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Hiking in Paradise: The Dolomites and Ortisei

Stunning Dolomite mountains in the Alpe dei Siusi - credit I've known Laurel and Ric Barton for over 17 years and marveled at their ex-pat adventures in Italy. Using Rome as a… READ MORE

How to Find and Buy Wine Online (and Save Some Money)

Buying wine online used to be scary. "What if the wine never shows up?" "What happens to my credit card number once I’ve made the purchase?" There’s no need to worry, these… READ MORE

Cinque Terre Wine Picks for 2017: The Best for Drinking Now

credit The Cinque Terre (how to say it), literally “the Five Lands” that includes the towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso, are a string of rustic… READ MORE

Velvet Smooth Brunellos

In Forum "Sommelier Chat" (2 replies)
By Scott042, Posted about 2 months, 4 weeks ago

I’m traveling to San Gimignano in May 2018. I’m planning at least two day trip to Montalcino to enjoy and learn more about the Brunello. Where are the smoothest, velvety Brunello grown in… READ MORE

Milano: Love at first sight

In Forum "Itineraries for Culture Buffs" (2 replies)
By DebD, Posted about 4 months, 1 week ago

It was love at first sight when I first stepped foot in Milan, Italy, years ago, and the love affair continues til this day. And because of my wonderful experiences, I would like to share a few insig… READ MORE

Help with finding good guides in Rome

In Forum "Italy Travel Log" (2 replies)
By Erianayca, Posted about 6 months ago

Hi all, I would like to book some tours in Rome from home prior to leaving so that I can avoid paying higher prices and waiting in line. Does anyone know which tour companies are the best or safest? … READ MORE