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The Blog Roll Notes From Laura

Feasts of Flavor

Fall in Italy brings an abundance of flavors. Grapes are picked. Olives get pressed. And truffles are chased. In the crisp autumn months, towns across Italy host open-air fairs calledsagre . Celebratory s agre are loved by the locals, held in honor of regional food favorites. You’ll find the mushroom sagra, the polenta sagra , the pumpkin sagra — and many, many more. Visitors can spend the… Read More »


Are you simply taking orders or are you crafting dreams?

…At some point every summer I get to the point when I just give in, I just give my kids what they want, pasta for lunch and dinner, Gelato for their afternoon snack and then candy after dinner. Sometimes it takes more energy than I have to do the right thing. Of course I will pay… Read More »


Discover Italy’s Secret

Summer in Italy means two things: sole e mare — sun and sea. Italy borders salt water on three sides. With 7,600 kilometers of shoreline, it’s no surprise that folks flock to Italy’s beaches when the heat hits. Areas like the Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast are immensely popular — luring foreign travelers with their crystal-blue… Read More »


Business or hobby? How do you measure success?

Sometimes I wish that I were still a kid playing at the beach all summer long or doing hop scotch with the neighbor kids. Sometimes I catch myself wishing that I could just talk about Italy all day long while casually helping friends with travel bookings. But as often happens when you let yourself daydream,… Read More »


Fall in Love with Italy…

Fall in Italy is a glorious time to travel — Forests molt into thickets of red and orange leaves. After ripening all summer, olives are ready to be picked. Vines, heavy with fruit, await the annual vendemmia — the grape harvest. And, slowly, crisp afternoons replace the August heat. If your clients want to go to Italy during… Read More »


It is surely looking a lot like…Sicily

Well yes, you are always welcome in our family but lately our house has been very much under siege…boxes, mess, disorganization while organizing and preparing for the next chapter in our family history. If you haven’t heard yet, in a little less than a month, we will plant our feet at the toe of the Italian boot for… Read More »


Livin’ la Dolce Vita — the Sweet Life

Italy is famed for la dolce vita – the sweet life. This phrase means a carefree, plentiful way of living. Relax, sip some wine, and don’t stress. It’s why overworked Americans love Italy so much – once there, they’re obliged not to take life too seriously. In Italy, actual desserts – or dolci – play a big role in the sweetness of Italians’ daily life –… Read More »


VALUE, INSPIRE, GROW

I’ve said over and over again that the See Italy Travel team is motivated by their passion to share the Italy they know and love with as many people around the world as possible. You might find yourself asking “What does ‘motivated by their passion’ mean?” Let me answer that by giving you the following examples.… Read More »


See Italy, Transform Your Life

Travel isn’t about getting from point A to point B. Travel moves us, opening up the world beyond our usual horizon. Travel lets us unearth the unfamiliar, transcending the distance between here and there – us and them.  On a terra cotta terrace, you ponder the sun setting on Umbria’s gold-hued hills. In a village in Puglia, a… Read More »


Did you know, WE DO JEWISH ITALY TOO?

Of course, we love the usual Italian tourist destinations. They are among the most popular destinations in the world for a reason. BUT we add a twist because it’s the best way to ensure that we deliver amazing travel memories for your clients who then become repeat customers for you, our travel agency partners. We love making our… Read More »


Feasts of Flavor...Fall in Italy brings an abundance of flavors. Grapes are picked. Olives get pressed. And truffles are chased. In the crisp autumn months, towns across Italy host open-air fairs calledsagre . Celebratory s agre are loved by the locals, held in honor of regional food favorites. You'll find the mushroom sagra, the polenta sagra , the pumpkin sagra -- and many, many more. Visitors can spend the day journeying from food stall to food stall. They’ll taste the recipes that Italians take such pride in. Don’t be surprised if the locals insist you try just one more morsel – you can't say “NO” to Italian cooks, after all. Find below some of our favorite food fairs in Italy: PORCINI MUSHROOMS (VITERBO) –SEPTEMBER Porcini are the uncontested emperor of mushrooms. Whether dried or eaten fresh, theporcino is famed for its rich, earthy flavor. Foraged from the wild since Roman times, porcinis star in creamy risottos or crown egg-yellow tagliatelle. Visitors to Viterbo, a city in the same region as Rome,

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