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9 beautiful gardens in Italy

9 beautiful gardens in Italy

Kings and princesses strolled through them, famous architects and gardeners worked between their flowerbeds, painters and poets were inspired by and praised them, weddings and wars were decided in-between the tree-lined boulevards: historic Italian gardens have...
Private Tours in 7 Unusual Museums in Italy

Private Tours in 7 Unusual Museums in Italy

Italian museums treasure innumerable, awe-inspiring works of ancient and modern art. While visiting them is certainly an enriching and recommended experience, it is also fun and delighting to explore bizarre exhibitions. Let’s find out about some unusual museums in...
Group Travel in Italy’s most striking open-air museums

Group Travel in Italy’s most striking open-air museums

With its thousands of ancient ruins, historic buildings, picturesque piazze, idyllic parks and soothing fountains, Italy is a giant al fresco museum. Among these wonders, there are actual outdoor areas that have been officially designated as open-air museums. In...
Northern Lombardy… not just for winter sports

Northern Lombardy… not just for winter sports

Lombardy, the mountainous region of northern Italy is best known for its capital Milan, the city of fashion, a center of history, the heart of finance and business. The team at Italian Special Occasions DMC are also fans of Lombardy’s stunning northern alpine...
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...
48 hours in Turin

48 hours in Turin

Turin, the first capital of a united Italy, offers great cuisine and surprising cultural gems. Current headlines feature it for the Exhibition of the Holy Shroud from 19 April to 24 June 2015, and for reopening its Egyptian Museum after a pharaonic €50 million revamp....
Molise- Italy’s newest region and best kept secret

Molise- Italy’s newest region and best kept secret

The Molise region in southern Italy borders Abruzzo to the north and Campania to the south and is one of Italy’s newest regions, being part Abruzzo-Molise until 1963. We decided to share our top tips for visiting this little-known region. Coastal and compact… Lying on...
Private Tours in Calabria’s Ancient Villages

Private Tours in Calabria’s Ancient Villages

Calabria is a great destination for special occasions off the beaten path. Its beautiful hamlets offer the ideal venue where to celebrate a family reunion, an alumni & friends gathering, a destination wedding, a corporate event or teambuilding experience. To add...

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...
Private Tours in the land of Prosecco

Private Tours in the land of Prosecco

It might be a difficult name to pronounce, but it is one to be remembered for its famous product of the highest quality, as well as its idyllic landscape and charming hamlets. Conegliano Valdobbiadene is a small hilly area between Venice and the Dolomites in Veneto,...

Veneto is more than Venice: a thousand hidden gems

Off to the eastern side of northern Italy, Veneto is not all about Venice and Verona. The town of Vicenza is generally considered the cultural capital of this region, and this is largely because of its extremely rich architectural heritage endowed by 16th-century...

Valle d’Itria: team building in the land of the Trulli

The Itria Valley is located in Italy’s heel, Apulia. Despite the name, it is not an actual valley but rather an extensive karst depression shaped by gentle ups and downs. The area is not only a feast for the eyes with its beautiful landscape, but also rich of history...
Abruzzo: the perfect family winter destination in Italy

Abruzzo: the perfect family winter destination in Italy

Abruzzo is not one of those regions that immediately pop to mind when thinking about travel destinations in Italy… yet, it is a striking land full of historic and artistic riches, and features a pristine, breathtaking nature. At Italian Special Occasions DMC we...

Liguria’s mesmerizing Cinque Terre: history and eno-gastronomy

  The Cinque Terre (literally, “five lands”) is an enchanting destination that stretches for 18 km along the rocky coast of Liguria, in northwestern Italy. The five ‘borghi’ (villages or hamlets) after which the area is named, are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza,...

A journey through Sicily’s historic castles

  “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything”.       – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   German writer, philosopher and statesman von Goethe had got right already in 1787, and so...
Basilicata: bicycle itineraries and zip lining

Basilicata: bicycle itineraries and zip lining

The region of Basilicata in southern Italy is ideal for bicycle tourism and for team building activities on two wheels and not only, as we will discover in this post! Due to the low population density in Basilicata, local roads do not have many vehicles, which is...

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...

Vintage Tuscany: golf, culture and wine tour

Seasonality allows you to enjoy a number of authentic and unforgettable activities, and we at Italian Special Occasions DMC have decided to create a unique suggestion for spring, conceived particularly for those of you who love golf, culture and wine. Tuscany is the...

Veneto, Italy: It’s more than Venice!

Many people traveling to Italy often make the mistake of forgetting to venture out of the more famous cities of Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice.  While all four of these cities are marvelous to visit, they’re located in regions – respectively Lazio, Tuscany, Lombardy...
Corporate Events in Filming Locations in Campania

Corporate Events in Filming Locations in Campania

The name ‘Campania’ is probably not as famous as other regions of Italy, such as Tuscany. But millions of travelers are in love with it, thanks to Hollywood movies filmed in different, irresistibly picturesque locations in this sunny region. Some of these film...

Wine, castles and organic farms off the beaten track in Sicily

The beautiful island of Sicily, like most of Italy’s regions, features different wine routes with idyllic landscapes and hidden gems that you can discover with the authentic knowledge of the locals. Today we will share some of this wisdom with you, as we travel...
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