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Category: Italy

Palio delle Barche (Boat Palio)

Palio delle Barche (Boat Palio)

If you were in Italy yesterday, Sunday, July 30, you would have seen an unusual site on Lago Trasimeno. Lago Trasimeno is the fourth largest lake in Italy. Although it is large, it is a shallow lake which makes it ideal for swimming and boating. […]

La Giostra del Saracino (Arezzo Jousting Match)

La Giostra del Saracino (Arezzo Jousting Match)

Happy Victoria Day, Canada! I hope everyone is enjoying the day off! If you’re wondering what to do next month (or in September), here is something to put on your “must see” list! The good news? There’s still time to book your trip to Italy! […]

Gu-Gu-Gubbio

Gu-Gu-Gubbio

I know, it will be my fault if you end up singing the Phil Collins song Sussudio as you walk around Gubbio. I know I do: Gu-Gu-Gubio, whoa-oa! Besides the fact that the name is a heck of a lot of fun to say (Gu-Gu-Gubbio!), Gubbio […]

1000 Miglia

1000 Miglia

Zoom! Zoom! If you live in Toronto, tomorrow (February 17 – 26, 2017) is the start of the Canadian International Auto Show, a great event for car enthusiasts and potential new car owners. However, if you need an excuse for a trip to Italy in […]

Checking Out Cecchini’s

Checking Out Cecchini’s

If Fionn McCool was the giant of legend said to have built the “Giant’s Causeway” in Ireland, I think Dario Cecchini might be the giant of legend that put Panzano in Chianti on the map. How else can you explain the daily pilgrimage of foodies […]

Putting Le Calandre on the Calendar

Putting Le Calandre on the Calendar

In the Veneto region of Italy, there sits a little town called Rubano. It lies 40 km (25 miles) west of Venice and about 7 km (4 miles) northwest of Padua. The population is around 16,000 and the town itself is only about 15 square kilometres […]

Scary Monsters (Bomarzo Monster Park)

Scary Monsters (Bomarzo Monster Park)

I have to admit to a little false advertising here. While the park in Bomarzo is often referred to as the Bomarzo Monster Park, as well as Parco dei Mostri (Park of Monsters) and the Bosco Sacro (Sacred Woods), there is nothing scary about it. […]