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Fiastra: eco-tourism and family fun in the Marche region

Fiastra: eco-tourism and family fun in the Marche region

Once upon a time, back in 1861, the census counted 2,322 residents. In 2011, the local population was of 578 inhabitants. It has always been small, yet it is an amazing gem full of big surprises: Fiastra is a tiny medieval village in a verdant valley of the Monti...
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...
Jewish special occasions, history & itineraries in Tuscany

Jewish special occasions, history & itineraries in Tuscany

Tuscany has a vibrant and established Jewish presence both in its largest towns and in the countryside. In particular, Florence has one of oldest continuous Jewish communities in Europe, and one of the most influential in Italy. Traveling along Jewish itineraries in...
The colors of Winter: Lemon Harvest on Citrus Island

The colors of Winter: Lemon Harvest on Citrus Island

Sicily is the island of citrus fruits. The presence of citrus plants is deeply rooted in the local territory, both in its environment – characterized by evergreen gardens dotted with evocative orange and yellow fruits – and its typical cuisine. Citrus is the perfect...
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...
The clay boot: pottery itineraries in Italy

The clay boot: pottery itineraries in Italy

Various Italian regions have embraced the art of pottery at different times in history, creating a rich artisanal treasure that goes from simple dishes to precious art objects and from rough tiles to magnificent paneling for lavish buildings. It is possible to admire...
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...
Along Hollywood’s tracks… in Tuscany

Along Hollywood’s tracks… in Tuscany

A movie treasure hunt? Tuscany, oh Tuscany… so full of charm, history and mesmerizing landscapes! Unsurprisingly, many directors have decided to use this picture-perfect backdrop for their movies since the early days of cinematography. If you are a film fanatic who...

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...

Top 5 attractions for family and friend reunions in Campania

When you are able to meet your loved ones after a long time there is nothing more special than being able to spend some quality time with them. Our Clients often ask us at Italian Special Occasions DMC to help them organize family gatherings and friend reunions,...