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Art and Wine Travel: Hidden Gems in Italy

Art and Wine Travel: Hidden Gems in Italy

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...
Artistic Heritage in Central Italy: after the earthquake

Artistic Heritage in Central Italy: after the earthquake

Central Italy was hit by strong earthquakes in August and October 2016. The events were tragic and painful, killing 299 people, leaving hundreds more injured, and thousands without a home. The force of nature also raged against the artistic heritage of tiny villages...
Group Travel in Italy’s most striking open-air museums

Group Travel in Italy’s most striking open-air museums

With its thousands of ancient ruins, historic buildings, picturesque piazze, idyllic parks and soothing fountains, Italy is a giant al fresco museum. Among these wonders, there are actual outdoor areas that have been officially designated as open-air museums. In...
Glamorous Italy: a fashion, gourmet & art experience

Glamorous Italy: a fashion, gourmet & art experience

If you think that “La Dolce Vita” is a thing of the past… you have never had the chance to enjoy a glamorous experience in Italy! After all, the country has been an A-lister favorite since the 1950s. Just to mention a few stars that have chosen Italy for special...
Private Tours in Italy’s Music Cities

Private Tours in Italy’s Music Cities

Italy is the nation where opera was born. If you love opera and music, at Italian Special Occasions DMC we can help you design bespoke event and travel experiences for families, groups of friends and corporate outings. Imagine the WOW-factor of your family reunion or...
Venice Biennale: an explosion of contemporary art

Venice Biennale: an explosion of contemporary art

Venice has always been an important city at global level, especially thanks to its history as a hub of international trade between East and West. For the past 120 years, this beautiful lagoon town has placed itself at the center of the international arts world by...

Treasure hunting in the artistic cities of the Marche

Interest in the Marche region is on the rise – and this is no surprise. A combination for history, influence, nature and experience makes the Marche one of the most culturally interesting regions in Italy. Just to mention a few figures: there are approximately 100...

A different side of Venice: painting, music and gondola makers

Imagine yourself wandering in Venice with your family or friends: the elegant buildings reflect in the water, posters around the lagoon city promote cultural events and theater shows, the gondola boats peacefully float by the canals. You have a unique opportunity to...

Open-air concerts and medieval cooking lessons in Tuscany

Spring and summer are fantastic periods of the year to visit Tuscany, with its blue sunny sky embracing the gentle hilly landscapes during the day, and the moon and the stars glittering on the sea at night. There are countless ways to enjoy the panorama through...

Art & eco-sustainability in Tuscany’s countryside

On the weekend of the 12-13th of October, the idyllic countryside near Florence hosted an initiative aimed at promoting local culture and the territory through arts. Specifically, the event took place in the rustically elegant Tenuta di Sticciano farmhouse. Artists,...
Corporate Events in Filming Locations in Campania

Corporate Events in Filming Locations in Campania

The name ‘Campania’ is probably not as famous as other regions of Italy, such as Tuscany. But millions of travelers are in love with it, thanks to Hollywood movies filmed in different, irresistibly picturesque locations in this sunny region. Some of these film...

Faenza, the queen of maiolica ceramics

Faenza features attractions like the medieval Palazzo del Podestà, the neoclassical Palazzo Milzetti and the Tuscan-style Cathedral, which is one of the  highest expressions of Renaissance art in the region of Emilia Romagna, where this lovely town is located. But...

Discovering the magic Tuscia in central Italy

The Tuscia is a historical region located between Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Since prehistoric times, this beautiful land has welcomed many different people that have left obvious signs of their presence. In particular, the Etruscan civilization...

Cosmopolitan Apulia, fertile ground for contemporary artists

“Here you breathe a European atmosphere” – commented a German publisher while visiting Bari – “it is quite different from what we image for a southern Italian city”. In the image: the Historic Masseria San Domenico in the past and in the present   It is...

Cremona’s music & violin-making tradition

  Today’s topic is… music! In particular we would like to tell you more about the city of Cremona, in the region of Lombardy, which is especially distinguished for its musical history. In fact, some of the earliest and most renowned luthiers came from Cremona,...