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When In Sicily, Don’t Forget The Wine!

When In Sicily, Don’t Forget The Wine!

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on June 24 2016

While Sicilian wine earned a, likely deserved, bad reputation for much of the 20th century, the good news for travelers is that the island is in the midst of a wine renaissance.

Wine and Sicily have gone together since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. One of Julius Caesar's favorite wines was Mamertino from Sicily a crisp and fruity wine perfect for banquets and sipping outdoors.

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Topics: Italian Wines, sicily, southern italy

World War II Heroes Who Gave their Lives on Italian Battlefields

World War II Heroes Who Gave their Lives on Italian Battlefields

Posted by Darya Camacci on May 22 2016

Italy has several cemeteries, memorials and monuments that honor American servicemen who contributed to liberating the country from the Nazi grip during World War II.

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Topics: sicily, Florence, history

The Top 7 Beaches In Italy

The Top 7 Beaches In Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on February 21 2016

Italy is home to many incredible beaches, some of the best in Europe.

A number of them are reminiscent of a tropical paradise, with white sand and pristine blue water. Relaxing on a beautiful Italian beach and basking in the sun with a bottle of famous Italian wine is an experience that you will cherish throughout your life.

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Topics: Scenic Locations, sicily, beaches, couples, romantic getaways, amalfi coast, southern italy

Sicily 101: What To Know About the Largest Mediterranean Island

Sicily 101: What To Know About the Largest Mediterranean Island

Posted by Darya Camacci on February 12 2016

Sicily is an alluring place—full of history and unique culture.

Rich in music, the arts, history, literature, cuisine and architecture. Sicily’s culture is inspired by the major civilizations that inhabited the island in its 10,000 year history: Greeks, Romans, Normans and Saracens.

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, Scenic Locations, sicily, mafia

Italian Food Is Much More Than Tomato Sauce

Italian Food Is Much More Than Tomato Sauce

Posted by Darya Camacci on February 5 2016

When Americans think about Italian food, what do they think of? Likely it's a pasta dish with tomato sauce.

But that is only one kind of Italian food. Italian cuisine is as different as New England fish and chips are from Cajun jambalaya. When dining in Italy, or even just your local trattoria, here are a few things to know. It’s hard to paint with broad fork strokes, but here goes!

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Topics: sicily, italian food, northern Italy, southern italy