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Foodie Insights: Italy’s rarest and weirdest dishes

Foodie Insights: Italy’s rarest and weirdest dishes

We have a little test for you: think of Italian food and close your eyes for a couple of seconds to “see” what pops into your imagination… Chances are that your foodie frenzy had you salivating over pizza, spaghetti or fettuccine with a variety of sauces, lasagna,...
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...
Spring Foodie Experiences in Italy

Spring Foodie Experiences in Italy

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...
A foodie adventure in the Karst Plateau

A foodie adventure in the Karst Plateau

November is the fall month that we at Italian Special Occasions DMC have dedicated to tasting the foodie world across Italy. After visiting Sicily in the south (“Experience Sicily between oranges and unique properties”) and Tuscany in the center...
Emilia Romagna for foodies

Emilia Romagna for foodies

Many of Italy’s most symbolic food products come from Emilia Romagna: from Parmigiano Reggiano to Bologna’s mortadella, from Prosciutto di Parma to Modena’s balsamic vinegar. This region is formed by two historically separate areas – Emilia to the north...
Fall Flavors in Piedmont

Fall Flavors in Piedmont

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...
Chillies in Calabria

Chillies in Calabria

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! Chilli producers from...
Slow Food & Wine at Expo Milano

Slow Food & Wine at Expo Milano

On 1 May 2015, Milan became the capital of the world with the official opening of the Universal Exposition – Expo Milano – that will be held until 31 October 2015 under the theme “Feeding the planet, energy for life”. Thus, food and diet of the past, present and...
Italian chocolate: a gourmet itinerary

Italian chocolate: a gourmet itinerary

Chocolate is a top-gift contender for any special occasion. Italian chocolate, in particular, is a favorite for many – and for obvious reasons: ancient tradition, artisanal creations and selected ingredients distinguish the genuine flavors of Italy’s cocoa products....

Why should you embrace seasonal travel?

At Italian Special Occasions DMC, we are firm supporters of Seasonality, something we believe should be more than a concept – it is an actual movement for a more educated tourism. Why? Seasonal travel means that you take advantage of the best seasonal time to...

Traditional cuisine in beautiful Sardinia

Genuine ingredients, ancient traditions, rich flavors: Sardinian cuisine is a reflection of the local territory, an island that has been influenced by a variety of Mediterranean cultures, and yet has remained charmingly simple. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans,...