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Holiday in Italy like a local

Holiday in Italy like a local | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

There's something to be said for the Italians - they do it bloody well. And by "it", I mean everything; food, wine, football, and as I found out recently on a trip to Tuscany, incredible beach resorts. [...]

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If your biggest goal is to see Italy like a local - from restaurants, to wineries, to the countryside and beyond, than you have to understand the the special attitude Jo Carrigan has expressed in this article. We all wish to avoid as much of the touristy stuff as possible, outside of a week or two in Italy to see the highlights, but are we willing to follow the rising tide of Italian vacationers? Jo Carrigan did it and this article tells about her discoveries.

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Italian Regional Cooking - Basilicata

Italian Regional Cooking - Basilicata | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The region of Basilicata in Italy forms the instep of the Italian “boot.” This small region is mountainous arid has two coastlines, one in the center of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea and the other on the Tyrrhenian Sea. [...]

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Lovely cheese for Italian cooking


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Why You Should Travel to Italy During Summer?

Why You Should Travel to Italy During Summer? | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Ahh! The Italian Summer! There is something absolutely exquisite about this magnificent paradise. From the vast expanses of the pristine blue waters to the sun bathed beaches that adorn the coast – Italy is everything that a person would want in a relaxing retreat from the hustles and bustles of the world. [...]

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Adam Smith's curator insight, March 19, 2015 9:46 PM

While I've been to Italy before, I'd love to back again sometime, but there's also a lot of other places I'd love to go and visit. America, Russia, Chernobyl and maybe even the North Pole. But on a more domestic scene, I'd also like to go and check out Western Australia. 

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Living Life to The Fullest in Italy

Living Life to The Fullest in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
If there is one characteristic that describes Italians, it's their ability to enjoy life.
If you are looking for ways to enjoy the sweet life, la dolce vita, take tips from the Italians, or better yet, head to Italy....
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Olive Oil: From Grove to Table

Olive Oil: From Grove to Table | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Discover Italian olive oil’s long, complex journey from the grove to your table.
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Sicilian Folk Stories: Opera dei Pupi, a timeless tale of chivalry

Sicilian Folk Stories: Opera dei Pupi, a timeless tale of chivalry | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Sicilian Puppet Theatre or Opera dei Pupi is an age-old tradition that draws directly on the great European chivalrous poems. In 2001 Unesco declared the opera of the Puppets the first Italian heritage of humanity. We present for you the origin of this symbol of Sicily’s popular culture.
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VENTO : not just a cycle path, it is a green opportunity

VENTO : not just a cycle path, it is a green opportunity | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

VENTO is the feasibility project of the longest cycle path in Italy, 632 km (422 mile) from Turin to Venice, from the Alps to the Adriatic sea along Po river. VENTO is also linked to Milan and the EXPO area (+ 47 km), through Leonard's canal (Naviglio Pavese). But VENTO is not only a project of a cycle path, it's also a green economy project, able to create development, economies. [...]

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Get Lost and have fun In The World's Biggest Labyrinth in Italy

Get Lost and have fun In The World's Biggest Labyrinth in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Dressed in a beige trench coat and facing an entrance flanked by enormous hedges created from 25 different kinds of “reeds,” Franco Maria Ricci is the owner of this verdant extravaganza. He is 77, but talks and dreams the way a child might, and only turns cynical once: “Do you know why I chose bamboo? Because if I’d built it with boxwood I would have had to wait twenty years to see it finished, and I don’t have that kind of time left.” [...]

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The Food: My reasons for travelling to Italy

The Food: My reasons for travelling to Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italian cooking is among the world’s richest and most varied, with dishes perfect for every occasion.  Italian cuisine is regional with the variations being much more local, also the cuisine is seasonal making sure that you are able to eat the freshest and most delicious fruits and vegetables.  Eating a leisurely Italian meal is one of the pleasures of travelling in Italy!  Italians take food very seriously.  Food in Italy, varies by region so be sure to explore the regional specialties where ever you go. [...]

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Gourmet Living's curator insight, April 8, 2015 11:01 AM

You don't need any reason to travel to Italy.  It is simply the best!

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Train tours in Italy, with a stop in Lake Garda - Telegraph

Train tours in Italy, with a stop in Lake Garda - Telegraph | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

A reader enquires about travelling by rail in Italy, taking in Mantua, Ferrara, Padua and Vicenza, followed by a few days in Lake Garda

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Italy: Mini Travel Guide

Italy: Mini Travel Guide | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Hi there! I’m Gigi from The Ramble—a blog about travel and inspiration. This year I interviewed 100 Italian locals for a guidebook called Italy: 100 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, and How to Fit In. The idea is that the best travel tips always come from the locals…so I asked 100 of them to tell us about their cities and regions. [...]

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Controversial but I like the approach

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10 things to do in Rome’s ancient Jewish Ghetto

10 things to do in Rome’s ancient Jewish Ghetto | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The Roman Ghetto has become one of the most recommended places to visit in Rome. It is a gem and we'll tell you why it deserves a bit of time to dedicate to one of the most ancient and truly “roman” neighbourhoods. [...]

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All roads lead to street food in Rome, the best places

All roads lead to street food in Rome, the best places | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Rome is full of restaurants at every corner but maybe you don't know how much also street food is important for italians, and we don't talk about trucks around Colosseum,Vatican City or at every tourists spot, but something really tasting cooked by chef in same cases.
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  • Dar Filettaro – Largo dei Librari, 88
  • Zia Rosetta – Via Urbana, 54
  • Spasso food - Via Appia Nuova, 131
  • Ciao Checca – Piazza Firenze 25,27
  • Que te pongo – Via di Ripetta, 50
  • Kalapà – Via Ascoli Piceno, 17 a/b
  • Trapizzino – Via Giovanni Branca, 88
  • Supplizio – Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 143
  • Mozao – around Rome (Garbatella, Eur, Tuscolano)
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14 Reasons Why Tropea is Italy’s Best Kept Secret Holiday Destination

14 Reasons Why Tropea is Italy’s Best Kept Secret Holiday Destination | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
  1. Tropea, a seaside town on the Calabrian Coast, is where Italians go on holiday, it's their little secret. This is not a well-known destination for international travelers.
  2. The old town is from medieval times, and civilization in the area goes back as far as 4,500 B.C. So, it’s got some incredible history to discover—old monasteries, palaces, and fortifications. Hercules is said to have named it one of his ports.
  3. The water is crystal clear, turquoise, and warm. The sand is white. The weather is excellent.

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Laura Byrd's curator insight, April 10, 2015 11:35 AM

I have traveled extensively in Italy, up and down both coastlines. But I haven't been. It really is a secret. 

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Ferrari Store opens new flagship in Milan

Ferrari Store opens new flagship in Milan | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

A new Ferrari store has opened on Via Berchet 2, in the very centre of Milan. With four F1 simulators, interactive video walls and numerous multisensory positions The new space treats visitors to a completely immersive experience of the Ferrari legend. [...]

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This Is The Cure For Your Summer Cravings

This Is The Cure For Your Summer Cravings | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Photographer Bernhard Lang captures the glory of Italy's blazingly beautiful beach resorts in this stunning aerial photo series. The shots show various beach hangouts on the country's Adriatic Coast, between the towns of Ravenna and Rimini. Their patterned umbrellas, crystal-clear waters and candy-colored walkways are just the beach porn we need to make it to summer. [...]

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Eating in Modena: 7 foods every visitor to Italy's culinary capital should try - CNN.com

Eating in Modena: 7 foods every visitor to Italy's culinary capital should try - CNN.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
You'll find a big slice of gourmet excellence in this northern Italian city with a sampler of local greats.
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The Italian Dream - Slow Travel

The Italian Dream - Slow Travel | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Why Slow Travel?

We are two Italian women, mother and daughter, with a passion for traveling and a strong ethics for diversity. Being travelers ourselves, we have always privileged small and unknown destinations, unstepped routes, and out of season sceneries, far from the madding crowd. We like to feel and taste one remote location, rather than running through a dozen must-see places. [...]

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Italy’s Best Ski Resorts - Italy Magazine

Italy’s Best Ski Resorts - Italy Magazine | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Looking for an Italian ski resort for your next settimana Bianca? We give you the lowdown on three of Italy’s very best mountain villages: Courmayeur, Cortina and Madonna di Campiglio
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Old villages brought back to life: a holiday in the Italian Alberghi Diffusi

Old villages brought back to life: a holiday in the Italian Alberghi Diffusi | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

A week end in the coutryside in the house of the fox? Strolling on the beach through the remains of the old nuraghi towers? Alberghi diffusi is the answer

Since their creation in 2006, the Alberghi Diffusi have been popping up all over Italy.

But what makes this kind of hospitality experience different to a normal hotel?

  • All the Albergi Diffusi are living and proactive members of a local community. Most of them have actually been the catalyst for community regeneration.
  • The rooms and apartments are located in different buildings.
  • The central management of the hospitality units are not necessarily in the same building.
  • They offer the possibility of acting as a bridge between the guest and the surrounding territory, both culturally and socially.
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20 reasons why you should go to Bologna

20 reasons why you should go to Bologna | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

As the capital of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna is a city so rich in history and charm you’ll instantaneously fall in love with. From a walk under its wonderful arcades and a handmade tortellini tasting, let Swide give you 20 good reasons why you should go to Bologna next weekend. [...]

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  1. Stroll the arcades
  2. Visit the Western World’s oldest university
  3. Climb Italy’s tallest tower
  4. See the official golden standard of Tagliatella and take lessons on how to make it
  5. Discover Bologna’s secret canals
  6. Count the arcades of the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca
  7. Walking the hidden ancient Roman road
  8. Enjoy a tour and the breath taking view of Bolognese hills
  9. Listen to the whispering walls 
  10. Drink a glass of Lambrusco at an osteria
  11. Visit the Basilica di Santo Stefano…7 churches in one  
  12. Eat fried fish at Mercato di Mezzo
  13. Walk the perimeter of Piazza Maggiore
  14. Eat tortellini, but also tagliatelle, but also lasagna, and…
  15. Touch up on your astronomy at Basilica di San Petronio
  16. Wander the streets of the Quadrilatero
  17. Visit the Archeological Museum
  18. Gloat over Mozart’s failed exam
  19. Enjoy an aperitivo like a local
  20. Follow the footsteps of Lucio Dalla
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How much does it cost to live in Italy?

How much does it cost to live in Italy? | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

A new cost of living index has found restaurants in Italy are among the most expensive in Europe, while buying groceries and renting property are relatively cheap. Eating out in Italy is more costly than in Finland, Sweden and over 100 other countries...  A mid-range meal for two was said to cost €50 on average, cooking at home remains relatively affordable.  Overall, Italy came in 25th place for the cost of groceries, making it cheaper than a number of other EU countries including France and Belgium.  Rents in Italy also proved far more affordable than elsewhere in Europe [...]

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Best Comment: Nathan N. Neel It really depends on where you eat out in Italy. There are plenty of great deals in Le Marche. Also, it really isn't fair to compare a country with major tourist destinations (which are costly everywhere and sometimes absurdly so) and a population of 60 million with a country with no tourist destinations and a population of 9 million.

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What’s New In Italy in 2015

What’s New In Italy in 2015 | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Milan

  • Milan Expo 2015: The Expo will be running from May 1 to October 31, 2015, and will host over 130 participants for its 184 days [...]
  • Leonardo in Milan: May 2nd 2015, a special exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s work during his 25 years spent in Milan. [...]
  • Tour de France: this time the famous cycle race  is said to start in Milan which is exciting for everyone! [...]
  • Fashion Night Out! The city of Milan will be turning on its shop window lights on the night of September 16 this 2015 to announce Fashion Week!  [...]

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A closer look at Ferrara

A closer look at Ferrara | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The City of Ferrara in the Emilia-Romagna region in the northern part of central Italy is an important medieval and renaissance city. In tourism terms Ferrara is somewhat overshadowed  by the more famous Florence and Venice, but for the curious visitor there are many art and architectural gems to savour in a city that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. The historic centre with the impressive Castello Estense and the beautiful Cattedrale nearby are among the highlights. [...]

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Sant'Agata Feltria: A Fairytale Village

Sant'Agata Feltria: A Fairytale Village | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Visit Sant’Agata Feltria, a picturesque medieval village in the province of Rimini, nestled between Emilia Romagna and Le Marche, and you’ll feel transported into a fairy tale world, as the name given to the project “La Rocca delle Fiabe” (the Fortress of Fairy Tales) suggests: a museum for children, but also for adults, whose goal is to preserve and highlight positive values through the world of fables. [...]

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