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The point of this blog postis to help make your corporate event in Italy a grand slam.
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9 beautiful gardens in Italy, both famous & off the beaten path

9 beautiful gardens in Italy, both famous & off the beaten path | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Princesses strolled through them, poets were inspired by them, weddings and wars were decided here: historic Italian gardens are here to tell many stories.
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Apart from the educative and inspirational value, visiting Italy’s most beautiful gardens immerses you in a truly sensorial experience between the colors, perfumes and textures of the vegetation. And if you are wondering where you can find some of these amazing places, we have selected 9 out of 100+ beautiful gardens in northern, central and southern Italy.
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Fiastra: eco-tourism and family fun in the Marche region, Italy

Fiastra: eco-tourism and family fun in the Marche region, Italy | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
The medieval village of Fiastra is an off-the-beaten-path destination in Marche's Monti Sibillini Park. Ideal for families and nature-spor
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The intense-blue lake and the beautiful green lands around Fiastra are a nature paradise where you can enjoy a number of eco-friendly activities all-year round.
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Sounds of Italy: folk music & traditional dances

Sounds of Italy: folk music & traditional dances | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
A journey through the beats, harmonies and melodies of Italy. Regional music and local dances are a reflection of the country’s deep and complex history.
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Amazing videos with contagious music & dances!
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Christmas Corporate Travel in Northern Italy: ideas for your company

Christmas Corporate Travel in Northern Italy: ideas for your company | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Some creative proposals for an unforgettable Christmas corporate gathering in Italy. Our twist? Winter corporate retreats off the beaten trac
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Back to our seasonal feature dedicated to Christmas Corporate Events in Italy: this is the third and last chapter of the initiative, aimed at companies that want to celebrate the end of the year with a unique experience abroad!
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Corporate Christmas Events in Italy: original ideas for your company

Corporate Christmas Events in Italy: original ideas for your company | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Tired of holiday parties and meetings no-one wants to go to? Check out our Innovative ideas for your Corporate Christmas Events in Italy!
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An article aimed at companies that want to celebrate the end of the year with a unique experience abroad
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International Corporate Event: creativity, technology & budget

International Corporate Event: creativity, technology & budget | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
How do you strike the right balance between creativity, technology & budget when planning and executing an International Corporate Event? Tips and examples.
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It’s a question that torments many people as they plan an event: should we invest in amazing emotional content or should we minimize the costs and “play it safe” with a low budget?
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Get inspired by the locals: Autumn Art & Food Delights

Get inspired by the locals: Autumn Art & Food Delights | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Our seasonal appointment with cultural and gastronomic events around Italy. Autumn is packed with enticing events spanning throughout cinema, art & food.
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From the arts of chocolate making and truffle hunting, to the arts of cinema, music and painting!
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Seasonal Travel in Italy: 4 activities for children and adults

Seasonal Travel in Italy: 4 activities for children and adults | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Our seasonal travel activities for groups, with some ideas for both grown-ups and little ones. From Vineyarding to Mask Making, from Gardening to Theater..
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From vineyarding to mask making, from acting in open-air theaters to exploring Italy's most magical gardens... some ideas for both grown-ups and little ones.
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Amazing Yoga Experiences in Tuscany’s hidden gem: Monte Argentario

Amazing Yoga Experiences in Tuscany’s hidden gem: Monte Argentario | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Great yoga experiences allow you to explore a destination and make your special occasion more meaningful and authentic. We interviewed a local yog
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Ohmmmmmmm... today we explore the surprising and dynamic world of Yoga in a little explored area of Tuscany!
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Wedding Anniversary in Sicily: the story of Barbara & Shelly

Wedding Anniversary in Sicily: the story of Barbara & Shelly | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Hailing all the way from San Diego, this lovely couple wanted to celebrate their 56th Wedding Anniversary with an authentic experience i
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We are thrilled to share the authentic Sicilian experience through the comments and eyes of the amazing Barbara & Shelly
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Creative Corporate Experiences: Lights, Camera, Music, Action!

Creative Corporate Experiences: Lights, Camera, Music, Action! | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
The organization of creative corporate experiences is a very requested service. Today we are sharing ideas & tips for authentic and unique event management.
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Something we truly love: turning clients' vision and objectives into pure art creation! How do we do it?
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The Via Francigena in southern Italy, off the beaten path

The Via Francigena in southern Italy, off the beaten path | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Medieval pilgrims traveling from Canterbury to Rome often continued their journey southwards to reach the Holy Land. The Via Francigena in souther
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Exploring an amazing, inspirational path south of Rome...
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Traditional June Events in Italy: get inspired by the locals

Traditional June Events in Italy: get inspired by the locals | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Let’s follow the locals and uncover amazing traditional June events in Italian locations off the beaten track: food, folklore & religious festivals.
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Italy has some amazing festivals coming up in June - do not miss them!
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3 Street Art Festivals in Italy: Spring-Summer 2016

3 Street Art Festivals in Italy: Spring-Summer 2016 | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it
Upcoming street art festivals that will take place in Italy: a healthy mix of local and international artists with fascinatin
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The street festival circuit has become a way of life for many artists, and an increasing number of people appreciate visiting this kind of event, whether they are art fans or not. Festivals tend to include a healthy mix of local and international artists who present fascinating works, from murals to posters, from dance to acting to circus performances.
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7 Unusual Museums in Italy: between art, history and magic

7 Unusual Museums in Italy: between art, history and magic | Italy travel ... off the beaten track | Scoop.it

Italian museums treasure innumerable, awe-inspiring works of ancient and modern art. While visiting them is certainly an enriching and recommended experience, it is also fun and delighting to explore bizarre exhibitions. Let’s find out about some unusual museums in Italy, featuring curious and amusing collections that will certainly entertain anyone who easily gets bored in front of the more traditional showcases!

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Easily bored by awe-inspiring yet traditional paintings and statues? Find out about some unusual museums in Italy, with curious and amusing collections... What's your favorite one?
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