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Overtourism Awareness Month

Overtourism Awareness Month

August is Italy’s busiest tourist month. The mass influx of visitors in popular destinations puts a strain on the local environment and communities. And so the debate restarts, about how to manage or whether to limit tourism in areas like the Cinque Terre and the...
3 Ancient Summer Recipes from around Italy

3 Ancient Summer Recipes from around Italy

When thinking about Italian food, the first things that come up to mind are often pizza and pasta. Although these delicious culinary creations can be enjoyed all year-round, most Italians traditionally eat seasonal meals that do not necessarily involve the usual...
Remarkable Italian women: between vineyards and space

Remarkable Italian women: between vineyards and space

March is the month that celebrates International Women’s Day, and – given that Italian Special Occasions DMC is itself the result of female entrepreneurship – we feel this is the perfect time to highlight some great women in modern Italy. According to a fresh research...
Calabrian Celebrations in Tropea

Calabrian Celebrations in Tropea

At this time of year many towns and cities are kicking off their festival season and the region of Calabria in southern Italy is no different. Tropea, a small Calabrian town familiar with many Italians due to its impressive beaches and turquoise coastline has some...
A view to Africa… from Pantelleria!

A view to Africa… from Pantelleria!

Many of you might have heard the whispers about a rugged Sicilian island less than forty miles or so from the North African coast. With black volcanic rocks, hidden caves and thermal springs, you could be forgiven for confusing it with a mythical place described in...
Spring in La Maremma

Spring in La Maremma

Respecting the environment, land, history and culture… At Italian Special Occasions DMC we value our partnerships with our suppliers, looking for a shared respect for the environment, art, culture and traditions. Now that spring has officially sprung we would like to...

5 unusual wedding venues in Italy

Churches, castles, historic villas, gardens… romantic and classic is by far the favorite wedding style for most couples. However, can you also tie the knot in a way that is unique, uncommon, and even more fun and unforgettable than a classic wedding? You bet! Italy,...