Many of our fans love Italian travel, and we’re often asked for recommendations on wine-tasting venues, the best time of year to visit the wine-making regions, and which regional food & wine sagra and festa are the must-see Italian festivals.
I’ve traveled to Bella Italia over a hundred times since I first visited this passionate country back in 1995, and I am never shy to offer my frank opinions on the Best of Italy from a wine, food and cultural perspective. All of this has me thinking: Maybe we should create a community forum for fellow lovers of all-things-Italian who want to explore and share their favorite experiences on the road in Italy.
“What a great idea!” he says. The only question is, what do people really want in a gastro-oenological (food and wine) travel forum? Surely there are websites that specialize in Italian travel – the folks at slowtravel talk have a pretty good forum for general travel questions, and it’s inhabited by many talented travel professionals – but not necessarily wine buffs and foodies.
What could we offer that would be interesting enough to stimulate a community of fellow travelers to share their best travel tips, tricks and recommendations?
How do you like to travel?
This is where you come in. We want to better understand how you plan out your travel, where you like to go, and what you like to do when you’re on the road.
To help us better understand what you and your fellow wine-loving travelers enjoy, we’ve pulled together a simple Survey. Hearing directly from you will help us plan out a useful and engaging Forum.
Even if you haven’t been to Italy yet, go ahead and complete our Survey – it will help us understand what sounds interesting to you. And if you’re not careful, you might just get bitten by the Italian travel bug.
Take the Survey! Win Vino Italiano!
You’ll find our easy Survey below. It only takes 2 minutes to fill out, and we’d really appreciate hearing your thoughts
Just to make it interesting, we’re going to raffle off a copy of our favorite reference on Italian wines, Vino Italiano by Joe Bastianich and David Lynch. Just scroll down and answer the questions below by 1 May 2012, and you just might win…
You can also take our Survey by clicking here.
Great idea on the forum. I’d contribute!
This is wonderful. You have really got me excited reading all your info. Thanks for the oppportunity, Gail
Cool! Thanks Richard and Gail.
The Survey response rate has been great, and we’re getting some interesting data out of it. It’s really helping us plan out a useful Forum.
Thanks to all who are sharing their Italy travel planning and wisdom! We’ll post a summary in the coming weeks.
I like all Italian regions, they all feature spectacular locations!
Our latest trip was to the lesser known Southern region of Puglia. What an experience!