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Year-round Fun: Moena and the San Pellegrino Pass

Year-round Fun: Moena and the San Pellegrino Pass

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on July 10 2016

Surrounded by dramatic mountains, the town of Moena in northeastern Italy in the region of Trentino, is a year-round destination for both locals and visitors.

Moena is a UNESCO “World Heritage natural site” in a country that has more than its share, 44, of UNESCO sites. In awarding this distinction, the residents’ enthusiastic commitment to preserving the land was noted by the agency.

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Topics: alps, italian culture, northern Italy

Mountains of Fun: Summer in the Alps

Mountains of Fun: Summer in the Alps

Posted by Mira Todorova on June 17 2016

The Italian Alps, which includes the Dolomites in the northeast, offer fantastic snow sports in the winter, but in the summer the weather is moderate and pleasant with temperatures rarely going above 80 degrees allowing for plenty of new experiences to enjoy.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, alps, northern Italy, medieval

5 Things to Do in Italy that Don't Involve Churches

5 Things to Do in Italy that Don't Involve Churches

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on May 15 2016

We write about churches a great deal in this blog. Almost as much as wine. 

We love Italian churches because of their magnificent art and architecture, as well as their fascinating histories. However, after seeing your twentieth church, you may have had your fill of architecture and want a little break. That's the time to take a day off from the tour group and make some interesting memories through a serendipitous outing.

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Topics: Italian Wine, alps, travel, coffee

Piemonte Wines: Wines Worthy of the Alps

Piemonte Wines: Wines Worthy of the Alps

Posted by Darya Camacci on April 24 2016

The Piemonte region in northwest Italy is home not just to the Alps and Apennine mountain ranges, but to some of the most excellent wines in the country, known as Piemonte wines.

No other region in Italy produces as many DOC and DOCG wines, with 58 of the most highly regarded wines, including Barolo and Barbaresco from the Nebbiolo grape (reds) and whites such as Moscato Bianco, which includes the sweet, bubbly Asti Spumante.

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Topics: Italian Wine, alps, italian food

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Italian Alps

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Italian Alps

Posted by Darya Camacci on January 15 2016

Want to take a winter vacation that includes skiing or snowboarding?

A trip to the Italian Alps, also known as the Dolomites, is a great way to visit Italy and get some runs in too.

One of the largest ski regions in the world, the Dolomites mountain range in northeastern Italy are a popular destination in summer as well as winter. Vacationing in winter comes with its advantages: Less expensive flights and seeing the country's scenic beauty amplified by a coat of snow.

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, Scenic Locations, alps, winter