gastronomy

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...
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,...
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...
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....

Magic Emilia: castles, gastronomy and folklore

Did you know that the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna comprises two historical areas respectively called Emilia and Romagna? In today’s post, we will explore the western and northeastern portion, Emilia, which comprises the provinces of Piacenza, Parma, Reggio...

Fine dining in Florence? Sure, but also street food!

Florence in Tuscany boasts some of the finest dining in the world, but the city can also surprise you with delicious and informal on-the-go eats. Some of the locals’ favorite street delicacies include: Trippa Yes, it is exactly what you think: tripe. Traditionally,...

Friend reunion in Sicily: culture, golf & gastronomy

Spring time is the perfect time to visit Sicily, and a group of friends from the United States took advantage of this wonderful season to organize a fun trip and meet up in the Mediterranean island. And who did they contact to plan and follow their unique experience?...

Secret cooking class in unexpected Rome

Is Rome all about ancient ruins, Baroque churches and Renaissance palaces? This is what many people who have never seen the city expect, and it is what numerous tourists come to believe when they hurriedly visit the beautiful capital. But all you have to do is keep...