seasonality

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...
Corporate Travel & Events Off the Beaten Path

Corporate Travel & Events Off the Beaten Path

One of the core principles of our DMC is the selection and proposal of emerging or little-known destinations for M.I.C.E. in Italy. We suggest organizing your business travels and corporate events off the beaten path. But why? Whether you are organizing an incentive...
Events in Italy – a destination for all seasons

Events in Italy – a destination for all seasons

Italy is a beautiful country, there’s no doubt about it, whether you are visiting the white sandy beaches or exploring the expansive countryside – or enjoying the exquisite cuisine – fresh seafood, calorific pizzas, and scrumptious pasta, for example! Visiting on a...
Off season corporate events will fight over tourism

Off season corporate events will fight over tourism

“At night, many of the tourists return to their cruise ships or tuck in after early dinners. The result is a momentary reprieve but also, like Venice in its slow winter months, a time warp to an earlier Venice”. Jason Horowitz, New York Times Over tourism – what it is...
How Italian Special Occasions DMC is innovating

How Italian Special Occasions DMC is innovating

When I founded Italian Special Occasions DMC in 2014, innovation was in the core of our mission and vision. Before launching the company, I worked and travelled all over the world. I lived in London, Spain and Brazil. I had the opportunity to develop the product in...
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...
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...
Experience Sicily between oranges and unique properties

Experience Sicily between oranges and unique properties

We recently visited Sicily as part of our Seasonal Travels in off-the-beaten-path destinations and during off-peak seasons. We wanted to experience the authentic activities that autumn has to offer, and ended up in some amazing venues and unique properties that we...
Dreamy Winter Events in sunny Italy

Dreamy Winter Events in sunny Italy

Here are some tips to inspire you with original venues and activities for you to consider for your next Italian event – whether it is a wedding, corporate meeting, family & friends’ reunion, or foodie event. The content is taken from our “Fall...
Top 3 Destinations for Autumn Events in Italy

Top 3 Destinations for Autumn Events in Italy

Here are some tips to inspire you with original venues and activities for you to consider for your next Italian event – whether it is a wedding, corporate meeting, family & friends’ reunion, or foodie event. The content is taken from our “Summer...

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...

10 reasons why you should visit Lake Maggiore

Set along the southern banks of the Alps between Lombardy and Piedmont, Lake Maggiore is Italy’s second-largest lake and, according to Travel + Leisure Magazine, “is the busiest and most untamed”. Its beautiful scenery has been a source of inspiration for a number of...

Emilia Romagna: autumn events and “Art & Culture” video

Among the upcoming Autumn Events in the culturally and gastronomically rich region of Emilia Romagna, here are some that are definitely worth noting: Trilogia D’autunno: a trilogy dedicated to dance with the ballet and orchestra of Saint Petersburg’s Mariinskij...
5 reasons to travel to Italy in fall & winter

5 reasons to travel to Italy in fall & winter

Special occasions – whether they are weddings, corporate events, incentives’ or foodie trips – have a completely different and unique taste, feel and sight when they take place in Italy during fall and winter. Here are 5 reasons why you should not miss the opportunity...

The Great Dames of the Sea: sailing show in the Maremma Tuscany

Have you ever witnessed a sailing race? You must know how thrilling a spectacle it is! But we are not talking about just any boat competition… imagine majestic, vintage yachts sprinting across the crystal-clear waters along the most exotic coastline that Tuscany has...