Ciao, sono Viviana! Studentessa di Scienze e Culture Enogastronomiche presso l'Università Roma Tre. Ho una grande passione per il cibo, il vino e i viaggi. Il mio intento è proseguire gli studi per approfondire l'enogastronomia e tutto ciò che la circonda.
Things to do in Ostuni and more! Known as the White City of Salento, it is one of the most beautiful destinations in Southern Italy. Let's visit Ostuni among nature, history and culture. Perched on three hills on the southern slopes of the Murgia, Ostuni is one of the best known and most popular towns in the Salento Peninsula, and one of the most loved by tourists. Its distinctive feature are the famous white houses, painted entirely with lime, which, with the contrast of the sea and the blue sky, makes for a breathtaking scene. But why are these houses white? You should know that the origin of this “flagship” lies in mainly strategic reasons. The light reflected by the sun on the houses had the function of blinding enemies from the sea. But not only that, it was also for hygienic reasons. In 1656, following a period of epidemics and famine, it became compulsory for citizens to use lime for their homes, as the material was resistant to bacteria and micro-organisms. However, Ostuni is so much more. Vineyards and ancient farms colour the landscape, together with the blue Adriatic Sea. A fusion that is expressed in its spectacular beaches, which at night turn into the heart of Salento's movida. Not to mention Apulian cuisine! Visiting Ostuni is an unmissable experience. That's why today I'm going to take you on this fantastic journey. Together we will organise a perfect itinerary to discover the best things to do in Ostuni! 🧳 Want to visit Ostuni? Discover all the experiences by Italia Delight! Top Things to do in Ostuni The White City has a world to discover. From its amazing palaces to the renowned crystal-clear beaches. Not to mention the landscape, a burst of colour! Here are
Things to do in Ostuni and more! Known as the White City of Salento, it is one of the most beautiful destinations in Southern Italy.
Looking for a Marsala winery tour? Today we will explore the many facets of this amazing Sicilian town. Get ready to discover what to do in Marsala and join the best Marsala wine tour! Today's protagonist is Marsala, the most populated town in the province of Trapani. This city is located at the westernmost point of Sicily, cradled by the sun and the sea breeze. With around 80,000 inhabitants, the town is famous for Giuseppe Garibaldi's landing on 11 May 1860. It is also famous for its vast territory. In fact, Marsala includes the Stagnone Lagoon, the largest lagoon in Sicily, and its salt pans. However, Marsala has an additional attraction. You may have already heard of the renowned Marsala wine, one of the most popular fortified wines in the world. So, if you are a wine lover, this place is perfect for you! You cannot miss to visit a Marsala winery and taste this fine wine. In spite of its size, the town has got an enchanting historical centre, with its architecture and Baroque style. Marsala is the perfect destination for a trip including art, history, nature, food and wine. For this reason, today I am going to tell you more about Marsala and its surroundings. I will give you all the ideas you need to organise a great holiday! Want to visit Sicily? Discover all the Italia Delight experiences! Visit Marsala: top 10 tourist attractions There are many places to visit and discover. But to help you organise your visti in the best possible way, I recommend 10 unmissable sights: Porta Garibaldi Piazza Repubblica Duomo of Marsala The Keep Old Market Porta Nuova Museum of Flemish Tapestries The Salt Pans and the Stagnone Lagoon Stagnone Islands Marsala winery tours What are you waiting
Looking for a Marsala winery tour? Today we will explore the many facets of this amazing Sicilian town. Get ready to discover what to do
2 days in Venice? Today I will show you how to visit Venice in 2 days without missing the best of the city. You will find travel tips for all tastes, to make the most of your 2 days in Venice itinerary! The city of love, carnival and canals, Venice is one of the most beautiful places in Italy and in the world. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with its lagoon. Venice is a complete city, with art, history, romance, food and wine. Strolls along the canals, romantic gondola rides, visits to palaces, churches and squares or a nice lunch at one of the historic restaurants are just some of the many activities that a Venice itinerary has to offer. That's why today we're going to put together a great itinerary to spend 2 days in Venice. If you are planning an unmissable itinerary Venice will allow you to enjoy a unique experience. Want to visit Venice? Discover all the experiences by Italia Delight 2 days in Venice itinerary: the unmissable stops If you've never been to Venice and don't know where to start, you are in the right place. As it is a city with a thousand tourist attractions, visiting Venice in 2 days is not so easy. So here are the top 10 things to see in Venice in two days: Grand Canal Jewish Ghetto Rialto Bridge St Mark's Square St Mark's Basilica St Mark's Bell Tower Doge's Palace Venice Palaces Murano, Burano & Torcello islands Sant'Erasmo Island Are you ready? Let's discover together what to see in Venice in 2 days! The city on the water divided by the Grand Canal As you know, Venice is the "city on water", with no streets but with canals that serve
2 days in Venice? Today I will show you how to visit Venice in 2 days without missing the best of the city. You will
Frascati wine and the city! With an ancestral fame, linked to Rome since it was the capital of the Empire, let's discover Frascati, the heart of the Castelli Romani wine production. We are located a few kilometres from Rome, in the Castelli Romani area, where we encounter one of the most famous Italian wines in the world, Frascati wine. It is a very important wine, whose reputation is so widespread that it is also present on foreign markets. Frascati wine owes its fame not only to the fact that it has made its mark on the history of wine-growing in Lazio, but also because it has been a wine that has coloured our tables for centuries, pairing with the dishes of ancient Rome and the Papacy. Want to visit Frascati? Discover all the tour ideas by Italia Delight! In Frascati wine & history Rome was the great market near the wine production area, easy to reach and where a remarkable “drinking culture” reigned. Since trade, politics, art, agriculture and nobility converged in the capital, wine always found its place as a protagonist and everyone was ready to taste this pride of the Roman countryside. In addition, it had multiple functions. In fact, the Romans also used it in medicine, cosmetics, religious and social rites. Defined as the wine of Rome par excellence, Frascati wine conceals in its essence an immense world, made up of territory and history. A history that best defines the origin of wine-growing in the Castelli Romani, which is lost in distant times, until it merges with mythology. Legend has it that Saturn, once banished from Mount Olympus by his father Jupiter, took refuge in Latium. In exchange for the asylum he received, the god introduced agriculture to those peoples, planting the
Frascati wine and the city! With an ancestral fame, linked to Rome since it was the capital of the Empire, let’s discover Frascati, the heart
Today I am going to tell you about Lerici, one of the most charming towns in Liguria. Here are all the tips for a perfect Italian holiday! Lerici is a small town in the province of La Spezia in Liguria. With its crystal-clear sea and breathtaking coves, it is the perfect destination for a relaxing, cultural and leisure trip. Together with La Spezia and Portovenere, Lerici is one of the three municipalities overlooking the famous Gulf of Poets. The territory includes not only this town, but also many villages, including San Terenzo, Venere Azzurra, Fiascherino and Tellaro. Lerici and its surroundings enjoy a rather high popularity. Do you know why it is called the Gulf of Poets? The name comes from the many artists who have visited and lived there. The picturesque villages with colourful houses by the sea, the cliffs, the hidden coves and the crystal clear water were all an inspiration to many artists and writers. Famous personalities such as Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelly, Turner and Dickens, Dante and Petrarch, who not only took inspiration for their own works, but also spent long periods of holiday here. In fact, Lerici is one of the most famous seaside villages in Liguria and Northern Italy. The Gulf of Spezia is known throughout the world above all for the marvellous area of the Cinque Terre. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, it offers many places to explore, allowing you to create all kinds of itineraries. This is why I will tell you about what to see and do in and around Lerici, taking you on an exploration of one of the most enchanting places in Italy. Want to visit Lerici? Discover this Ligurian town with Italia Delight! Let's visit Lerici Italy! The ideal starting point
Today I am going to tell you about Lerici, one of the most charming towns in Liguria. Here are all the tips for a perfect
Italian wineries encompass years of history and tradition. Discover unique wine experiences in the best wineries in Italy! In recent years, the phenomenon of wine tasting tours has increased more and more. On the other hand, wine is an important tourist attraction, not only for wine lovers but also for the less experienced. Suffice it to say that in 2016 only 21% of Italians made a trip with a food and wine experience as a motivation. A percentage subsequently increased to 30% in 2018 and 45% in 2019. The 2021 analysis identified a percentage grown to 55%. A value that represents the quantity of Italians who have travelled for purely gastronomic purposes. This is what emerges from the Report on Italian Food and Wine Tourism 2021. Obviously, the crisis generated by the Covid-19 emergency has done its damage, with a 27% drop in value in 2020, compared to the previous year. Despite this, the focus on food and wine is literally on the rise and will dominate most travel itineraries in this period of economic recovery. Wine tours in Italy: the traveller's passkey Visiting Italian wineries is an excellent opportunity to enrich your itinerary. In this way, you are able to increase the desire of the trip, making it original and at the same time curious. But, above all, you have the opportunity to discover fine wines from a specific location in Italy. Your taste buds will already be tingling at the thought of getting to know the most famous Italian wines directly in the wine regions where they are produced. A unique opportunity to delve into the world of wine through the expert eyes of winemakers and sommeliers. However, the magnificence does not lie only in the olfactory notes and flavours of these precious elixirs. The
Italian wineries encompass years of history and tradition. Discover unique wine experiences in the best wineries in Italy! In recent years, the phenomenon of wine
What to see in Val d'Orcia? Here are all the tips for a holiday of relaxation, taste, nature and enchanting villages. The days are getting nicer and the possibility of travelling is increasing exponentially. The ideal thing would be to organise a nice holiday: a relaxing, culinary or cultural one? I have the solution for you. Today I am going to tell you about what to see in Val d'Orcia, a location suitable for holidays for all tastes! The Val d'Orcia is a territory located in Tuscany, north-east of Mount Amiata and close to the border with Umbria. However, it must be said that it is not just a "simple territory". It is an incomparable amenity in its entirety. Adorned with rolling hills, ancient medieval villages, vineyards, cultivated fields, castles and abbeys, the Val d'Orcia is a place where nature, history and art come together. The landscape is the absolute protagonist and today the entire area is a protected park. The Val d’Orcia Park (Artistic, Natural and Cultural Park of Val d'Orcia) was created to protect the natural and artistic heritage of the valley, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. The area includes five municipalities: Castiglione d'Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani and San Quirico d'Orcia. However, there are also additional localities that contribute to the magnificence of the Tuscan Val d'Orcia. You will also be curious to know that the Val d'Orcia is crossed by the Via Cassia. This is a great Roman road that, for much of its route, follows the historic Via Francigena, where the journey takes on the spirit of pilgrimage. Want to visit this corner of Tuscany? See all Italia Delight experiences! What to see in Val d'Orcia, a place full of beauty The Val d'Orcia is the
What to see in Val d’Orcia? Here are all the tips for a holiday of relaxation, taste, nature and enchanting villages. The days are
In Verona wine has a long tradition! Today we will focus on red wine and you will discover one of the finest wines in Italy: Veronese wine! Wine can never be missing on our tables. "A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine" said the French gastronome Savarin. White, red or rosé… Wine embodies history, passion and taste. Veronese wine is among the best-loved Italian wines and comes in many types of high quality, known all over the world. The wines of Verona are so numerous that there is at least one for every dish and occasion. For this reason, today I will tell you about the main characteristics of Verona's red wines. Want to discover Veneto? Create your custom trip with Italia Delight! In Verona wine has a great value! The Veronese wine producing areas are many: from Lake Garda to the Val d'Alpone to the east. Countless valleys dominate the place of origin of Veronese red wine, such as Squaranto, Illasi, Tramigna, Val d'Adige and Bardolino. Not to forget the Valpolicella wine region, where famous DOC and DOCG wines are produced. The province of Verona is one of the most important wine-producing regions in Italy, not only in terms of quantity, representing around 65% of the regional production, but above all in terms of quality, producing most of the region's DOC and DOCG wines. Suffice it to say that the Verona wine production includes no fewer than 22 DOC, 9 DOCG and 2 IGT wines of all types. However, the real added value of Verona, compared to other regions, lies in the fact that over the centuries it has been able to safeguard indigenous grape varieties, such as Garganega, Corvina, Rossignola and others. In addition, the area is also home to
In Verona wine has a long tradition! Today we will focus on red wine and you will discover one of the finest wines in Italy:
Want to plan perfect day excursions? Read our definitive guide to the best day tours in Italy with good solutions for nature lovers and foodies! The weekend has always been considered sacred. It is the perfect time to unplug and enjoy some relaxation, perhaps with a nice day trip in Italy. No matter what city you're in, Italy day trips are a great way to get to know the hidden sides of the Belpaese. What's more, you can take a last-minute approach! You may be wondering: is it possible to organise a good trip in one day? Especially considering the short time available? Don't get down on yourself and listen carefully. There are so many places you can visit in just one day. Discover new art forms, surprising flavours and breathtaking landscapes. That's why today I'm going to show you the best itineraries for a day trip to Lombardy and the surrounding area in Northern Italy. Our tour will start from the region's capital, Milan, and then we will explore the nearby places that can be reached by car or with day excursions by coach. Choose the best day tours in Italy! 1. Milan and Mortara To begin our day excursions in Lombardy, we must start in Milan. The reference point is Piazza del Duomo, which contains a great historical and artistic heritage, housing the famous Duomo of Milan (Milan Cathedral). However, other monuments emerge in the square, such as the Royal Palace and the Museo del Novecento. I also recommend a visit to the 15th-century Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle). You can take advantage of this to have a nice picnic, as the Castle is inside Parco Sempione, a park that is a landmark for the inhabitants of the metropolis. Moving to the west of the
Want to plan perfect day excursions? Read our definitive guide to the best day tours in Italy with good solutions for nature lovers and foodies!
From the most to the least expensive, Italian truffles have a unique aroma and taste. And if you are a truffle lover, today we will talk about how to find truffles in Italy! The truffle is an underground fungus, i.e. it grows spontaneously in the ground near trees. It is a relatively rare mushroom, and is therefore one of the most precious Italian foods. Finding Italian truffles is a very popular and fascinating activity. But it is not for everyone. Hunting for truffles requires a licence and a lot of experience by the truffle hunter, to avoid damaging the truffle beds and to respect the ecosystem. Moreover, truffle season must be taken into account. In Italy it often differs from region to region, but the best period tends to be autumn, the reference season for Italian truffle. Does truffle fascinate you? Discover all the Italia Delight experiences! In this article, I will tell you all the interesting facts about truffles, but above all how to find truffles in Italy. Where to find Italian truffle? With regard to truffles Italy is an area of exceptional agri-food interest, boasting a fertile soil that is distinguished by its composition and microclimate. But precisely what are Italian truffles? Where can you find truffles in Italy? There are many regions. Certainly, the point to consider when finding truffles is the Apennine mountains, as it hosts favourable pedoclimatic conditions for truffle growth. The most important region where to find Italian truffles is undoubtedly Piedmont, in particular the area around Alba. Not to forget the areas around Acqualagna in Le Marche for white truffles, and Bagnoli Irpino for Italian black truffles, in Campania. However, there are further regions, including Tuscany, especially the municipality of San Miniato, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Umbria, Molise
From the most to the least expensive, Italian truffles have a unique aroma and taste. And if you are a truffle lover, today we will